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Canada wildfire moves into Saskatchewan, but little risk to mines, farms

May 20- A Canadian wildfire has moved from oil-rich Alberta into Saskatchewan, but that province's fertile farms and lucrative mines are tucked far away from the blaze's path. Saskatchewan accounts for all of Canada's uranium production, second in the world only to Kazakhstan. The province's uranium mines and mills, operated by Cameco Corp and Areva SA, are more...

Source: Reuters

Wall Street guy's path to happiness: Less banking, more beer

Michael Kane realized that investment banking wasn't his thing, so he followed his real passion — beer.

Source: CNBC.com

EU Referendum Scorecard: "In" edges ahead?

LONDON, May 20- Behind the noise of the referendum battle, five out of the seven most recent opinion polls showed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union was in the lead, betting odds indicated a much higher chance of a vote to remain, and sterling rose. Boris Johnson began the week by saying the European Union was following the path of Adolf Hitler and...

Source: Reuters

U.S. Treasury's Lew urges flexibility on Greek debt talks

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged European policymakers to be flexible in talks with Greece about how to place the country's sovereign debt on a more sustainable path. Lew made the comments in a meeting with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit in Sendai, northeastern Japan, the Treasury...

Source: Reuters

Rush for ag-chem megadeals clogs regulatory path, worries farmers

WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, May 19- As Bayer AG joins the agricultural sector's scramble to consolidate, its bid for Monsanto Co may be a tipping point for U.S. farmers, federal lawmakers and regulators concerned the tie-ups may harm the farm economy. Jeffrey Golman, vice president at Mesirow Financial, said the sheer size, scope and number of these deals would inevitably...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-Fed signals interest rate hike firmly on the table for June

*Most Fed policymakers see path to June rate increase. That view, expressed by most of the Fed's policy-setting committee at the April 26-27 meeting, suggests the U.S. central bank is closer to lifting rates again than Wall Street had expected. Prices for futures contracts on the Fed's benchmark overnight lending rate implied that investors saw a 34 percent...

Source: Reuters

US STOCKS-Wall St lower as retail shares weigh; Fed minutes eyed

*Fed April meeting minutes to be released at 2 p.m. ET. May 18- Wall Street opened lower on Wednesday as a fall in retail shares weighed ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting. The Fed minutes, scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. ET, could give clues on the path of rate hikes.

Source: Reuters

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower ahead of Fed minutes

*Fed April meeting minutes to be released at 2 p.m. ET. May 18- Wall Street looked set to open lower on Wednesday as a fall in Target's shares weighed on futures ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting. The Fed minutes, scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. ET, could give clues on the path of rate hikes.

Source: Reuters

US STOCKS-Futures little changed as investors await Fed minutes

May 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting, which could give clues on the path of rate hikes. *The minutes is scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. ET, and follows comments from Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan who said he will advocate for a hike in June or July.

Source: Reuters

Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

WASHINGTON— The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case's path to the Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order Monday scheduling oral arguments on the...

Source: The Associated Press