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  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • Squeezing profits: The case of a shrinking Twinkie Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes contain spongy yellow cakes that are smaller than right before Hostess out of business.

  • San Francisco's battle over bacon eatery Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    A restaurant with a menu built around bacon has been temporarily shut down due to complaints from neighbors about the aroma, but its supporters are fighting back.

  • The Secret New Drink Starbucks Is Testing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.

  • Vodka Reigns Supreme as 'Mad Men' Effect Fades Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Counterfeit Glen’s vodka, which had high levels of methanol and bleach added, at a distillery in England.

    A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.

  • Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Last year $2 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by regulators.

  • Why Cyclicals Are Hot for Investors This Summer Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Cyclicals are heating up as the summer approaches and the economy starts to show signs of improvement, analysts say.

  • Private Equity Eyes Consumer Products     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    J. Michael Chu, Catterton Partners, provides his picks on the best places to park your money as the economy regains some footing.

  • Coca-Cola Enters 'Frontier Market' Myanmar Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

  • Burger King Debunks Hands-Free Whopper Holder Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder.

    Multitaskers will be sad to learn the hands-free Whopper holder is not real. Burger King says the viral video is no more than an advertising campaign.

  • Food Fight: Wal-Mart Offering Produce Guarantee Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.

  • Jobs Trump All Else on Wall Street Next Week Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Cyclicals stocks have outperformed defensives recently as investors bet the U.S. economy is on firmer footing. The coming week could be a test.

  • Monster Suit Over Teen's Death Heads to Mediation Friday, 31 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Monster Beverage Corp. drinks.

    A California judge Thursday ordered Monster Beverage to mediation Nov. 26 in a wrongful death suit that alleges the company's energy drinks were responsible for a teen's death.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • Abenomics Yet to Lift Lawson: CEO     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Takeshi Niinami, CEO of Lawson, says it will take some time for Abenomics to boost sales of the convenience stores' everyday essentials.

  • 'Summer of Shandy' Coming to the US Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Glass of shandy with slice of lemon

    Fed up with beer? This may be the answer to your prayers as "shandy" - a beer and lemonade blend sometimes called "radler" - is set to take the U.S. by storm, according to new research.

  • Why Do the Germans Not Spend Money?     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    Dr. Horst Loechel, professor of economics at the Frankfurt School of Finance, tells CNBC that the Germans are spending money with more consumer demand in the last three months.

  • Playing Hong Kong: the Pan-Asian Proxy     Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Rahul Chadha, Head of Asia Pacific Investment at Mirae Asset Global Investments, says he is overweight Hong Kong because it acts as a proxy for regional banks, consumer and insurance companies.

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  • The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Early numbers show travelers are looking to book bigger and better vacations as soon as the weather warms up.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. More earnings results next week. Starbucks and Netflix may have been helped by the bad winter. Also, the Boston Marathon is next week, and 36,000 runners will participate.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up on the day, and nat gas closed up, as well, while gold was down on the day.

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