Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killer

Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killer

FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo August 16, 2018 By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – America’s two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck’s Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co. Limiting…

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Israeli minister sees end to ‘stupid’ airport grilling of leftists

Israeli minister sees end to ‘stupid’ airport grilling of leftists

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi attends a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo August 16, 2018 JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli security cabinet minister on Thursday denounced the interrogation of left-wing activists at the country’s main airport, and predicted that it would end after the singling-out of a visiting U.S. Jewish columnist stirred controversy. The questioning of Peter Beinart at Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday prompted the…

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Turkey finance minister’s reassurances win cautious welcome from investors

Turkey finance minister’s reassurances win cautious welcome from investors

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during a presentation to announce his economic policy in Istanbul, Turkey August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo August 16, 2018 By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Nervous investors gave a cautious thumbs-up on Thursday to a carefully choreographed presentation by Turkey’s new finance minister, Berat Albayrak, after he promised not to bring in capital controls in response to its currency crisis. Both the lira and…

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J.C. Penney sinks on forecast cut, fashion falls flat

J.C. Penney sinks on forecast cut, fashion falls flat

FILE PHOTO: A shopper checks on merchandise at the J.C. Penney department store in North Riverside, Illinois, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD August 16, 2018 By Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc <JCP.N> shares sank below $2 for the first time on Thursday after it said it had alienated core middle-aged customers while chasing millennial buyers, and the venerable brand forecast an unexpectedly large loss. The company’s…

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Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis, minister tells investors

Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis, minister tells investors

FILE PHOTO: A 100 Turkish lira banknote is seen on top of 50 Turkish lira banknotes in this picture illustration in Istanbul, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo August 16, 2018 By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting the country’s banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a row with the United States. In…

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Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Arrangement of various world currencies including Chinese Yuan, US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, in this picture illustration taken January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo August 16, 2018 By Ben Martin LONDON (Reuters) – Jon Moulton, the founder of private equity house Better Capital <BCAP.L>, was “absolutely staggered” when he learned that his firm’s 44 million-pound sale of British company Northern Aerospace was being investigated by the UK government. Better Capital had announced on June 8…

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Rouble tries to recover, sell-off wave hits OFZ bonds

Rouble tries to recover, sell-off wave hits OFZ bonds

A vendor places Russian rouble banknotes into a cash register at a grocery shop in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin August 16, 2018 By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian rouble regained ground on Thursday after another sell-off, but lingering concern about U.S. sanctions sent government bonds to their lowest since late 2016. The rouble has lost 7 percent of its value so far this month, amid threats…

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U.S. housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

U.S. housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

A new home is seen under construction in Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson August 16, 2018 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates. But the fundamentals for the housing market remain strong. The number of Americans filing claims…

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Cycling: Team Sky’s Thomas and Froome to skip Vuelta for Tour of Britain

Cycling: Team Sky’s Thomas and Froome to skip Vuelta for Tour of Britain

FILE PHOTO: Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas and British compatriot Chris Froome in Paris, France, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo August 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up at next month’s Tour of Britain rather than the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky said on Thursday. Froome will make his first appearance in the British race since 2009, while…

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