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  • McDonald's 'Dollar Menu' testing $5 items Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.

  • Farmers raisin' hell over 'Raisin Reserve' Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Grapes drying in the sun at Raisin Valley Farms in Kerman, Calif.

    There's a government program that can force a farmer to hand over nearly half of his or her annual crop without getting paid for it. It's raisins.

  • Good gourd! Early pumpkin beers brew dismay Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Southern Tier's Pumking beer

    It's bad enough back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween in July. Now even the craft beer industry is caving to seasonal creep. And not all beer drinkers are saying, "Cheers!"

  • Farmer raisin hell     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    The government can forcibly take up to 47 percent of farmers' raisin crop without paying them to put it in a raisin reserve, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One family argues the program violates the Fifth Amendment.

  • Ramen burger chef: It’s more than 'college food' Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Real ramen is much different than instant ramen, says chef Keizo Shimamoto. And if you shape it into a bun and serve it with a burger, expect a long line to form.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • With sales sagging, Heineken Light gets crafty Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops and a redesigning product packaging.

  • Fast-food strike gets supersized over wages Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Protesters in New York

    The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when thousands of workers at fast-food restaurants in 50 U.S. cities walked off the job to demand a "decent" wage.

  • Store brands often beat big names in taste test Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Ketchup taste test at Consumer Reports.

    A recent marathon taste test by the experts at Consumer Reports found that store-brand foods are serious contenders on the taste front.

  • No fry zone: Brace for fast-food strikes Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:04 PM ET
    Fast-food workers demand higher pay at a protest outside a Wendy's in New York in July.

    You want fries with that? It might not matter Thursday — fast-food workers are planning to strike in protest of their low wages.

  • Pork out on the bacon-wrapped Ford Fiesta Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Bacon wrapped Ford Fiesta!

    Now you can get your Fiesta subcompact swaddled in one of four vinyl wraps depicting luscious strips of bacon.

  • Cupcake craving at 3am? Hit the cupcake ATM! Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM

    Middle-of-the-night cupcake cravings used to go unnoticed but now, no more! New York is getting a 24-7 cupcake ATM.

  • Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET
    Burger King's French Fry Burger.

    Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.

  • Bock! Bock! McDonald's to offer chicken wings Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    It's going to be a chicken fight in the fast food business: McDonald's is about to start offering chicken wings.

  • Done right, wheat-free businesses offer lots of dough Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    More people want gluten-free products. Manufacturers and restaurants have taken note, but there's still space in this quickly growing market for entrepreneurs.

  • Nazi-themed wines come under fire in the US Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Infuriated by wine labels that portray Hitler and sundry members of the Nazi hierarchy, a U.S.-based Jewish human rights group called on distributors to stop handling Lunardelli wines. The New York Times reports.

  • Consider this before you mix that premium liquor Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Sales of premium liquor are booming—in large part due to new offerings. But not every “premium” is worth the cost. Read this story before you hit the liquor store again.

  • Why didn't I think of this? LavCup urinal shelf Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    LavCup drink holders for restrooms.

    LavCup is an antimicrobial shelf for toilet stalls and urinals where people can set their drinks while they get down to business. Its tagline: "Because you can't hold it."

  • Cereal killers: Americans' new breakfast habits Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET
    Greek yogurt for breakfast!

    Cold cereal is still the top choice for breakfast in America. However, cereal consumption volume has droped 7 percent in the past four years, an analyst says.

  • Top-rated beers worldwide Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Craft beers may be giving big brewers a run for their money, but the top-rated beers worldwide in terms of taste come from all over the map, according to one product research site.

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