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  • Aug 19- U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Philip Landrigan, a Harvard- educated pediatrician and epidemiologist who is Dean for Global Health at...

  • Wells Fargo has launched an auction for the business that could fetch more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Bidders for RCIS could include reinsurers seeking exposure to the primary insurance market such as Bermuda- based PartnerRe Ltd or Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, the sources said. Axis and PartnerRe declined to comment, MunichRe and...

  • Does the Coke bottler deal mean inversion's back? Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 1:33 AM ET

    A crackdown to stop U.S. businesses pursuing takeovers to avoid tax was dealt a rebuke following two deals, the FT report.

  • Monsanto, Syngenta said to be close on deal price Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    Agricultural giant Monsanto reportedly made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta in May but was rebuffed.

  • Aug. 4- Several U.S. farm and consumer groups are working on strategies to derail a proposed tie-up of Monsanto Co and agricultural seeds and chemicals rival Syngenta AG, saying a combination of the market leaders would spell fewer and higher-priced products. Coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analyzes being done, moves that underscore the...

  • Syngenta: We can't consider Monsanto offer further Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    The CEO of agricultural chemicals group Syngenta ruled out further negotiations of a merger with rival Monsanto, describing their attempted takeover offer as "woefully short."

  • *Syngenta CEO says sees no need for deal. ZURICH, July 23- Syngenta and unwanted suitor Monsanto squabbled over an earnings report from the Swiss pesticides maker on Thursday, with both sides claiming it strengthened their case in a $45 billion takeover battle. Monsanto wants to combine its world-leading seeds business with Syngenta's own seeds and pesticides.

  • Congress may block states from GMO food labeling Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Customers shop the produce aisle at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky.

    A food fight is under way in Congress that could decide whether genetically engineered food products are labeled using a new national standard.

  • July 17- As Monsanto Co struggles to convince rival Syngenta AG to discuss a potential merger, the seed and agrochemical giant is also wooing U.S. farmers, aiming to ease concerns about the proposed tie-up that could prompt regulatory challenges. Monsanto leaders have also been making appearances on national and regional broadcasts to make their case that...

  • Monsanto CEO on GMO controversy Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Monsanto CEO on GMO controversy

    Hugh Grant, Monsanto CEO, weighs in on GMO foods and pesticide use among growers.

  • Monsanto's third try at Syngenta: CEO Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Monsanto's third try at Syngenta: CEO

    Hugh Grant, Monsanto CEO, discusses his company's bid for Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta.

  • Early movers: BLK, BAC, PRNA, DAL, LNKD & more Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *Paulson expected to put pressure on Syngenta board. July 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG and could push for the Swiss pesticide maker's board to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, has made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss...

  • Paulson's hedge fund takes stake in Syngenta -sources Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    July 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG,, and could push for the board of directors of the Swiss pesticide maker to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss company rejected.

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides, said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organization finding that the weed killer's key ingredient probably causes cancer. Monsanto reacted to the finding by demanding a retraction, labeling the findings by a team of...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organization cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings...

  • *Euro zone ministers to meet on Saturday to decide on Greece. July 10- Wall Street was set to open sharply higher on Friday on hopes that Greece might be able secure fresh funding and after China's premier said the country's economic growth was stabilizing. Greece has asked for $59 billion to help cover debts until 2018 and has pledged new tax hikes in return.

  • M&A close to record in Q2 amid mega deals Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
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    Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007.

  • 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...