Friday May 17
Morning markets: wetter turn in weather helps ags stabilise
And it was shares this time which were under pressure, losing 0.4% in Tokyo and 0.5% in Sydney, despite strong first quarter Japanese economic growth data, which came in at an annualised 3.5%. Crops fared better, despite some continued firmness in the dollar , up a further 0.1%, making dollar-denominated assets such as many agricultural commodities ... (more)
R. Graham Cooks wins Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced that R. Graham Cooks, the Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, is the recipient of the 2013 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, conferred this year in chemical instrumentation.
Castleton acquires NY power plant from Dynegy
Commodity trading merchant Castleton Commodities International LLC said on Wednesday it had completed the purchase of a 1,210 megawatt natural gas and fuel oil-fired electric power plant from Dynegy.
All the Red Carpet Action at the White House Correspondents Dinner
Tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner gathered celebrities from New York and LA to Washington, DC.
Professors embrace pop culture to teach economics
A growing number of academics are reaching beyond dense economic texts and into the world of pop culture to help students and others recognize that business and economic concepts are all around us.