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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Paula Deen lands in the deep fryer

    Paula Deen lands in the deep fryer
    Paula Deen, the Southern celebrity chef, has been dumped from the Food Network like a stale beignet. Her Georgia roots are what made her a unique talent in the foodie world, and the darker ends of those roots are what got her in trouble. When her use of...
  • Paula Deen parts ways with agent

    The drops just keep coming in the Paula Deen world — only this time, the white-haired butter empress is not the one getting cut. In the wake of her public fallout over her use of a racial slur, she has endured a windfall of setbacks. Companies...
  • 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,...