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  • Feb 13- The growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings of genetically modified corn and rice in Asia, notably China, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Thursday.

  • *Britain backs GM crop; France opposed, Germany abstains. European Commission endorsement of insect-resistant Pioneer 1507, developed jointly by DuPont and Dow Chemical, would end a decade-long debate and break Monsanto's monopoly in Europe's small market for GMO crops.

  • Jan 28- Critics of genetically modified crops protested at Monsanto Co's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, calling for the world's largest seed company to provide a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting mandatory labels on foods containing GMO ingredients.

  • Jan 28- Critics of genetically modified crops protested at Monsanto Co's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, calling for the world's largest seed company to provide a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting mandatory labels on foods containing GMO ingredients.

  • Novozymes hits record high, biofuels to drive growth Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    Danish industrial enzyme maker Novozymes said earnings growth would accelerate this year and next, driven by demand for biofuels.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by organic farmers and others seeking to require Monsanto Co to promise never to sue farmers if their fields inadvertently have plants containing the company's patented genetically modified traits.

  • "I'm optimistic," said Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago, who predicts three-percent GDP growth and the creation of up to three million jobs this year. "I haven't felt bullish in a long time," Swonk said at the annual economic outlook luncheon of the Executive Club of Chicago on Jan. 9.

  • Monsanto wins high court challenge on seed patents Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A protester against Monsanto genetically modified food in New York's Bryant Park.

    The Supreme Court upheld Monsanto's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to organic farmers and critics of the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to a group of organic farmers and other activists trying to stop the biotech company from suing farmers if their fields contain a few plants containing the company's genetically modified traits.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents, dealing a blow to a group attempting to ward off lawsuits by the company against farmers.

  • GMO fears threatening Monsanto?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    More than 90 percent of the soybeans in the U.S. are genetically modified, explains CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as a rise in herbicide sales offset a decline in its corn business. Shares of Monsanto were up 2.3 percent at $115.44 in afternoon trading.

  • Midday movers: Monsanto, Macy's, MetLife & More Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in its corn business.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • Monsanto beats expectations with higher 1st-qtr profit Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • Key payroll report sets tone ahead of Fed minutes Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    ADP's payroll report, the warm up act for Friday's jobs data, could drive market direction more than usual Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Investors in U.S. stocks will look to Washington this week, awaiting key jobs data and minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting, when the central bank decided to cut its unprecedented monetary stimulus.

  • Game plan: Cramer's best moves for week ahead Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Cramer is anticipating at least two market moving catalysts to sweep across Wall Street in only a handful of days.

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