CHICAGO, July 30- U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday as signs of growing export demand threatened to cut into an already thin supply base, traders said. Corn futures also firmed, with bargain hunters and technical buyers stepping into the market after prices fell to a five-week low. Chicago Board of Trade August soybean futures settled up 7-1/ 4 cents at $9.90-1/ 4...» Read More
We did it! Five states in five days, four flights and one long drive. Our journey through America's Top States for Business covered some 6,000 miles, and we hope we highlighted some of the states and practices that are "Keeping America Great".
The economic fates of Texas and the energy industry are inexorably linked. And that industry is part of how Texas gained a reputation for doing everything big.
It's amazing the power you posses when you know a secret--apparently no matter how trivial. To add a little fun to our series on America's Top States for Business, we've been unveiling our Top Five daily on CNBC's Power Lunch. Not only have we been keeping the identity of the states secret from our viewers until the last minute; there is only a small circle of people within CNBC who know where we will be each day.
The countdown begins, as the team begins its trip across America, visiting each of the top five states in days ahead. . The first stop is North Carolina, which ranked No. 5 in our study.
We didn't plan it this way, honest. But it's a good thing our No. 4 state, Georgia, is just two states away from our number five state, North Carolina.
CNBC, America's Business Channel, and CNBC.com look at the best -- and worst -- states for business in our new exclusive study.
Monsanto reported on Thursday that quarterly earnings jumped 71 percent, driven partly by surging sales of its genetically modified corn and other seeds.
Archer Daniels Midland, the largest U.S. ethanol producer, is considering a purchase of Brazil's Cosan SA as ADM prepares to enter Brazil's sugarcane ethanol business, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Friday.
John Person, president of National Futures.com, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that drought could drive grain prices to record highs this summer.
If speculation that China will repeal a tax rebate for its soda ash exporters is true, that could mean a profit windfall for American firm FMC.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes ethanol will be a “sustainable industry” that can thrive without governmental subsidies.
Next week is conference week and that means companies should have big news for investors. Here’s how to play it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Former U.S. senators Bob Dole and Thomas Daschle recently came out with a report, "New Markets for American Agriculture," which is meant to direct farmers toward more biofuels and help them obtain income directly from the marketplace -- rather than through government subsidies. On "Morning Call," Dole said that not only will the suggested program give farmers more opportunities with varied biofuels beyond corn-based ethanol, it will also save the government money...
In the spirit of Maurice Sendak, Cramer is taking Home Gamers on a trip to some of the hottest sectors in the market.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
The Australian government will keep the country's wheat export monopoly but will hand the powers from the scandal-hit AWB to a new grower company by mid 2008, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Business in Israel is booming, despite the ongoing conflict with its Arab neighbors and the ever-present threat of terrorism and military conflict.
Hey everyone, there's a stock in this earnings video news report from CNBC/Wall Street Journal reporter Bob O'Brien that might be worth a look. It's Pacific Ethanol. The other two stocks he mentions were trading down at the time of this report. Pacific was up some 12%. Again, this is not a recommendation for your contest or personal portfolio, just some info to consider.
The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday as many as 20 million chickens currently on U.S. farms in several states may have been fed contaminated feed.
Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the U.S. economy could slip into recession in the second half of 2007 or early 2008.
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed then entered the food supply for humans.