Unilever is the world's largest maker of ice cream; Breyer's, Magnum and Ben and Jerry's are just some of its brands. Kees Kruythoff, Unilever North America president, weighs in.» Read More
Plus, calls on Lehman, Goldman, Boeing, Best Buy and more.
Also, the closest thing to a deepwater wildcatter, more praise for wind power and more.
The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.
With energy and food prices hitting record highs and house prices nearing record lows worldwide, where can investors find safety? Jason Forde, fund manager at Kepler Landsbanki has an outlook.
Sky-high food and fuel prices will make it hard for this company to meet analyst expectations.
Anheuser-Busch is in preliminary merger talks with Mexico's Grupo Modelo that could thwart InBev's unsolicited takeover bid for the brewer, the Wall Street Journal reported.
InBev will probably have to raise its $46.3 billion offer for Anheuser-Busch, analysts told CNBC. BUD shares jumped over 10% in Europe.
The possibility of Europeans owning Budweiser looks increasingly likely after Belgian brewer InBev launched a takeover bid for Anheuser-Busch.
InBev has made an unsolicited $65-a-share cash offer to acquire Anheuser-Busch, the American brewing giant said after markets closed Wednesday.
UPS is getting a nasty taste of what happens when horse racing gets ugly. Big Brown's trainer, Rick Dutrow, has been very public in pinning the horse's last place finish at the Belmont Stakes on jockey Kent Desormeaux.
The USDA now says the corn crop this year will be ten percent below last year's, thanks to the Noah-like rains in the Midwest. Inventories are expected to be at their lowest level since 1996!
Some farmers are starting to fear disaster as global harvests look set to be average in a year when they should be excellent to offset food shortages, the NYT reports.
AND YOU THINK YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE: Here are two videos of one office worker who apparently can't take it anymore. Something sets him off, and he starts throwing things. The videos are making the rounds on the Internet, igniting debate over whether they're authentic, or just well-crafted put-ons. They look pretty real to me. (Note: Content may be considered mature. Viewer discretion advised.)
Plus, what's wrong with these Brazil stocks lately?
Record oil prices force Wall Street to reassess sure-fire strategies.
These are not fat times in the pig biz. After three years of profitability, pig producers this year have been spending as much as $50 more to raise a pig than they can sell it for. There are just too many pigs.
Unfortunately, for a huge number of companies across the world, the English national football team is not very good and has failed to qualify for Euro 2008, which kicks off in Switzerland on Saturday.
Here is Des Moines, especially in West Des Moines, there's a building boom. Lots of new construction. It looks like the corn economy is trumping the subprime meltdown. Zillow.com says home prices this city are holding steady. The first image is a Zillow chart showing Des Moines prices since 2000.
This is one of those times when you have to be very discriminating when you talk about the “economy.” Because the “economy” includes things that are in outright depression like housing, and it includes things that are in an outright boom like technology
These days, a quick trip to the store can be all it takes to break the bank. But there's plenty of easy ways to keep your basic spending in check.