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  • June 25- Monsanto Co reported a 6 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, but shares of the world's largest seed company climbed more than 5 percent as it raised the low end of its fiscal-year outlook and said it planned to double earnings over the next five years.

  • *Investors watching Iraq violence; crude prices rise. *Monsanto rallies after results, General Mills lower. NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as the latest economic data came in below expectations, giving investors further reasons to take profits amid ongoing tension in Iraq.

  • Early movers: COH, FL, GIS, MON & more Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell.

  • Stock futures near day's lows; reports disappoint Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher Wall Street open, ahead of the release of the final estimate for first-quarter GDP.

  • June 25- Monsanto Co reported a 6 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, but shares of the world's largest seed company rose as it raised its outlook for the year and said it planned to double earnings over the next five years.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report that the Swiss crop chemical maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co to create the world's largest agrochemical company.

  • European shares drift lower, Belgium's Colruyt knocked Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    *Colruyt down; warns of tough year ahead after profit fall. *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares lost ground on Tuesday, with Belgian retailer Colruyt among the biggest fallers on downbeat earnings, while the broader market was unable to gain traction from new signs of corporate takeover activity.

  • Europe shares close slightly down; Germany data weighs Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, struggling after the release of worse-than-expected data for Germany.

  • Stock futures mostly lower after home-prices data Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures declined on Tuesday, ahead of further housing market data.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report the Swiss crop chemicals maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co. to create the world's largest agrochemicals company.

  • Early movers: MU, AAPL, DF, MCRS & more Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • European shares drift lower, Colruyt knocked Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    *Colruyt down; warns of tough year ahead after profit fall. *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares retreated after a firmer start on Tuesday, with Colruyt among the biggest fallers on downbeat earnings, while the broader market was unable to gain traction from new signs of corporate takeover activity.

  • LONDON, June 24- European stocks fell on Tuesday after a survey found German business morale was flagging, raising concern over growth in Europe's largest economy. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares dropped 0.2 percent to 1385 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 9912 points and France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 4520 points.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, and Basel- based Syngenta had held preliminary talks about combining, partly to allow the U.S. company to benefit from lower Swiss holding taxes, according to a report from Bloomberg.

  • LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.

  • Syngenta surge lifts European shares Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity, with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto may bid.

  • Syngenta surges as European shares edge higher Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto had considered buying it.

  • Frankenstates: Winning the agriculture tech war Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Flying utility drone spraying pesticide over a cornfield

    California and Florida are among states at the forefront of agricultural innovation. The field is growing as demand for food booms.

  • Although companies like Deere& Co and Monsanto Co's Climate Corp are giving some ground by putting legal teeth behind promises made during sales pitches, they are refusing to back away from claims they have an absolute right to all data collected as combines, tractors and other equipment work fields across the country.

  • Cramer’s game plan: 9 plays for week ahead Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    All out of new stock ideas? Not Cramer. Here’s what’s on his calendar.