Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

AAP WORLD FINANCE UPDATE: The Australian dollar has weakened, falling back below 78 US cents following a slide in commodity prices. At 0630 AEDT on Monday, the local currency was trading at 77.54 US cents, ...

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  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county Associated Press - 21 hours ago
    Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising ...

  • Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas AFP - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 6:39 AM AEDT
    Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas

    European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in prices. In northern Europe, farmers have hailed the move as a chance to cash in on the growing global thirst for milk, particularly in China. The Netherlands and Germany, Europe's largest producer, are gearing up for increases of 20 percent.

  • 3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 5:39 AM AEDT

    An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top ...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 1:27 AM AEDT
    Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

    Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding ...

  • How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants Entrepreneur - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:00 PM AEDT
    How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

    Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

  • King's Flair Announces Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2014 ACN Newswire - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:11 PM AEDT

    Achieves Record Revenues and Profitability HONG KONG, Mar 28, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited, ("King's Flair" or the "Company", together with ...

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.56 or .9 percent, to $60.59. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $3.90 or .6 percent, to $662.72. ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top food companies were up at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $2.01 or 5.8 percent, to $36.76. General Mills Inc. rose $1.05 or 1.9 percent, to $54.99. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $24.86. Snap-On rose $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $144.06. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:10 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.38 or .3 percent, to $110.02. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $68.75. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.05 ...