Consumer Goods

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.31 or .9 percent, to $34.98. General Mills Inc. rose $.37 or .7 percent, to $53.79. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.10 or .4 percent, to $25.99. Snap-On rose $.02 or percent, to $147.23. Stanley Works fell ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading: Clorox fell $.46 or .4 percent, to $108.64. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.29 or .4 percent, to $70.82. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.83 or .7 percent, to $126.66. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.84 or 2.0 percent, to $43.30. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.73 or 1.2 percent, to $59.80. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $.50 or .1 percent, to $669.79. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Clorox fell $.29 or .3 percent, to $108.81. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.25 or .3 percent, to $70.86. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.01 or percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.35 or 1.0 percent, to $35.02. General Mills Inc. rose $.27 or .5 percent, to $53.69. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.45 or .8 ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.38 or 1.5 percent, to $26.27. Snap-On rose $.06 or percent, to $147.27. Stanley Works fell $.12 or .1 ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are down at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.01 or .1 percent, to $16.37. General Motors Co. fell $.23 or .6 percent, to $37.33. Honda Motor Co. fell $.39 or 1.2 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.08 or .1 percent, to $127.57. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.59 or 1.4 percent, to $43.05. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $.79 ...

  • Coca-Cola: 'Within arm's reach of desire' Financial Times - 11 hours ago

    Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (and How You Can, Too), by David Butler and Linda Tischler, Portfolio, RRP£14.99/Simon & Schuster, RRP$27.95, 256 pages Citizen Coke: ...

  • How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon Entrepreneur - 12 hours ago
    How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

    While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.34 or .6 percent, to $60.19. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $2.95 or .4 percent, to $673.24. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.01 or percent, to $34.68. General Mills Inc. fell $.03 or .1 percent, to $53.39. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.13 or .2 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.02 or .1 percent, to $25.91. Snap-On fell $.20 or .1 percent, to $147.01. Stanley Works fell $.13 or ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $.44 or .4 percent, to $108.66. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.29 or .4 percent, to $70.82. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $.55 or .5 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.69 or .5 percent, to $126.80. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.40 or .9 percent, to $42.86. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $.36 ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are down at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.06 or .4 percent, to $16.32. General Motors Co. fell $.25 or .7 percent, to $37.31. Honda Motor Co. fell $.37 or 1.1 percent, ...

  • Smartphones search to inspire after devices hit upgrade impasse Financial Times - 13 hours ago

    Smartphones in Barcelona The world's biggest smartphone makers are preparing for the most important week of their year as they line up to launch their latest high-tech devices into a fiercely competitive ...

  • Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers

    Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries. Now he's ...

  • Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan Entrepreneur - 14 hours ago
    Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

    The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.

  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It's a preliminary finding, but it highlights some key questions ...

  • Can I say no to rental car insurance? Bankrate.com - 19 hours ago

    My wife and I recently planned a trip, and when she was reserving the rental car online, the form asked if we wanted insurance coverage. I thought the car insurance that rental car companies sold was just a way for them to make a few extra dollars, but my wife is concerned we shouldn't be going without. How important is it to buy the insurance the car rental company is offering? Having insurance on your rental car isn't important at all -- assuming nothing happens!

  • Venezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 3:42 PM AEDT

    The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint ...

  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:57 PM AEDT
    $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

    The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and ...

  • Arkansas court affirms class-action status in tobacco suit Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:47 PM AEDT

    The Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status. The lawsuit seeks refunds on every pack of Marlboro Lights sold in Arkansas from ...

  • Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:30 AM AEDT
    Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

    State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United ...

  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:53 AM AEDT
    IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee executive board agreed on Thursday to modify a provision ...

  • AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:08 AM AEDT
    AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

    When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries, has ...

  • Idaho House panel endorses banning contact lens price floors Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:17 AM AEDT

    A company that sells contact lenses online has cleared its first hurdle in persuading the Idaho Legislature to ban manufacturers from cutting off retailers that don't sell their product at a set minimum ...

  • 'Fixers' keep Cuba rolling through embargo AFP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:40 AM AEDT
    'Fixers' keep Cuba rolling through embargo

    Cuba's "fixers" are ubiquitous on the street corners of the communist-run island, offering to repair items ranging from classic American cars to umbrellas, mattresses and appliances. The embargo is the thorniest issue dividing the United States and Cuba as the Cold War foes embark on the historic rapprochement announced in December by US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro. While the White House has eased certain trade and travel restrictions, the Republican-controlled US Congress looks unlikely to lift the embargo anytime soon -- leaving Cuba's ingenious army of do-it-yourself engineers to keep the island's consumer goods running. For really tough jobs, we just patch it, glue it, sew it and it's fixed," said cobbler Raul Norguel, who works daily miracles on ancient shoes with a sewing machine that dates from before the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

  • Monster Beverage tops Street 4Q forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:31 AM AEDT

    The Corona, California-based company said it had net income of 72 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was ...

  • Oahu coffee farm quarantine broadened by state Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:52 AM AEDT

    The state has quarantined Oahu coffee farms to gain a better handle on an invasive pest. The state Board of Agriculture voted unanimously Tuesday to implement the quarantine targeting the coffee berry ...

  • Chelsea signs tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:30 AM AEDT

    Chelsea has signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as its new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's ...

  • Coca-Cola bottle as art? Atlanta's High Museum takes a look Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:24 AM AEDT
    Coca-Cola bottle as art? Atlanta's High Museum takes a look

    The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if you held it in ...