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Ag products biz Bunge buys Corn Products for $4.4B - Seattle Times

By germanifa01 - June 23rd, 2008, 8:16, Category: General


Agriculture heavyweight Bunge Ltd. will buy Corn Products International Inc. in a stock deal worth about $4.4 billion, the company said Monday. Two of the nation's oldest agricultural businesses would become one in the deal, in which Bunge would also assume $414 million of Corn Products' debt. The more info

Obama would close ' Enron loophole' to stem speculation, help provide relief at the gas pump Sen. McCain offers $300 million prize for new auto battery that can reduce dependence on oil Republicans worry Barr could play spoiler in presidential race, siphoning votes from McCain Obama vows more info

Scott Kalitta died Saturday when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. View ESPN's video posted on YouTube . The NHRA said the 46-year-old more info

LOS ANGELES : Acerbic standup comedian and satirist George Carlin, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's more info