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As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

BOSTON President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil. | Video


State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.


Exclusive: Saudi exports to U.S. to fall by 300,000 barrels per day in March - official

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crude exports to the United States in March will fall by around 300,000 barrels per day from February, in line with OPEC's agreement to reduce supply, a Saudi energy ministry official said on Thursday.

Saudi pledges stable oil supply as market confused by data

DUBAI Output or exports? OPEC members have argued for decades over which of the two they should monitor to gauge compliance with oil-output cuts.


Meatpacker JBS suspends Brazil beef output amid import bans

SAO PAULO Brazil's JBS SA , the world's biggest meatpacking company, announced on Thursday that it had suspended beef production at 33 of its 36 plants amid the corruption scandal that has caused some of the country's biggest export markets to ban Brazilian meats.


Asia fast-food chains pull meat off menus as Brazil scandal deepens

SEOUL/HONG KONG Major fast-food chains in South Korea and Hong Kong have pulled chicken, beef and pork off their menus as they scramble to reassure customers about food safety as Brazil's meat scandal crisis intensifies.


Brazil's BRF cuts chicken output as industry scandal hits exports: source

SAO PAULO Brazilian poultry producer BRF SA has begun breaking fertilized eggs to reduce chicken production, a source said on Thursday, after a bribery scandal raised sanitary concerns about Brazil's meat industry, hurting demand for exports.


World's top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

SEOUL/TOKYO/MILAN The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows.


Iron ore in much-needed correction, China futures have more to drop: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia It's taken a while but the iron ore market is finally getting the reality check it needed, although the Chinese part of the market still looks like it requires a bigger dose.


Escondida workers to end strike as they opt for old contract

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile The strike at Chile's Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, is ending after workers decided to invoke a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, the union said on Thursday.

Net Change
03/22 20:00
Data as of6:33pm 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  Apr17 USD 47.73 +0.03 +0.06% 03/23 18:31
NO 2 HT OIL CON1  Mar17 USD 1.49 +0.00 +0.02% 03/23 18:07
NATURAL GAS CON1  Mar17 USD 3.05 -0.00 -0.16% 03/23 18:32
100 OZ GOLD C2  Mar17 USD 1,246.90 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 16:00
SILVER 5000 CON1  Mar17 USD 17.56 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 16:41
HG COPPER CON1  Mar17 USD 2.64 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 16:32
CORN CON1  May17 USC 356.75 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 17:20
WHEAT CON1  May17 USC 421.00 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 17:34
SOYBEANS CON1  May17 USC 991.00 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 17:32
SUGAR 11 CON1  Apr17 USC 17.60 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 13:00
COFFEE C CON1  May17 USC 140.35 -1.35 -0.95% 03/23 13:29
COCOA CON1  May17 USD 2,176.00 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 13:29
FROZEN OJ CON1  May17 USC 185.15 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 13:59
COTTON NO 2 CON1  May17 USC 77.27 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 14:19
LIVE HOGS CON1  Apr17 USC 69.35 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 17:27
LIVE CATTLE CON1  Apr17 USC 121.78 +0.00 +0.00% 03/23 17:27
Data as of6:33pm EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).

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Short Term Rates
Prime 3.25
Discount 1.25
Fed Funds 0.25
1 Month Libor --
3 Month Libor 1.15
Date as of 03/23 18:33 (Delayed at least 20 minutes)