DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Netflix added two million U.S. subscribers to its streaming video service in the first quarter of this year. Analysts say that the company is making its mark with original programming.
After Boston, surveillance cameras are hot sellers, and it's not just businesses that are buying.
Most Americans have said for the past decade or so that there would more occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. The bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to Pew Research Center polling, has underscored that view. But Americans seem to have accepted this as part of life.
A car bomb took out the front wall and the reception area of the French Embassy in what some suspect was an attack related to France's military intervention in Mali.
Netflix stocks surged 25 percent in after-hours trading on Monday after the company announced that two million users signed up for its video streaming service in the first quarter of this year.
CEO Reed Hastings attributed part of the company's growth to the creation of original programming like the Washington D.C. drama "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey.
"'House of Cards' has been a great success for them," says Susan Murray, an associate professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. Murray predicts that the revival of the Fox sitcom "Arrested Development", scheduled to air in late May, will help Netflix further cement its fan base.
"Even [TV] cable channels have been working on the model that with a few really successful original programs, you can then attract a large audience and really brand your network in a particular way," Murray said.
Original programming doesn't come cheaply. "House of Cards" reportedly cost $100 million to produce, but Netflix executives have signaled that they intend to forge more deeply into producing their own content.