Faced with high wheat prices starting in the summer of 2011, Kraft and Mondelez used a strategy to buy $90 million of wheat futures for delivery in December 2011, amounting to a six-month supply of wheat, the CFTC said.
The industry poised to benefit the most from this digital revolution is manufacturing — that is if manufacturers can take the necessary steps to optimize their assets and the data being generated from them every second.
Researchers said the findings raised concerns about the chemicals' effects on aquatic wildlife.
Factory orders rose 0.2 percent in February, which was the first increase since July, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The climb was a welcome development for manufacturers struggling with disappointing economic growth in major trading partners like China, Europe and Japan.
Applications below 300,000 are generally consistent with solid monthly job gains. Layoffs have stayed close to historic lows, despite a pronounced economic slowdown in recent months.
The change comes as McDonald's fights to hold onto customers amid the growing popularity of places like Chipotle that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives to traditional fast-food.
In a letter to lawmakers, National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak and Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dineen wrote that repealing or reforming the standard would "result in an immediate increase in foreign oil imports and strengthen champions of democracy such as Vladimir Putin."
Once refined, the technology could allow aircraft designers to make smaller and lighter tails that produce less drag, which could translate into more efficient flight, lower fuel burn and save airlines millions of dollars.
The U.S. trade deficit plunged in February as both imports and exports sank, driven by a since-settled trade dispute and a global economic slowdown that has cut into oil prices and caused the dollar to rise in value.
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Recipients of the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years. I spoke with the “Science Pack” co-creator Zach Weinersmith about the game and why supporting women in STEM matters.
A recent survey of executives at midsize manufacturers showed expectations for the U.S. economy beginning to mirror optimism about their own companies.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index slipped to 51.5 in March from 52.9 in February. It was the fifth straight drop. Still, any reading above 50 signals expansion.
Fire arms consistently remain a hot button issue, but regardless, their production in the U.S. remains consistent if not increasing — this according to the Small Arms Survey and the total number of NICS checks.
"We're in a historic drought and that demands unprecedented action," Brown said at a news conference in the Sierra Nevada, where dry, brown grass surrounded a site that normally would be snow-covered at this time of year. "We have to pull together and save water in every way we can."
Beijing has cut interest rates twice since November to spur economic growth that fell to 7.3 percent in the final quarter of last year, fueling fears of a politically dangerous spike in job losses.
The Energy Watch Group study added that fracking caused environmental damage and disrupted rural landscapes in the U.S., and noted production levels could fall amid the months-long slide in the global price of oil.
March sales were expected to be flat compared with last March. Car buying site TrueCar.com predicted total U.S. sales of 1.5 million vehicles in March, down less than 1 percent from a year ago.
As great as you think you are at April Fools pranks, you probably didn’t come close to Google’s hailstorm of hilarious tricks this year.
The U.S. Department of Defense has sent out a bevy of big contracts, including a colossal $700,000,000 deal for Raytheon Technical Services Company.