Wheat rebounded from its biggest drop in a year in Chicago as unrest in Ukraine flared, with deaths over the weekend and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east saying they’re not bound by a deal to ease tensions.
U.S. stocks rose a fifth day, capping the longest rally for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since October, on signs earnings are improving. The ruble slipped after a deadly clash in Ukraine, as gold and wheat fell.
Wheat fell to the lowest level in almost a week on speculation that rains over the weekend may have aided crops threatened by drought in the U.S., the world’s biggest shipper. Corn dropped to a two-week low.
Intel Corp., the world’s largest semiconductor maker, forecast second-quarter sales that may exceed some analysts’ estimates as improving corporate orders help stabilize the declining personal-computer market.
The chaos that followed flooding on Christmas Eve at London Gatwick shows airports across the U.K. must improve their contingency planning and ensure they put passengers’ interests first, lawmakers said.
Hackers from the U.S., Russia and Ukraine hawk computer exploits for as much as $300,000 on an underground market fueled by digital currencies like Bitcoin, a report by RAND Corp. and Juniper Networks Inc. shows.
Efforts by Citigroup Inc. senior executives to tighten controls in Mexico were rebuffed by managers there for at least five years before the U.S. bank found the local unit had suffered a $400 million loan fraud last month, four people with direct knowledge of the matter said.