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Paris truckers, United Kingdom fishermen protest

June 4, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that truckers and taxi drivers slowed traffic around Paris'' business district to a crawl recently in a protest over rising fuel prices, and hundreds of
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Jamba shares surge on beverage deal with Nestle

June 2, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that shares of Jamba Inc. surged recently after the company launched a line of ready-to-drink beverages with the U.S. division of Nestle SA, although an
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FDA: Time for asthma patients to switch inhalers

June 2, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that old-fashioned asthma inhalers that contain environment-harming chemicals will no longer be sold at year''s end -- and the government is urging patients not to
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Kraft reformulates Kool-Aid drinks

May 30, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Kraft Foods Inc. has reformulated several of its Kool-Aid drinks and launched a new Kool-Aid water beverage to revitalize the brand and bring it
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Anheuser-Busch, beer co. to pay $21M in club fire

May 27, 2008
According to the Associated Press, brewer Anheuser-Busch Inc. and a Rhode Island beer distributor have agreed to pay $21 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors of a 2003
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Kayem buys some brands from Tyson Foods

May 21, 2008
Kayem Foods Inc., a meat processor, said recently it agreed to acquire some brands from Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest meat producer, the Associated Press is reporting.Kayem will buy
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Lifeway Foods responds to FDA allegations

May 19, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Lifeway Foods Inc., which makes the dairy drink kefir, said recently all of its production facilities remain operational after the Food and Drug Administration shut
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Chicken industry may face $8 corn: Pilgrim CEO

May 16, 2008
According to Reuters, the U.S. chicken industry, which has been cutting production in reaction to higher feed costs, may have to contend with even higher feed prices this year, Pilgrim''s
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DuPont, Genencor form $140M ethanol venture

May 14, 2008
According to the Associated Press, DuPont said recently it has formed a joint venture with a Danish company to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol, or fuel derived from nonfood
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Ark. court: Cancer claim against poultry firms can proceed

May 14, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Arkansas poultry producers who were dismissed two years ago from a lawsuit that seeks to hold them responsible for a man''s leukemia are targets
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