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  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention...

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket...

  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less...

  • McNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare

    HONG KONG (AP) — McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at...

  • Food fight: Cafeteria workers say kids don't want Michelle Obama's lunches, sales down in 49 states

    School cafeteria workers slapped as "offensive" the first lady's latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.

  • Thank Prohibition for the craft beer boom

    Led by brewpubs and microbreweries, the number of U.S. breweries has doubled since 2007 to roughly 3,000, according to the Brewers Association, with hundreds more under construction.

  • Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

    NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis says the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort...

  • Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    NEW YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations. OSI Group, a privately held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was...

  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety agency said on its...

  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead. The company, which also owns Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, said global volume for both its...

  • Ice cream wars: Oil lobby and climate change activists woo with treats

    The oil industry and climate change activists can agree on one thing: Ice cream is pretty awesome.

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any...

  • Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America. Globally, the world's biggest beverage maker, said sales volume rose 3 percent in the second quarter — including a 2 percent increase in sodas...

  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Eighty-two percent of the crop is...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as...



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