| Aug 11, 2014
Goodbye, Roquefort cheese, feta, prosciutto and jamon. So long, German raspberry jam, U.S.-made Planters nut mixes, Norwegian salmon and Faroese shrimp. In his efforts to hit back at the West, President Vladimir Putin is depriving Russians of the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Nestle USA will close a San Fernando Valley production plant that makes Hot Pockets by early October, shifting operations to an existing plant in rural Kentucky where costs are cheaper.
The move will eliminate 360 jobs at the Chatsworth plant, which has...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
| Aug 5, 2014
Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the...
| Aug 4, 2014
A global food company headquartered in suburban Aurora is in trouble in China. Workers at OSI Group's Shanghai plant, which supplies McDonald's and other chains there, forged production dates in order to sell expired meat. A surprising element of the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
At CVS Caremark, it doesn't pay to be really good at your job.
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain adjusts its annual raises to how much an employee makes. The higher your salary, the lower your raise.
The top workers at CVS stores —...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
McDonald's USA can be considered a joint employer at its franchised restaurants, the National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday, a distinction that could increase the fast-food giant's responsibility in labor cases.
The determination is significant...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What a way to start the day!
My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Innâs expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
| Jun 30, 2014
The term "work/life balance" has become ubiquitous, yet most American workers remain decidedly unbalanced.
That's not to say there aren't companies doing the right thing by offering employees flexibility, paid leave and other accommodations. Those are...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...