Oct 30- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the third quarter, hurt mainly by weakness in its meat business. The Toronto- based company, one of Canada's biggest pork processors and bakers, said revenue slipped 2.5 percent to C $1.15 billion.
Oct 25- Maple Leaf Foods Inc has launched an auction for its bakery company Canada Bread, targeting Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's largest bread makers, as well as private equity, several people familiar with the matter said.
TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it may sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Company as it determines whether to exit the bakery business and focus on meat products.
*Cooper Tire slumps on buyout squabble. The United States faces a deadline of Oct. 17 to raise its $16.7 trillion debt limit or risk an unprecedented debt default.
LONDON, Oct 7- U.S.-based food business Darling International is to buy Dutch meat producer Vion's ingredients division for 1.6 billion euros, according to a company statement on Monday, in a blow to private equity firms bidding for the unit.
*Cooper Tire slumps on buyout squabble. *Alcoa, Yum Brands to report after the close. "Fear is mounting among investors that the upcoming debt ceiling deadline will be handled as poorly as the budget impasse has," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Oct 7- Food waste recycler Darling International Inc said it would buy Vion Ingredients, a unit of privately held Vion Holding NV, for 1.6 billion euros.
Aug 23- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods agreed to sell its rendering and biodiesel business to Darling International Inc for about C $645 million in cash, causing shares in both companies to spike on Friday.
The rendering and biodiesel business, Rothsay, operates six rendering plants in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and a biodiesel facility in Quebec, Maple Leaf said.
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Shares of Darling International slumped 7 percent Wednesday following a downgrade by a BMO Capital Markets. THE ANALYSIS: Zaslow lowered his 2012 earnings estimate to $1.17 from $1.21 and his 2013 estimate to $1.40 from $1.55. SHARE ACTION: Darling International Inc. fell $1.14 to $16.41 by midday.
Oct 10- Darling International Inc:. *BMO cuts Darling International to market perform from outperform;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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