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  • The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 114-30. Last week, the Vermont Senate, by a vote of 28-2, approved the measure, which requires foods containing GMOs sold at retail outlets to be labeled as having been produced or partially produced with "genetic engineering."

  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    April 23- A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk.

  • Extra crispy: French fry truck catches fire Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Truck fire in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Waterville, Maine.

    A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.

  • Dunkin' to take California by storm     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    FMHR trader Josh Brown thinks Dunkin' Brands looks fantastic technically, while Mike Murphy says investors are questioning the company's massive expansion plans.

  • California dreams of Dunkin'     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the Street's expectations for Dunkin Brands, and what could send coffee prices higher. The company plans to eventually double the number of stores it has to 15,000, including coming back to California.

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts.

  • April 22- Darden Restaurant Inc will have to call a shareholder meeting to vote on Starboard Value LP's proposal to delay the company's plan to spin off its struggling Red Lobster chain, after the activist investor secured the support of a majority of the company's shareholders.

  • Yum Brands' China restaurant sales improve Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent.

  • Some of the biggest names in Corporate America, including Coca-Cola Co, General Motors Co, United Technologies Corp and McDonald's Corp all in the past week reported strong results from their China operations.

  • April 22- KFC parent Yum Brands Inc on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent, roughly in line with expectations, as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare last year that pummeled demand for chicken.

  • April 22- Darden Restaurant Inc has 60 days to call a shareholder meeting to vote on activist investor Starboard Value LP's proposal to delay the company's plan to spin off its struggling Red Lobster chain, CNBC reported.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, April 22- A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants fell more than expected on fewer customers. In the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa region, same-store restaurant sales rose 0.8 percent, compared to analyst projections for a 0.5 percent increase.

  • McDonald's 'not broken story': Analyst     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    McDonald's reported Q1 EPS of $1.21 on revenue of $6.7 billion. RJ Hottovy of Morningstar, still sees value in the stock.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp on Tuesday reported a lower quarterly profit as sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants fell more than expected. First-quarter sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 0.5 percent worldwide, helped by gains in Europe.

  • McDonald's reports Q1 earnings     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    McDonald's is reporting Q1 EPS of $1.21 on revenue of $6.700 billion, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices may become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.

  • Yes! We have no bananas? It could actually happen Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    A devastating disease is putting the world's banana crop at serious risk and threatening the income of millions of people.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population. USDA will also require tracking movements of pigs, vehicles, other equipment leaving affected premises.