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  • Aric Almirola still sky-high after his victory at Daytona 400

    RICHMOND — As a matter of fact, no, Aric Almirola isn't the least bit apologetic, doesn't feel the least bit unworthy of winning a rain-shortened NASCAR race in which most of the field turned into a darn fine scrap metal collection. Almirola,...
  • 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.
  • 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

    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...
  • 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

    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 could do better than Chinese deal, investor says

    Smithfield Foods could do better than Chinese deal, investor says
    Smithfield Foods Inc. may be worth less as a whole than its separate parts, according to an activist investor asking the Virginia pork giant this week to reconsider its recent $4.7-billion sale to a Chinese meat producer. Last month, Shuanghui...
  • Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'

    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word. In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...