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  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million. The company said it would use proceeds from the sale to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co, which is expected to close in the current quarter.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to Pilgrims Pride Corp parent JBS SA for $575 million. Tyson, which also reported a 10.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, said it would use the sale proceeds to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co..

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion. The Cherokee plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo and Santa Teresa plants are expected to stop operating in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • Tyson Foods to shut three prepared foods factories Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico plants are expected to cease operations in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • Let's make a deal: Food stocks ripe for the picking Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    Food industry M&A is ramping up, and pros say there's a lot more action ahead. Who's next?

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • Early movers: NFLX, WYNN, APP & more Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

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

  • Nebraska lawyer aims to be trust-busting U.S. senator Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    June 25- A Nebraska lawyer is trying to breathe life into an old-fashioned antitrust movement with a campaign for the U.S. Senate based partly on breaking apart the country's biggest banks and blocking consolidation among meatpackers. Rural, agriculture-heavy Nebraska rarely sends Democrats to Congress.

  • June 16- Hillshire Brands Co said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc, following Tyson Foods Inc's offer to buy Hillshire. Hillshire said it does not have the right to terminate the merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods on the basis of the Tyson Foods offer.

  • Hillshire drops bid for Pinnacle after Tyson deal Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products

    Hillshire Brands said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

  • Hillshire withdraws recommendation for Pinnacle deal Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    June 16- Hillshire Brands Co said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc, following Tyson Foods Inc's to buy Hillshire. Hillshire said it does not have the right to terminate the merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods on the basis of the Tyson Foods offer.

  • Early Movers: COV, YHOO, GOOG, GE, TGT, T & more Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • Farm favorite whets Cramer's appetite for value Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Jim Cramer has quite an appetite for value. And he’s just discovered a mouth-watering new idea.

  • Stocks little changed; Dow scores another record close Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    US stocks mostly fell on Tuesday morning after closing at record highs.

  • Midday movers: Allergan, Five Below, Netflix & More Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Stock futures decline after benchmarks set records Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower start to Wall Street trade on Tuesday, despite more upbeat news out of China.

  • Business heads: Reform immigration laws now! Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Some of the nation's leading businesses are prodding lawmakers to act on immigration as the issue enters a critical phase on Capitol Hill.

  • Asia stocks ended mostly higher on Tuesday following a pick up in Chinese consumer inflation, but Japanese shares fell on profit-taking.