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CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Thu.:

Open High Low Settle Chg.

WHEAT

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5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel

May 5113⁄4 518 5071⁄4 5141⁄2 + 61⁄2

Jul 5241⁄4 5303⁄4 520 527 + 61⁄4

Sep 5493⁄4 554 5451⁄2 5521⁄2 + 61⁄4

Dec 573 5781⁄2 5691⁄2 5761⁄4 + 61⁄2

Mar 5883⁄4 5921⁄4 5841⁄4 5911⁄2 + 61⁄4

May 5963⁄4 + 61⁄2

Jul 5963⁄4 6001⁄2 5941⁄2 6001⁄2 + 7

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Dec 6211⁄4 6253⁄4 6193⁄4 6241⁄4 + 61⁄4

Jul 6221⁄4 625 621 625 + 61⁄4

Est. sales 88,873. Wed.’s sales 85,345

Wed.’s open int 297,266, up 868

CORN

5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel

May 3891⁄4 392 386 3903⁄4 + 5

Jul 3991⁄2 4021⁄2 396 4011⁄4 + 5

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Sep 4093⁄4 4111⁄4 405 4101⁄2 + 51⁄4

Dec 4211⁄4 424 4171⁄2 4223⁄4 + 51⁄4

Mar 4331⁄2 436 4291⁄2 4351⁄2 + 53⁄4

May 4401⁄4 4421⁄4 437 442 + 6

Jul 4451⁄4 448 4443⁄4 447 + 53⁄4

Sep 4411⁄2 4431⁄2 4411⁄2 4431⁄2 + 51⁄2

Dec 438 4381⁄2 4351⁄4 4381⁄2 + 51⁄4

Jul 4581⁄2 + 51⁄4

Dec 4481⁄2 + 51⁄4

Est. sales 135,312. Wed.’s sales 135,312

Wed.’s open int 789,012, up 3,289

OATS

5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel

May 1921⁄2 197 191 197 + 31⁄2

Jul 2021⁄2 2051⁄2 2001⁄4 2051⁄2 + 31⁄4

Sep 226 226 2141⁄2 2141⁄2 + 31⁄4

Dec 227 2291⁄2 224 2291⁄2 + 31⁄2

Mar 244 + 31⁄2

May 253 + 31⁄2

Jul 262 + 31⁄2

Sep 271 + 31⁄2

Dec 285 + 31⁄2

Mar 303 + 31⁄2

Jul 307 + 31⁄2

Sep 316 + 31⁄2

Est. sales 384. Wed.’s sales 384

Wed.’s open int 13,896

SOYBEANS

5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel

May 9433⁄4 962 9411⁄4 944 — 7

Jul 940 9561⁄4 9371⁄2 9401⁄2 — 51⁄2

Aug 9223⁄4 935 9221⁄2 924 — 3

Sep 892 9011⁄2 892 893 — 2

Nov 8811⁄2 889 8761⁄2 8801⁄2 + 1⁄2

Jan 8901⁄2 898 889 8901⁄2 + 1⁄2

Mar 898 903 8973⁄4 8981⁄2 + 1⁄2

May 9061⁄2 9061⁄2 9031⁄2 9041⁄2 + 1⁄2

Jul 913 913 912 912 + 1

Aug 9111⁄2 + 1⁄2

Sep 895 9111⁄2 895 9111⁄2 + 1⁄2

Nov 910 913 9081⁄2 9081⁄2 + 1⁄2

Jan 9131⁄2 + 1⁄2

Mar 9181⁄2 + 1⁄2

Jul 9231⁄2 + 1⁄2

Nov 9131⁄2 + 1⁄2

Est. sales 154,396. Wed.’s sales 146,974

Wed.’s open int 314,392, up 4,257

CHICAGO LIVESTOCK

CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Thu:

Open High Low Settle Chg.

CATTLE

40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.

Apr 84.35 85.07 84.25 84.27 — .35

Jun 81.90 82.72 81.75 81.85 — .62

Aug 82.70 83.62 82.50 82.67 — .65

Oct 86.60 87.40 86.25 86.30 — .82

Dec 89.05 89.65 88.70 88.95 — .60

Feb 90.10 90.95 89.90 90.20 — .65

Apr 90.45 91.70 90.22 90.75 — .57

Jun 88.20 89.07 88.20 88.80 + .40

Est. sales 2,769. Wed.’s sales 28,725

Wed.’s open int 207,359

FEEDER CATTLE

50,000 lbs.; cents per lb.

Mar 93.80 93.80 93.35 93.40 — .35

Apr 93.35 94.60 93.07 93.42 — .80

May 94.75 96.00 94.37 94.95 — .42

Aug 97.50 98.82 97.35 97.45 — .87

Sep 98.70 99.15 98.15 98.35 — .87

Oct 99.00 99.25 98.27 98.37 — .85

Nov 99.00 99.10 98.92 98.95 + .03

Jan 98.60 98.60 98.60 98.60 — .10

Est. sales 2,437. Wed.’s sales 5,302

Wed.’s open int 21,030

HOGS,LEAN

40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.

Apr 60.30 61.32 60.10 60.52 — .73

May 71.42 72.50 70.70 71.57 — 1.05

Jun 71.67 72.45 71.40 71.77 — .95

Jul 72.70 73.55 72.50 72.70 — 1.00

Aug 73.35 74.25 73.05 73.12 — 1.15

Oct 66.80 67.50 66.75 66.85 — .60

Dec 65.92 66.72 65.65 65.82 — .95

Feb 68.92 69.50 68.60 69.00 — .75

Apr 72.00 73.40 71.90 72.00 — 1.70

May 77.90 77.90 77.02 77.40 — .80

Jun 78.60 78.60 77.60 77.60 — 1.00

Jul 78.50 78.50 77.60 77.60 — .90

Est. sales 20,394. Wed.’s sales 15,284

Wed.’s open int 128,596

Ag futures trade mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery rose 6.5 cents to $5.145 a bushel; May corn gained 5 cents to $3.9075 a bushel; May oats rose 3.5 cents $1.97 a bushel; and May soybeans fell 7 cents to $9.44 a bushel.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

NEW YORK (AP) — Key currency exchange rates Thursday, compared with late Wednesday in New York:

Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day

Yen 98.50 97.31

Euro $1.3511 $1.3564

Pound $1.4440 $1.4527

Swiss franc 1.1276 1.1207

Canadian dollar 1.2305 1.2339

Mexican peso 14.1781 14.3127

METALS

Metal Price (troy oz.) Pvs Day

NY Merc Gold $939.60 $935.40

NY HSBC Bank US $939.00 $939.00

NY Merc Silver $13.607 $13.424

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