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  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county Associated Press - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
    Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising ...

  • 3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top ...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

    Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding ...

  • How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants Entrepreneur - 14 hours ago
    How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

    Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:10 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.56 or .9 percent, to $60.59. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $3.90 or .6 percent, to $662.72. ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:10 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top food companies were up at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $2.01 or 5.8 percent, to $36.76. General Mills Inc. rose $1.05 or 1.9 percent, to $54.99. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:10 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $24.86. Snap-On rose $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $144.06. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:10 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.38 or .3 percent, to $110.02. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $68.75. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.05 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:10 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.44 or 1.2 percent, to $122.55. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.27 or .7 percent, to $40.08. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Analysts shrug off the Diet Coke downturn CNBC - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:13 AM NZDT
    Analysts shrug off the Diet Coke downturn

    Diet Coke sales are plummeting, but most analysts aren't too concerned. Here's why.

  • Kraft Heinz will have to pass taste test Financial Times - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 8:05 AM NZDT

    Heinz ketchup, Oscar Meyer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Jell-O and Kraft Singles processed cheese slices - it could be the perfect meal for a six-year-old. Investor Warren Buffett - the 84-year-old billionaire ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.57 or .9 percent, to $60.60. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $4.14 or .6 percent, to $662.96. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $1.18 or 3.4 percent, to $35.93. General Mills Inc. rose $.50 or .9 percent, to $54.44. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.29 or .5 ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are up at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.09 or .3 percent, to $24.89. Snap-On rose $1.35 or .9 percent, to $143.55. Stanley Works rose $.43 or .5 ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Clorox rose $.38 or .3 percent, to $110.02. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.01 or percent, to $68.73. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.19 or .2 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.08 or .9 percent, to $122.19. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.26 or .6 percent, to $40.09. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $.22 ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:16 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.01 or .1 percent, to $16.00. General Motors Co. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $37.38. Honda Motor Co. fell $.24 or .7 percent, ...

  • Old Bay seasoning works on crabs...and beer too! CNBC - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:06 AM NZDT
    Old Bay seasoning works on crabs...and beer too!

    Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery is bringing back its Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale after having trouble keeping it in stock during its debut.

  • 'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants Are Putting Lululemon on the Menswear Map Entrepreneur - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:00 AM NZDT
    'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants Are Putting Lululemon on the Menswear Map

    The wildly popular item 'gives you and the family jewels room to breathe,' Lululemon says.

  • Game show is lottery, Monopoly combo; Billy Gardell hosts Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:39 AM NZDT
    Game show is lottery, Monopoly combo; Billy Gardell hosts

    It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is "Monopoly ...

  • Why Denny's Sounds Like a Chill Teenager on Social Media Entrepreneur - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 1:00 AM NZDT
    Why Denny's Sounds Like a Chill Teenager on Social Media

    Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.

  • Why has my truck's gas mileage crashed? Bankrate.com - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:00 PM NZDT

    The gas mileage in my pickup has been just terrible for months now. It's an older truck, and my friend said that a car's gas mileage decreases as it ages. Why has my gas mileage been so terrible? An older car may have worse gas mileage than when it was new, but if it does, it's not because it is high in miles.

  • Lab beef a reality in 10 years: scientist AAP - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 10:03 PM NZDT
    Lab beef a reality in 10 years: scientist

    Laboratory beef could surpass the real thing within 10 years to solve environmental and animal welfare problems, while remaining just as tasty, a Dutch scientist says. Mark Post, Professor of Physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, 18 months ago oversaw the creation of the first "cultured beef" burger made of stem cells from cow muscle tissue. "They recognise the same problems, probably better than anybody else, and they see there could be alternatives," Professor Post told reporters in Darwin on Friday, where he was a guest speaker at the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association annual conference. Initially, it will be considered a luxury product, with an appeal to those with environmental and animal welfare concerns.

  • Govt moves ahead with food label changes AAP - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:55 PM NZDT
    Govt moves ahead with food label changes

    Country of origin labels for processed foods will be mandatory under a plan to be put to federal cabinet. Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has overcome resistance in cabinet to bring in the labels, which consumer groups say are essential. "While it will be a difficult and complicated process and there will be costs all around, consumers do have the right to know where their goods are processed and where the makeup of those goods come from," Mr Macfarlane told ABC radio on Friday.

  • Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:05 AM NZDT
    Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. An annual report by the industry tracker ...

  • It's in the grape: NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques Reuters - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 10:00 AM NZDT

    New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines from rivals such as Australia and the United States.

  • Lululemon and Red Hat are big market movers Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:58 AM NZDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Red Hat Inc., up $6.91 to $75.36 The company behind the Linux open-source operating ...

  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:25 AM NZDT
    New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.69 or 1.1 percent, to $60.14. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $5.26 or .8 percent, to $660.71. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.55 or 1.6 percent, to $34.39. General Mills Inc. rose $.14 or .3 percent, to $53.88. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.33 or .6 ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.16 or .6 percent, to $24.75. Snap-On fell $.45 or .3 percent, to $141.12. Stanley Works fell $.72 or ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $.57 or .5 percent, to $109.48. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.18 or .3 percent, to $68.71. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $.40 or .4 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.79 or .6 percent, to $121.07. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.01 or percent, to $40.44. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $2.07 or ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:34 AM NZDT

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.08 or .5 percent, to $16.11. General Motors Co. rose $.26 or .7 percent, to $37.64. Honda Motor Co. fell $.38 or 1.1 percent, ...

  • Bleisure: Korean barbecue, karaoke for biz travelers to NYC Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 3:09 AM NZDT
    Bleisure: Korean barbecue, karaoke for biz travelers to NYC

    New York City is a 24/7 kind of place. That makes it easy for business travelers to squeeze a little sightseeing in after a day of meetings. Take in a Broadway show and late dinner, or a nighttime view ...