Cotton no longer king in Louisiana

Jul 31, 2013
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
Posted In: cotton

Subsidies keep Texas cotton farmers growing

Aug 17, 2012
The aid, which dates from the Great Depression, could end when Congress acts on the next farm bill. The World Trade Organization has ruled it's an illegal subsidy, and legislators are looking for budget items to slash.
Posted In: drought, subsidy, cotton

Chinese demand for cotton could hit global prices

Apr 30, 2012
According to the Wall Street Journal, cotton has become part of the fabric of life in China -- the country has bought over a million tons of the fluffy white stuff in the last seven months.
Posted In: China, cotton, demand

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...
Posted In: bankruptcy, borders, cotton, Genzyme, inflation, labor, mid-day update, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Labor Department

MID-DAY UPDATE: Google gives more and the G20 "bad guys"

Nov 10, 2010
Good news -- new people filing for unemployment dropped to the lowest level since July. In judicial news, before the U.S. Supreme Court is a case...
Posted In: class action lawsuits, cotton, EU, G20 summit, Google, high speed rail, Ireland, mid-day update, S.S.Admiral

MID-DAY UPDATE: Stocks are booming this morning...

Sep 24, 2010
... because US businesses ordered more manufactured goods last month. Nice to end the week on good news....
Posted In: Bill Radke, computer virus, cotton, food prices, General Motors, GM, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, Oprah, poem, St. Louis Arch, Waiting for Superman

MID-DAY UPDATE -- Geithner: Fannie & Freddie can never be the same...

Aug 17, 2010
... So what SHOULD the government's role in housing be? Less defaulting, late pay on credit cards Americans cut back on routine medical care Cot...
Posted In: cotton, Credit Cards, default, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, healthcare, heat waves, Housing, mid-day update, taxicabs, taxis