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Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Kellogg to cut 7 percent of jobs in cost-cut drive

Kellogg says it plans to trim its global workforce by 7 percent, with the breakfast foods maker citing weaker-than-expected sales for the year.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Diet Coke under pressure, executive says

NEW YORK - During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a Coca-Cola executive noted that Diet Coke was "under a bit of pressure" because of people's concerns over its ingredients, alluding to ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

McDonald's may change menu

NEW YORK - McDonald's Corp. says it's exploring changes to its Dollar Menu to include items that cost more than a buck.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013

Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

NEW YORK - Thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains to pay workers higher wages.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

Coca-Cola to defend safety of aspartame in new ad

Coca-Cola to defend safety of aspartame in new ad; push comes amid diet soda declines
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

Value menus offer more than low prices

Surprise! Those "value menus" at the fast-food chains might just be less fattening than the "premium" items.
By Candice Choi

Monday, July 22, 2013

McDonald's predicts tough year despite new items

On Monday, McDonald's announced that its quarterly profits fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bad weather complicates Coca-Cola's soda struggles

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can't seem to catch a break.
By Candice Choi

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hostess promises July return for Twinkies

Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Starbucks to post calorie counts

Starbucks will start posting calorie information nationally ahead of federal regulations.
By Candice Choi

Saturday, May 25, 2013

How loyalty programs influence the way you shop

NEW YORK - Loyalty programs at supermarkets used to be as simple as getting access to the cheaper advertised prices on store shelves.
By Candice Choi

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Store brands look to get larger share of market

NEW YORK - Super­markets including Kroger, Safeway and Whole Foods are improving the image of their store brands with better packaging and more distinctive offerings.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Twinkies sale approved by judge

A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of investment firms, one of which has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by summer.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Burger King Twitter account hacked

Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Buffett buys Heinz for $23 billion

Warren Buffett's investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is teaming with investment firm 3G Capital to snap up Heinz, which had long been a subject of takeover speculation.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Mountain Dew to introduce a breakfast drink

PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out a new drink called Kickstart this month that has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

McDonald's expands test of chicken wings

The world's biggest hamburger chain is set to expand its test of chicken wings to Chicago this week, after a successful run in Atlanta last year. 
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Facebook users hit 'like'; stores jump into action

During the holiday shopping season, stores are uncovering a valuable use for social media: market research.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Dollar stores are not always bargains

NEW YORK - Ducking into a dollar store to pick up some soda and a bag of cookies might save you time and effort, but will you save any money?
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Hostess says it has 110 interested buyers lined up

The suitors include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for Hostess said.
By Candice Choi

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Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
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