The brand-name food company buys the private label maker because it must -- the trend is too powerful not to.
Stocks gain as consumer confidence climbs and orders for core durable goods rise.
The doomed Twinkie maker may have pieces of its company rescued by a competitor.
Ritz leads the list for a second straight year. Why didn't Oreos make the cut?
Goodyear Tire is downgraded to 'hold,' and Expedia is upgraded to 'buy.'
Goldman Sachs is both upgraded and downgraded, and Manchester United is initiated at 2 firms with a 'buy.'
The packaged food company continues with its acquisition spree.
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