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  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday. Buffett, whose company is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the beverage maker's annual meeting. But he said Berkshire...

  • Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG

    NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth. The privately held food company said Wednesday that as part of the deal, TPG will have representation on the company's board. Chobani founder and...

  • Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie. McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald. The move marks a turnaround from recent years, when the red-haired...

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park: 1. The Victorian Gothic structure was...

  • Cracker Barrel says holders nix Biglari proposals

    LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cracker Barrel says that preliminary results show its shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected two proposals put forth by an activist stockholder. The first proposal from Sardar Biglari's Biglari Capital Corp. and other affiliates of Biglari Holdings Inc. called for...

  • Yum's profit rises as KFC sales in China rebound

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound in KFC sales in China, where concerns about the safety of the chain's chicken supply eased. The company, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said Tuesday that sales at...

  • McDonald's CEO: No heat from breakfast competition

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's apparently isn't scared by a waffle taco. Without specifying names, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday that the company hasn't seen any impact from the "most recent competitor" in the breakfast space. In apparent references to Subway...

  • Bourbon authors to attend Kentucky receptions

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Books about bourbon are becoming almost as common as bourbon brands themselves. Seven prominent bourbon authors will be featured at evening receptions next month in Louisville. The receptions will coincide with a five-day event called the Kentucky Bourbon Affair, which...

  • Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum...

  • Supreme Court justices raise concerns about Coke's marketing of 'pomegranate' drink

    The Supreme Court on Monday appeared willing to let juice maker POM Wonderful proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola in a dispute over a pomegranate- and blueberry-flavored drink. Several justices seemed to share POM Wonderful's concerns about the Coca-Cola product's label,...

  • Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown bitter, in a country with one of the highest...

  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices." The drink was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the high court considered whether to allow false advertising claims...

  • General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms

    NEW YORK — General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors of a change to its legal terms — visitors using its websites...

  • General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors of a change to its legal terms — visitors using its...

  • Correction: Restaurant Sales story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 17 about restaurant sales, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average sales in a Starbucks location in 2013 was $13.1 million. It was $1.31 million, according to an estimate by restaurant industry tracker Technomic. A corrected version of the...



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