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  • WASHINGTON, April 14- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

  • *WH Group, shareholders seeking $5.3 bln in Hong Kong IPO. HONG KONG, April 14- Two senior executives of China's biggest pork producer WH Group Ltd received a combined $600 million payout for helping the Chinese company seal last year's record $4.9 billion takeover of U.S.-based Smithfield Foods Inc, an unusually high incentive for an acquisition.

  • BEIJING, April 14- Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday in subdued trade, with a strong performance from blue chips including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd pulling up the index.

  • WH Group and some of its shareholders launched an up to $5.3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong last week, the second-biggest ever listing by a food and beverage company. Yang Zhijun, an executive director in charge of investment, merger and acquisitions and financing for WH Group, was issued another 245.6 million ordinary shares.

  • Burritos or Big Macs?     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    The FMHR traders position high flying stocks against "steady eddies," including Chipotle versus McDonald's, and Netflix versus Comcast.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Cramer: Wal-Mart doesn't know organic space     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    "You've got to be in the natural and organic business to understand the ethos," says CNBC's Jim Cramer discussing Wal-Mart's deal to sell Wild Oats' organic products at lower prices to revive their grocery sales.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Justice Department official Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission. "We are delighted that the Senate has confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as an FTC Commissioner.

  • MADRID, April 9- Some of the owners of the world's top olive oil bottler Deoleo are rethinking plans to sell, sources said, after the Spanish government revealed its interest in buying into what it sees as a nationally strategic company. Deoleo said on Wednesday private equity firm CVC had made the highest offer for the company.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1430 GMT / 10.30 AM ET Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Confectionary company Mars Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's pet food brands IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura in the United States and Latin America for $2.9 billion to beef up its pet food business. LONDON/ ATHENS- Bailed-out Greece is set to end its four-year exile from bond markets on Thursday with a five-year debt issue, three sources say.

  • April 9- Confectionary company Mars Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's pet food brands IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura in the United States and Latin America for $2.9 billion to beef up its pet food business.

  • April 9- Confectionary company Mars Inc said it will buy Procter& Gamble Co's pet food brands Iams, Eukanuba and Natura for $2.9 billion in major markets to beef up its pet food business. Mars will buy the rights to the three brands in North America, Latin America and other regions excluding Europe.

  • Shrinkflation: How your favorite treat shrank     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    You might have thought you were imagining it, but it's true - your favorite chocolate bar really has shrunk in size, due in part, to higher food prices. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on 'shrinkflation'.

  • It might be sweet and sticky, but it's not honey Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a new measure, food companies will be asked to label their products as "blend" if sweeteners are added to honey, in an effort to regulate food.

  • Only manufactures that do not add sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners should label their products as pure "honey," the FDA said in draft guidelines posted online. But just 149 million pounds were produced in the United States last year, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed.

  • Amazon's magic wand for Fresh     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the Amazon Dash, a wand-like device it is testing with select "Amazon Fresh" customers to link them directly to shopper accounts.

  • *Chicago Board of Trade wheat for May delivery was up 1-3/ 4 cents at $6.71-1/ 2 a bushel by 0044 GMT. Soybeans were nearly flat at $14.74. *China has still not approved a gene-modified strain of corn known as MIR162, prolonging a ban that has seen nearly 1 million tonnes of the U.S. grain turned away from Chinese ports since November.

  • Lawsuit over Hebrew National hot dogs is revived Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 4- A year after ConAgra Foods Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that its Hebrew National hot dogs were not kosher, a higher authority has given the case new life. Instead, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found simply that the case did not belong in federal court, and returned it to the Dakota County, Minnesota state court where it began.