Grain futures were mostly higher on Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery gained 4.40 cents at $5.1460 a bushel; July corn fell 2 cents at $3.2240 a bushel; July oats rose 3 cents at $3.31 a bushel; while May soybeans was up .60 cent at 8.5460 a bushel.
More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. But for them, it's no pleasure, only uncertainty over their fate and they aren’t cruising anywhere.
Pan Pylas, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 6:42am
The Bank of England is reminding British banks to prepare for the possibility that the U.K. and the European Union will fail to agree on a trade deal by the end of the year, amid few signs of progress in discussions between the two sides.
David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 6:24am
Sweden's chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his country's controversial coronavirus strategy, which avoided a lockdown but resulted in one of the highest per capita COVID-19 death rates in the world.
Colleen Barry, Andrea Foa and Geir Moulson, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 6:09am
Italy officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, opening regional and international borders in a bid to boost summer tourism, but found itself alone as European neighbors viewed the move as premature and remained wary of visitors from Italy.
Europe's unemployment rate ticked up modestly last month, contained by use of labor programs that have kept millions of workers on payrolls and as some people stopped looking for work, official data showed Wednesday.