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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.
Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. Venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.
Chiquita Brands has a new packaging twist for its bananas, and the produce company is betting you’ll buy single bananas at candy-bar prices, at your local convenience store. Greg Bauer, vice president of GEN3 -- Chiquita's partner in the packaging venture -- revealed secrets behind the new version of nature's treat, on "Power Lunch."
A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of bees across the U.S. Kim Flottum, chairman of the Eastern Apicultural Society and editor of Bee Culture magazine, and Maryann Frazier, professor in the department of entomology at Penn State University, joined "Street Signs" Monday to talk about what’s killing America’s bees -- and the potential impact on American farmers.
Biofuels are fine -- but people still have to eat. Two analysts joined "Morning Call" to discuss investing in commodities through traditional as well as trendy strategies.
Authorities shut down an important deep-water Amazon River port owned by Cargill on Saturday, saying the huge U.S. agribusiness firm failed to provide an environmental impact statement required by law.
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.