Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

AAP WORLD FINANCE UPDATE: A stronger greenback has whacked the Australian dollar almost one US cent lower overnight. At 0630 AEDT on Tuesday, the local currency was trading at 76.44 US cents, down from 77.23 ...

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Company Finances

  • Treasury Wines to sell wineries AAP - 50 minutes ago

    Treasury Wine Estates will close a wine processing business and has put four wineries up for sale in a raft of major changes. The wine company's packaging and warehousing facility at Karadoc near Mildura, ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies were up at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.14 or .4 percent, to $36.90. General Mills Inc. rose $1.36 or 2.5 percent, to $56.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.26 or 1.0 percent, to $25.12. Snap-On rose $2.31 or 1.6 percent, to $146.37. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.74 or .7 percent, to $110.76. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.54 or .8 percent, to $69.29. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $1.37 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were up at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.00 or .8 percent, to $123.55. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.43 or 1.1 percent, to $40.51. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February Associated Press - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
    US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months. Consumer ...

  • SMTC Corporation Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings Call GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    TORONTO -- SMTC Corporation ("SMTC"), a recognized global electronics manufacturing services provider, invites you to join its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 earnings call on Thursday, April ...

  • Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
    Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike

    Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike. But leaders of the farmworkers called the ...

  • Amid bird flu outbreak, turkey farmers increase security Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, ...

  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant Associated Press - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here. The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America. The Swedish automaker ...