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  • 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
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    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
    A Walgreens store is shown in Louisville, Ky.

    Sentiment on the ground isn't meshing with the official data when it comes to inflation.

  • Aug 6- Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, cut its 2014 sales target on Wednesday after price hikes to cover commodity costs sparked a backlash by consumers and retailers in some European markets. Mondelez also reported higher net income in the second quarter, topping Wall Street estimates.

  • Forget what the Fed says, inflation is here Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Companies across industry groups—from food to technology to health care—are raising costs for the consumer.

  • Hershey's sweet success in the mainland  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    While gifting used to play a big role in driving sales in China, everyday consumption of chocolate is now on the rise as well, says Philip Stanley, VP & GM, Greater China at Hershey's.

  • Who the monster dollar-store merger should scare Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    A replica of the famous Godzilla in Tokyo.

    After news of the monster dollar-store merger, here's the thing no one seems to be talking about, says retail analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • What soaring cocoa means for stocks, chocoholics Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Fruits of the Cacao (Theobroma cacao), Sterculiaceae, around Kumasi, Ghana.

    Investors are honed in on consumer companies that use cocoa as a raw ingredient to see how they manage costs to protect the bottom line.

  • Mars, maker of M&M's, to raise prices 7% Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Mars Chocolate North America said that it will raise its prices by 7 percent "to offset rising costs," its first increase in three years.

  • Politics fade as earnings take over Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Attention chocoholics: Hershey to hike prices 8% Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    The "Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie"

    The price increase is a sign that a year-long soaring cocoa market is eating into confectioners' profits.

  • Early movers: TWX, BAC, AAPL, IBM, YHOO & more Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

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

  • This bubble market is already deflating Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    As stocks creep ever higher and spark bubble rumors, one other bubble appears to be deflating: the gum bubble.

  • Millennials to Pizza Hut: We want 'pizza cookies'! Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    The "Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie"

    Pizza Hut will roll out nationally an almost-pizza-sized chocolate-chip cookie, cut into eight slices. USA Today reports.