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  • 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.

  • Energy costs a potential threat to bull market Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 5:16 PM ET
    Erbil Refinery in Iraq, where attacks and unrest have caused a fuel crisis in Iraq.

    The stock market's record-breaking rise could get derailed by oil.

  • Squawking Rick Perry in the hotseat on gay remarks Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans.

    In our Talking Squawk blog, Joe appears on "The Daily Show" in a clip of his Rick Perry interview; Becky loses her breath on TV; and Andrew talks cocktails.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • LUXEMBOURG, June 12- A compromise deal to give European Union states the option of banning genetically modified crops won approval from EU environment ministers on Thursday, bringing the EU closer to ending years of deadlock over GM cultivation.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Index Ventures, the firm known for backing online video-chat service Skype at its early stages, said on Tuesday that it had raised 400 million euros for a venture fund focused on early-stage investments.

  • Carnival’s new CEO faces choppy waters Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold W. Donald, center, rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 16, 2014.

    Carnival's new CEO made a career at Monsanto overseeing Roundup weed killer and later led a company manufacturing the artificial sweetener Equal.

  • May 28- California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms, the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state.

  • The Supreme Court of Western Australia ruled on Wednesday against organic farmer Steve Marsh, who sued his former friend Michael Baxter after winds carried harvested seed from Baxter's Monsanto Roundup Ready canola crop on to Marsh's farm.

  • May 9- U.S. chemical maker DuPont and its agricultural seed unit, Pioneer, acted in bad faith in a long-running legal battle with rival Monsanto Co, according to a federal appeals court ruling on Friday that affirmed sanctions against DuPont.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- Atomico Partners, a London- based venture firm founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, is suing a former employee and consultant for secretly diverting potential Atomico investments to a venture firm that the two were building.

  • May 8- Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- Atomico Partners, a London- based venture firm founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, is suing a former employee and consultant for secretly diverting potential Atomico investments to a venture firm that the two were building.

  • May 8- Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.

  • May 6- Navigation software maker Trimble Navigation Ltd's quarterly profit missed analysts' expectations as a severe winter in North America hurt sales of its agriculture-related products. Trimble also forecast second-quarter adjusted profit of 38- 42 cents per share, below average analysts' estimate of 45 cents per share.

  • These are hottest stock picks at Sohn conference Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Michael Novogratz

    Brazil is now "so bad it's good," Mike Novogratz said Monday at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.