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  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the "substantial additional information" provided by the SEC, "the unique circumstances of this case, and further guarantees of prompt payment of the proposed fines" justified approval, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the "substantial additional information" provided by the SEC, "the unique circumstances of this case, and further guarantees of prompt payment of the proposed fines" justified approval, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

  • Chart of the Day: PB&J's price surge Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    As fans brown bag it in honor of National PB&J Day, it turns out the childhood staple isn't quite the bargain it used to be.

  • Zenobia Godschalk, an Atlanta mother of two young boys, stopped buying Kraft's "mac and cheese" after reading its complicated ingredient list. Kraft Foods Group Inc still dominates the category, but the battle for the hearts and minds of American mac-and-cheese lovers may become a new front in a running war in the $360 billion U.S. packaged food industry.

  • BOGOTA, March 28- Colombia's biggest food processing conglomerate, Nutresa, hopes to double sales in six years partly through takeovers in foreign markets to capitalize on strong sales growth abroad, top company officials said on Friday. Nutresa's sales in 2013 grew 11.2 percent to $3 billion, one third of which were made in Colombia.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.

  • U.S. court rejects challenge to meat label rule Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a food industry challenge to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products.

  • Economists are expecting grocery prices to rise in 2014 and as CNBC's Allison Linn reports, that could lead to sticker shock especially in the meat aisle.

  • Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit Court ruled on Thursday that Beef Products Inc may pursue most of its case against ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and others including news anchor Diane Sawyer and reporter Jim Avila.

  • Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit Court ruled on Thursday that Beef Products Inc may pursue most of its claims against ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co..

  • McDonald's to Chipotle: Secret menus decoded Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Ever do a double take when the person in front of you asks for a McDonald's Monster Mac or Chipotle Quesarito? Check out these not-so-secret menu items.

  • Company seeking Hong Kong exchange nod on Thursday. HONG KONG, March 26- Chinese pork producer W.H. Group, which acquired U.S.-based Smithfield Foods last year, has hired 28 book runners for its planned $5- 6 billion Hong Kong initial public offering, a record number for banks working on an Asian IPO, IFR reported.

  • HONG KONG, March 26- Chinese pork producer W.H. Group, which last year acquired U.S-based Smithfield Foods, has hired 28 book runners for its planned $5- 6 billion Hong Kong listing, a record number for banks working on an Asian IPO, IFR reported on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher this week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher next week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Darden Restaurants' earnings matched lowered estimates. Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak senior restaurant analyst, discusses what might happen with its weak Red Lobster business.

  • March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc, under scrutiny from two activist investors over a plan to sell or spin off its Red Lobster chain, on Friday resisted pressure put the divestiture of the struggling seafood restaurants to a shareholder vote.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • Darden profit meets analysts' lowered expectations Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc reiterated its plans to divest its struggling Red Lobster chain and reported third-quarter results in line with analysts' lowered expectations. The Orlando- based company, which also owns the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, said on March 3 that severe winter weather hurt sales and profit.

  • Food prices jump     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The government is saying food prices saw the biggest monthly increase in nearly 2.5 years. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Dean Foods and Hershey are among the stocks with the most exposure to milk commodity prices.