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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher Wall Street open, ahead of the release of the final estimate for first-quarter GDP.
June 25- General Mills Inc, maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker baking products, reported a quarterly profit that fell short of market estimates largely due to higher commodity costs.
General Mills reported a 10.4 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs.
June 25- General Mills Inc reported a 10.4 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs. Net income rose to $404.6 million, or 65 cents per share, in the quarter, from $366.3 million, or 55 cents per share, a year earlier. The company, whose brands include Cheerios cereals and Betty Crocker baking products, said net sales fell 2.8 percent to $4.41 billion.
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June 18- ConAgra Foods Inc warned that its adjusted fourth-quarter profit would be lower than its forecast, as the company struggles with its big push into private-label foods and sales fall in its consumer foods business. The company's shares fell as much as 7.4 percent to $30.41 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
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The Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C.- based health information non-profit, said its report covers more than 1,500 cereals, including 181 marketed to children. "But there is a lot that manufacturers can be doing and FDA can be doing, to protect kids." The group said one of the worst offenders is Kellogg Co.' s Honey Smacks, with 56 percent sugar by weight.
TIPTON, Indiana, May 13- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said the company will be much stronger than it is today at the end of his plan to sell 7 million cars by 2018, even if it misses the targets he set forth last week. long used to advertise a brand of canned and frozen vegetables produced by General Mills.
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May 3- Warren Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire Hathaway Inc would team up again with 3 G Capital on more transactions, perhaps very large ones, despite criticism of the Brazilian investment firm's decision to cut thousands of jobs at HJ Heinz& Co..
*First-quarter earnings $1.01/ shr vs est $0.97/ shr. *Net sales fall 3.1 pct to $3.74 bln vs est $3.81 bln. May 1- Kellogg Co reported a bigger-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue as competition from private-label brands and alternative breakfast items ate into cereal sales in the United States.
"If I want to successfully conquer India... I can't do that with a plant in Hamburg, "said Stefan Heidenreich, head of Beiersdorf, whose products range from Nivea to the high-end La Prairie creams. Nivea plans to open a factory in India in 2015, to make creams in smaller, cheaper packs, products with different scents and whitening creams, which are popular in Asia.
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