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Investors pour money into agriculture land, see good returns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the past several years, institutional investors and a handful of publicly traded real estate investment trusts have poured millions of dollars into farms in Louisiana and billions into agriculture properties nationwide.
The big investment groups, like pension funds, started buying Louisiana farms ... (full story)


British exit risk casts shadow over EU's economic hopes

British exit risk casts shadow over EU's economic hopes

LONDON (AP) — Half a century ago, French President Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain from joining what was then the European Economic Community, warning that the country's "fundamental hostility" to economic integration could sabotage the bloc.
In half a dozen weeks, the British could be fulfilling that predi ... (full story)


Cisco for the long term?



Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on Cisco Systems? I've bought 1,000 or more shares of Cisco at least 10 times in the past 10 years, sold them and made money each time. I am an insurance actuary and know enough to make trading decisions based on charts and trading volumes of some tech stocks I occasionally trade. Last month, o ... (full story)


Disney's movie business is again playing a starring role

Disney's movie business is again playing a starring role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Magic Kingdom finally seems to be getting the hang of Hollywood magic.
Once upon a time, Disney just couldn't get a handle on the movie business. For every few "Iron Man"-style blockbusters, the studio had to dig itself out of the crater left by at least one "Lone Ranger" bomb.
... (full story)


'Game changing' new stroke treatment used at Yale New-Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When Bill Yocum suffered a stroke in February, he was given medication quickly and flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital from New London with dispatch.
But it was a tiny stent threaded through his arteries that may have made the difference in his recovery. The mesh device, situated at the end of a cathete ... (full story)