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  • Bailout for Sugar?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.

  • Sugar Bailout  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Sugar prices have fallen so low; they have put pressure on sugar processors. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the government support of sugar prices has been widely criticized for years.

  • Power Rundown: Sugar Subsidies?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. sugar firms have borrowed $862 million to finance their operations. CNBC's John Carney and Kayla Tausche share their opinions on whether sugar deserves a bailout.

  • Goodbye, Drought; Hello, Bumper Crops Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.

  • Forget Fat—The Hot, New Thing to Avoid Is Gluten Saturday, 9 Mar 2013 | 6:01 AM ET
    Domino's gluten free pizza

    Patients allergic to gluten used to be the only ones to avoid it. But the gluten backlash is growing and so is the market for gluten-free products.

  • Earnings Preview: Retailers on the Radar Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    As the markets continue their march higher, investors will look to the tail end of fourth quarter earnings season for signs that corporate revenues and profits are improving. Next week, several retailers are expected to issue reports.

  • Fish McBites No Balm for McDonald's Sales Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    McDonald's new Fish McBites

    McDonald's February sales fell 1.5 percent amid stiff competition for customers who are spending more cautiously due to weak economic growth and higher taxes.

  • Starbucks said Thursday that it doesn't plan to change its offerings ahead of New York City's ban on large, sugary drinks that is scheduled to go into effect March 12.

  • Confidence Back? Several Retailers Top Sales Forecasts Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.

  • Following are the events on Jim Cramer's radar as he develops strategy for the week ahead.

  • Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.

  • Supermarkets Have 'Destroyed Value': Expert  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Rahul Sharma, founder and MD of NeevCapital, tells CNBC that traditional U.S. supermarkets have destroyed value over the past decade and valuations have fallen sharply.

  • Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain

    The Subway Restaurants founder says regulations are hurting small companies and entrepreneurs. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Watered-Down Beer? Bud Sued Over Alcohol Levels Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Beer lovers have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.

  • Yum Exec: China Is Still Our Best Market  Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Yum Brands Vice Chairman Sam Su told CNBC's Eunice Yoon China remains their best market despite the food scare, and plans to continue to focus on growth there.

  • Furniture retailer Ikea says it has halted all sales of meatballs in Sweden after Czech authorities detected horse meat.

  • A new report sheds light on this dirty secret of the food industry: Cheap fish is widely passed off as more expensive varieties.

  • Japanese Turn Against Whaling Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Japan's declining appetite for whale meat is nothing new; but is the country also losing patience with its whaling industry? The answer is yes, according to a new report that highlights the huge cost to the Japanese taxpayer of sustaining its whaling fleet. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Walmart Stock is Fair Valued: Analyst  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    Patrick McKeever, equity analyst at MKM Partners LLC, has neutral rating on Walmart, adding the company is well-capitalized and has lots of cash on the balance sheet.

  • AP Photo/LM Otero, File

    Hackers breached the Twitter account of fast-food chain Burger King, posting the online equivalent of graffiti and sometimes making little sense.