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What's on the menu for your portfolio? Morningstar equity analyst Mitchell Corwin has pinpointed five food-producing "standouts" with stocks at reasonable prices.
Short-term rallies may lull you into false sense of security. Find out why consumer staples might not be as safe as you think.
In the week ahead, traders say the dysfunction in credit markets will continue to dominate, and they expect the stock market to keep testing lows in choppy trading.
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Jeff Macke takes us inside the consumer mind to find out why food could be a recession-proof trade.
The largest increase in wholesale inflation in 26 years has left many investors wondering how to protect their portfolios. CNBC asked the market pros what they would do.
Sarat Sethi thinks investors should feed their portfolios food stocks. "We're putting money into food stocks, which are necessities, not discretionary items," the partner and portfolio manager for Douglas C. Lane and Associates told CNBC.
I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...
Wal-Mart shares made gains ahead of earnings Tuesday. What's worth watching in the week ahead?
Kraft Foods rallied by 6.9 percent to close at $31.33, the day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it has accumulated an 8.6 percent stake in the company, becoming Kraft's largest shareholder. That's the biggest one-day percentage gain ever for Kraft, which began trading on the NYSE in 2001.
Huh? Import prices from China rose 0.8 percent for the month. How did that happen? As one trader noted, "The days of importing deflation from China is over." Futures were also down as the February NY Fed survey was negative 11.7, the weakest since May 2003.
Friday's markets will likely continue to be vulnerable to credit worries. There are a few economic data points including import prices and the Empire State survey, both at 8:30 a.m. TIC data from the Treasury is released at 9 a.m. and industrial production comes out at 8:15 a.m. Consumer sentiment is due at 10 a.m.
The Discover Card’s Third Annual Valentine’s Day Shopping Survey reveals the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Here are some companies that you may love this Valentine's Day...
Food and soup maker Campbell Soup said Thursday it agreed to sell its Godiva Chocolatier business to Yildiz Holding, which is the owner of Turkish food company Ulker Group, for $850 million.
Stocks closed sharply lower after a brokerage downgrade of Citigroup sparked concerns that there may be more mortgage losses to come, raising doubts about the outlook for the economy.
Campbell Soup posted lower quarterly profit Monday, hurt by higher costs and lower U.S. soup sales, but affirmed its full-year forecast.
Tighter food regulations under consideration could benefit consumers and companies alike, as Congress looks to help the industry through a crisis in confidence driven by a spate of high-profile recalls.
Sometimes a stock is hot and other times it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.
Stocks ended the holiday-shortened week lower as surprisingly weak monthly employment report sparked worries of a U.S. economic recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a weekly loss of 1.7%, the S&P 500 fell 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 1.2%.
Stocks closed higher on strong economic data, but gains were limited because of uncertainty whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. "Today the data was great--the ISM, retailer sales--but tomorrow it might not be," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.