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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The top two lawmakers on the Senate's antitrust panel have urged regulators to scrutinize food distributor Sysco Corp's planned purchase of rival U.S. Foods for $3.5 billion. Sysco and U.S. Foods are the only companies with the geographic reach to offer nationwide contracts to deliver a wide variety of goods from napkins to eggs to cleaning...

  • No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    "The idea came out of a need my co-founders and I had in our own lives," says Matt Salzberg, co-founder and CEO of Blue Apron, a 2- year-old New York startup that delivers high-end, pre-measured ingredients to your doorstep. Supermarkets and even online giants such as Amazon and Google deliver groceries. "All these companies make the promise, whether explicit or not, of...

  • *Organic sales growth 4.5 pct, misses expectations. *Question mark on full-year outlook, shares slide. VEVEY, Switzerland, Oct 16- Nestle toned down expectations for full-year sales after slower third quarter growth showed the impact of softening demand in Asia and falling prices in Europe on the world's largest food company.

  • Putin cheered in Serbia, seeks pipeline backing Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    BELGRADE, Serbia— Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! , "Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on economic issues, including on the South Stream gas pipeline opposed by the European Union. Putin's visit came as Serbia finds itself caught in the middle of Moscow's dispute with the West...

  • TORONTO, Oct 15- Canada Goose Inc, a maker of luxury winter down jackets, expects double-digit sales growth going forward and is forecasting revenue this year to be well over C $200 million, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. The Toronto- based manufacturer, which started in a small warehouse in 1957, has grown to about 1,000 workers and is known for its...

  • The SEC said Judy Wolf, then at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, in 2010 closed an internal review of a Brazil- based broker's trading with no findings. The SEC said its staff spotted the alteration after Wells Fargo provided the document as part of the commission's investigation. "Regardless of her motivation, her conduct was inconsistent with what the SEC expects of...

  • World may not have enough food by 2050: Report Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Farmers harvest rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi on October 13, 2014.

    A new report says unless the world increases its agriculture production now, a growing population may not have enough food by 2050.

  • Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good,"'' better "or" best "based on the supplier's farming practices. The program will start appearing in the nearly 400 Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada starting Wednesday, with the rankings being noted on signs where prices are listed. Not all produce and flowers that...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. "The industry will tie any consumer searches for' PBS Frontline' and' Antibiotics' to the...

  • Domino's beats; CEO talks cheese & Dom     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle discusses the outlook for its virtual assistant "Dom," the high price of cheese and the consumer picture.

  • California drought's new target: The great pumpkins Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Rows of fresh large pumpkins at the Pierce College Farmer's Market in Woodland Hills, Calif.

    The Golden State's lack of water is making some pumpkin farmers feel they are at the end of their rope when it comes to growing the crop.

  • AP Top Financial News At 6 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    EU antitrust body OKs Liberty Global's Dutch deal Tesla's' D' adds all-wheel drive, safety features Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke The new family portrait?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    EU antitrust body OKs Liberty Global's $13 B bid for Dutch cable operator Ziggo with conditions Tesla Motors'' D'-velopment: all-wheel drive,' auto pilot' safety features for Model S sedan Mexico's taxes on junk food, sugary drinks hitting Pepsi, Coke Make your own action figure: 3- D printing studios can scan you into your own statuette Olive Garden's troubles...

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Tesla's' D' adds all-wheel drive, safety features Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke The new family portrait?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Tesla Motors'' D'-velopment: all-wheel drive,' auto pilot' safety features for Model S sedan Mexico's taxes on junk food, sugary drinks hitting Pepsi, Coke Make your own action figure: 3- D printing studios can scan you into your own statuette Olive Garden's troubles seen through the bloated prism of the unlimited pasta pass Symantec latest company with plans to...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    Tesla Motors adding all-wheel drive and' auto pilot' safety features to its Model S sedan Mexico's taxes on junk food, sugary drinks hitting Pepsi, Coke Make your own action figure: 3- D printing studios can scan you into your own statuette Olive Garden's troubles seen through the bloated prism of the unlimited pasta pass Symantec latest company with plans to...

  • AP Top Financial News At 5 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    Tesla adding all-wheel drive, safety features Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke The new family portrait?

  • AP Top Financial News At 4 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Tesla adding all-wheel drive, safety features Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke The new family portrait?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Tesla Motors adding all-wheel drive and' auto pilot' safety features to its Model S sedan Mexico's taxes on junk food, sugary drinks hitting Pepsi, Coke Make your own action figure: 3- D printing studios can scan you into your own statuette Olive Garden's troubles seen through the bloated prism of the unlimited pasta pass Symantec latest company with plans to...

  • AP Top Financial News At 4 a.m. EDT Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Tesla adding all-wheel drive, safety features Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke The new family portrait?