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The U.S. dollar's spike may hit trade and manufacturing as its strength is disruptive to U.S. exports and companies with big overseas sales.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Jan 8- General Mills Inc said it plans to close down its plants in Midland, Ontario, Canada and New Albany, Indiana, cutting about 500 jobs, as part of announced efforts to reduce costs. General Mills said it had notified the New Albany union representatives of its decision to shutdown the plant. General Mills, which is struggling with weak sales and competition from...
Jan 8- General Mills Inc said it plans to reduce its refrigerated dough capacity and close its plants in Midland, Ontario, Canada and New Albany, Indiana, as part of efforts to cut costs.
CNBC's Kelly Evans offers up some playbooks and their possible outcomes for the new year.
Companies making headlines before the bell Wednesday:
General Mills reported a 37 percent fall in profit, hurt by weak demand in the United States and slowing growth in Europe and Canada.
Oil's decline could continue to take center stage as investors weigh whether the benefits of cheaper crude outweigh the pain for the producers.
Nearly 1 in 6 Americans go hungry. Most at risk: children and the elderly. Companies are rushing to help during the holidays.
General Mills announced the return of the previously discontinued French Toast Crunch, a toast-shaped, maple-flavored cereal.
Julie Busha didn’t slay any Sharks with her Slawsa – but that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to thrive.
The surge in the U.S. dollar this month to an almost seven-year high versus the yen is very bad news for Ford investors, if past history is a guide.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
General Mills shares sank after the maker of Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, and Progresso canned soups cuts its sales and earnings outlook for the year.
With some 84 million people in the U.S. struggling with obesity, investing in obesity stocks has become a Wall Street trend.
Jim Cramer takes on activist calls to CEOs strong performing companies, and suggests they realign their attention
More than 120 world records were set for lots of wine sold in Hong Kong last weekend. Many buyers were from mainland China.
Medtronic's plan to reimburse execs and directors for $63 million in excise taxes from a tax inversion draws heat from shareholders.
Stocks wavered Wednesday as Wall Street waits to hear from the Federal Reserve.