'The beef farmer is getting walloped' – Laois man who fronted McDonald's campaign on switching to dairy – Farming Independent

Liam Delaney was the ideal man to be at the forefront of a high-profile TV advertising campaign for McDonald’s burgers. He was a young family farmer who produced beef from the “clean, green” pastures of Laois. On the TV commercial, Liam helped to present a wholesome picture of the Big Mac as “100pc Irish and 100pc local”. Please log in […]

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Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar strengthened while U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday amid growing expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates to stimulate the economy and after China said it plans to boost disposable income to spur consumption. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose from three-year lows but government bond yields in the euro area hovered […]

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Paule Marshall, author of ‘Daughters,’ ‘Brown Girl, Brownstones,’ dead at 90

In this Nov. 22, 1991 file photo, author Paule Marshall poses during an interview, in New York. (Photo: AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as “Daughters” and “Brown Girl, Brownstones” drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother’s kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and […]

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CULTIVATED: Buzzy cannabis-delivery startup Eaze is looking to raise a new round, Credit Suisse gets in on cannabis

Introducing Cultivated, our new weekly newsletter where we’re bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here. Happy Friday! This week was dominated by a slew of cannabis earnings. Two of the biggest kahunas, Tilray and Canopy Growth, reported larger losses than expected causing their share prices to tumble and […]

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Deere to slash costs after trade war hits earnings

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Deere & Co. (DE.N) on Friday announced a review of costs after quarterly profits yet again missed Wall Street’s estimates, hurt by bad weather and the U.S.-China trade war that have depressed sales of farm machines. The company’s focus on controlling costs in the face of weak demand helped investors overlook disappointing earnings, sending its shares up […]

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OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus

LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC delivered a downbeat oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to curb supply. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cut its forecast for global oil demand […]

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Your first trade for Friday, August 16

The"Fast Money " traders shared their first moves for the market open. Pete Najarian was a buyer of Industrials ETF puts. Karen Finerman was a buyer of Target. Dan Nathan was a seller of the Financials ETF. Guy Adami was a buyer of Eastman Chemical.  Disclosure Trader disclosure: Pete is long calls ALLY, AMD, DISCA, DOCU, ETRN, EWZ, FCX, FHN, FOE, FXI, […]

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