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EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical

The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.

Bayer selling $9B in ag business ahead of Monsanto merger

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG has agreed to the U.S. government’s demand that it sell about $9 billion in agriculture businesses as the condition for acquiring Monsanto Co., a U.S. seed and weed-killer maker.

EU approves Bayer takeover of Monsanto after concessions

The European Union has approved Bayer’s buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have to shed over $7.4 billion in firms and other remedies to ensure fair competition in the market.

EU probes Bayer’s planned buyout of Monsanto

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer’s planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto.

Atletico Madrid reaches 4th straight Champions League quarters

Atletico Madrid held Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the fourth straight season. Goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a series of great saves to keep Leverkusen from having a chance to overturn the 4-2 home defeat in the first leg.

Lawmakers step up push to repeal Idaho’s sales tax on groceries

Eighteen senators and representatives gathered for a news conference Thursday to press for repealing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries – and announced that they’re up to 48 cosponsors for the bill, nearly half of Idaho’s 105 lawmakers.

Bayer buying Monsanto, will create global chemical, ag giant

American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from global warming to rising food demand from a fast-growing global population.

Monsanto rejects Bayer buyout, again

NEW YORK – Monsanto is rejecting the second takeover bid from Bayer. The German drug and chemicals company last week boosted its offer from $62 billion, to about $65 billion, or $125 per share.