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  • *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.

  • Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday boosted by gains in the energy sector, with traders looking forward to a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures weighed by a sharp decline in Facebook shares, and ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Oct 29- Chocolate maker Hershey Co cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets. Rivals Mars Chocolate North America and Mondelez International Inc have also raised prices this year. U.S. milk prices have been increasing since 2008, when China started sourcing...

  • Hershey 3rd-quarter results mixed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    HERSHEY, Pa.— Hershey's third-quarter net income fell 4 percent as costs rose. Hershey earned $223.7 million, or $1 per share, for the period ended Sept. 28, down from $233 million, or $1.03 per share, a year ago. Revenue increased 6 percent to $1.96 billion from $1.85 billion, matching Wall Street's estimates.

  • Hershey's quarterly sales rise 5.8 pct Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Oct 29- Hershey Co reported a 5.8 percent rise in quarterly net sales as demand for chocolates ahead of Halloween was stronger than the company had expected. However, the maker of Hershey Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups said net income fell to $223.7 million, or $1 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 28 from $232.9 million, or $1.03 per share, a year...

  • Markets could shrug off Fed if it sounds dovish Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed is expected to announce the end of the easing program, but observers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language about keeping rates low.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States, defusing a months-long dispute that threatened to escalate into a major trade war. The concessions will help resolve a dispute that threatened to spiral into a tit-for-tat trade war after Mexico...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States in talks that went down to the last minute. The U.S. Department of Commerce said late on Monday that Mexican and U.S. officials and Mexican sugar exporters initialed a draft agreement that would...

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    DENVER— Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11 million campaign to defeat Proposition 105. The real money is coming from...

  • Cocoa industry helps fund Ebola fight in West Africa Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Oct 15- Chocolate and cocoa companies have donated $600,000 toward combating Ebola in West Africa, the World Cocoa Foundation said on Wednesday, the first sign the industry is striving to prevent the virus from spreading to the world's top two growers. So far, the Ebola virus has killed nearly 4,500 people in West Africa with nearly 9,000 infected, the World...

  • Cramer agog: Common sense moving stocks Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    It hasn’t happened in a while. But it happened today. And it happened so suddenly Cramer hopes you were sitting down.

  • Early movers: HSY, SHLD, BX, BA, LMNT, BABA & more Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar, sources said on Tuesday, a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico on other products. U.S. sugar producers have claimed cheap imports from Mexico are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar in a decision set to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the head of Mexico's sugar chamber said, in a case that could spark a trade war.

  • Aug 11- Packaged foods maker ConAgra Foods Inc said long-time Chief Executive Gary Rodkin would retire in May 2015 at the end of the company's fiscal year.

  • Inflation a 'key concern' for these companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Sentiment on the ground isn't meshing with the official data when it comes to inflation.