Google, Khosla back weather insurance startup

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Google Ventures have invested $42 million in a start-up run by former Google employees, which helps insure farmers against losses from increasingly volatile global weather.

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum

MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a debt restructuring.

UPDATE 1-Lundin CEO sees no strategic benefit in Equinox bid

TORONTO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Lundin Mining Chief
Executive Phil Wright said on Monday he sees no strategic
benefit in Equinox Minerals’ unsolicited C$4.8 billion
($5 billion) takeover bid, saying…

UPDATE 1-Health Care REIT to buy Genesis’ real estate

NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Health Care REIT Inc
said on Monday it struck a deal to buy all the real estate
assets of privately owned Genesis Healthcare for $2.4 billion.

World raises pressure on Libya, battles for key towns

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Foreign powers talked openly on Monday of imposing a “no-fly” zone or making other military moves against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as rebels fought government forces trying to take back strategic coastal cities.