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China defends denial of Coke bid for juice maker

March 23, 2009
China defended its rejection of Coca-Cola Co.''s attempt to acquire a major Chinese fruit juice maker, denying the decision was protectionist, according to the Associated Press. The Commerce Ministry
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China rejects Coke bid to buy juice maker

March 18, 2009
China rejected Coca-Cola Co.''s $2.5 billion bid to buy a major Chinese fruit juice maker in a closely watched case that stirred nationalist opposition to the sale of a successful
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Total to cut 555 jobs in France

March 11, 2009
Total SA plans to cut 555 jobs in France over the next three years, according to the Associated Press. Europe''s third-largest oil company by revenue said the job cuts at
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Salmonella recall could cost peanut producers $1 billion

March 11, 2009
The Associated Press reports that the effects of the widespread peanut butter recall could cost rural America''s peanut producers $1 billion in lost production and sales, according to testimony
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Journal rejects science used in Oklahoma poultry suit

March 10, 2009
A lawsuit accusing Arkansas poultry companies of polluting Oklahoma''s water with chicken waste rests on scientific research that has been called into question as the case nears a key hearing,
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Is the FDA a broken agency?

March 4, 2009
Every few months, the Food and Drug Administration goes into fire-brigade mode, rushing to get control over another safety crisis, according to the Associated Press. Some say the FDA is
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Kellogg''s plans for $22.5 million building in Michigan on hold

March 2, 2009
Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. has reportedly put on hold plans to build a new $22.5 million office building in downtown Battle Creek. Construction on the six-story building near
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Wells near Oklahoma E. coli outbreak test positive

February 26, 2009
State officials in Oklahoma announced that seventeen private water wells have tested positive for E. coli bacteria near a northeastern Oklahoma town where an E. coli outbreak last summer killed
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Coca-Cola execs bonuses are now discretionary

February 24, 2009
The Coca-Cola Co.executives will get bonuses on a discretionary basis starting for 2008, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as reported by the Associated Press. The
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Smithfield Foods to cut 1,800 jobs, close six plants

February 18, 2009
The Associated Press reports that Smithfield Foods Inc. plans to cut 1,800 jobs and close six factories, as part of a restructuring that comes amid an overall slump in
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