Sarah Skidmore

Hostess closes plants after strike

Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries after a nationwide strike by its bakers union.

The maker of Twinkies, Ding... Read more

Penney shares plunge on outlook

PORTLAND, Ore. — J.C. Penney & Co.’s stock was one of the market’s biggest decliners Thursday after the department store told analysts... Read more

Grocers giving prepared foods bigger variety

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Some-where amid the sweet pea salad with blue cheese and spicy beef wraps at the grocery deli counter, Natalya Toker found her... Read more