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  • Dec 10- McDonald's Corp in January will cut eight food products and reduce the number of so-called Extra Value Meals on its U.S. menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales, Mike Andres, the company's U.S. president, said on Wednesday. McDonald's closely watched sales at established restaurants have not posted a gain in the United States since October 2013.

  • Dec 10- McDonald's Corp in January will cut eight food products and reduce the number of so-called Extra Value Meals on its U.S. menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales, Mike Andres, the company's U.S. president, said on Wednesday.

  • Dec 10- McDonald's Corp in January will cut eight food products and reduce the number of so-called Extra Value Meals on its U.S. menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales, Mike Andres, the company's U.S. president, said on Monday.

  • The move by districts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade County and Orlando County is intended to protect children's health amid concerns about the rise of so-called "superbugs," bacteria that gain resistance to conventional medicines, school officials said. School officials are demanding the change after meeting with industry experts...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japanese fast-food company Yoshinoya Holdings Co said on Tuesday it would raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish- long a symbol of the deflationary economy- for the first time in 24 years due to higher import costs. Yoshinoya, operator of the 115- year-old beef bowl chain, said it would raise the price of its regular-size "gyuudon" dish by 27...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- The S&P 500 posted its biggest daily percentage drop since Oct. 22 on Monday as oil's slump to a five-year low caused a selloff in energy shares. Data showed China's exports grew at a slower-than-expected pace and imports dropped in November, while Japan's economy shrank more than expected in the third quarter. Leading the decline, shares of Exxon...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. stocks declined on Monday, dragged lower by a big drop in energy shares and global growth concerns following soft data out of China and Japan. You're seeing some of these ripple effects today, "said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles, noting there also seems to be profit-taking as year's end...

  • Sweet! French Toast Crunch has returned Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    General Mills' French Toast Crunch cereal.

    General Mills announced the return of the previously discontinued French Toast Crunch, a toast-shaped, maple-flavored cereal.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday, as investors weighed the strength of the U.S. economy against global growth concerns following soft data out of China and Japan, while biotechs rose on merger activity. Major indexes opened slightly lower after data showed China's exports grew at a slower-than-expected pace and imports dropped 6.7...

  • Dec 8- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported a steeper-than-expected drop in global sales at established restaurants in November, hurt by weakness in the United States and Asia, and warned that such results would "significantly pressure" margins in the current quarter. November marked the sixth straight month of worldwide same-restaurant sales declines at...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday, after soft data in China and Japan raised global growth concerns, while a further drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares. Data showed China's exports grew at a slower-than-expected pace and imports dropped 6.7 percent in November, while Japan's economy shrank more than expected in the third quarter.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Monday, putting the S&P 500 on track to pull back from its latest record high, as soft data in China and Japan kindled global growth concerns. Economic data showed China's exports rose at a slower than expected pace and imports dropped 6.7 percent in November, while Japan's economy shrank more than expected in...

  • Dec 8- McDonald's Corp reported a steeper-than-expected fall in global same-restaurant sales in November and said current-quarter results would be hurt by the after-effects of a supplier scandal in China and a stronger dollar. The world's largest restaurant chain has been battling competition from Wendy's Co and Burger King Worldwide Inc as well as from...

  • Dec 8- McDonald's Corp reported a steeper-than-expected fall at global established restaurants in November, hurt by increased competition in the United States and the after-effect of a supplier scandal in China. Shares of the world's largest restaurant chain by revenue fell 2.4 percent in premarket trading. McDonald's worldwide sales at restaurants open...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. health regulators estimate that consumers will suffer up to $5.27 billion in "lost pleasure" over 20 years when calorie counts on restaurant menus discourage people from ordering french fries, brownies and other high-calorie favorites. The FDA said the analysis balances the benefits to consumers when calorie information leads them to eat...

  • 'Perfect storm' churns milk into gold for farmers Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Two dairy cows.

    A "perfect storm" of commodity prices and low feed costs have lifted profit and provided a windfall for farmers a few turbulent years.

  • Girl Scout troops sought online cookie sales: CEO Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Girl Scouts of America CEO Anna Maria Chavez tells CNBC the idea for selling cookies online came from the troops that sell them.

  • Unilever seeks bigger margins without margarines Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Unilever will separate its spreads business, which includes Flora and Bertolli margarine, into a standalone company. The NYT reports.

  • Four-pound white truffle could fetch $1M Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Sabatino Truffles

    A company that sells truffles said it is auctioning off a huge truffle in New York with proceeds that will go to charity.

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. Cargill is recalling 31,000 pounds of beef produced at its Calgary, Alberta, plant, said Connie Tamoto, spokeswoman for the privately held...