Corn for delivery in September dropped 3.75 cents, or 1 percent, to $3.68 a bushel on Tuesday. "The weather conditions are beyond good," said Sterling Smith, a commodities analyst at Citigroup. Soybeans for the same month dropped 13.75 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $10.58 a bushel.» Read More
BHP Billiton said on Friday it expected to lodge a motion within the next few days to challenge a lawsuit filed by Potash to fend off the miner's $39 billion hostile takeover bid.
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
Mike Sutherlin, CEO of Joy Global, talks candidly about takeovers with the desk.
Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.
Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.
An Iowa egg producer at the center of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella apologized to a Congressional panel on Wednesday and acknowledged that his family operation had become “big quite awhile before we stopped acting like we were small.” The NYT reports.
With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?
Well, he always cautions against “loving” stocks, as they’re just pieces of paper. But he’s definitely bullish on these two companies.
A new breed of apple has been a hit with consumers lucky enough to find it. Cindy and Frank Femling, however, are among the growers who fear it could put them out of business.
Cramer thinks these multi-industry names will soon "hit the sweet spot."
Expect more talking and more stories, but the chance of a true competing bid still has to be thought of as a long shot. The real question is how much BHP will raise its current bid to win the day.
They’re all in there, Cramer said, if you only look.
Here's our "Fast Money" Final Trade, where the traders share their best plays for Thursday.
Investors can get exposure to the Chinese economy with fast growing, small-cap companies with strong balance sheets such as China Metal Recycle and Sinoref Holdings, Brook Mcconnell, president of South Ocean Management, told CNBC.
The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans' concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low.
The US recovery has been sluggish, but these companies are on fire regardless.
The M&A trend has hit agriculture, technology and pharmaceuticals, so what's the next sector to get caught in the "urge to merge?"
David Leonhardt argues in today’s New York Times that housing should probably be thought of as a luxury good that will appreciate as long as incomes grow. He contrasts this with basics such as food and clothing, the prices of which have tended to fall as prosperity grew.
Not surprisingly, former Scion Capital head Michael Bury is not exactly bullish on the US equity markets.
Russia announced a 12-month extension of its grain export ban on Thursday, raising fears about a return to the food shortages and riots of 2007-08, the FT reports.