| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:21 PM
The long-term fate of some 400 workers at Kraft Foods Group Inc.'s Lehigh Valley plant is uncertain after Wednesday's announcement that H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:16 PM
One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year plastic pods is how often the company's opponents use galactic comparisons.
Keurig, the single-serve coffee industry's leader,...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:36 PM
As Fed weighs a rate hike, US economy is looking a bit paler
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated:
Several key sectors of the...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Physics tells us that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Likewise, some winning stocks just keep on going. And the ones that have excelled through the early years of the 21st century have withstood two of the worst bear markets in history.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Keurig K-Cups are extremely popular. The small, individual-size coffee pods are getting more and more popular at an unprecedented rate. A new article in The Atlantic reports that drip coffee-maker sales are stagnant, while pod-machine sales have increased...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:31 AM
The Atlantic is reporting: Almost one in three American homes now has a pod-based coffee machine. Last year K-Cups accounted for most of Keurig Green Mountain’s $4.7 billion in revenue — more than five times what the company made five years...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:53 PM
Food and drink companies are gearing up to tackle a variety of challenges in 2015, as economic pressure continues in markets around the world and some consumers push for less-processed products.
U.S. manufacturers are responding in a variety of ways. At...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:01 PM
March 2 is the deadline for non-profit groups and organizations to apply for environmental stewardship grants from Dominion Virginia Power.
Dominion will offer up to $50,000 for requests that protect and preserve natural habitats, monitor and enhance...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:47 AM
White cabinetry may be dominating America's kitchens now, but watch for splashes or whole rooms of bright color to start showing up soon.
"Consumers are becoming more color-courageous," according to Sarah Reep, who follows consumer tastes for home...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:30 AM
What to make of Marsala, the Pantone color of the year for 2015? In interior design circles, its reception has been ... mixed.
"There's not really a color that I hate, but now I have an exception," says Los Angeles interior designer Kerry Joyce. "It's a...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:35 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
This week's red-hot freebies incude a $100 Fitbit Flex from TD Bank, a price cut from Verizon Wireless, free frozen yogurt, museum visits on Saturday and Sunday, up to $50 in free gift cards from Pubix, a free $15 off a $15...