| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:19 AM
PETOSKEY — During the summers she spent in Northern Michigan as a child, Isabel Porter didn’t have many modern conveniences at her disposal.
Her family’s cottage on Burt Lake was lit by oil lamps, and indoor plumbing had not yet...
| Oct 15, 2012
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| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products.
Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:02 AM
General Mills Inc. will get rid of 850 jobs in an attempt to cut costs and boost productivity as items such as Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Hamburger Helper become costlier to make.
The downsizing will affect 2.4% of the Minneapolis company&...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
After jobless claims reached a five-month high in April, last week’s tiny dip came as a relief. But a heavy slide in orders for long-lasting goods is less soothing.
Applications for unemployment benefits shrank by 2,000 last week to a seasonally...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Same-sex marriage advocates are reveling in their four victories at the ballot box after 32 straight defeats, calling the results in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington on Tuesday a sea change for the gay rights movement.
“When the history...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:08 PM
Tickets go on sale Monday for a Sept. 29 performance by Tap Kids, who are described as eight of the nation's most talented young tap dancers.
The young people will present a “rousing, joyous celebration of American youth culture,” according...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The bride and groom topper on a contemporary wedding cake often is made of plastic or sugar. But the traditions of wedding-cake toppers and even wedding cakes do not go back very far. The sweets served at weddings centuries ago included barley bread,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Thousands of free breakfasts and lunches will be served this summer to Washington County youth as the public school system expands its summer food program to six more sites, according to a school official.
Most of the schools that offer the meals are...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:03 AM
PepsiCo. Inc., purveyor of sodas and brands such as Quaker, Frito-Lay and Gatorade, has a new sacred cow: dairy.
This month, the soft drink giant will venture into the increasingly active yogurt market, starting with products in 17 markets in the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:57 AM
As the widespread drought continues to damage grain crops across the Midwest, consumers could soon be facing steeper bills at the grocery store.
"We haven't seen any rain at all, and based on that, food inflation is definitely a real threat," said Phil...