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  • A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.

  • China in Hog Heaven

    Smithfield Foods bought by China's largest meat producer, Shuanghui, is facing regulatory and political scrutiny, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Japan's benchmark index skidded below the 14,000 mark to a one-month low on Thursday, weighed down by a strengthening yen and volatile Japanese government bond yields (JGBs). The session brought the benchmark's total losses to 14 percent since last Thursday's plunge.

  • Ricin In Letter Sent to Bloomberg

    A letter sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained ricin, and Rep. Michele Bachmann won't seek a 5th term in Congress, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.

  • Smithfield Foods Inc. bacon sits on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

    Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, center, Sheryl Sandberg, COO, center left, and Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq OMX Group, center right, on IPO day on May 18, 2012.

    Nasdaq hit with record SEC fine in Facebook IPO flap; BlackRock's Fink says Dow headed to 28,000; China brings home the U.S. bacon in $4.7 billion pork industry deal.

  • China Goes 'Hogwild'

    China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.

  • China Eyes Smithfield Foods

    China is buying America's biggest pork company Smithfield Foods for more than $4.5 billion, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • The Politics of Pork

    Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui International have voluntarily submitted their merger agreement to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in$7.1B Deal

    The world's largest hog farming and pork processing company has agreed to be acquired by China's largest meat processor, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in $7.1B Deal

    Shares of the Virginia-based pork producer Smithfield Foods are soaring on the news that the company was being acquired by China's Shuanghui, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors speculated that strong economic data could prompt the Federal Reserve to retreat from its stimulus program earlier than expected.

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

  • Some of the names on the move ahead of the open Monday:

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

  • Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the Dow posting fresh all-time highs for the third-straight day, following an upbeat weekly jobless claims report and ahead of the widely-watched monthly government jobs data.

  • U.S. stock index futures held modest gains Thursday, with the Dow looking to log another all-time high, fueled by a better-than-expected weekly jobless claims report.