WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Senate should cut crop insurance subsidies, the most expensive part of the farm safety net, by $1 billion a year before it passes the new farm bill, the White House said on Monday. The House would make the biggest food stamp cuts in a generation, $20 billion, compared to $4 billion in the Senate.» Read More
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.
A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.
From candy to cows and strippers to sparklers, the government wants to charge you extra for just about everything these days. Here are 12 of the wackiest taxes you may be paying.
With August coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.
The United States needs to stop printing money and take on austerity measures like the Europeans did, in order for the economy to recover, renowned investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.
Analysts at JPMorgan Chase lowered their price forecast and urged clients to sell oil. But how are the traders playing this call?
The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.
Russia’s ban on grain exports, in response to a devastating drought, has sent prices shooting up all over the world. But farmers in wheat country, far from seeing the spike as an unexpected blessing, are wary, the New York Times explains.
Expect things to move fast in BHP Billiton's attempt to take control of Canadian fertilizer giant Potash of Saskatchewan. BHP is likely to initiate an offer for Potash very quickly, though the board of BHP has yet to make a firm determination.