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  • Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan Monday, 19 May 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Burger King is scrapping its 40- year-old 'Have It Your Way' slogan in favor of the more personal 'Be Your Way.'

  • *AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion. AT&T slid 1.9 percent to $36.03 and dragged on the Dow a day after the telecom company said it will acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion, as it seeks fresh avenues of growth beyond the maturing U.S. cellular business. DirecTV shares fell 1.4 percent to $84.92.

  • *Third-qtr sales $1.97 bln vs est. May 19- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, cut its full-year sales forecast as the competition in the cheap-and-easy meals category shows no sign of cooling. "So, consumers have the option- rather than buying soup they might go out and get frozen pizza or mac and cheese," Morningstar analyst Erin Lash said.

  • CHICAGO, May 19- A Michigan meat processing plant has recalled 1.8 million lbs of ground beef for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Monday.

  • *AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion. AT&T lost 1.7 percent to $36.12 after the telecom company said it will acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion, as it seeks fresh avenues of growth beyond the maturing U.S. cellular business. DirecTV shares lost $1.81 at $84.37.

  • *AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion. *AT&T lost 2.5 percent to $35.83 in premarket trade after the telecom company said it will acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion, highlighting AT&T's pressing need for fresh avenues of growth beyond the maturing U.S. cellular business. DirecTV shares lost one cent at $86.17 in premarket.

  • May 19- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, cut its full-year sales forecast after posting weaker-than-expected quarterly sales as increased promotions failed to boost its U.S. soup division. Shares of Campbell, which also makes Prego pasta sauces and Pepperidge Farm cookies, fell 5.4 percent in premarket trading.

  • May 19- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, posted weaker-than-expected quarterly sales as increased promotions failed to drive growth in its U.S. soup division. Campbell's shares fell 9.1 percent to $41 in premarket trading after the company also lowered its full-year sales growth forecast.

  • HONG KONG, May 18- China's biggest buyout firm, CDH Investments, is known as "The Blackstone of China" for its savvy deal making and spread of businesses, but last month's pulled IPO of pork producer WH Group Ltd is a setback to its global ambitions. The original $5.3 billion IPO by WH Group would have been the biggest for a private equity backed company in Asia.

  • The shortage of farm workers and your grocery bill Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm on October 8, 2013 in Holtville, Calif.

    Farmers will face a shortage of workers come harvest time. And the solution may not be as simple as immigration reform.

  • The Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C.- based health information non-profit, said its report covers more than 1,500 cereals, including 181 marketed to children. "But there is a lot that manufacturers can be doing and FDA can be doing, to protect kids." The group said one of the worst offenders is Kellogg Co.' s Honey Smacks, with 56 percent sugar by weight.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, May 14- Rebecca Sumrow is one of the customers food and restaurant company executives have in mind when they consider raising prices to offset higher costs as meat and milk soar to record highs.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, May 14- Rebecca Sumrow is one of the customers food and restaurant company executives have in mind when they consider raising prices to offset higher costs as meat and milk soar to record highs.

  • Making luxury food with discarded products     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble, and winner of the Veuve Cliquot new generation award, explains that her company is a luxury food brand that aims to raise awareness about global food imbalances.

  • Texas delegation woos Sriracha plant Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    As the makers of Sriracha battle to stay open in California, legislators from Texas are wooing them to move to the Lone Star State—USAT.

  • Texas hot for Sriracha plant     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods got into a dispute with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • Sriracha war heats up     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been battling with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion Monday, 12 May 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    May 12- Packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co said it would acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc for about $6.6 billion, including debt, in a cash and stock deal.

  • Bottom line for gluten-free brands     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    The gluten-free trend may be peaking, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. He digs into competition in the gluten-free space, and what investors should know about Boulder Brands' business.

  • Restaurateur Bastianich on CNBC's new show     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Restaurateur & TV personality Joe Bastianich will be featured on CNBC's newest primetime show. He's excited about the business edge the show will reveal about the restaurant business.