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  • Aug 5- XPO Logistics Inc's quarterly revenue doubled, boosted by its purchase of France- based Norbert Dentressangle SA and an increase in trucking capacity in the United States. The company, which is on track to hit a revenue run-rate of $9.5 billion this year, said on Wednesday it targets about $23 billion in revenue by 2019.. XPO, whose customers include Macy's...

  • July 28- ConAgra Foods Inc has started talks with TreeHouse Foods Inc and Post Holdings Inc regarding the sale of its private label unit Ralcorp, which could be valued at around $3.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. TreeHouse, Post, and private equity firms that include Apollo Global Management LLC and Cerberus Capital Management LP have...

  • July 8- ConAgra Foods Inc said it would add two directors, including a former Nestle executive nominated by Jana Partners LLC, three weeks after the activist investor took a stake in the food processing company and called for changes. ConAgra will appoint former Nestle USA CEO Bradley Alford and former Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc CFO Timothy McLevish to its...

  • ConAgra appoints Jana Partners' nominee to board Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    July 8- ConAgra Foods Inc said it will appoint two directors, including former Nestle USA CEO Bradley Alford, one of the three nominees of its second-largest shareholder Jana Partners LLC. With the appointment of Alford and Timothy McLevish, former CFO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the strength of the board will go up to 14, the company said on Wednesday.

  • July 8- ConAgra Foods Inc has hired Centerview Partners to explore a sale of its private label unit Ralcorp, just two years after it acquired the troubled business with advice from the same investment bank, people familiar with the matter said. The maker of Chef Boyardee and Slim Jim snacks, which last month announced it would exit its private label food business,...

  • June 30- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 registered their worst session since October, as investors hoped Greece would strike a last-minute deal to avoid an exit from the euro zone. Greece is hours away from defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund. U.S. corporations have limited...

  • June 30- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would exit its struggling private label foods business after the unit failed to post an increase in sales for the fifth straight quarter. "It has become clear that the time and energy the company is devoting to the Private Brands turnaround represent a suboptimal use of our...

  • Early movers: PNR, CAG, GE, FIT, JUNO, GM & more Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
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  • ConAgra Foods to exit private label business Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    June 30- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would exit its struggling private label foods business and reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly sales. Net profit attributable to ConAgra was $209.2 million, or 48 cents a share, in the fourth quarter ended May 31. ConAgra lost $324.2 million, or 77 cents a share a year...

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would cut 675-725 jobs in its international business under a new restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs and boosting growth. While General Mills' U.S. sales for the third quarter ended Feb. 22 rose after five straight quarters of decline, international sales have...

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  • Cramer: Why activists wouldn't dare touch Twitter Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Jim Cramer explains the two types of takeover targets in the market and why an activist won't go near Twitter.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower following the Nasdaq's record high as investors eyed developments in the Greece debt talks amid options expirations.

  • June 19- U.S. stocks fell on Friday ahead of a summit next week that could decide whether Greece will need to print its own currency and ditch the euro. As bank withdrawals across Greece ballooned to about 4.2 billion euros this week, the European Central Bank boosted its emergency funding for Greek banks. "It's sort of the last lifeline they are going to throw out to...

  • *ConAgra rises after Jana Partners takes stake in company. June 19- U.S. stocks were down in early afternoon trading on Friday, a day after a strong rally pushed the Nasdaq Composite index to a record high, but the major indexes were still on track for their strongest weekly performance in about two months. The Greece crisis also showed no signs of receding.

  • Activists' war chests at record. How to ride them Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein

    Jana Partners' action against ConAgra on Thursday is the latest of many moves by activists against large companies. Who will be next?

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as rally stalls; Greece eyed Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    *ConAgra rises after Jana Partners takes stake in company. June 19- Wall Street fell in late morning trading on Friday, a day after a strong rally pushed the Nasdaq Composite index to a record high, but the major indexes were still on track for their strongest weekly performance in about two months. "When you're facing the turmoil that is all things Greece, and the...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower a day after indexes rally Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 9:55 AM ET

    June 19- U.S. stocks turned lower after a mixed opening on Friday, a day after Wall Street rallied and the Nasdaq Composite index broke its last standing milestone from the dot-com era as it set a record intraday high. On Thursday, Wall Street was boosted by strong data, which pointed to signs that the U.S. economy was recovering after growth came to a halt earlier in...

  • June 19- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday, a day after the Nasdaq Composite index broke its last standing milestone from the dot-com era as it set a record intraday high. Wall Street was boosted by Thursday's strong data, which pointed to signs that the U.S. economy was recovering after growth came to a halt earlier in the year.