Bayer, BASF must pay $265M in herbicide suit

A jury ruled against Bayer AG and BASF SE in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who claimed the companies encouraged farmers to irresponsibly spray a hard-to-control weedkiller. Peach farmer Bill Bader sued the pesticide-and-seed makers after he said thousands of his fruit trees sustained damage in 2015 and 2016. The damage, he alleged, was […]

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Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert back to work following stroke

DETROIT — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He’s there one or two days a week, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog named Cowboy. He also spends three or four hours a day working with […]

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New York won’t challenge judge’s approval of T-Mobile-Sprint merger

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general said Sunday the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 14 attorneys general who sued to stop T-Mobile’s TMUS, +1.41%  purchase of Sprint S, +0.23%  for $26.5 billion. They argued that eliminating […]

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Spread your risks

The central government has raised the insurance for deposits in banks, as proposed in the Budget 2020-21. What has changed? The central government has raised the insurance for deposits in banks, as proposed in the Budget 2020-21. Earlier, deposits were insured up to ₹1 lakh; now insurance cover has risen to ₹5 lakh. What does it mean to you, the […]

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Ask Us: On investments

Q. I am a 34-year-old central government employee with a net salary of ₹35,000. I could not save earlier but now I have no obligation. I’m not married and don’t intend to get married. How much money should I be saving and where should I invest my money to get a guaranteed monthly income of ₹2 lakh (from 2046) once […]

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Raise your guard against the big C

Cancer treatment can be prolonged and its high cost requires proper planning Cancer has become the most dreaded and least understood medical threat. It also appears much more prevalent than ever before. What is pretty clear is the havoc it plays with lives, lifestyles and finances. Cancer treatment can be prolonged and its high cost warrants proper planning. Cancer insurance […]

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Airtel, Vodafone Idea to pay AGR dues on Monday

The three companies are jointly liable to pay dues of over ₹1 lakh crore, but they have informed DoT of making only partial payment. Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices are likely to make payment for adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues on Monday to avoid stringent punitive action from the Telecom Department, according to an official source. […]

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Roku stock surges but earnings forecast raises eyebrows

Roku Inc. is quickly adding new accounts, and that’s helping fuel a sizable rally after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report. Shares of the streaming-media player are up 3.4% Friday, a gain that, if it holds through the close, would constitute a very mild post-earnings move for Roku ROKU, -6.33%: The stock showed an average one-day swing of 22.3% following Roku’s […]

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