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MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, the company said Friday. It also raised its outlook for the year and its shares rose nearly 4 percent Friday.
The match, taking place with a huge security presence of 4,000 policemen, is the first in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven visiting players. Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain opened proceedings by shaking hands with both sets of players as the crowd rose to a glittering firework display. Cast into sporting exile following the 2009 attack, Pakistan have incurred financial losses amounting to $120 million by having to play their "home" games on neutral venues like the UAE, according to an official estimate.