Wheat posted the biggest weekly gain in 19 months amid concern that freezing weather damaged winter crops in the U.S., the world’s top exporter, while turmoil in Ukraine may delay shipments. Soybeans climbed, and corn dropped.
California Governor Jerry Brown, who decries a widening gulf between rich and poor, is campaigning for a fourth and final term presiding over a state that’s outpacing the U.S. in producing both millionaires and food-stamp recipients.
When John Bichelmeyer’s mutual fund fell 48 percent in 2008, he decided his portfolio needed an upgrade. The Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund would still invest in small companies with the potential to become big ones. What it wouldn’t do is invest in businesses that were burning cash, or in biotechnology firms whose prospects were difficult to gauge, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its April issue.
Ford Motor Co., which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move pickup production there from Mexico early in 2015.
On five Sundays since protests began in Ukraine, Viktor Skochko made the 600-kilometer (372-mile) round trip from his farm east of Kiev to join demonstrations in the capital that ultimately toppled the government. By each Monday, he was back preparing to sow spring crops.
Democrat Jim Slattery and Republican Vin Weber represented opposing parties for a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, the two former members of Congress are aligned in advocating for a western-leaning Ukraine.
Four Wyoming couples sued to overturn the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage a day after former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson and other Republican leaders asked a federal appeals court to throw out bans in Utah and Oklahoma.