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  • Kraft recalls more than 6.5M boxes of Mac & Cheese Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Kraft foods on Tuesday said it would recall some 242,000 boxes of its macaroni & cheese dinners because they could contain pieces of metal.

  • CARACAS, March 16- Venezuela said on Monday it has paid off its 1 billion euro Global 2015 bond, the first foreign debt maturity in a year of heavy bond payments that have stretched the OPEC nation's coffers amid a period of low oil prices. "Venezuela in 2015 will continue, despite lower oil prices... to fulfill its international obligations, one by one," he said in a...

  • CARACAS, March 16- Venezuela's government has told the country's food industry that it is limiting dollar disbursements for food imports so that it can pay down foreign debt amid low oil prices, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation. At the same time, concerns Venezuela could default on foreign debt have pushed its yields to the second...

  • March 16- Wayne Farms Inc, the sixth-largest poultry producer in the United States, filed with U.S. regulators in an initial public offering of common stock. Wayne Farms counts Nestle SA, Costco Wholesale Corp and Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain known for its chicken sandwiches, among its clients. Net income of Wayne Farm LLC, a subsidiary of Wayne Farms Inc, rose...

  • Continental Grain's Wayne Farms files for IPO Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:53 PM ET

    March 16- Wayne Farms Inc, the sixth-largest poultry producer in the United States, filed with U.S. regulators in an initial public offering of common stock. Wayne Farms is a subsidiary of Continental Grain Co, one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States. Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and BMO Capital Markets are underwriting the IPO, Wayne told the U....

  • March 16- McDonald's Corp restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities complained to regulators on Monday that their working conditions are hazardous and have led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. McDonald's workers, who already have claimed that they have been subjected to wage theft, racial discrimination and retaliation for attempting to unionize,...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus. The H5N2 flu discovered in Arkansas last week is the state's first case of a strain that causes massive...

  • Why a nasty insect is getting the EPA's attention Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    An ear of corn hangs in a field outside Tiskilwa, Ill.

    A destructive insect's growing resistance to genetically modified corn seeds is costing American farmers as much as $2 billion annually.

  • SAO PAULO, March 12- Brazilian meats company JBS SA plans to focus on Australia, its U.S. pork operations and its processed foods division under a 2015 strategy focused on "organic expansion" rather than acquisitions, CEO Wesley Batista said on Thursday. JBS plans to finalize its $1.25 billion purchase of Australian processed foods maker Primo Smallgoods this...

  • *Wall St coming off extended decline. *Intel shares fall after lowered outlook. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Thursday, partially rebounding after a recent bout of weakness, though a surprise drop in retail sales and a weak outlook from Intel limited the day's gains.

  • *Wall St coming off extended decline. *Citigroup up in premarket after Fed review. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Thursday as a surprise drop in retail sales pointed to a consumer that continued to struggle, but also eased some concern about how soon the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates.

  • March 11- Shake Shack Inc forecast slowing same-restaurant sales growth in 2015 and swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, helping to send the hamburger chain's shares down as much as 9 percent after its first quarterly report as a public company. New York City- based Shake Shack began as a hotdog cart in New York's Madison Square Park and amassed a near cult...

  • The infection, if confirmed, threatens to widen trading restrictions from countries such as Taiwan, Singapore and Nicaragua that have already limited U.S. poultry exports due to bird flu outbreaks in states ranging from Minnesota and Missouri to California. Arkansas producers have been on alert for the virus since Minnesota and Missouri confirmed cases of...

  • March 11- General Mills Inc is looking to sell its Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business, people familiar with the matter said, as the maker of Bisquick and Betty Crocker cake mixes struggles with weak sales of products like cereal. General Mills and Rothschild declined to comment. General Mills is shedding 700 to 800 jobs, improving supply chain...

  • McDonald's February restaurant sales down 1.7 pct Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    March 9- McDonald's Corp's worldwide sales at established restaurants fell 1.7 percent in February as sales in the United States were hurt by "aggressive competitive activity." February same-restaurant sales were down 4.4 percent in McDonald's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa business, which includes China. That was an improvement from the 12.6 percent...

  • Sick of snow? Click here for travel deals: Expert Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    A rendering of SkyRise Miami

    Travel season is quickly approaching, and experts say now is the time to look for vacation bargains.

  • CHICAGO, March 5- Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday. The ongoing push by Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, highlights...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- French chocolate maker Cemoi is betting that Africa's growing middle class will add its sweet treat to their diet as the company prepares to open a factory in Ivory Coast, where much of the world's cocoa beans are grown. Cemoi, which competes with the world's biggest bean buyer, Swiss-based Barry Callebaut, as well as processors and merchants like...

  • *Markit, ISM services show modest growth. *Healthcare stocks rise after Supreme Court hearing. The sector's top gainers were HCA Holdings, Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street lower for 2nd day after rally, data Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    *Markit, ISM services show modest growth. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday, with indexes on track for a second straight day of declines, as a recent rally gave investors reason to exercise caution. I don't think the market is particularly overvalued or particularly expensive but it's not cheap, "said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer at...