beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, visits the 55th International Agriculture Fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The fair, featuring farm animals, food and agriculture industry, will last until March 4, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 8:52 am
PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies. Macron was supposed to visit the Paris Agriculture Fair all day Saturday — a key moment to address French farmers'...
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Traders Frank O'Connell, James Riley, and Michael Smyth, left to right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 23, 2018 - 3:22 pm
Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, placing the market on course to finish a volatile week with a slight gain. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil prices. Bond...
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Traders Frank O'Connell, James Riley, and Michael Smyth, left to right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 23, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday as investors pored through the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose as crude oil prices headed higher...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2011, file photo shows a box of General Mills' Fiber One cereal, in Philadelphia. General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. in a deal valued at about $8 billion. General Mills Inc. will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share. That's a 17 percent premium to the pet food company's Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 closing price of $34.12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls. General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's a return to the pet business for the more than 150-year-old company, which used to sell food for cats, dogs and birds back in...
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Traders Frank O'Connell, James Riley, and Michael Smyth, left to right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 23, 2018 - 11:33 am
Technology companies were helping drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday as investors pore through the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Blue Buffalo Pet Products jumped after General Mills agreed to buy the...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2011, file photo shows a box of General Mills' Fiber One cereal, in Philadelphia. General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. in a deal valued at about $8 billion. General Mills Inc. will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share. That's a 17 percent premium to the pet food company's Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 closing price of $34.12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:16 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Its sales under pressure with fewer grocery lists including processed foods, General Mills will try to balance its own shift in that direction, and its revenues, with the $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo, a higher end pet food products company. It's the first foray into pet...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to a company apology and workers being fired. According to The New York Times , NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was "inexcusably insensitive" for a food service company to feature...
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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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FILE - This is a Monday, July 24, 2017 file photo of the logo for British American Tobacco appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dutch prosecutors said Thursday Feb. 22, 2018, they will not open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Amsterdam lawyer Benedicte Ficq had called for the prosecution of Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Benelux. (AP Photo/Richard Drew/File)
February 22, 2018 - 8:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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February 22, 2018 - 6:38 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected calls to open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. The decision was a blow to what Dutch...
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