| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:30 AM
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.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:51 PM
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....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:31 AM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:52 AM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:33 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:02 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...