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Bee thieves kill the buzz for almond growers  

Detectives see a rise in recent bee thefts, possibly due to the increased prices and pollination fees as a shortage looms.
Source: CNBC.com
Calpers buys New York office tower for $1.9 bln - Sacramento Bee

Feb 9- Calpers has purchased a New York office tower for $1.9 billion, in one of the biggest real estate investments in its history, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported on Tuesday. Calpers confirmed to Reuters that it had purchased 787 Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan but did not disclose the purchase price. The purchase of the 50- story AXA Equitable Center...
Source: Reuters
How bad is it in California? They're stealing bees!

Bee rustlers have pulled off at least half a dozen hive heists in California this year, pinching beekeepers and almond farmers.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Jeff Daniels
California almond prices see big drop in recent months

MODESTO, Calif.— Almond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months, giving environmentalists hope the slump will halt orchard plantings but experts say the industry's long-term prospects remain strong. The slowing down of economies in large world markets such as China has also contributed to the drop in prices, the Sacramento Bee...
Source: The Associated Press
Your food might be stuck on a barge

Some food transportation on barges is slowing as El Nino-related rain has swelled some waterways.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Heesun Wee
Almond growers wish list: Rain and bees

Prices of mighty almonds are down amid El Nino-related cold and rain that could dampen pollinating activity and crop yields.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Heesun Wee
Top Canada watchdog worried about pesticide linked to bee deaths

OTTAWA, Jan 26- Canada's official environmental watchdog on Tuesday expressed concern that authorities were allowing the long-term use of pesticides linked to bee deaths despite not having enough information about the products. "These products continue to be used extensively in Canada despite widespread concern they may pose a threat to bees, other...
Source: Reuters | By: David Ljunggren
Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains

Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's top finance official, unveiled the new policy at a gathering Sunday of The Global Foundation, an Australia- based organization that seeks to encourage dialogue about global governance, sustainability and other issues. During the Sunday gathering, representatives of the France- based Consumer Goods Forum, which has 400...
Source: The Associated Press
The wacky gifts given to the British royal family

From books, to an unforgettable "packet of fairy dust". 2015's official list of gifts received by the British royal family has been revealed.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Alexandra Gibbs