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Bayer Rationalizes $62 Billion Offer for Monsanto

German conglomerate Bayer Monday morning released details of its widely presumed offer for Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The maker of everything from aspirin to fertilizer has offered to pay $122 ...
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Monsanto Gets Good News, Genetically Engineered Seeds Are Safe

A day before Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) confirmed that it was holding discussions with Bayer regarding an acquisition by the German company, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine ...
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Monsanto, Once the Hunter, Now the Prey

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) tried for four years to acquire Germany-based Syngenta A.G. (NYSE: SYT), before finally giving up in February when China National Chemical (ChemChina) offered around $46 billion ...
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Andersons Rejects $1 Billion Buyout From Falcone

On Wednesday, grain handler and ethanol maker Andersons Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE) rejected a buyout offer of $37 a share in cash (a total of about $1 billion) from HC2 Holdings, which ...
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Despite 20% Gain, Some Still See Gold as Undervalued: 4 Stocks to Buy

It’s amazing that with markets essentially where they were this time last year, the two big stories so far in 2016 are the resurgence in crude oil and the renewed interest ...
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Is Eldorado Gold Smart to Leave China?

If you have watched financial news and economics reports for a couple of decades or more, you might think it sounds crazy for any company to leave China. That isn't ...
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Is George Soros Betting on Gold or Gold Bugs?

Billionaire investor George Soros reported Monday that his investment company, Soros Fund Management, has taken large positions in gold stocks. This is even as other big-time investors, including John Paulson who ...
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Is Goldman Sachs Now Being Too Bullish on Oil?

If you wonder how and why economists and analysts can make changes so fast on their energy and commodities outlooks, Goldman Sachs might be among the questioning on Monday, May ...
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Credit Suisse Raises Price Targets and Net Asset Values on Top Gold Stocks

Gold has been on fire so far in 2016. This move was not expected at the start of the year, not by any serious measures, but that was then and ...
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How ETFs and Investors Are Driving Gold Demand Over Central Banks

It is no secret that gold has seen a massive rally in 2016. The World Gold Council showed that the world's gold demand rose a sharp 21% to 1,290 tonnes in ...
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US Holds 8,134 Tonnes of Gold

According to the first-quarter report of the World Gold Council, the United States held 8,134 tonnes (1.1 short tons) of gold, more than double the next two countries on the ...
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Gold Mine

BHP Billiton Plans Growth Despite Low Commodity Prices

With basic materials and energy stocks struggling to make profits in the face of low commodity prices, it's a bit surprising to hear the chief executive of one of the world's ...
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Freeport-McMoRan Sheds African Mine for $2.65 Billion

The asset fire sale continues at Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX). The gold and copper mining company announced Monday morning that it has reached an agreement to sell its interest in ...
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Should Gold Mining Analyst Downgrades Begin to Worry the Gold Bugs?

The zany world of gold continues to surprise to the upside in 2016, peaking briefly just above $1,300 per ounce on the week ending May 6, 2016. After closing at ...
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ArcelorMittal Loss Narrows, but Worse Than Expected

ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT), the world's largest steel company, reported first-quarter results Friday, and the good news is that loss per share was down both year over year and sequentially. The ...
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