America’s breadbasket, on the heels of last year’s severe drought, abounds with predictions of record corn and soybean harvests. The juxtaposition of the hope for this growing season against the reality of last year should give us reason to consider the lessons learned in 2012.
Cargill Inc., the commodity trader that’s the largest closely held U.S. company, reported fiscal second-quarter profit fell 88 percent because of commodity market “challenges” and the drop in sugar prices.
Corporate leaders urged President Barack Obama to swiftly overhaul U.S. immigration laws, positioning the business community for a confrontation with House Republicans seeking to slow legislative action.
President Barack Obama is trying to rally business support for his immigration proposals at a White House meeting today with a dozen chief executive officers, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Lloyd Blankfein and Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer.
President Barack Obama plans to meet today with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg , former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other business, political, religious and law enforcement officials to talk about ways to improve U.S. immigration laws.