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Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.
Kraft Foods Wednesday posted better-than-expected quarterly profit as price increases and new products lifted sales even as costs for oil and ingredients such as wheat continued to soar.
Even as the Fed meets, the street can't make up its mind about what the Fed should do. From discussions I've had, it's clear that the sentiment among some traders has shifted and continues to shift.
Mars and Berkshire teamed up Monday to gobble up Wrigley. Should you be chasing other confectionery names like Hershey's, or are there better deals you can piggy-back?
M&M's candy maker Mars has teamed up with billionaire Warren Buffett to buy No. 1 chewing gum manufacturer Wm Wrigley Jr for $23 billion.
There are cheaper food companies that are just as good, Cramer says.
The stock market will likely start the week on a hesitant note with Wall Street facing the first Federal Reserve interest-rate decision in many months not knowing that a cut is likely guaranteed.
Commodity prices are soaring and biofuel use is putting even more pressure on grains in particular. Can Big Food firms continue to thrive? Yes, says Alexia Howard, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein. She told CNBC why she remains “bullish on the food group" -- and what stocks to buy.
In a down economy, investors often turn to Consumer Staples that are more insulated from economic cycles. Key in this sector are food stocks; after all we still have to eat. Yesterday, Conagra beat analyst expectations and today Erin Burnett interviews Kendall Powell, the CEO from General Mills. Here is a list of some of the biggest food related companies and how they have performed YTD.
The Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate by three-quarters of a point, to 2.25 percent. CNBC asked the experts how investors should adjust their portfolios. Here's what they said.
What's on the menu for your portfolio? Morningstar equity analyst Mitchell Corwin has pinpointed five food-producing "standouts" with stocks at reasonable prices.
As Visa’s expected public offering approaches, will the company’s IPO draw the attention that was anticipated? Here is some data on Visa, its business and its competitive position.
Some interesting takes on the markets, economy, and where to put your money on last night's Kudlow & Company. Joe Battipaglia, market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, thinks energy stocks are running on fumes. Over at Forbes, Mike Ozanian is betting on $1000 gold. He thinks food stocks offer investors serious value.
The largest increase in wholesale inflation in 26 years has left many investors wondering how to protect their portfolios. CNBC asked the market pros what they would do.
Sarat Sethi thinks investors should feed their portfolios food stocks. "We're putting money into food stocks, which are necessities, not discretionary items," the partner and portfolio manager for Douglas C. Lane and Associates told CNBC.
Downgrades in the financial sector dragged stocks lower today, causing a three-digit drop in the Dow. To help investors protect their portfolios, CNBC enlisted the help of market experts.
What's on Matthew Kaufler's menu? Ketchup, cheese and coal. He's made those unusual investment recommendations before, and he hasn't changed them. Here's how to play the stocks.
Efforts to rescue a distraught U.S. bond insurance industry could inject a positive note on Wall Street but the economic data and earnings reports are unlikely to change a downward trend.
Kraft Foods rallied by 6.9 percent to close at $31.33, the day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it has accumulated an 8.6 percent stake in the company, becoming Kraft's largest shareholder. That's the biggest one-day percentage gain ever for Kraft, which began trading on the NYSE in 2001.
Stocks ended mostly lower after a number of economic reports cast the outlook in a negative or lackluster light. What's the word on the Street?