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45 min ago | Insider Monkey

Nelson Obus, Wynnefield Capital Boost Stake In Nature's Sunshine Prod.

NATR ) in a recent Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Around 23,700 shares were acquired in 9 transactions at prices varying between $13.19 and $13.23 per share, taking Obus and Wynnefield's stake to an aggregate of almost 1.60 million shares.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Natures Sunshine Products

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Angel Food Bakery gets "nicest cease-and-desist" letter from Peeps parent

Joseph Kovacevic performs quality control as Marshmallow candy Peeps chicks move down a conveyor belt inside the Just Born Inc. manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, March 24, 2009.

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8 hrs ago | Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

Will J&J Dump Its Low-Performing Diabetes Device Business?

J&J ditched its underperforming Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics unit in March, but diabetes devices are posting even worse sales declines.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Healthcare Industry

13 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

Dean Foods Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Ubs Ag

The firm set a "buy" rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. UBS AG's price objective would indicate a potential upside of 38.34% from the stock's previous close.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-ADM to keep its cocoa presses but to sell chocolate business

Global agribusiness ADM said in a statement that extensive negotiations with a potential buyer did not reach an "outcome that met ADM's objectives."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, ADM, Life, Food, Chocolate, Reuters, Cargill, Science

Merced Sun-Star

D.C. big cheese tours Los Banos dairy plant

United States congressman Jim Costa dropped in on Los Banos Foods Inc., a California Dairies Inc. processing plant on Monday for a tour.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Los Banos, CA, US News, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Democrat, US Politics, California Dairies

Reuters

Cargill expects flour merger with ConAgra to be finalized in 6-8 weeks

U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc CARG.UL expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cargill, ConAgra Foods, Agriculture, Science, Canada, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Bradenton.com

US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola's matched Wall Street's expectations.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Financial Markets, Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola

The Modesto Bee

Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,840 in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Financial Markets, Modesto, CA, Business News

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

New Heinz owners offer buyouts to all Pittsburgh workers

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Norwalk Citizen News

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

Reuters

J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines

J&J on Tuesday said it earned $4.73 billion, or $1.64 per share, in the first quarter.

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CBC News

Baby chickens 'cooked alive' at hatchery, animal rights group contends

A worker at Horizon Poultry in Hanover, Ont., sorts baby chicks by sex. The company, owned by Maple Leaf Foods, is accused of mistreating the young birds by an animal rights group.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, McCain Foods

Reuters

UPDATE 1-US pork deal earns two China WH Group executives $600 mln bonus

Two senior executives of China's biggest pork producer WH Group Ltd received a combined $600 million payout for helping the Chinese company seal last year's record $4.9 billion takeover of U.S.-based Smithfield Foods Inc, an unusually high incentive for an acquisition.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Smithfield Foods

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 1... )--Save-A-Lot, one of the nation's leading hard-discount, limited assortment grocery chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU , today announced plans th... )--TPG Specialty Lending announced that all shares of its common stock subject to the over-allotment option granted to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Media, Television, Supervalu, Retail, Grocery

AmericanBankingNews.com

Eli Lilly and Rating Increased to Hold at Jefferies

The firm currently has a $54.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $45.00.

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Related Topix: Investment Banking, Financial Services, Jefferies Group, Investment Services, Alnara Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medicine, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Agriculture, International Multifoods Corporation, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry

NutraIngredients

Symrise wins battle for Diana Group with a 1.3bn bid

German flavours and aromas specialist Symrise has won the battle for French flavour and ingredients producer Diana, after agreeing a deal that values the firm at a 1.3bn.

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Related Topix: International Flavors and Fragrances, Chemicals

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

* Blackstone and Goldman Sachs' investment arm are set to buy Ipreo from KKR in a private equity secondary deal that values the data company at $975 million, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Tyson Foods

National Public Radio

Chinese Pork Giant Plans IPO To Raise Up To $5.3B

A Chinese company that is the world's biggest pork producer says it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

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Related Topix: Smithfield Foods

Examiner.com

Del Monte Foods Pet Products becomes Big Heart Pet Brands

Del Monte Foods Pet Products is relaunching as Big Heart Pet Brands and is now the largest standalone pet products company in North America.

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