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  • When to buy Panera     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks Panera Bread 2.0 will take over next year.

  • Oct 29- Chocolate maker Hershey Co cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets. Rivals Mars Chocolate North America and Mondelez International Inc have also raised prices this year. U.S. milk prices have been increasing since 2008, when China started sourcing...

  • Fatburger's all-meat bun     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    As the price of beef increases, Fatburger has come up with an all-meat bun. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story, and the "Fast Money" traders try the burger - except Guy who really likes having a bun.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. While Apple has partnered with major banks and large retail chains including Macy's Inc., Walgreen Co. and McDonald's Corp., critics have...

  • Cutrale-Safra snaps up Chiquita in $1.3B deal Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group agreed to acquire U.S.-based banana producer Chiquita Brands in a deal valued at $1.3 billion.

  • US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa— The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday. Bill Aossey Jr., who founded Midamar Corp. in 1974, is charged with conspiring to change labels and...

  • Correction: Earns-McDonald's story Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In an Oct. 21 story about McDonald's third-quarter earnings results, The Associated Press reported that a TV station in China showed one of the company's suppliers repackaging expired meat. NEW YORK— After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that...

  • Cutrale-Safra look to top Fyffes in Chiquita offer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    Cutrale-Safra raised an offer to acquire Chiquita, in an attempt to scuttle the company's merger plans with Irish rival Fyffes.

  • Oct 23- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc on Thursday warned that this year's sales at established U.S. Dunkin' Donuts coffee shops will be weaker than forecast as more chains try to take a bite out of the fast-food breakfast business. Shares in the company, which reaps roughly three-quarters of total revenue from its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts business, dropped 3.5 percent to...

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    DENVER— Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11 million campaign to defeat Proposition 105. The real money is coming from...

  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Many of the messages are tailored to defend or expand the business interests of companies such as Coca-Cola, Monsanto and ExxonMobil, yet few have their names in the ads. Through Oct. 20, TV ad spending on ballot issues totaled roughly $119 million, according to an analysis conducted by the Washington- based Center for Public Integrity, based on preliminary data...

  • *China, HK fees account for 55 pct of AsiaPac region in 2014. HONG KONG, Oct 23- Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China- a sign of how Beijing's reforms are transforming private capital's role in the world's second-largest economy. Private firms are also...

  • LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico, Oct 22- Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said on Wednesday. Nestle's factories in the region including both Ghana and Ivory Coast produce...

  • Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90. Unisys Corp., up $4.24 to $23.62.

  • UPDATE 3-Brazil's JBS Foods to delay IPO Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, Oct 21- JBS SA received regulatory approval to delay an initial public offering of its JBS Foods unit in Brazil, according to a securities filing on Tuesday, putting off a plan to raise 4 billion reais for a few more weeks or until next year. The request to make JBS Foods a public company was removed from securities industry watchdog CVM's website, but the...

  • B&G Foods posts 3Q loss Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ B&G Foods Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $4.4 million in its third quarter. B&G Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.54 to $1.60 per share. B&G Foods shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oct 21- McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this month. Stock in the fast-food chain, which Thompson conceded is sometimes seen as little more than "a manufacturing plant,"...

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Frito-Lay announces the winner of its second annual Do Us A Flavor promotion.

  • Sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, a closely watched gauge of performance, fell a steeper-than-expected 3.3 percent in the United States, where resurgent fast-food rivals and more upscale brands like Chipotle Mexican Grill are taking a bite out of market share. Europe, which just edges out the United States as McDonald's top revenue market, is...

  • Oct 21- McDonald's Corp reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit due to a food scandal in China and tough competition in the United States, and the world's largest restaurant chain said these factors were expected to hurt current-quarter results. McDonald's business in Europe, its biggest market, was hurt by issues in Russia and Germany.