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Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more. But the largest U.S. natural gas distribution utility, an unyielding hedge fund, and a Delaware bankruptcy judge now present one of the biggest challenges to the billionaire's legendary discipline.


Venezuela's PDVSA defends 'perfect' relationship with Russia

CARACAS Venezuela's alliance with Russia is "perfect," the president of state oil company PDVSA said on Friday, blasting what he said was a U.S.-led attempt to sully the growing ties between the two nations.

Former workers at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia injured in clash with police

Hundreds of former workers of Freeport Indonesia clashed with security forces near the company's mines in the eastern province of Papua on Saturday and three workers were injured, company and union officials said.

Dubai exchange, Saudi firm plan sharia-compliant spot gold contract

DUBAI The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange and Saudi Arabian conglomerate Ayedh Dejem Group plan to develop and launch the Middle East's first sharia-compliant spot gold contract to be traded on an international exchange, they said on Sunday.

China's COFCO forms U.S. grain supply partnership with Growmark

China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd (CIL) and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports, the companies said on Friday.


Exclusive: Few foreign bids expected for Petrobras $1 billion natgas project - sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Taking aim at local corruption, Brazil is trying to get competition among global players to build a $1 billion natural gas plant, but the number of foreign bids will be smaller than anticipated due to more stringent requirements, sources said.


Anglo American swims against the current in backing fuel cells

LONDON Anglo American is placing a contrarian bet on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as it tries to squeeze more profit from its platinum reserves, but risks being left behind as rival miners look to cash in on battery-powered cars.


Illinois crops need rain to hit yield forecasts: Braun

CHICAGO Illinois corn and soybean yields may be in danger of falling short of forecasts, as significant contributions from the weather are still needed in the eastern half of the state.


Lead gets unforeseen boost from North Korean sanctions: Andy Home

LONDON Lead has been an unlikely and unforeseen beneficiary of the North Korea missile crisis.


Elliott lawyer says third bidder may top Buffett's Oncor bid

An unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid, a lawyer for the largest creditor of Oncor's parent told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday.

Net Change
08/18 16:59
Data as of11:44am EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).
Energy:   Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity
Grains:   Corn/Maize, Wheat, Barley, Rice
Oilseeds:   Soybeans, Rapeseed, Palm Oil
Softs:   Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa, Rubber, Citrus, Cotton
Livestock:   Lean Hogs, Live Cattle
Commodity Currency Last Trade Price Change % Price Change Trade Time
LIGHT CRUDE CON1  Aug17 USD 48.73 +1.64 +3.48% 08/18 17:37
NO 2 HT OIL CON1  Aug17 USD 1.62 +0.04 +2.67% 08/18 17:37
NATURAL GAS CON1  Aug17 USD 2.88 -0.04 -1.50% 08/18 17:37
100 OZ GOLD C2  Aug17 USD 1,286.80 +0.40 +0.03% 08/18 19:00
SILVER 5000 CON1  Aug17 USD 17.03 +0.00 +0.00% 08/17 19:01
HG COPPER CON1  Aug17 USD 2.94 -0.00 -0.02% 08/18 19:00
CORN CON1  Sep17 USC 351.25 +0.75 +0.21% 08/18 17:24
WHEAT CON1  Sep17 USC 417.50 +3.50 +0.85% 08/18 17:39
SOYBEANS CON1  Sep17 USC 937.50 +7.25 +0.78% 08/18 17:37
SUGAR 11 CON1  Sep17 USC 13.45 +0.16 +1.20% 08/18 12:59
COFFEE C CON1  Sep17 USC 128.40 -0.05 -0.04% 08/18 13:29
COCOA CON1  Sep17 USD 1,927.00 +23.00 +1.21% 08/18 11:35
FROZEN OJ CON1  Sep17 USC 139.90 -4.20 -2.91% 08/18 13:59
COTTON NO 2 CON1  Oct17 USC 67.45 +0.00 +0.00% 08/17 13:31
LIVE HOGS CON1  Oct17 USC 65.95 -0.98 -1.46% 08/18 17:30
LIVE CATTLE CON1  Aug17 USC 106.62 -0.50 -0.47% 08/18 17:30
Data as of11:44am EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).
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Sector Summary

Short Term Rates
Prime 9.07
Discount 0.00
Fed Funds 659.75
1 Month Libor --
3 Month Libor 1.31
Date as of 08/20 11:44 (Delayed at least 20 minutes)