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THE SAUNA JOURNAL Money THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998 C3 V RAIL GRIDLOCK Railroad gridlock persists regulators seek proposals to end snarl disrupting U.S. rail traffic By The Associated Press - ; • I.L T ^ ... "WASHINGTON — willingness tjy. federal regulators to take an- 9,t}ier look at their 1996 decision to ajlow Union Pacific and Southern Ra.cific railroads to merge was greeted with mixed reactions Wednesday by shippers and officials in states plagued by persistent rail gridlock. .-Siame hailed the Surface Trahs- portation Board's decision to solicit, .proposals for ending the rail congestion that has dealt a serious blow to Texas' economy and disrupted rail traffic throughout the western United States. Others predicted the STB ultimately would do little to solve the nearly year-old gridlock that began in the Houston area and quickly rippled throughout Union Pacific's 36,000-mile network. While much of the congestion has lessened elsewhere in the system, Texas' problems remain intractable. Acknowledging the "virtual shutdown" of rail service in the Houston and Gulf Coast area, the STB agreed Tuesday to a request by Kansas City Southern Railway Co. and the Texas Mexican Railway Co. to consider new remedies. Kansas City Southern and Tex Mex want the regulators to order Union Pacific to divest itself of some trackage in the Houston and Gulf Coast area, which the STB can order but only as a last recourse. Disgruntled shippers and Texas officials blame Union Pacific's clumsy merger with Southern Pacific for the clogged routes, particularly in Houston, where the rail giant controls 85 percent of the infrastructure. Charles Matthews, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and a persistent critic of Union Pacific and the STB, said he is "pretty pessimistic" about the regulators' decision to solicit new proposals. "I'm still not sure that the STB is up to the job of remedying the crisis," Matthews said. He noted emergency measures the agency directed Union Pacific to take five months ago have yet to unclog Texas' tracks. The regulators' actions "have just been disastrous for Texas," Matthews said, citing a study showing the rail troubles have cost Texas more than $1 billion. Under the regulators' timetable, which would not allow a decision before September, Texas stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars more, Matthews said. T CREDIT UNIONS Financial competition House votes to allow credit unions to expand By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override the Supreme Court and allow credit unions to keep casting a wider net for customers in competition with banks. The banking industry had been pressing for restrictions on who can join credit unions. By a 411-8 vote, the House passed the bipartisan bill, which would supersede a recent high court ruling that had been sought by the banking industry. Under the measure, federal credit unions could continue to include more than one group in their memberships, within certain limits. All current credit union customers would be allowed to keep their accounts. The Supreme Court decision in February restricting the credit unions' customer base had provoked worry among the 20 million or so current members who were made ineligible because they are outside a credit union's immediate group. The vote culminated a feverish lobbying campaign by the 70 million-member credit union industry. The credit unions have portrayed their fight with the banking industry, which has denounced the bill, as a David vs. Goliath struggle. They have been able to compete with banks by often providing lower cost loans and other services at more favorable rates for their members. "Credit unions represent democracy at work in the marketplace, and this legislation will go a long way toward ensuring they remain an integral part of the American way of life," Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, chairman of the House Banking Committee, said before the vote. Although the Senate hasn't yet acted on a similar bill, the House action likely will generate momentum there for the legislation, which also is supported by the Clinton administration. NEW YORK STOCK T ECONOMY ('I.'", •i p _T • r* NiMe •• K- /. ' ACE Ltd s AESCps AMR., , At&t r AbtLal) ' AccuStU AMD' ' Agribrd n Ahmans . AMrids- AirbTrts AlrTouch Albertsn AlkjEngy AINfgteldy AldfSgnls Allstate * Alumax Alcoa, Ai* ••' AmOnlne s ABankrs s AmExp Is®? fltyfWt *' KM finoco *MP7C- f Jnatlrir fas •nlxter fe Apr'ia ArchDan ArowEI s flsarcb" AscFCap 1 AsFCap'Wi AitnDl"-" "Jlv erv[?C jfvltVn-r-B Avon BCEgs BJS s BaltGfe BancQfle BkNY*' BankAms Dlv. 