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  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California   Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET
    Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • Pizza Beats Back Bacon Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
    A pepperoni pizza shirt.

    Pizza lovers are fighting back, making an impressive marketing attack with the new Pizza Shirt.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Fransmart

    For the first time in history, it may be considered frugal to eat out!

  • Mayorga Coffee

    Through an 18 month period, we saw our overall cost of goods increase 40% and we challenged ourselves to take on the brunt of the impact.

  • Cyr: Food Inflation Squeezing Juice Business Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
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    Consumers have been squeezed – and it shows in their purchasing behavior. In our business, each 1% increase in price typically reduces consumption by 1%.

  • Why Cramer Finds Sara Lee So Attractive   Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Why Cramer Finds Sara Lee So Attractive

    Mad Money's Cramer explains how breaking up Sara Lee will unlock value for investors, and put a $3 special dividend in their pocket.

  • Governors Urge Consumers to Rethink 'Pink Slime' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    BERLIN - JULY 31: Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports July 31, 2007 Gerd Sonnleitner, head of the German Farmers' Association, has called for a nationwide rise in prices of meat, especially beef and pork, and is predicting an overall rise in the price of groceries in Germany. Milk and dairy products prices in Germany have already risen in recent days by as much as 50 percent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag

    Three governors plan to tour pink slime maker Beef Products's plant in Nebraska to show their support for the company and the several thousand jobs it creates.

  • Cuba: Edge of Economic Reform   Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:44 AM ET
    Cuba: Edge of Economic Reform

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on the changes that allows Cubans to buy and sell homes and cars, and the 181 categories of jobs for those who want to be self-employed, as the Cuban government is working on "perfecting socialism."

  • Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods have been exported from the U.S. to Cuba for the past several years, and it's legal—despite the fact that an embargo is still in place.

  • Frozen Yogurt Franchise Surge: Still Room for Dessert? Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Red Mango yogurt

    Forecasts for an increasingly crowded and competitive market have not deterred “fro-yo” companies from embarking on ambitious expansion plans to capture an increasingly health-conscious U.S. consumer.

  • National Grocers Stop Buying 'Pink Slime' Beef Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
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    Two supermarket chains said Thursday they will join the growing list of stores that will no longer sell beef that includes an additive with the unappetizing moniker "pink slime."

  • Is Wheaties Dying A Slow Death? Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:53 PM ET
    Boxes of General Mills brand cereal Wheaties

    After nearly a nine decade run, the “Breakfast of Champions” is on the ropes.

  • Herb on the Street: Dunkin' Brands   Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Herb on the Street: Dunkin' Brands

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports Dunkin' Donuts announced same store sales are strong, however, new unit openings are lagging actual openings.

  • Unique Neighborhood Coffee Shops Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Whether dark roast, light roast, with milk or black, no matter how you take your morning cup, you are part of a worldwide community of java drinkers that have made coffee one of the world’s top-traded agricultural commodities.For as many coffee drinkers as there are in the country, it seems there are just as many coffee shops, from international chains to the coffee house on the corner. It’s those neighborhood Coffee appliance maker Krups created its Best Brew Awards in 2011 to honor the best sm

    This year, voters chose 10 shops from across the country to receive the Best Brew Award. Find out who the winners are.

  • Fat Profits in Fried Food?   Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Fat Profits in Fried Food?

    Elliott Schlang, Great Lakes Review, identifies several deep-fried stocks that could help make you money.

  • SmashBurger CEO on Jobs Market   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
    SmashBurger CEO on Jobs Market

    Insight on SmashBurger's expansion and plans to create over 1200 jobs, with Dave Prokupek, Smashburger CEO, who says the company is seeing a big shift in consumption.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.

  • Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
    Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales

    Today is the biggest selling day of the year, explains Jim Goldman, Godiva Chocolatier president/CEO, who discusses the products that are sold and the cost of cocoa prices.

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    India still struggles to make its food fit for consumption. From rat poison found in vegetables and Diwali-festival sweets laced with caustic soda -- adulteration is rife.