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The business of bananas: Very big

Mar 10, 2014
U.S.-based banana purveyor Chiquita Brands is merging with Ireland's Fyffes plc.
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The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.
Posted In: bananas, fruit, fungus, pathogen, Agriculture
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MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...
Posted In: bananas, economy 4.0, Europe, Germany, Jobs, labor, mid-day update, stock market, trade, Unemployment

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