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Deere plans price increases to offset rising costs

Chicago | Reuters — Shares of Deere and Co. soared Friday after the U.S. tractor maker revised up its full-year earnings estimate on stronger equipment demand and shared its plans to increase prices to offset increased costs. The company’s stock was up 6.4 per cent at $156.24 in early afternoon trading on the New York


Excess Liquidity Driving Up Food Prices

Excess liquidity in global markets is driving up prices of farm commodities, which could be potentially dangerous in the near term, World Bank president Robert Zoellick said Dec. 11. With global interest rates at historic lows, investors are piling into different markets and asset classes in search of higher returns, raising concerns about possible asset