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"; ,. 8,868.32 VOLUME CHANGE: +68.51 NYSE 4 P,M;REVISED VOLUME HIGH: 8,883.76 NYSE AFTER-HOURS VOLUME LOW: 8,748.74 NYSE CONSOLIDATED VOLUME Stock data by The Associated Press TOTAL CONSOLIDATED ISSUES TRADED ISSUES HIGHER IN PRICE - „ •-,..-ISSUES LOWER IN PRICE ISSUES UNCHANGED . '-. ' •'• 1 0 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS i,ib8. ; is ;'','''; 4e:4p. 1,291.91 +9.68 ;:;'676.41/?5';'43;63. 1,847.66 +11.98 -' 744(15 - ' ' '-", ' "tsS&6jJ >'' " -_ / 672,513,954 4,797,046 , 821,004,900 3,529 ' '1,761 * ' ' 1,259 '. • .- i •; „ S0$ NEW YORK STOCK.EXCHANGE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE OVER-f HE-COUNTER '' •'. Name Volume Last Chg. Name Volume Last Chg. 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WEB Sing . 2311 7'/4 1710 7 6501 125-16 21 4786 17 9-16 + 1'A 26 9276 53 Vi —Vi 1396 'A— 1-16 05e 1397 6 -5-16 05e 1927613-16-3-16 Reports show Asian crisis is not slowing U.S. growth By The Associated Press NEW YORK — A string of reports released Wednesday provided more evidence that the Asian financial crisis has not yet slowed a remarkably robust economy. The nation's manufacturing sector grew in March, the index of future economic activity showed its biggest jump in a year, and construction spending rose in February for the third straight month. "The economy is red hot," said chief economist Sung Won Sohn of Norwest Corp. in Minneapolis. "There are no signs Asia is slowing down U.S. economic growth as expected." Stocks reversed early losses and were posting moderate gains in early afternoon. Bond prices, a key indicator of investors' nervousness about rising inflation, were little changed. "What is emerging again this year, like last year, is a pattern of, stronger-than-expected growth and; lower-than-expected inflation — a terrific combination," said Allen Sinai, chief economist of Primark Decision Economics. In a key report, the National Association of Purchasing Management said its monthly index of business activity surged in March to 54.8 percent. Analysts, who had expected the fallout of Asia's financial crisis to begin showing up in the manufacturing sector, had expected the measure to be unchanged, or lower. MARKETS KEY RATES Daily key rates from The New York Times Previous Year 8.50 8.50 5.00 5.00 PRIME RATE DISCOUNT HATE FEDERAL FUNDS(x) 3-MO.THEAS. BILLS 6-MO. TREAS. BILIS 10-YR. TREAS. INF(xx) 10-YR. TREAS. NOTES 30-YR. TREAS. BONDS TELEPHONE BONDS MUNICIPAL BONDS(xxx; 5.75 4.96 5.02 3.74 5.57 5.88 7.00 5.27 5.88 4.98 5.04 3.75 5.65 5.93 7.06 5.27 8.25 5.25 5.50 5.13 5.28 3.58 6.85 7.07 8.05 5.96 (x) Estimated daily average, Dow Jones Markets (xx) Realized dollar amount rises with inflation (xxx) Municipal Bond Index, The Bond Buyer Sources: Salomon Smith Barney; Dow Jones Markets; The Bond Buyer LOCAL GRAINS Wednesday, April 1 Wheat ADM, Sallna $3.21 Secular, Sallna $3.22 Carglll, Sallna $3.22 Continental, Sallna $3.22 Farmway, Belolt $3.07 DeBruce, Clay Ctr. $2.99 Cooper, Colby $2.96 Midland, Hays $2.97 Decatur, Oberlln $2.93 Agco, Russell $2.97 Farmers, Stockton $2.98 Corn Mllo Beans — $4.12 — — $4.15 $6.275 — $4.15 — $2.28 $3.68 $6.01 $2.12 $3.74 $6.11 $2.28 $3.52 $5.73 — $3.57 — $2.24 $3.48 — — $3.65 — $2.23 $3.49 — CHICAGO GRAINS Futures trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade: Open High Low Settle Chg. 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel WHEAT May 320 321 313'A 314V4 —5'A Jul 330 331% 323 324 V4 —5 Sep 336 336 33114 333'/< — 4 V4 Dec 351 351 344% 345V4 —5 Mar 355 355 35314 355 —3V4 Jul 355 -4 CORN May 259 259 % 253 V4 254 V4 —4'A Jul 265Y4 266 26014 26114 —4% Sep 27214 272'A 266 K 267% — 4'/4 Dec 27514 275* 270 271 —3 May 283 283 281'A 282 —4 Jul 289'A 289'A 285'A 286'A — 3 K Dec 268 26814 268 268 —2'A OATS May 133 134 12814 130K —2% Jul 139 139'A 134'A 136'/4 —2 M Sep 142'A 142*4 138K 139V t —2% Dec 148'A 148% 144'/4 146 — 1 V< Mar 152'A 15214 151 151'A —2 SOYBEANS May 645 647'A 640'A 643 '/< — 2'/< Jul 647 649'A 642 64414 —214 Aug 647 647'A 640'A 642* —4'A Sep 632 632 627 628 —4V4 Nov 62514 626 V4 618'A 620 H — 4 W Jan 631 631 625 626'A —4'A Mar 63614 636'A 631 632'/4 — 4*4 May 638 -4'A Jul 64514 646 644 645 —4 Nov 638'A 638'A 63014 63014 —8'A KANSAS CITY GRAINS Wheat futures Wednesday on the Kansas City Board of Trade: Open High Low Settle Chg. WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel May 3 3 5 'A Jul . 