The lawsuit claims the chocolate maker gets cocoa with help from forced West African workers.
The maker of the famous candies likes to keep a low profile, but it may be an attractive buyout candidate in the consolidation-happy sweets industry.
Hershey is expanding globally, and Japan is already proving to be a hot market for one of its products.
Warm weather, export demand and health-conscious consumers spur a butter and cheese rally.
Johnson & Johnson is upgraded at 3 firms, and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
The candy giant's dividend has risen 150% in the past decade -- and more increases are likely on the way.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'buy,' and Marvell Technology is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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