HONOLULU— A federal judge has ruled that a California- based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money. Mordechai Orian, former president of Global Horizons, said Monday that the Los Angeles company is no longer in business and has no...» Read More
Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. As energy industry executives meet in Houston at the CERA conference, venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.
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Stepped-up inspections at some meat and poultry plants are set to begin in April, according to an Agriculture Department official overseeing the first overhaul of food safety inspections in a decade.
Ethanol was one of the big stories this year as pressure to find alternative sources of fuel mounted and companies began the process of “going green.” But can the corn fuel craze continue in ’07? John Kilduff of Fimat USA was on “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the future of ethanol.
Monsanto's attempt to buy southern seed giant Delta & Pine Land could be running into trouble as an unusual backlash against the proposed combination is taking root across the U.S. Farm Belt, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Monday.
Australia's monopoly wheat exporter, AWB Ltd., will lose its right to veto wheat export deals by its rivals for six months, Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday.