Indian Watchdog Says Cement Giants' Merger Would Hurt Competition
November 22 2014 6:16 AM
The Competition Commission of India has put the merger deal between Lafarge and Holcim up for public scrutiny.
Africa's Nature Preserves Threatened By Oil, Mining Exploration
November 21 2014 12:31 PM
UNESCO sees increasing conflict between governments and corporations regarding Africa's natural resources.
The World Is Running Out Of Cocoa
November 18 2014 9:00 PM
The world eats more cocoa than farmers produce, according to top chocolate makers.
The Stolen Antiquities Of ISIS
November 17 2014 9:22 AM
ISIS has oil, but it also benefits handsomely from the sale of stolen ancient artifacts. The West is a big customer.
Tootsie Roll Warns Of Ebola Risk
November 07 2014 3:09 PM
Tootsie Roll Industries and other chocolate-treat makers are watching to see how Ebola may affect cocoa supplies.
Here’s Why Milk May Not Be Good For Your Bones
November 01 2014 7:10 PM
Swedish scientists say milk may not make strong bones, and could actually be harmful.
Why US Money Can't Stop Afghanistan's Opium Trade
October 29 2014 3:00 PM
The $3 billion industry is only growing, despite American and Afghan efforts to put a stop to it.
Higher Milk, Cocoa Prices Drag Down Hershey's 2014 Profits
October 29 2014 12:28 PM
Higher milk and cocoa prices dragged down the candy maker's third-quarter earnings.
Deepwater Horizon Spill Left Huge ‘Bathtub Ring’ On Gulf Floor
October 28 2014 1:56 AM
The study's findings, which were questioned by BP, support a disputed theory that the spill damaged deep-sea corals.
Why Chocolate Makers Are Fighting Ebola
October 23 2014 1:55 PM
The vast majority of the world’s cocoa is produced in West Africa and the outbreak is starting to affect the chocolate industry's bottom line.
Brazil Drought Takes Toll On Coffee, Sugar
October 13 2014 5:05 PM
Brazilian Arabica coffee prices have surged and sugar production looks headed for a sharp decline as Brazil tends to its worst drought in decades.
Dow Records Biggest Drop Of 2014 As Energy Stocks Slide
October 09 2014 6:27 PM
The 335-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Index followed a 275-point gain as U.S. stocks continued their volatility.
Oil Prices Tumble On High Dollar
September 30 2014 4:19 PM
U.S. oil prices slid the most in 17 months on Tuesday, with international oil prices close behind.
Record Global Soybean, Wheat Crops Expected As Rice, Corn Yields Stay Flat
September 26 2014 12:07 PM
The 2014-2015 season is projected to yield record soybean and wheat crops, while corn and rice keep pace with last season's output.
Why Is China Sending UN Troops To South Sudan?
September 25 2014 5:15 PM
China usually stays out of politics in places where it invests, but that seems to be changing.
Scottish Independence Could Mean Pricier Scotch
September 18 2014 2:51 PM
Scotch whisky prices could see a spike if Scotland votes for independence from the U.K. Thursday.
Got Money? US Milk Prices Hit Record High
September 09 2014 11:09 AM
Milk and cheese consumption in the U.S. is booming, but record dairy prices may not be here for the long run.
Florida Economy Threatened As 'Greening' Ravages Citrus Crop
September 03 2014 8:08 PM
The economy and tens of thousands of guest workers are likely to take a hit as the "greening" disease decimates the vital crop.
Tuna Stock In Pacific Dangerously Low
September 03 2014 2:39 AM
Pacific Bluefin and BigEye tuna stocks have fallen sharply, forcing regulatory bodies to enforce fishing restrictions to help stocks recover.
Massive Pipeline May Ease Sting Of Sanctions On Russia
September 01 2014 11:48 AM
Russia and China launched construction of an almost-2,500-mile natural-gas pipeline between themselves Monday.