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5 Ways Your Business Can Give Back to the Community

It has been noted on more than one occasion that the millennial generation is highly motivated by community-minded initiatives. Some believe the younger generation won’t participate in commerce unless they feel their purchases are going towards a worthwhile cause. For…

AT&T, Time Warner To Merge: Here Are The Reasons You Should Care

Time Warner Cable Building [Image by Ildar Sagdejev, Wikimedia Commons]

AT&T and Time Warner are set to merge in an $86 billion deal that will almost certainly change the landscape of American media, and indeed, media in general.

The deal, months in the making, is the second massive merger this year with long term ramifications for consumers across the globe, the first being the recent Bayer-Monsanto merger that will unite two aggro-chemical giants, which will control a 25 percent share of the world’s agricultural business. The current AT&T Time Warner deal will similarly unite two giants of media and communication.

Bayer, Monsanto Merger Will Devastate World Agriculture

The Bayer – Monsanto merger, announced last week, will no doubt be good for shareholders in the short term, with the sale price of seed and GMO giant Monsanto ending up at $66 billion, or $128 cash for each share. But the result for farmers across the globe will likely be far less rosy.

The Bayer – Monsanto merger deal, which took months of negotiations to finalize, will create the largest agribusiness in the world. Bayer, mostly known for their aspirin and other pharmaceutical products (including, long ago, heroin) are actually an agriculture product giant in and of themselves,with a large chunk of their yearly profits being from the sale of agricultural chemicals.