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  • 6 ways states are luring small business Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    With two of the nation's busiest airports and the bustling Houston Ship Channel, Texas’ infrastructure is in a class by itself.

    States are vying for small-business investment to spur job growth. But only locales offering a friendly start-up climate are winning out.

  • World’s kitchens brace for olive oil shock Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:15 PM ET

    Foodies brace yourselves: The world is facing an oil shock — of the extra virgin olive sort. The Financial Times reports.

  • Farming with 95% less water—in Newark, New Jersey Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Vertical farming at AeroFarms.

    Using 95% less water and half the fertilizer of traditional farming, vertical farms bring sustainable produce to cities.

  • Reinventing the rib Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Reinventing the rib

    Alan Knuckman, founder of OriginAl's Chicken Ribs, pitches his barbeque startup to a panel of experts.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government in its effort to block the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed" with the judge's decision to grant the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government, which had filed an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed"...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A food supplier claims an Iowa egg farm breached a contract after bird flu disrupted the supply of eggs. Michael Foods Egg Products Co., a subsidiary of St. Louis- based cereal-maker Post Holdings Inc., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Des Moines on Monday alleging Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms in Corwith is in breach of a Jan. 27, 2014, contract.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp, the nation's largest food distributor, lost a battle with the U.S. government as a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the company could not merge with its biggest competitor, US Foods, without a go-ahead from antitrust enforcers. "The FTC has shown that there is a reasonable probability that the proposed merger will substantially...

  • Burcon reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Burcon Nutrascience Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.3 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. Keywords: Burcon Nutrascience, Earnings Report.

  • *Shares hit record high of $73.40. June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it plans to separate some of its restaurants into a publicly traded real estate investment trust as part of changes engineered by activist investor Starboard Value LP. Darden said on Tuesday said it would transfer about 430 restaurants, mostly Olive Garden properties, to the REIT this year...

  • June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it intends to separate some of its restaurants into a publicly traded real estate investment trust as part of a plan to pay down about $1 billion of debt. The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it would transfer about 430 of its more than 1,500 restaurants to the REIT this year and lease back most of the properties.

  • June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it intends to separate part of its real estate assets into a real estate investment trust as part of a plan to pay down about $1 billion of debt. The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it would transfer about 430 restaurants to the REIT this year and lease back the most of the properties. Darden also reported a 14...

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a report released Monday that May's national table egg production fell 6½ percent from last year to 6.86 billion eggs. Iowa, the nation's egg leader, saw egg production fall 28 percent from year ago and 21 percent in a month as bird flu swept through flocks. More than 31 million Iowa birds have died since mid-April.

  • June 22- Ferrero, the maker of Nutella spread, has offered to buy British chocolate company Thorntons Plc for 112 million pounds, a rare acquisition by the Italian group. It marks the first move by the maker of Ferrero Rocher pralines since the death of its patriarch Michele Ferrero earlier this year. The company, a familiar name in Britain, has been struggling in...

  • June 19- Chocolate maker Hershey Co trimmed its full-year sales growth forecast citing weak sales in China, and said it would cut 300 jobs by the end of the year under a new cost-cutting program. Sales in China nearly halved in the first quarter compared with the same period of 2014, leading analysts to warn that Hershey's $450 million annual sales target for the...

  • June 18- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC took a stake in ConAgra Foods Inc and said it was prepared to nominate directors to the company's board to help address "persistent underperformance" since the acquisition of RalCorp in 2013.. Jana Partners, whose 7.2 percent stake makes it the second-largest shareholder in the Slim Jim Beef Jerky maker, said the...

  • June 18- Food company Post Holdings Inc said a company-owned chicken flock in Nebraska, which tested positive for avian flu last month, was released from quarantine as several rounds of subsequent tests "did not confirm the presumptive positive". Post Holdings had said on May 27 that 35 percent of commitments were affected after reporting that the flock had...

  • June 18- Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co said Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought an additional 5.4 percent stake in the company by exercising a warrant to purchase about 46.2 million shares. Berkshire will now own 52.5 percent of Heinz, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

  • The group's investigators took jobs at three Foster Farms production facilities and a slaughter house and covertly gathered the footage in March and April, said Matt Rice, director of investigations at Mercy for Animals. Privately held Foster Farms said in a statement that it was cooperating with authorities as it conducted its own investigation.

  • CAIRO, June 17- One of Egypt's top dairy makers, Arabian Food Industries Co., plans an initial public offering on the Cairo bourse this year, or early in 2016, its vice CEO said. As well as Edita's IPO, cheesemaker Arab Dairy drew keen foreign interest before being bought eventually in March by Egyptian financial services firm Pioneers Holding.