Financial news on May 18, 2008

Business and Financial news
Tentative Agreement May End Strike That Disrupted Production at 32 G.M. Plants

It was the auto industry’s longest strike in more than 40 years. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

World’s Poor Pay Price as Crop Research Is Cut

Agricultural research is reduced even as the growth of the global food supply slows and the population increases. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

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