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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities say killed a former co-worker and wounding three others at a rail car factory in Virginia was described by neighbors as a good friend and hard worker who showed no signs of violence.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer on Wednesday said it had slightly increased its forecast for the whole year after boosting sales and profits in the third quarter. Based on its performance, Bayer said it would target a "high single-digit percentage increase in adjusted profits per share" for the whole year rather than the "mid-to-high" increase it had in its sights previously. Bayer's agriculture activities are in the spotlight as it prepares for a 58.8-billion-euro takeover of US maker of genetically modified seeds and pesticides Monsanto, the biggest ever acquisition by a German company.