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    Millennial investors have time on their side, but that can create a false sense of confidence and lead to risky bets..

  • Early movers: CMCSA, GM, MRK, MRVL & more Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:58 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • HONG KONG— A Chinese state-owned chemical maker offered to buy Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta for $43 billion in what would be the biggest-ever foreign acquisition by a Chinese company. Basel- based Syngenta said in a statement that ChemChina's cash offer is worth the equivalent of 480 francs a share, including a special 5 franc dividend for shareholders if...

  • ChemChina close to $42B Syngenta deal: Sources Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:54 AM ET
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    ChemChina is nearing a deal to take over Syngenta for around $42 billion, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • A 'cheap gas' rift that's alarming the markets Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:40 AM ET
    A man fills his truck up with gas at a gas station on January 25, 2016 in Kersey, Colorado.

    Debate over the 'cheap gas economic boost' question indicates just how unsure economists and investors are about the future.

  • A way to match billionaires buying up our farmland Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 2:05 PM ET
    Non-GMO corn is harvested with a John Deere & Co. 9670 STS combine harvester in this aerial photograph taken above Malden, Illinois

    Farmland REITs offer investors a way to join billionaires in the agricultural land-grab bet on a booming, and hungry, global population.

  • Watch out for this threat to company profits Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 12:05 PM ET
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    As the thick of earnings season begins this week, be prepared to hear that the strong U.S. dollar is the culprit behind many disappointments.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- Slumping commodities prices and weak demand in some markets took their toll on profits for global commodities trader Cargill Inc in the quarter ending Nov. 30, sending earnings and revenue down 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively. In the latest of a growing list of weak earnings by agriculture-focused companies, Cargill's lower results...

  • *Millions face hunger as drought scorches parts of Africa. The drought, which extends to South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern and follows dry spells last year that affected countries from Zimbabwe to Malawi. Aid agency Oxfam has said 10 million people, mostly in Africa, face hunger because of...

  • Jan 6 (Reuters)- Monsanto Co said a souring farm economy and currency woes will push its 2016 earnings to the lower end of expectations, while a cost-cutting drive will lead the world's largest seed company to slash more jobs. However, Monsanto's recent attempts to re-engage Syngenta AG about a potential takeover have been difficult since the Swiss agrochemical...

  • MONSANTO CEO ON TALKS WITH SYNGENTA: "ENGAGEMENT'S BEEN DIFFICULT".

  • MONSANTO CEO WHEN ASKED ABOUT SYNGENTA TALKS: "WE HAVEN'T SEEN MUCH PROGRESS ON THAT FRONT".

  • Jan 6- Monsanto Co plans to slash another 1,000 jobs worldwide, bringing total planned cuts to 3,600, or about 16 percent of its global workforce, according to a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The additional staffing cuts, along with site closures and contract terminations is expected to increase a restructuring charge to a...

  • MONSANTO CEO: "WE EXPECT INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATION TO CONTINUE AND IT SHOULD"- EARNINGS CALL.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Wednesday, weighed by declines in oil prices, continued concerns about China and fresh geopolitical worries from news out of North Korea.

  • Jan 6- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said it expects 2016 earnings to be in the lower half of its previous forecast but reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as soybean sales rose in Brazil. Monsanto has come under renewed pressure to pursue a merger with Swiss agrochemical maker Syngenta after the ongoing merger between DuPont and...

  • Jan 6- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a quarterly loss, compared with a profit a year earlier, hurt by lower corn prices and a strong dollar. Net loss attributable to the company was $253 million, or 56 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30, compared with a profit of $243 million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Wall of worry for stocks just got higher Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 10:04 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks opened sharply lower in a global equities sell off that started with a report showing a tenth month of decline in Chinese manufacturing.

  • Europe ends 2.7% up on oil recovery; Miners soar Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    European markets accelerated gains on Wednesday to close sharply higher, as investors cheered the recovery in oil prices and mining stocks.

  • WATERLOO, Iowa, Dec 23- Matt Happel and Pam Egli are first cousins, part of a sprawling family so big it rents a church hall for Christmas parties. Happel, now a 40- year-old divorced father of three, was laid off in April from Deere& Co.' s transmission factory in Waterloo, where he earned $21 an hour on the assembly line. The Iowa cousins' Wall Street connection is a single,...