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  • NEW YORK— PepsiCo will tweak the labels for some Naked juices and smoothies to make clearer what ingredients they contain. The changes should start appearing in about eight months, said Maia Kats, director of litigation for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. PepsiCo Inc. thanked CSPI for working with it and noted the ingredients will remain the same,...

  • NEW YORK— Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg's is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe this week. The pop-up Pop-Tarts Cafe is open through Sunday.

  • Feb 21- Tiffany& Co on Tuesday struck a surprise deal with JANA Partners, an activist investor and now a shareholder, agreeing to add three directors to its board as the luxury retailer tries to entice younger shoppers and revive struggling sales. Tiffany, whose jewelry is a status symbol and popular among A-list celebrities and politicians, said on Feb. 5 that CEO...

  • *Popeyes up after Restaurant Brands agrees to buy company. One in every six stocks on the S&P 500 hit a new 52- week high as a rally sparked by President Donald Trump's promise of tax reforms showed no sign of fading despite concerns around valuations. "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the market has become over extended and is due for a pullback," said Quincy...

  • Feb 21- Wall Street is pushing back against a proposed rule to force U.S. banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc to hold more capital against investments in commodities, placing what some see as an overly restrictive limit on banks' ties to the sector. The comment letter, filed by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Institution of...

  • In early afternoon trading, Fannie Mae shares were down 26 percent at $3.06, while Freddie Mac fell 29 percent to $2.84. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said a lower court had correctly barred claims that the government overstepped its authority in 2012 by eliminating dividend payouts to various shareholders and...

  • BERLIN, Feb 21- Stuttgart, home to Germany's Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, said on Tuesday it will ban from next year diesel cars which do not meet the latest emissions standards from entering the city on days when pollution is heavy. Particulates often exceed thresholds set by the European Union in at least 90 German towns, including Stuttgart, which is...

  • BERLIN, Feb 21- Stuttgart, home to Germany's Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, said on Tuesday it will ban from next year diesel cars which do not meet the latest emissions standards from entering the city on days when pollution is heavy. Particulates often exceed thresholds set by the European Union in at least 90 German towns, including Stuttgart, which is...

  • NEW YORK— The historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant— part of a series of environmentally friendly upgrades. The Archdiocese of New York said Tuesday that the geothermal plant is comprised of 10 wells— up to 2,200 feet deep— drilled along the north and south sides of the cathedral. The cathedral's rector, Monsignor Robert T....

  • Feb 21- The New York State Department of Financial Services said on Tuesday it was investigating whether health insurers complied with its contraceptive coverage requirements. The investigation comes after an undercover sting of 15 New York health insurers found that 11 of them provided inaccurate or misleading information about contraceptive...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota...

  • Small business owners' view of the economy is surging and giving them an incentive to hire. That's the finding of surveys released last week by two advocacy groups, the National Small Business Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. The number of owners who believe the economy is doing better than it was six months ago has virtually...

  • "This is a very historic visit for us," Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters on Tuesday, adding that the king would be in Indonesia from March 1 to 9. Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, hopes Saudi Arabia will help to promote moderate Islam through religious teaching and exchange programmes for scholars, Anung added.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 21- European shares rose to their highest in over 14 months on Tuesday, with optimism generated by encouraging manufacturing surveys outpacing a steep decline in HSBC shares after a slump in the heavyweight bank's annual pre-tax profit. HSBC has been among the best-performing European banks since Britain voted last June to leave the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is warning the U.S. territory will be hit with painful austerity measures in upcoming months. Interim Director Ramon Ruiz said Tuesday that there are no other options given the island's critical economic situation. Ruiz also said it's unlikely the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Embattled U.S. currency broker FXCM Inc said on Tuesday it has changed its company name to Global Brokerage Inc, two weeks after it had been ordered by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to cease operations in the United States for fraud. Niv also resigned as director of FXCM Group. The commission also ordered Forex Capital Markets, its...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 21- Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 2 million people in the United States are infected...

  • President Donald Trump will reverse a handful of Obama-era environmental regulations in executive orders that could be signed as early as this week, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the orders. The orders will instruct the Department of the Interior to lift a ban on new coal mining leases on federal lands and will...

  • "We... always have to be diligent about getting the right return," particularly as costs rise, Richard Peretz, the company's chief financial officer, said at an investor event. His comments came a day after the company tested home delivery by drone in Lithia, Florida, the first step in what it hopes will be more automated- and cheaper- deliveries in rural areas.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *FTSE 350 bank index scores worst day since Brexit. The blue-chip FTSE index fell 0.3 percent, with HSBC down 6.5 percent, its worst day in 18 months, after its results.