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Business Senate poised to hand Obama big victory on negotiating trade Senate poised to hand Obama big victory on negotiating trade
Congress was poised to hand President Barack Obama a major victory on trade Wednesday, with the Senate set to approve "fast track" negotiating authority and House Democrats dropping their opposition to a part of the legislative package.
Business Crop chemicals fuel higher Monsanto 3rd quarter profit Crop chemicals fuel higher Monsanto 3rd quarter profit
Monsanto Co. reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter on Wednesday as executives of the huge agricultural business continued to make a case for a $45 billion takeover of Swiss competitor, Syngenta AG.
Business Durable goods orders retreat again in May Durable goods orders retreat again in May
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a category that reflects business investment rose last month, a hopeful sign for manufacturing.
Business Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record
U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three months of this year, airlines took in $1.6 billion in such fees, up 7.4 percent from the same period last year.