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  • Jobless rate falls to 4.9%
    The bleeding stopped last month.Unemployment in metro Fort Wayne declined to 4.9 percent in August, compared with 6 percent in July – the third consecutive month the jobless rate fell.
  • Business leaders off to Japan
    John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, will lead a delegation of representatives from Fort Wayne Metals, Indiana Michigan Power and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. to Japan.
  • Metro area reports unemployment decline
    Metro Fort Wayne unemployment declined in August to 4.
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Grain futures fall, livestock prices mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures fell sharply Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery dropped 23.75 cents to $6.64 a bushel; May corn fell 55.75 cents to $6.3950 a bushel; May oats fell 20 cents to $3.7625 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 14 cents to $13.9075 a bushel.

Beef and pork prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

June live cattle fell 0.27 cent to $1.241 a pound; May feeder cattle added 2.60 cents to $1.4767 a pound; June lean hogs added 0.50 cent to 91.57 cents a pound.

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