10/01/14 07:30 AM
YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/29/14 10:32 AM
The Boston Tea Party. The Sugar Act. The Quartering Act that authorized British troops to steal beer, vinegar, salt, and pepper from colonists. The Fisheries Act.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/21/14 04:39 PM
Photos are making the rounds on Twitter showing Sen. Mary Landrieu helping a Louisiana State University student manage a "keg stand" before a football game on Saturday.
09/19/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after using raw...
By Brian Hughes | 09/15/14 12:00 PM
President Obama is an anomaly in a town that runs on coffee. Apparently, he gets his caffeine fix from tea instead.
09/12/14 01:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund notes the...
09/11/14 08:01 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Corn farmers are expected to harvest nearly 14.4 billion bushels of corn, up from last year's 13.9 billion...
09/05/14 08:30 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — City council and school board members gathering for dinners, parties or other social affairs must guard their words or notify the public beforehand if a majority will attend and talk policy. The same rules do not apply for state lawmakers, who have long exempted...
09/04/14 06:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour. The protests, which were...
09/04/14 06:01 PM
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — International food service company Sodexo on Thursday pledged to buy more Vermont-produced food for the colleges, schools and businesses it serves in the state, saying that will lead to more local jobs and provide the freshest, best-quality food to its customers. Last year,...
09/03/14 11:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald's and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when...
09/01/14 04:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal. The 12-year study used an index of healthy eating where a perfect...
09/01/14 04:30 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it. Binghamton apple grower Dave Johnson tells The Ithaca Journal (http://ithacajr.nl/1nPmhK8 ) that the Asian...
By Sean Higgins | 08/27/14 07:23 PM
The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/25/14 01:01 PM
Burger King would be one of the largest and most well-known companies to seek to leave the U.S. in a so-called corporate inversion, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company in a lower-tax jurisdiction and then places its headquarters in the foreign country to lower its tax bill.
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