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Monsanto 1Q profit nearly triples
Associated Press - Fri Jan 4, 2008
Monsanto Company reported Thursday that its first-quarter earnings nearly tripled because of surprisingly strong herbicide and seed sales in Latin America. More»

Court to consider investor's 401(k) suit
Associated Press - Sat Nov 24, 2007
James LaRue says he lost $150,000 when his instructions to his employer on where to invest money in his retirement plan were ignored. More»

Photo: Minnesota law sheds light on drug companies Minnesota law sheds light on drug companies
Associated Press - Mon Aug 20, 2007
Saint Paul, Minnesota - A groundbreaking Minnesota law is shining a rare light into the big money that drug companies spend on members of state advisory panels who help select which drugs are used in Medicaid programs for the poor and disabled. More»

HomeBanc Mortgage Co Bouncing Checks Across Metro Atlanta
Associated Press - Tue Aug 14, 2007
ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia real-estate lawyers are left holding millions of dollars worth of bad checks by HomeBanc's sudden exit from the mortgage lending business. More»

US mortgage crisis goes into meltdown - Tue Feb 27, 2007
Panic has begun to sweep the sub-prime mortgage sector in the United States after the bankruptcy of 22 lenders over the past two months, setting off mass liquidation of housing loans packaged as securities. More»

Photo: State Farm: No new home policies in Mississippi State Farm: No new home policies in Mississippi
MSNBC - Tue Feb 13, 2007
State Farm Insurance is suspending sales of any new commercial or homeowner policies in Mississippi starting Friday, citing in part a wave of litigation it has faced since Hurricane Katrina, a company official said Wednesday. More»

Exxon Spends Millions to Cast Doubt on Global Warming
The Independent, UK - Wed Dec 6, 2006
The world's largest energy company is still spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund European organisations that seek to cast doubt on the scientific consensus on global warming and undermine support for legislation to curb emission of greenhouse gases. More»

Disaster capitalism: how to make money out of misery
The Guardian UK - Tue Aug 29, 2006
The privatisation of aid after Katrina offers a glimpse of a terrifying future in which only the wealthy are saved. More»

Cisco pours investment into India
BBC - Tue Oct 18, 2005
Cisco Systems, the world's biggest maker of internet equipment, plans to inject $1bn (£626m) of investment into India over the next three years. More»

ChoicePoint Wins Big Brother Award
Wired - Sun Apr 17, 2005
A data broker that sold personal information to identity thieves, an elementary school that tried to track students with radio-frequency ID tags and a consulting firm that helped orchestrate an invasive traveler-monitoring system all received honors this week from privacy rights advocates. More»

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