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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • FRANKFURT, June 26- Shares in German potash miner K+ S leapt almost 40 percent on Friday after a takeover proposal from Canada's Potash Corp which sources close to the matter said was worth more than 7 billion euros. K+ S believes Potash Corp wants to take capacity out of an over-supplied market to boost its profitability, the sources said, adding the Canadian firm...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide. Monsanto officials expect to spend the money over the...

  • Lennar and Box are big market movers Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Monsanto Co., down $6.46 to $106.32. Freeport-McMoRan Inc., up 45 cents to $20.56.

  • Monsanto falls, weighing on material shares. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, dropping in a broad decline as the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier assets like equities. Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in Greece, which...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks fall broadly on Greek debt concerns Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    *Apple rises; Netflix trims gains after Icahn comments. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks fell in a broad decline on Wednesday as the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier assets like equities. Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in Greece, which needs fresh...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks down on Greek debt crisis jitters Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    *Apple rises; Netflix trims gains after Icahn comments. Tsipras is scheduled to meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers at 1300 p.m. ET. "The U.S. market is taking some signals from the weakness in Europe," said John Canally, chief economic...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday that it would still pursue an acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG, which has rebuffed talks about its $45 billion offer, even as it warned of market challenges. Executives at Monsanto, which also reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, said they hoped for a friendly deal to...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG. Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG. Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup herbicide, said for the quarter it made $1.14...

  • Monsanto posts higher 3Q profit, pursues Syngenta tie-up Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Monsanto Co. reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter on Wednesday as executives continued to pursue a $45 billion takeover of Swiss competitor, Syngenta AG. The St. Louis company reiterated its goal to more than double its 2014 earnings per share by 2019, emphasizing the potential benefits of a combination with...

  • GDP: This time, a revision worth examining Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:56 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A revision in the numbers may mean the beginning of the year wasn't as bad as we originally thought.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy. Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

  • Ag giants look to plant a seed to fight the drought Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Assistant farm manager Matt Wiggeim inspects a Syngenta AG Golden Harvest brand hybrid seed corn seedling in a field in Princeton, Illinois.

    As Monsanto looks to take over Syngenta, the focus is being placed increasingly on R&D for seeds and drought.

  • Early movers: BBRY, DRI, T, TAP, SONC & more Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Syngenta's chairman said any takeover offer needed to be at a fair price and provide a high degree of certainty that it will clear regulatory hurdles.

  • June 22- A widely used farm chemical that is a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4- D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • June 22- A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4- D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • WASHINGTON— A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian Institution. On July 1, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open its new...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for May, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for May, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and...