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  • UPDATE 1-Syngenta ready to play role in sector shake-up Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Monsanto says in internal discussions about deals. FRANKFURT, Nov 18- Syngenta and other major seeds and crop chemicals companies are intensively discussing tie-ups, the Financial Times quoted the Swiss firm's chairman as saying on Wednesday, adding to a chorus of voices predicting a sector shake-up. U.S. group Monsanto, which withdrew a proposal to take over...

  • Europe ends mixed; miners jump; Air Liquide tanks 7.4% Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed mixed Wednesday as further security scares after the Paris attacks last Friday weighed on investor confidence.

  • *Randstad top gainer after update, Syngenta spikes. LONDON/ MILAN, Nov 17- European shares rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company. Sentiment was also bolstered by expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank...

  • *Glyphosate is used worldwide in Monsanto weed-killers. Glyphosate- brought into use by Monsanto in the 1970 s and used in its top-selling product Roundup- is "unlikely" to cause cancer according to the European Food Safety Authority, yet "probably" does, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. "At face value the opinions of IARC and EFSA appear...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest privately held corporations, has launched a restructuring that includes job cuts, one company source and four industry sources said on Friday, the latest casualty of a downturn in the farm economy. The cutbacks at the Minnesota- based company come as global agricultural companies are under pressure from...

  • Early movers: JCP, FIT, TYC, EPC, YELP, TWC & more Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Friday the 13th marks end of unlucky week Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, after Thursday's sharp drop.

  • *Monsanto says confirms regulatory opinion glyphosate safe. The EFSA advises EU policymakers and its conclusion could pave the way for the 28- member European Union to renew approval for glyphosate, which was brought into use by Monsanto in the 1970 s and is used in its top selling product Roundup as well as in many other herbicides around the world.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 12- The European Food Safety Authority on Thursday said glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup, was unlikely to cause cancer in humans, but it proposed new controls on any residues in food. EFSA advises EU policymakers and its conclusion will be used by the European Commission to decide whether to extend the current...

  • Early movers: HUM, CI, DIS, DD, DWA, SHAK & more Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell: HUM, CI, DIS, DD, DWA, SHAK & more

  • BHATINDA, India, Nov 6- Indian farmers are for the first time abandoning genetically modified cotton after a devastating pest attack ravaged their fields, sowing doubts about the crop technology that had been hailed as a panacea. Cotton output has jumped fourfold since commercial cultivation of GM cotton was allowed in 2002, transforming India into the...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 3- Monsanto Co's Climate Corp will sell its Precision Planting farm equipment business to Deere& Co for an undisclosed sum, a move that underscores how turmoil in the agriculture sector has made it ripe for consolidation. For Climate, a unit of the world's largest seed company, the deal marks the latest push to shed businesses that are not focused on...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 3- Monsanto Co's Climate Corp subsidiary on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to sell its Precision Planting farm equipment business to Deere& Co for an undisclosed sum. The deal also allows nearly real-time data connections between certain John Deere farm equipment and Climate's farming software programs, Climate FieldView.

  • What the future of food looks like Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Citrus trees sit below a barren hillside in Tulare County in California's Central Valley. In year four of the drought, many farmers are getting only a fraction of their historic surface water supplies.

    More start-ups and multinationals are investing in tech-based agricultural solutions to produce more food as the world gets more crowded and hotter.

  • California considers adding meat to cancer-alert list Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 28- California is examining new World Health Organization findings to determine whether to add red meat and foods like hot dogs, sausages and bacon to a cancer-alert list, setting the stage for a potential battle with the meat industry over warning labels. The inclusion of meat and processed meat on the list could reduce consumer demand, hurting major...

  • Early movers: DD, F, MRK, PFE, CMCSA, BABA & more Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Earnings flood hits ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were searching for direction this morning. But things gear-up today, with lots of economic numbers and earnings as well as the start of the two-day Fed meeting.

  • ZURICH, Oct 24- Syngenta's new chief executive does not necessarily need to come from outside the company and big strategy changes would be "inopportune", the chairman of the Swiss agrochemicals group told a local newspaper on Saturday. Chief Executive Mike Mack stepped down as Syngenta's CEO earlier this week just two months after the company spurned a $47...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 23- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday signed off on a new genetically modified type of corn developed by Monsanto Co after a review concluded it posed no significant threat to agricultural crops, other plants or the environment. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced it would deregulate Monsanto's MON 87411...

  • We're in a golden age for deals, says JPM's M&A boss Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 4:21 AM ET

    Market volatility has not stopped companies doing deals to support growth strategies, JPMorgan's co-head of global M&A said.