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  • 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...

  • 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 and Hershey are big market movers Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. ConAgra Foods Inc., up $4.25 to $43.37. KB Home, up $1.41 to $16.37.

  • *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...

  • "Many sectors and stocks have had a good few days, so some of it is people taking off some of their profits," said JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade's chief strategist about Friday's trading. For the week the index was up 0.8 percent, its best gain since the week ending April 24. An impasse in bailout negotiations between Greece and its creditors and worries about a stock bubble...

  • 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.

  • Early movers: HSY, RHT, SWHC, STT, CAG & more Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Jana Partners takes ConAgra stake Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
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    Jana Partners took a stake in ConAgra Foods and said it was prepared to nominate directors to the company's board.

  • June 19- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher 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. *San Francisco Fed president John Williams is due to speak before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics in San Francisco, while Cleveland...

  • June 18- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC took a stake in ConAgra Foods Inc and said it was prepared to nominate directors to the company's board to help address "persistent underperformance" since the acquisition of RalCorp in 2013.. Jana Partners, whose 7.2 percent stake makes it the second-largest shareholder in the Slim Jim Beef Jerky maker, said the...

  • Jana Partners takes 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra Foods Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Activist investor firm Jana Partners said Thursday it took a 7.2 percent stake in packaged-foods maker ConAgra and said it may start a proxy battle by nominating three candidates to the company's board of directors. Jana Partners said ConAgra's results have been disappointing since it bought Ralcorp, the owner of Post cereals, in January 2013.

  • After-hours buzz: ConAgra, Red Hat & more Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 5:32 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: ConAgra, Smith & Wesson, Red Hat & more.

  • Jana Partners picks up 7 pct stake in ConAgra Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 5:26 PM ET

    June 18- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC on Thursday disclosed a 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra Foods Inc, saying the Slim Jim Beef Jerky maker's shares were "undervalued." ConAgra's shares rose 6 pct in extended trading. ConAgra, which has been struggling to boost sales at its private label business, said in a statement that the company was open to discussions...

  • *Co-founder and CEO Stephen Hughes resigns. *COO James Leighton named CEO on an interim basis. June 10- Smart Balance spreads maker Boulder Brands Inc forecast a fall in current-quarter sales, the first quarterly decline in four years, and said co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Hughes resigned.

  • June 10- Natural packaged food maker Boulder Brands Inc forecast a quarterly sales decline for the first time in four years and said co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Hughes resigned. Boulder said it expected second-quarter sales to be $122 million- $124 million, a drop of 5-7 percent from a year earlier, hurt by lower sales in its Balance diet foods...

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter, including the Peter Pan brand, linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. The plea agreement also calls for the unit to pay an $8.01 million criminal fine, a record in a U.S. food safety case, and...

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc has pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter linked to a salmonella outbreak, court papers showed. ConAgra Grocery Products Co pleaded guilty to one count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, will pay a $8.01 million...