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  • *Driven by U.S. companies and some cost cutting in Europe. Chief executives, bankers and investors gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said they expected U.S. companies to take advantage of a rising dollar and robust growth at home to strengthen their position in global markets. "There are always great opportunities in the aftermath of a...

  • Wynn Resorts unveils redesign of Massachusetts casino Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    BOSTON— Wynn Resorts unveiled a long-awaited redesign of its proposed Massachusetts casino on Thursday, giving state regulators a glimpse at a gently curving bronze glass hotel tower resembling those of its signature resorts in Las Vegas and Macau. Wynn won the Boston- area's lone casino license with a proposed $1.6 billion complex on roughly 33 acres on the...

  • Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • USDA approves Monsanto's new GMO soybeans, cotton Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. Air Force reservists who did maintenance on C-123 aircraft used during the Vietnam war to spray the defoliant Agent Orange could have been exposed to harmful levels of dioxin even long after the conflict, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences said on Friday. A panel from the Institute of Medicine acknowledged the poor quality...

  • Jan 7- Monsanto Co on Wednesday reported a 34 percent drop in quarterly profit, in part because of lower planted corn acreage in South America and a shift in timing of some sales, but the decline was less steep than analysts expected. The company's early order book and prepayments for spring planting in the United States point to strong soybean demand, Monsanto...

  • *J.C. Penney climbs after sales results. NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. stocks bounced back on Wednesday after five sessions of losses, following strong private sector jobs data and as deflation concerns in the euro zone were seen pushing the bloc's central bank into action. "The deflationary data suggested the ECB will be justified in doing more and that is probably what...

  • *J.C. Penney climbs after sales results. NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. stocks bounced back on Wednesday after five sessions of losses, following strong private sector jobs data and as deflation concerns in the euro zone were seen pushing the bloc's central bank into action. "Speculation that that is finally going to cause the ECB to move forward with some aggressive...

  • UPDATE 3-Monsanto reports steep drop in quarterly profit Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    Jan 7- Monsanto Co on Wednesday reported a 34 percent drop in quarterly profit, in part because of lower planted corn acreage in South America and a shift in timing of some sales, but the decline was less steep than analysts expected. Shares of Monsanto were up 1.5 percent at $117.52 in morning trading. The company's early order book and prepayments for spring...

  • Jan 7- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday profits dropped 34 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago, due in part to lower planted corn acres in South America and a shift in timing of some sales. Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as the popular Roundup herbicide, said net sales...

  • US stock futures retain rally mode after ADP Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    U.S. stocks looked set for a small rebound on Wednesday, ahead of the Fed's latest policy meeting minutes and unemployment and trade data.

  • Monsanto plants its seed into farming  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.

  • Dec 23- DuPont and Monsanto Co have agreed to dismiss patent infringement lawsuits against each other over some seed development technologies. Monsanto had alleged that DuPont infringed some of its seed chipping patents, while DuPont had claimed that Monsanto infringed some patents related to seed processing. DuPont shares were up 1.6 percent at $75.30 in...

  • Dec 18- Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay legal settlements, said some lawyers for U.S. farmers and exporters suing for damages from grain shipments rejected by Beijing. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, ends uncertainty about Agrisure Viptera...

  • Are these ETFs cutting-edge or crazy? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Leading investment analysts give their picks on the hottest ETF niches in 2015: cybersecurity, self-driving cars and China bonds.

  • Dec 18- Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay settlements to more than 100 U.S. farmers and exporters suing for damages from grain shipments rejected by Beijing, lawyers said. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who cited talks with Chinese Vice Premier Wang...

  • Organic farming can compete—especially in droughts Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    File photo: An employee moves through a green house growing tomatoes at the Clear Brook Organic Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

    Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.

  • Nov 17- Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.org and Care2.com accused Starbucks of teaming with fellow GMA member Monsanto Co to kill GMO labeling in Vermont, which in May...

  • The principles were developed after a pair of meetings organized by the American Farm Bureau Federation with industry groups including the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association as well as tech providers like John Deere, DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto's Climate Corporation. "It's an important step in making farmers more...

  • "The principles released today provide a measure of needed certainty to farmers regarding the protection of their data," said Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, which spearheaded the effort to craft industry wide standards on farm data. The principles were developed after a pair of meetings organized by the Farm Bureau since April...