342'A Sep 349 Dec 360 Wheat 88,000 bushels: 51/2 cents lower to 33/4 cents higher; No. 2 hard 3.22-3.323/4n; No. 3 3.11-3.313/4n; No. 2 red wheat 2.92-3.283/4n; No. 3 2.81-3.273/4n. Corn 20,009 bushels: unch to 6 cents lower; No. 2 white 3.05-3.1 On; No. 2 yellow 2.49-2.55n; No. 3 2.29- 2.43n. No. 2mllo4.12-4.26n. No. 1 soybeans 6.281/2-6.381/2n, Hoppers 59.00-62.00. ST. JOSEPH UVESTOCK Market quotations Wednesday: Estimated feeder cattle receipts: 2,600. Compared Wednesday last week feeder steers and hellers 2.00 lower. Steers: medium and large 1, 443-493 Ib 95.0096.00; 532 Ib 90.50; 665-585 Ib 84.25-89.25; 636 Ib 77.60; 650-700 Ib 75.00-80.60; 700-800 Ib 71.76-75.00; 800-850 Ib 72.50-74.50; 900-920 Ib 67.50-69.60. Hellers: medium and large 1, 416-480 Ib 84.10-86.25; 580-590 Ib 75.10-77.25; 600-700 Ib 70.00-76.60; 700750 Ib 67.00-70.00. Estimated slaughter hog receipts: 600. Compared to Tuesday, barrows and gilts steady; 1-3 230-270 Ib (4850 percent lean esl'd) 34.00-34.50; 2-3 270-290 Ib 32,50-33.50. Sows: No comparison; 1-2 300-500. Ib 27.00-27.50; 1-3 500-550 Ib 29.00; 550-700 Ib 31.0032.00. « DODGE GITY UVESTOCK Market quotations Wednesday: Trade slow. Slaughter steers and hellers steady with last Friday. Inquiry good, demand moderate. Sales cpn- flrmed on 1,300 slaughter steers and 2,100 slaughter heifers Wednesday. For the week to date 24,700 hea'b confirmed including 17,200 previously contracted or formulated cattle. Sales FOB feedlot net weights alter 4, percent shrink. '' Slaughter steers: select and shoice 2-3 1050-1250 Ib' 61.00. Slaughter heifers: select and choice 2-3 1000-1125 Ib 61.00. OMAHA UVESTOCK Market quotations Wednesday: Hogs: 600; barrows and gilts 1.00 lower; U.S. 1-3s 230-260 Ibs. 35.SO. Sows relatively scarce, steady;350-600 Ibs. 27.00-31.00. Cattle and Calves: 200; not enough steers or heifers on offer to establish a market. Sheep: None. CHICAGO UVESTOCK Futures trading Wednesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange: Open High Low Settle Chg. Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec Feb Apr 40,000 63.75 65.65 66.67 68.00 69.25 70.92 71.75 CATTLE Ibs.; cents per Ib. 64.75 63.65 64.62 67.10 65.62 66.87 67.85 66.65 67.72 68.72 67.90 68.37 69.70 69.20 69.30 70.97 70.70 70.80 72.00 71.75 71.95 T , + .87 + 1.10 + i.op + .17 — .16' — .12 + .25 FEEDER CATTLE Apr May Aug Sep Nov Jan Mar Apr Jun Jul Aug Oct Dec Feb Apr Jun Jul Aug 50,000 73.65 73.25 75.90 76.20 77.75 77.70 40,000 53.00 59.60 58.50 56.30 53.50 54.05 57.20 Ibs.; cents per Ib. 74.70 73.65 74.65 74.40 73.15 74.35 76.95 75.85 76.87 77.15 76.20 77.15 78.25 77.75 78.15 78.50 77.70 78.50 77.00 HOGS Ibs.; cents per Ib. 53.05 52.10 52.35 59.70 58.90 59.52 58.50 57.80 58.37 56.30 55.55 56.22 53.60 53.05 53.57 54.15 53.55 53.75 57.60 56.90 57.57 57.20 64.37 62.55 61.50 I + 1 .02 + 1.02+ .95 + .95 + .82 + .85 . ' j — 1.17 -•45. — ,£5 — .07 — .10 — .32 — .12 — .40 i + .30 + .50 GOLD Foreign - Hong Kong late: $301.85 up $1.60; London morning fixing: $301.60 up $0.60; London afternoon fixIng: $301.00 unchanged; London late: $300.75 up $0.05; Paris afternoon fixing: $301.75 off $2.04; Frankfurt fixing: $301.95 up $0.51; Zurich late afternoon: $301.00 up $0.50. Domestic - NY Handy & Harman: $301.00 unchanged; NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $316.05 unchanged; NY Engelhard: $302.16 unchanged; NY Engelhard fabricated: $317.27 unchanged; NY Merc, gold spot month close Wed. $299.50 off $1.00; NY Republic National Bank 4 p.m. Wed. $299.70 off $1.10. sma Handy & Harman silver Wednesday $6.320, up $0.020; Fabricated $7.078, up $0.022; The bullion price for silver earlier In London $6.465, up $0.12; Engelhard $6.370, off $0.020; Fabricated 7.137, off $0.023; NY Merc silver spot month Wednesday $6.305, off $0,145 OIL Petroleum cash prices Wednesday as compared with Tuesday prices: Wed. Tue, West Texas IntermedS per bbl lob 15.53 15.63 From Staff and Wire Reports

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