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  • 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.

  • US Core Market Still Under Pressure: SABMiller CEO  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    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.

  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • States bring renewed swagger to Top States 2013 Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • Hungry for a Merger: GrubHub, Seamless to Combine Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Rival online takeout services Seamless North America and GrubHub will combine and create a company covering more than 20,000 restaurants in 500 U.S. cities.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • Yum or Yuck? Cutting-Edge Restaurant Menu Items Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

    Hoping to increase sales and traffic in their restaurants, fast-food and fast-casual operators are upping the menu innovation to produce items that stray from the gastronomic norm.

  • The Man Who Gave America Fish Sticks Is Dead Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Fish sticks, the ultimate starter seafood.

    Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

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