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  • 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.
  • Former Smithfield Foods exec places home on the market

    Former Smithfield Foods exec places home on the market
    The home of a former Smithfield Foods executive is on the market in one of Smithfield's most sought-after neighborhoods. Richard T. Goodman, former senior vice president of Smithfield Foods, has listed his 6,000-square-foot home at 700 Smithfield Blvd....
  • Nestle imposes animal welfare standards for suppliers

    Swiss corporate giant Nestle pledged broad new animal welfare standards for its worldwide suppliers Thursday, becoming the latest major food company looking to limit some of the harmful effects of its global footprint. The move — described by...
  • U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

    Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice. So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out...
  • Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes

    Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes
    Paula Deen may be in crisis mode, but who better to call a supporter than fellow Food Network alum and domestic comeback queen Martha Stewart? On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Stewart expressed sympathy for Deen's current...
  • Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh

    Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh
    Paula Deen's "Today" show interview may have started out as an attempt at an apology by the former Food Network star for her admitted use of a racial slur in a legal deposition, but reaction on social media outlets has quickly turned into an attack on...
  • Pork firm Smithfield sold to China's Shuanghui for $7.1 billion

    Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s leading pork producer, is being sold to Shuanghui International Holdings, owner of China’s largest meat processing business, for $7.1 billion. Smithfield shareholders, who along with antitrust regulators...
  • Chinese firm to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods

    Chinese firm to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods
    China is hungry. The world's most populous country has for years been on an agricultural buying binge, scooping up supplies of soybeans, palm oil, cotton and just about anything else that can be culled from the soil. Now, with 1.3 billion mouths to...
  • Economy grew at 2.4% annual rate in first quarter

    Economy grew at 2.4% annual rate in first quarter
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly slower pace in the first three months of the year than originally estimated, as steeper government spending cutbacks and reduced private investment dragged on growth. The Commerce Department on...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 354,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims unexpectedly rose to 354,000 last week, but the four-week average remained in the range of moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday...
  • Falk wins late model feature at Langley Speedway

    HAMPTON — C.E. Falk moved out front on the white-flag circuit and gained an unlikely victory in the first of the Smithfield Foods Twin 75s for the late model stock cars, the featured events of Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American...