Initial tests have found probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on four commercial poultry sites in Iowa.» Read More
When food industry giants like Kellogg want to ensure that American consumers are being protected from contaminated products, they rely on private inspectors like Eugene A. Hatfield. So last spring Mr. Hatfield headed to the Peanut Corporation of America plant in southwest Georgia to make sure its chopped nuts, paste and peanut butter were safe to use in things as diverse as granola bars and ice cream.
Commodities are still the best play for the long term, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC, confessing that he has been buying farmland himself.
Talk of more bank nationalizations and dampening economic data dragged global stocks to 3-month lows Friday. In the current market volatility, experts tell CNBC where they see short-term investment opportunities.
Plus, get Cramer's calls on the Goldman Sachs news, agriculture stocks and one combination wind power-housing play.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.
For the week ending Friday, February 6, 2009, stocks edged up on a surprising rise in December pending home sales, a smaller than expected contraction in January’s ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, and strong earning results from the pharmaceutical sector.
Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.
Fertilizer company Mosaic gained more than 6 percent and is attracting some call buying Thursday, ahead of appearances at two major investor conferences in coming weeks.
Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.
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You must understand technical analysis, Cramer says, because this school of investing is driving the market right now.
Technical analysts have their pick, but Cramer favors a different company. Find out who it is.
Invest in the dollar and Syngenta, but steer clear of Chinese stocks and corporate bonds, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital said Monday.
Two-thousand-and-nine may not be shaping up to be the "year of recovery" that investors expected, as Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, sees stocks and commodities both being weaker this year.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on Nordic American Tanker, Terra Nitrogen and Goldman's future as a deposit bank.
A W-shaped recovery is more likely than a V-shaped one this year, and stocks look relatively attractive compared to other asset classes such as bonds, Juerg Zingg, managing partner at Q Investments, told CNBC.
The long economic boom, fueled by easy credit that allowed people to spend money they did not have, led to a huge oversupply of cars, houses and shopping malls, as recent months have made clear. Now, add one more item to the list: an oversupply of cows.
There are good buying opportunities in the equity markets right now, Daniel Stillhart, technical analyst at LB Swiss, told CNBC Monday.
I'm spending today, Christmas Eve, where the cattle are lowing as they gather around a manger. Makes sense. Except apparently the cattle are warming the earth too much.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks, including CF Industries, Gentex, SunTrust and others.