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  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Hershey Co's announcement on Thursday that it will buy jerky maker Krave Pure Foods Inc reflects a growing appetite for healthy snacks in the United States, even those that were once considered gas station staples. According to Nielsen data released earlier this month, 30 percent of U.S. consumers specifically look for food that is high in...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Albemarle Corp. fell 13.7 percent to $47.77. Ocwen Financial Corp. fell 11.2 percent to $5.77.

  • Hershey shares fall after weak outlook Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    HERSHEY, Pa.— Hershey said Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income fell 8.8 percent as more shoppers bought meat snacks and baked treats instead of its chocolate, candy and mints. The Hershey, Pennsylvania- based company said it hopes to appeal to consumer's changing tastes by buying jerky maker Krave Pure Foods Inc. Hershey did not disclose how much it was...

  • How Hershey plans to enter the meat snack biz Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    Hershey plans to enter the fast-growing meat snacks market, after high demand for meat and bakery snacks hurt chocolate sales.

  • Hershey's quarterly sales miss estimates Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    Jan 29- Chocolate maker Hershey Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as demand for bakery and meat snacks hurt chocolate sales. Hershey's net income rose to $202.5 million, or 91 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $186.1 million, or 82 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 2.7 percent to $2.01 billion.

  • Jan 27- Chocolate maker Hershey Co is in late-stage talks to acquire Krave, a maker of healthy beef, turkey and pork jerky snacks, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal is expected to value Sonoma, California- based Krave at between $200 million and $300 million, the people said this week. It sells to retailers that include Target Corp, Vitamin Shoppe...

  • Cramer Remix: Get a piece of this new stock Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:09 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer thinks you should open wide and take a big bite of this new offering

  • Cramer: Is Hershey's stock a highway to heaven? Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Hershey's chocolate bars.

    Hershey was both downgraded and upgraded this week. Jim Cramer takes a look at the bulls and the bears, to find one sweet deal.

  • How to trade the historic blizzard Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Man shoveling show following a snow storm in Buffalo last November.

    The historic blizzard bearing down on the East Coast will likely be bullish for energy and public utility firms, if the past is any guide.

  • ZURICH, Jan 21- Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut warned on Wednesday the strong Swiss franc could hit its results, after sales revenue rose 15.1 percent in the quarter to November helped by higher cocoa bean prices. Barry Callebaut said it conducted 99 percent of its business outside of Switzerland so had limited operational exposure to the surging franc,...

  • America's top company? Not one you would guess Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    Copart has become the model for exceptional business performance in the United States, according to one metric.

  • Chocolate drought a 'fair trade' issue: Torres Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    As candy lovers around the world contribute to a global chocolate deficit, one chocolatier has a simple solution to the brewing crisis.

  • Sugar slide to sweeten Smucker, Hershey shares Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    When the price of sugar falls, things get sweeter for processed food manufacturers such as J.M. Smucker and Hershey, if history is a guide.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The Hershey Co may replace corn syrup with sugar in some products, the latest sign of waning demand for the syrup and growing competition in the sweetener market. The move, first reported by the Associated Press, comes at a critical time for corn syrup makers, which have been facing more scrutiny from public health officials and nutrition experts, and...

  • Some pros like these consumer staple stocks Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Investors might want to check out a handful of stocks in the consumer staples sector that analysts say could be trading at a discount.

  • Why your chocolate cookie will soon be a delicacy Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Cocoa production is expected to be at a deficit of 30,000 tons prompting higher prices for both bean and bar, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Beware: A poisoned stock market in 2015 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    The short-term result of the election may be bullish for the market but we are headed for dangerous times, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.

  • Ask a hedge-fund guy: Will the economy collapse? Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger takes your questions. The first one is from a "Janet Y" in Washington, DC ...

  • Stocks end modestly lower as Fed pulls plug on QE Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    Stocks were little moved Wednesday, as Facebook declined and Wall Street looked to the Federal Reserve's policy decision.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. DuPont, down 2 percent at $66.62, was the largest drag on the materials sector of the S&P 500 after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.