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  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. ZURICH/ LONDON, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. "The offer fundamentally undervalues Syngenta's prospects and underestimates the...

  • ZURICH, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a 449 Swiss franc per share takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalues the Swiss firm and does not fully take into account regulatory risks. But On Friday, Syngenta said its board had unanimously rejected a 45- percent cash offer by Monsanto that would value Syngenta at 449 Swiss...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 8- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 7- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • Europe trades higher; FTSE shut; Syngenta jumps Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    European equities were trading slightly higher Monday, although the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index was closed for a public holiday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, following positive momentum from Europe, as investors looked to Fed speeches and data for signals on rate hike timing.

  • *Syngenta gains on M&A report. Trading was lighter than usual on most indexes because of a public holiday in Britain, home to Europe's largest stock market and many large trading firms. "The German economic growth has been solid and gives support to the stock market," said Christian Stocker, a strategist at UniCredit.

  • Winning and losing picks from last Sohn conference Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    The 2015 Sohn Investment Conference takes place on Monday May 5th in New York.

    With the S&P 500 advancing 11 percent since last year's Sohn Investment Conference, here's a rundown on the winners and losers for the year.

  • The app craze crops up on the American family farm Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Matthew Schweigert, fourth-generation farmer, is using the beta version of the new product.

    When one thinks of big data, farmers don't come to mind. But one start-up is betting the farm that the industry is ripe for tech innovation.

  • An app craze may save the American farm   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    An app craze may save the American farm

    Farmers are more tech savvy than you may think, and startups like 640 Labs, an offshoot of ag giant Monsanto's Climate Corporation, are aiming to increase farm efficiency and save the American farmer on costs through an "Internet of Farm Things" approach to crop management.

  • Thursday's after-hours buzz: LinkedIn, AIG & more Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Thursday's after-hours buzz: LinkedIn, AIG & more

  • Monsanto offers to buy Syngenta again -Bloomberg Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:14 PM ET

    April 30- Monsanto, the world's largest seed company has again approached Switzerland's Syngenta in recent weeks with an offer to buy the company, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. According to media reports, Monsanto and Syngenta had held preliminary talks last year about a $40 billion takeover by Monsanto to create the world's...

  • A motion filed Monday seeks to add nine states where the EPA approved the herbicide for use on April 1. The substance has been linked to Parkinson's disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and reproductive problems, said a statement by plaintiff Center for Food Safety. The stay motion focuses on what Achitoff said was EPA's failure, prior to registering the herbicide for...

  • 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,...