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  • Judge approves deal dismissing Paula Deen lawsuit

    Judge approves deal dismissing Paula Deen lawsuit
    Paula Deen’s Southern cooking empire may be in serious jeopardy, but her legal woes at least are behind her. On Monday,  U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. approved a deal to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson...
  • Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

    July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday: ** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
  • On the origins of food

    On the origins of food
    This year, Chinese authorities arrested more than 900 people for selling meat marketed as lamb that was actually the flesh of foxes, rats and minks. China, for all its efforts to clean up its food industry, has an abysmal record on food safety. Indeed,...
  • Britain to export $73.5 million worth of pig semen to China

    Britain to export $73.5 million worth of pig semen to China
    China already consumes half the world’s pork. But to ensure it has a steady supply of hogs, it’s struck a deal with Britain to import $73.5 million worth of premium pig semen. The agreement was brokered with the help of British Prime...
  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer. Now it is...
  • Chinese food giant buys stake in Dutch grain trader

    Chinese state-owned food giant Cofco has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Dutch grain trader Nidera, the latest move in China’s global quest to supply its growing food demand. The deal, reportedly worth close to $1.3 billion, would give...
  • Smithfield Foods to open stores, plants in China

    Smithfield Foods announced record first quarter profits this week on the back of increased pork prices and international sales thanks to new parent company WH Group. The company now has plans to open more than 20 Smithfield-branded stores in China and...
  • Living Here: Smithfield

    Living Here: Smithfield
    Smithfield is known for ham. Home of Smithfield Foods, which was named a Fortune 500 company again in 2013, the town's ham history dates to the Native Americans, who have been credited with originating the salt- and hardwood-smoked dry-cured...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Leading indicators for May, Phildelphia Fed Index, weekly jobless claims Local earnings: None Other earnings: Kroger Co., Oracle Corp., Pier 1 Imports Inc., Smithfield Foods, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
  • 2013 restaurant trends: robots, chef delivery, 'next Chipotle'

    2013 restaurant trends: robots, chef delivery, 'next Chipotle'
    Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.” Step one, though, is going...