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  • April 29- Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by cost cuts and price increases. Mondelez, whose shares were up 4 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday, said net revenue from North America, its second-largest market after Europe, rose 1 percent to $1.68 billion...

  • April 23- Hershey Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to weak sales growth in China and higher spending on advertising and marketing. The company said in February it expects China sales to grow 35 percent to $450 million in 2015.. The company's net income fell to $244.7 million, or $1.10 per share, in the first quarter ended April 5,...

  • Hershey says growth in China weaker than expected Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    HERSHEY, Pa.— Hershey's expansion into China hasn't been so sweet. That number excludes sales of Golden Monkey products, a Chinese food company that Hershey bought a controlling stake in late last year. Hershey said a slowdown in China's economy is keeping people from buying its goods.

  • Hershey quarterly profit falls 3 pct Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    April 23- Hershey Co reported a 3 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and weaker-than-expected sales in China. The company's net income fell to $244.7 million, or $1.10 per share, in the first quarter ended April 5, from $252.5 million, or $1.11 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $1.94 billion from $1.87 billion a year earlier.

  • These 6 'profit machines' churn out cash Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Printing money

    Six companies belonging to the S&P 500, including Home Depot and Wells Fargo, recorded higher profits for the past five years. USAToday reports.

  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • Early movers: GE, HON, GS, AXP, MAT, VZ & more Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced a $46 billion deal to consolidate the companies Wednesday, one that will create the No. 3 packaged food maker in North America after PepsiCo and Nestle USA.. That should take some...

  • Ahead: Short summer, go long Santa Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    History shows that after the Federal Reserve hikes rates for the first time, this happens to the stock market.

  • Sliding food inputs boost these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Falling food input prices bode well for producers with limited global exposure, including Dean Foods and Hershey, an analyst said.

  • Are food stamps a bad thing? Not if you sell food Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    A woman pays for her groceries using a food stamp program at a supermarket in West New York, N.J., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

    The House has begun hearings on the U.S. food stamp program. They'll be watched closely by more than just the hungry.

  • Hershey: What customers want   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Hershey: What customers want

    Hershey CEO John P. Bilbrey, says consumers want to know what is in their product, and explains why it's getting into beef jerky.

  • Early movers: TMUS, HRL, XOM, FL, AAPL & more Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • China's chocolate sales to grow 60% by 2019: Hershey Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 PM ET

    China's chocolate sales will grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, up nearly 60 percent from 2014, driven by a growing urban population, a Hershey official said.

  • Valentine's stock pick? Go for the obvious choice Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    Valentine's Day chocolate sales

    Do any stocks move around Valentine's Day? It may be a cliche, but chocolate sales are good news for chocolate giant Hershey's.

  • Here's why Valentine's Day will cost more this year Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    Valentine's Day chocolate treats are displayed at the Le Chocolatier as they prepare for a Valentine's day rush on February 12, 2014 in North Miami, Florida.

    Love birds should brace themselves as Valentine's Day chocolate will cost more this year, the New York Times reports.

  • YOUR MONEY-Is organic chocolate worth the price? Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    Feb 11- If you plunk down some big bucks for organic chocolate this Valentine's Day, your sweetie may or may not be impressed. Andy Ciordia, owner of The Secret Chocolatier in Charlotte, North Carolina, says consumers are most likely to notice that mass-produced chocolates using a cacao solution taste flatter than those made on a smaller scale and with natural...

  • Nestle takes on Hershey's in non-chocolate wars Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Red licorice

    For years, Hershey-owned Twizzlers have twisted the licorice market to its own desires. Now, Nestle wants a bite of that action.

  • Licorice wars? Nestle's taking on Hershey's Twizzlers   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Red licorice

    Did you know the licorice business was a $300 million market? CNBC Jane Wells breaks down the reasons why Nestle wants a piece of that action.