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  • Earnings set to dominate Wall Street trade Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, when trading will be dominated by earnings from a host of major companies.

  • Food companies exceed goals in cutting calories Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    An effort by food and beverage companies to remove calories from the products they sell in the U.S. has far exceeded its five-year goal.

  • Business confidence booming: Global CFO survey Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Five years after the global financial crisis, chief financial officers from around the globe are seeing economic growth improving, according to a new CNBC survey.

  • EU stocks close narrowly higher after debt deal Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    European equities closed narrowly higher on Thursday, with investors underwhelmed by U.S. lawmakers finally reaching a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit.

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Unilever warns EM slowdown has accelerated Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 2:11 AM ET
    Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Consumer goods company Unilever warned on Monday that a slowdown in its emerging markets accelerated in the third quarter and it now expects underlying sales growth of just 3 to 3.5 percent in the period.

  • Not-so-sweet tooth: Chocolate prices could soar Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    Chocoholics face higher prices for their sweet treats as candy makers deal with higher prices for cocoa butter.

  • Recession's over, so why's everyone still stingy? Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Consumers are sticking to frugal habits developed in the recession even as developed economies recover, suggesting some changes could be permanent.

  • Europe shares close higher on strong China data Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday following better-than-expected trade numbers from China, signaling tentative signs of an economic recovery.

  • Nestle cuts full-year growth target on sluggish Europe Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    Underlying sales at Nestle grew 4.1 percent in the first half, missing forecasts and lagging growth of rivals Danone and Unilever, as price erosion continued in Europe.

  • Europe shares close down after disappointing earnings Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.

  • Europe slowing down, US is flat: Unilever CEO  Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:55 AM ET

    Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the uneven recovery in the U.S. isn't helping the company.

  • Unequal US recovery not helping us: Unilever CEO Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    The U.S. is showing signs of recovery but the uncertain outlook could affect Unilever's business in the country, the group's chief executive told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Brands Roll the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
    Jeremy Irvine, pictured here in the movie "War Horse," was one of the actors spotted at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Brands from Belvedere to Magnum ice cream have ubiquitous presences during the Cannes Film Festival, hoping to boost their exposure.

  • Indonesian Consumers Yield Growth for Investors Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    A shopper picks up two boxes of PT Indofood at a supermarket in Jakarta.

    Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower; ECB Eyed Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.

  • Consumer Giant Bets Big on India in $5.4 Billion Offer Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET
    Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Europe Closes Up on Upbeat UK GDP Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • Global Growth Creates US Jobs: General Mills CEO Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • Who's Ahead in 7-Eleven's Election Coffee Poll? Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    As Nov. 6 draws near, some food franchises are wrapping the U.S. election into their marketing. Have you tried Stephen Colbert's ice cream?