The parent company of Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman and Dr. Scholl’s Shoes announced on Thursday that it has named Amy Hunter as its new vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, effective October 21.
Bayer won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in assets, clearing a major hurdle for the $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds maker.
Farmers in Kansas and Oklahoma are planting more land with cotton than they have for decades as they ditch wheat, attracted by relatively high cotton prices and the crop’s ability to withstand drought.
The White House will convene a meeting on Thursday on the future of artificial intelligence in U.S. industry with major companies including Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet and Oracle Corp, as well as government officials.
Cotton planting in India, the world’s top cotton producer, could fall 12% in the 2018/19 crop year as infestation by the pink bollworm has slashed farmers’ incomes, prompting them to choose other crops, say officials.