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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:03 p.m. EDT Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Boeing says Garuda Indonesia orders 50 planes with sticker price of $4.9 billion AP Exclusive: California health exchange awards millions in no-bid contracts; ties questioned American Samoa officials say new food-processing plant will create up to 1,000 jobs Khodorkovsky warns Putin government might benefit from excessive sanctions against Russia US:...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    AP Exclusive: California health exchange awards millions in no-bid contracts; ties questioned American Samoa officials say new food-processing plant will create up to 1,000 jobs Khodorkovsky warns Putin government might benefit from excessive sanctions against Russia US: Oil prices seen falling this winter as natural gas prices rise, confounding New...

  • American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa— American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said Friday that executives from A.V.M. Operations would begin the following year, said Keniseli Lafaele, director of the American Samoa Commerce Department.

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. Tokmakjian's company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to...

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. His company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to prove any of...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 29- A little-known Canadian federal agency helped put in place a total of $418 million worth of Cuban deals for a firm headed by Cy Tokmakjian, the businessman jailed for corruption in Havana last week. The total value of CCC's Cuban contracts with the Tokmakjian Group between 1992 and 2011 was C $418 million, said corporation spokeswoman Lina Seto.

  • Premium pet food company Freshpet files for IPO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the New Jersey- based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Freshpet's filing listed private equity firm MidOcean Partners LP and Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, as investors.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc. Industry insiders had told Reuters that suppliers in China often knew about audits in advance.

  • Thailand plans to grow more sugar, swell global supply Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    *Support of rural population is key for govt in Thailand. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world's second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said. The' rai' is a unit of measurement commonly used in Thailand.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday a preliminary decision by the United States to impose anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar was a setback in trade relations between the neighbors and pledged to fight the decision.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar, sources said on Tuesday, a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico on other products. U.S. sugar producers have claimed cheap imports from Mexico are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar in a decision set to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the head of Mexico's sugar chamber said, in a case that could spark a trade war.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the president of Mexico's sugar chamber said ahead of the ruling. Until we know that, we can't know what it will mean, "said Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • Fruit recall widens on possible Listeria outbreak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.