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Smithfield Foods Inc

  • Why are American pigs dying? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus—PEDv—is raising awareness about biosecurity, and the global nature of our food supply.

  • Pig (prices) fly, but maybe not for much longer Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    "Right now, the price for a 40-pound pig is over double what it normally is," says one farmer. But that may change soon.

  • Chinese pork giant pulls Hong Kong IPO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:22 PM ET
    (L to R) Executive director and president of Smithfield, Larry Pope, Smithfield chief financial officer, Kenneth Sullivan and Smithfield executive vice president Robert Manly attend a press conference in Hong Kong.

    China's WH Group has cancelled its planned Hong Kong IPO as a downturn in equity markets weighed further on demand.

  • Word's biggest pork firm slashes IPO, delays pricing Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:54 PM ET
    (L to R) Chief financial officer of WH Group, Guo Lijun, Executive director and chairman of WH Group, Wan Long, Executive director and president of Smithfield, Larry Pope, Smithfield chief financial officer, Kenneth Sullivan attend a press conference in Hong Kong.

    WH Group is slashing its proposed Hong Kong IPO and delaying the pricing to next week, as market volatility turned investors off the deal.

  • China surpasses UK in US deal scrutiny Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    Chinese companies have overtaken U.K. firms in the number of transactions reviewed by U.S. government for national security concerns. The FT reports.

  • Companies foot the bill when CEO spouses tag along Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Many companies continue to pick up the tab for CEOs' spouses who accompany them on business trips. USA Today reports.

  • Early movers: FDX, AAPL, BBRY, SBUX, EA & more Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

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

  • Early movers: YUM, DAL, GSK, VOD, SFD, AMZN & more Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

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

  • Stocks capped a wildly volatile trading session flat as a pancake following the monthly government jobs report and amid ongoing jitters over Syria. Still, the Dow snapped a four-week losing streak.

  • U.S. stock index futures spiked higher Friday as the weaker-than-expected jobs report raised questions over whether the Federal Reserve would delay pulling back on its easy-monetary policy.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Bacon News: Concern over Heparin  Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Joe Kernen expresses his ongoing concern over the sale of Smithfield to a Chinese company. Today's concern is due to the fact that blood thinner Heparin is derived from pig intestines, which are supplied by Smithfield. Dennis Gartman does not share his concern.

  • Smithfield sale under review  Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    The U.S. government is examining the sale of Smithfield foods to China's Shuanghui. Smithfield says they still expect the deal to close some time in the second half of this year.

  • Scarceonomics: Oil sheiks learning to farm Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET
    A desalination plant.

    Oil sheiks learning to farm; sustainable Chinese bacon; fresh water in the desert, Rio's workers stringing LED bulbs across Copacabana. This is the new reality of scareconomics.

  • Lightning Round: Best Buy, RetailMeNot & More Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 6:46 PM ET

    It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • China's Shuanghui International Holdings, which has agreed to buy U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., plans to list the combined company in Hong Kong after completing the takeover.

  • Smithfield CEO Defends Sale to Chinese Firm  Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    CEO Larry Pope told a Senate committee yesterday that his deal to sell his business to a company in China will not hurt the safety or security of the American food supply, reports CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • US Pork Producer Grilled Over Chinese Takeover Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:57 PM ET

    Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.

  • US and China Talks Cyber Wars and Reform Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:57 PM ET

    U.S. appealed to China's self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper economic reforms including changes to the exchange rate policy and a halt to cyber theft of trade secrets.

  • Pol: US Risks Losing Pork Industry to China Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.