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  • Chipotle 1Q profit misses view, sales surge

    DENVER (AP) — Mexican food chain Chipotle's first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and other fare. Shares rose more than 2 percent in premarket trading. Higher costs for food beef, avacados and cheese as well as...

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business. Richmond, Va.-based Universal Corp. is opening a new juice and dehydration facility in North Carolina that will initially focus on sweet potatoes. The new...

  • PepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent while beverages were even from a...

  • Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products. Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products. Its brands include Papetti's, Crystal...

  • Chicago food-truck laws are a success!

    Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both planned to attend the 58th annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday....

  • Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep. New South Wales Premier Barry...

  • Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

    REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves. Following a hearing in rural Tattnall...

  • Tapas chain Firefly closes Henderson restaurant

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors. John and Tabitha Simmons announced they would shut down the Firefly restaurant on...

  • PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

    PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda. In a video featuring young girls playing to the...

  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. The drop in the first quarter was offset by stronger sales of its noncarbonated drinks that include Minute Maid, Powerade and Dasani bottled...

  • Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe. Markets in Chicago...

  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose. In fact, it can make them...

  • Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

    Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday. The actively traded contract for wheat delivered in May wheat jumped 19 cents to $6.79 a bushel. Wheat has been rising sharply in recent weeks and is up...

  • Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Most of the money will be used to pay off the...



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