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  • Why a nasty insect is getting the EPA's attention Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    An ear of corn hangs in a field outside Tiskilwa, Ill.

    A destructive insect's growing resistance to genetically modified corn seeds is costing American farmers as much as $2 billion annually.

  • India's Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    A worker harvests onions on a farm near Umrana, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Modi is looking to reverse India's effective ban on genetically modified food crop trials in a bid to boost the country's dismal farm productivity.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified food crops. India placed a moratorium on GM aubergine in 2010 fearing the effect on food safety and biodiversity.

  • Leading drone makers PrecisionHawk and Trimble Navigation Limited, farm data services firms, including ones run by Monsanto and FarmLogs, and even some federal lawmakers are saying the proposed rules could delay the development of drone-assisted agriculture in the United States if they are finalized as currently written. The FAA said farmers can address...

  • Top picks from billionaire hedge fund pro Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Larry Robbins, chief executive officer of Glenview Capital Management

    Hedge fund billionaire Larry Robbins gave investment ideas at a charity stock picking event in New York on Thursday.

  • The stock you should buy to profit from Putin Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly says that buying Monsanto is the perfect play on the Ukraine crisis from here in the U.S.

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • Fund with woman’s touch beating market Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks at the official opening of a PepsiCo bottling plant in Domodedovo, near Moscow, on July 8, 2009.

    Having more females in higher positions could help a company's stock, if the initial performance of Barclay's Women in Leadership ETN is any guide.

  • Best day for stocks in three weeks; oil halts slide Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    NYSE trader with 2015 glasses

    Stocks jumped Wednesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from a five-session dive.

  • Monsanto reports steep drop in quarterly profit Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    Monsanto reported a drop in profit, citing lower planted corn acreage in South America and a shift in timing of some sales.

  • Midday movers: Alkermes, Lennar, Radian Group & more Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Exchange Place NYSE

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • 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.