Consumer Goods

  • Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, is located at the Quad Resort & Casino and welcomed its ...

  • Skechers sprints to multi-year highs in a big week Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    Skechers is trading near four-year highs during a banner week in which the winner of the Boston Marathon crossed the finish line wearing its shoes and a day later, it blew away Wall Street's expectations ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $31.16. General Mills Inc. rose $.16 or .3 percent, to $52.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.02 or percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $2.09 or 4.0 percent, to $49.58. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $6.15 or 1.2 percent, to $506.52. Darden ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Clorox rose $.04 or percent, to $89.01. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.32 or .5 percent, to $66.04. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.05 or percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.06 or .4 percent, to $16.16. General Motors Co. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $34.29. Honda Motor Co. rose $.27 or .8 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.02 or .1 percent, to $26.56. Snap-On rose $.35 or .3 percent, to $117.35. Stanley Works rose $.38 or ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.92 or .8 percent, to $108.80. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $40.72. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $2.03 or ...

  • Fla. Gov. Scott backs growler legalization Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott supports the legalization of the refillable half-gallon beer containers that craft beer lovers call growlers, his office said Tuesday. The growler issue has been in the middle of ...

  • Emerging markets help Tupperware beat St. view Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    Demand in emerging markets such as Turkey, China and South Africa helped Tupperware Brands Corp. post first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations, even as its net income fell 10 percent. The ...

  • 3 Ways to Save Money on Baby Food US News - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Baby food jars and pouches can run $1 or more each, and your little one is likely to eat at least a few daily. In fact, according to the book Baby Bargains, the average baby eats 600 jars of baby food. In addition, homemade baby food is often not without its own expenses too, such as the costs of baby food processers, fancy freezer trays, special reusable food pouches and cookbooks galore, not to mention ingredient costs. The good news is that there are additional simple strategies you can employ to cut the costs of baby and toddler food.

  • Dr Pepper's profit rises on lower costs Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Dr Pepper Snapple on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, as reduced costs offset weak sales growth. The company, which sells Sunkist, 7Up, Hawaiian Punch ...

  • Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts Associated Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
    Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world's largest consumer product maker's ...

  • Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly Entrepreneur - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
    Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly

    The game we all grew up playing actually provides great advice for entrepreneurs trying to figure out the startup world.

  • Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor Associated Press - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
    Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

    The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports. The company signed Meb Keflezighi three years ago hoping he could help legitimize ...

  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct Associated Press - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
    Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

    Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs. The nation's second-biggest ...

  • Procter & Gamble 3Q profit edges up, revenue slips Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
    Procter & Gamble 3Q profit edges up, revenue slips

    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world's largest consumer product maker's ...

  • How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits Entrepreneur - 3 hours ago
    How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits

    Any company can create word-of-mouth ad -- all it takes is a clever idea and skillful execution.

  • Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

    During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker ...

  • NY hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. Syracuse Fire Department officials ...

  • A Motorhome Takes Manhattan BusinessWeek - 4 hours ago

    Driving a nine-ton Fleetwood Storm recreational vehicle through rainy midtown Manhattan during morning rush hour turns out to be a breeze

  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles AAP - 6 hours ago
    Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles

    Toyota has kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota Motor said on Wednesday that it sold a record 2.583 million vehicles in the January-March period, putting the Japanese carmaker ahead of Detroit-based GM at 2.42 million and Volkswagen of Germany at 2.4 million. Toyota's first quarter sales rose by more than 6 per cent from the same period the previous year. GM's sales grew 2 per cent, while Volkswagen's added nearly 6 per cent.

  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it sold a record 2.583 ...

  • McDonald's struggles worsen AAP - 8 hours ago

    McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in much of the world. After years of outperforming its rivals, McDonald's has been struggling to boost sales by positioning itself as a step up from traditional fast food in terms of quality, for a little extra money. Globally, McDonald's said earlier this year, sales have declined 0.3 per cent at locations open at least 13 months in February, and warned that its muted performance so far in 2014 could hurt first-quarter profit margins. McDonald's Corp executives acknowledge demands are changing when it comes to fast food.

  • Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

    Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.05 or .2 percent, to $31.27. General Mills Inc. fell $.11 or .2 percent, to $52.19. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading: Clorox fell $1.05 or 1.2 percent, to $88.97. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.48 or .7 percent, to $66.36. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. fell $.01 or percent, to $26.58. Snap-On rose $.63 or .5 percent, to $117.00. Stanley Works rose ...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. rose $.12 or .8 percent, to $16.10. General Motors Co. rose $.25 or .7 percent, to $34.23. Honda Motor Co. fell $.16 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.81 or .7 percent, to $109.72. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $40.71. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Netflix and Harley-Davidson are big market movers Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Harley-Davidson Inc., up $4.33 to $71.87 The motorcycle maker reported an 18.7 ...

  • Tobacco's Vapor Wager Looks Good on Paper The Wall Street Journal - 19 hours ago

    That line was famously attributed to early Facebook Inc. backer Sean Parker in "The Social Network." Nowadays, what he thinks is cool is a possible replacement for smoking: "vaping." So are U.S. tobacco giants Lorillard Inc., Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. Expect plenty of discussion about their vapor-product strategies during earnings calls this week by investors excited about e-cigarette startup Njoy Inc.'s $1 billion valuation. Retail cigarette sales of $90 billion are about 90 times as much as the e-cig market. Lorillard, the smallest of the three in tobacco sales, is the leader with a 47% share nationally in e-cigs—slightly ahead of Njoy.

  • McDonald's CEO: No heat from breakfast competition Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    McDonald's apparently isn't scared by a waffle taco. Without specifying names, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday that the company hasn't seen any impact from the "most ...

  • Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings roar ahead Associated Press - 19 hours ago
    Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings roar ahead

    Harley-Davidson reported an 18.7 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, saying motorcycle sales grew 5.8 percent worldwide and efficiency efforts took hold during the quarter. The results beat Wall Street ...

  • Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy on the Rise of Craft Beer and Butting Heads With Boston Beer’s Jim Ko … BusinessWeek - 20 hours ago

    Hindy’s The Craft Beer Revolution hits bookshelves today