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    Sake-flavored KitKat

    Beginning Feb. 1, a sake-flavored KitKat will be available in Japan.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Thursday after December durable goods orders declined far more than expected.

  • Roller coaster: Trading the volatile start to 2016 Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 5:00 AM ET
    NYSE Traders on the floor.

    If Monday was any indication, we're in for a rocky January. Here's how to trade it.

  • Starbucks red cups and more: Holiday blunders Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Starbucks Christmas coffee cup

    Some retailers have coal in their stockings in the eyes of customers.

  • Hershey to offer healthier Kisses this holiday season Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Nov 12- Chocolate maker Hershey Co said it would launch Hershey's Kisses and milk chocolate bars made with no artificial flavors for the holiday season, as it looks to cater to a growing demand for less-processed food. Neil Saunders, chief executive of retail research firm Conlumino, said this was a good move ahead of the holiday season as people tend to buy better...

  • Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and Viacom Inc are each opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their biometrics- such things as eye movements and facial reactions made while hooked up to skin sensors and heart monitors. Viacom's lab, which is being built in New York, will include...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- The so-called war on sugar has a new battleground: Halloween. Sugary chocolates still dominate Halloween candy handed out and provide an annual sales treat for companies like Hershey Co, privately held Mars and Nestle SA. But as more consumers demand healthier candies, manufacturers could see the so-called "War on Sugar" scare away some of the $2.1...

  • Hershey sees squeeze from growing U.S. income gap Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 28- Chocolate maker Hershey Co, long a staple of middle-class U.S. households, is getting squeezed as consumers either pay up for fancier sweets or seek more savings. Hershey executives said the company is grappling with a growing gap between low and high-income households in the United States, which has changed buying patterns for many consumer...

  • All eyes on Fed; Apple gives Wall Street a boost Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 8:37 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen explains why the Federal Reserve chose not raise interest rates on September 17, 2015 in New York.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday ahead of a statement from the Fed this afternoon and more earnings.

  • Oct 28- Chocolate maker Hershey Co cut its full-year profit forecast, hurt by weak demand in North America and higher marketing costs ahead of the holiday season. Profit is now expected to be $4.10 per share compared with the $4.10- $4.18 it anticipated earlier, as it expects to "markedly" ramp up spending during the holiday quarter. Net income fell to $154.8 million,...

  • Early movers: DMND, ANTM, GNRC, HLT, HOT & more Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Chocolate maker Hershey posts 31 pct drop in profit Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Oct 28- Chocolate maker Hershey Co reported a 31 percent slump in quarterly profit, hurt by weak demand for candy, mint and gum in North America. The company's net income fell to $154.8 million, or 70 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 4, from $223.7 million, or $1 per share, a year earlier. Net sales were nearly flat at $1.96 billion.

  • Fed could be a snooze, but these reports will be big Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Expectations are low that the Fed will provide any new policy insight next week, and focus should stay on economic reports and a flood of earnings.

  • Earnings woes hit Wall Street Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, due in part to a disappointing earnings report from Dow stock IBM.

  • Dozens of corporate giants join US climate pledge Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 7:10 PM ET
    President Barack Obama hosts a roundtable with CEOs to discuss efforts to tackle climate change both in the United States as well as on a global scale at the White House in Washington October 19, 2015.

    Alcoa and General Electric, among others, joined 13 earlier companies to support "a strong outcome" for upcoming climate negotiations.

  • Expect this fourth quarter surprise: Strategist Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets.

    Here's why there could be a "surprising" stock market rally in the fourth quarter, strategist Brian Belski said Monday.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- The owners of Quorn, a line of meat-free packaged foods, is facing takeover interest from a range of parties from Asia, Europe and North America, as they look to cash in on the world's growing appetite for healthier food. Monde Nissin from the Philippines and Wilmar International from Singapore are among the parties to have shown an interest,...

  • Early movers: FDX, HPQ, ORCL, FIT, HSY, BUD & more Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • How to play the market selloff: Buy boring Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite markets selloff, two portfolio managers said they believe U.S. stocks are the place to be as long as people invest wisely.

  • NEW YORK/ BEIJING, Aug 20- On China's version of Valentine's Day, big international chocolate makers like Hershey are not feeling the love. The Chinese market is "a challenging one and we're certainly finding that out," the chief financial officer of Hershey Co said on a recent conference call. "People used to buy expensive chocolate as gifts, but now they no longer do...