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  • NEW YORK, April 27- Investors will rake in more than $1 trillion in 2015 as U.S. companies increase stock buybacks and boost dividends, Goldman Sachs Group Inc said, with benefits coming soon as many S&P 500 companies exit a blackout period for repurchases next week. "Corporate activity in early 2015 supports our view that the S&P 500 will return more than $1...

  • Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide sold by Monsanto Co and is found in hundreds of products sold worldwide by many companies. But some scientific studies have linked it to health problems, and last month a research unit of the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto spokeswoman...

  • The company is one of a small number of businesses with agriculture connections, including Monsanto Co's Climate Corp and Trimble Navigation Ltd, that have received exemptions to the FAA's ban on commercial use. The FAA proposed rules on commercial drones in February that limit their use, but final regulations may not be in place for two years.

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • *U.S. wants Europe to open up to GMs as part of trade deal. The proposal covering GM crops in human food and animal feed upset trading partners, notably the United States, which wants Europe to open its doors fully to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed his disappointment, saying it appeared to divide the European Union into 28 separate markets for...

  • *U.S. wants Europe to open up to GMs as part of free trade deal. BRUSSELS, April 22- The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even after they have been approved for use in food and feed by the bloc as a whole. The proposal risks upsetting trading partners,...

  • The herbicide is considered safe by the EPA, as well as many foreign regulatory agencies, including in the European Union. That could change, the EPA said in a statement Friday. "Given increased public interest in glyphosate, EPA may recommend sampling for glyphosate in the future," the agency said in an email response to a Reuters inquiry.

  • The herbicide is considered safe by the EPA, as well as many foreign regulatory agencies, including in the European Union. That could change, the EPA said in a statement Friday. "Given increased public interest in glyphosate, EPA may recommend sampling for glyphosate in the future," the agency said in an email response to a Reuters inquiry.

  • April 9- U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease. Testing has increased in the last two years, but scientists say requests spiked after a World Health Organization...

  • BEIJING, April 8- Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago. The case, a rare example of a lawsuit by private citizens against the Chinese government, comes amid renewed attention on glyphosate, the key...

  • 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...

  • Monsanto has an 'image problem'   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Monsanto has an 'image problem'

    Mark Connelly of CLSA talks about what to expect from Monsanto's earnings, which are due on Wednesday.

  • Will ADP, manufacturing show spreading weakness? Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 PM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    The ADP jobs report and a key manufacturing survey may show the lingering impact of the harsh winter weather that snuffed out first-quarter growth.

  • 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...

  • Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:58 AM 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.