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  • NEW YORK— McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. The company says its suppliers will still be able to use a type of antibiotic called ionophores that keeps chickens healthy and isn't used in humans. "This really does move the ball quite a bit," said Gail Hansen, a senior officer...

  • March 4- McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous "superbugs." The world's biggest restaurant chain will announce on Wednesday that within two...

  • Markit, ISM services data on tap. Shortly after the opening bell, two readings on the services sector are expected with the final February reading of financial data firm Markit's Purchasing Managers Index at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's gauge on the services sector in February is scheduled for a 10 a.m. release.

  • *Markit, ISM services data on tap. *Shortly after the opening bell, two readings on the services sector are expected with the final February reading of financial data firm Markit's Purchasing Managers Index at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's gauge on the services sector in February is scheduled for a 10 a.m. release.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Bob Evans Farms Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bob Evans Farms' stock is sliding in premarket trading Wednesday as the restaurant operator announced it won't sell or spin off its food products business. Bob Evans Farms Inc. said Tuesday that the finance committee of its board, with the assistance of independent advisers, determined that a sale or spinoff of the BEF Foods business at this time would...

  • Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Popeye's CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken. The 58- year-old executive's frankness isn't surprising considering Popeye's turnaround during her tenure represents a vindication of sorts. Since then, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen has been playing up its regional identity and remodeling stores to be more...

  • SAO PAULO, March 3- Some truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads on Tuesday, slowing grains deliveries to southern ports, even as adherence to the strike diminished and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened. Nationwide, there were 18 roadblocks over rising freight costs by the end of the day on Monday, well below peaks of more than 100 a week ago,...

  • SunOpta reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    BRAMPTON, Ontario _ SunOpta Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. SunOpta shares have declined slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. Within 10 to 20 years, Buffett said, Berkshire's girth could require whoever then runs the Omaha, Nebraska- based company to consider steps...

  • In the 84- year-old's annual shareholder letter released on Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire has grown so large- 751,000 times its original net worth per share- that the future pace of gains "will not come close" to those of the past. "I think Berkshire will outperform the average American company, but our advantage, if any, won't be great." Buffett, also addressing one...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. Within 10 to 20 years, Buffett said, Berkshire's girth could require whoever then runs the Omaha, Nebraska- based company to consider steps...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire's huge balance sheet gives him the power to...

  • Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire's huge balance sheet gives him the power to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." When Buffett releases this year's letter on Saturday, he may point to opportunities outside of the United States, after he recently decided to buy a German motorcycle accessories retailer and said he may shop more...

  • Inventure Foods posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Inventure Foods Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.4 million. Inventure Foods shares have dropped 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Inventure Foods, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store. He has mentioned the idea...

  • Are food stamps a bad thing? Not if you sell food Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    A woman pays for her groceries using a food stamp program at a supermarket in West New York, N.J., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

    The House has begun hearings on the U.S. food stamp program. They'll be watched closely by more than just the hungry.

  • Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Purina issued a statement saying "there are no quality issues with Beneful," and dog owners could continue feeding it to their dogs without any concern. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of...

  • Sanderson Farms beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    LAUREL, Miss. _ Sanderson Farms Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $66.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.76 per share. Sanderson Farms shares have decreased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Kosher kush could be coming to New York Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Kosher Kush?

    Several enterprises are angling for kosher certification for edible medical marijuana products. The Forward reports.