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  • The 'Elysee Premium': Wines Fetch Nearly $1 Million Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Bottles of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace went up for auction on May 30, 2013.

    France's auction of wines from the Elysee Palace fetched more than three-times its original estimate. The lofty price was the result of the premium placed on the seller—the French presidential palace.

  • 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.

  • Bottle of Wine From French Palace Sells for $9,400 Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A bottle of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace, a 1990 Pomerol Chateau Petrus.

    The two-day auction of 1,200 bottles of wine from the Elysee Palace is on pace to surpass its estimate of $300,000, helped by the sale of a 1990 Petrus for $9,400.

  • 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.

  • SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2013-- Premier Brands, Inc., a company in the business of creating, acquiring and marketing beverages, nutraceuticals and new product development, today announced that CEO Jorge Olson recently hosted a free webinar during which he shared his expertise in becoming a social entrepreneur in the consumer packaged goods and beverage industry and a visionary in creating a business that can create a positive permanent change for the planet and its people.

  • 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.

  • China Goes 'Hogwild'     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.

  • China Eyes Smithfield Foods     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    China is buying America's biggest pork company Smithfield Foods for more than $4.5 billion, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 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.

  • Pompano Beach, May 28, 2013-- DS Healthcare Group Inc., a leading developer of personal care products, announced today that it had extended its successful Revita hair-stimulating shampoo line to include new Revita.LT, formulated for blond and other light colors of hair.

  • '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.

  • McDonald's CEO Gets McGrilled by a 9-Year-Old Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Don Thompson, president and CEO of McDonald's.

    McDonald's needs kids more than today's kids need McDonald's. Perhaps no one knows that better than CEO Don Thompson, who was grilled by a 9-year-old at the annual meeting.

  • Beat the Heat of Summer     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:58 AM ET

    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.

  • McDonald's Most Caloric Item Ever     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    McDonald's will add its most caloric item ever to its menu in Japan beginning next week, with the "Street Signs" crew.

  • Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.

  • NJ Says Bars Peddled Cheap Booze as Premium Liquor Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    N.J. officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold cheap liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.

  • Corn Prices Tumble on Record Crop Planting Pace Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:09 PM ET

    Corn futures skidded to multi-week lows on reports that U.S. farmers are catching up with crop plantings.

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