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  • The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At that time it said the herbicide could be used in six states- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The regulatory agency added nine more on Wednesday, all key farming states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota,...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St declines after data; automakers fall Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    *S&P 500, Nasdaq start second quarter with losses. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data spurred concerns over economic growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings. Shares of General Motors were down 2 percent at $36.74 while Ford was down 1.4 percent at $15.91 as sales dipped at both companies.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after data; automakers decline Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    *S&P 500, Nasdaq start second quarter with losses. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected economic data spurred concerns over growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings. Shares of General Motors were down 2 percent at $36.74 while Ford was down 1.4 percent at $15.91 as sales dipped at both companies.

  • April 1- Wall Street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar's sharp first-quarter rally, setting up a scenario in which some multinational companies may miss already low earnings estimates and be punished with selloffs of their shares. North American public companies could give up more than $25 billion in revenues and 7 cents per share in...

  • WASHINGTON— Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's best-selling biotech corn seeds. Monsanto's biotech seeds have genetically engineered traits that help farmers increase their crop yield, despite their higher costs. In a conference call, company...

  • "New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    "I think once people see more of the benefits they will become more accepting of the technology," says Michael Firko, who oversees the Agriculture Department's regulation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The Agriculture Department has the authority only to oversee plant health relative to GMOs, and seeking Food and Drug Administration's safety...

  • North American public companies could give up more than $25 billion in revenues and 7 cents per share in earnings in the first quarter alone because of currency-related volatility, said Wolfgang Koester, chief executive of FiREapps, a foreign exchange data analytics firm in Phoenix, Arizona. An early example to watch is Monsanto Co, which reports results on...

  • An EPA spokeswoman declined to give specifics of the plan, but told Reuters that its requirements will be similar to those placed on a new herbicide product developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co.. The company is required to provide extensive reporting to the EPA about instances of weed resistance and to let "relevant stakeholders" know about...

  • ST. LOUIS— Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects. The St. Louis- based company said that of $3.6 million it is donating to the National Fish and...

  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    The USDA surveyed 84,000 farmers in March to assess their planting intentions for corn, soybeans and other major crops. For example, in Iowa, the nation's leading corn state, the grain costs about $4.23 a bushel to grow when land, machinery and labor costs are factored in, but gets less than $4 a bushel when sold. Corn can still be profitable for farmers who own their...

  • Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important.

  • Cramer game plan: Fear this next week, not the Fed Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Jim Cramer will be waiting anxiously for employment numbers next week. However, it's not employment that he fears the most. It's this number.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...

  • Monsanto Co, which has built a $15 billion company on sales of glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide and crops genetically engineered to tolerate being sprayed with Roundup, has demanded a retraction and explanation from WHO. Monsanto officials have accused the IARC group of relying on "junk science" and basing conclusion on politics rather than sound science.

  • BOISE, Idaho— Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. Monsanto in a statement noted there were no allegations that the releases exceeded state of federal standards, or that they contributed to any known health concerns in the Soda Springs area.

  • March 24- Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer. "We question the quality of the assessment," Philip Miller, Monsanto vice president of global regulatory affairs, said on Tuesday in an interview. " Monsanto officials have...

  • Chicago's 7 most innovative companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Chicago's skyline reflects on a sculpture in Millennium Park.

    Move over Silicon Valley. The Windy City has become an incubator for start-ups attracting the attention of venture capitalists.

  • BOGOTA, Colombia— The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the...

  • The WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co herbicide Roundup, was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, said scientific data do not support the conclusions and called on the WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the...

  • Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    LONDON— One of the world's most popular weed-killers— and the most widely used kind in the U.S.— has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France- based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including...