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VIDEO: The Battle of the Starbucks Holiday Lattes

November 6, 2014 10:22 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Pumpkin Spice vs. Chestnut Praline: which will win? Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses the match-up, as the company prepares to roll out its first new holiday latte in 5 years.                   

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What the New Tangible Asset and Repair Regulations Mean For Manufacturers

November 6, 2014 10:13 am | by Dean Sonderegger | Articles | Comments

While the simplified regulations allow for more manufacturing firms to qualify for tax benefits, they also introduce many compliance challenges. Firms will need to look at their tax practices with a new set of eyes to ensure they reap the full potential benefits.

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Looking to Expand? Workforce, Transportation, Location Are Key

November 6, 2014 10:06 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

I discussed the resurgence of the manufacturing sector with Ms. Amy Susan, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. She shared some valuable insight into Missouri’s strengths for attracting expansions and investments.

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McDonald's Japan Logs 7.5B Yen Loss on Meat Scandal

November 6, 2014 9:44 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In the wake of a food safety scandal involving a China-based meat supplier, sales slumped for McDonald's Japan. The company reported a group net loss of 7.54 billion yen for the January to September period.            

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Molson Coors Reports 3Q Loss

November 6, 2014 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors Brewing Company reported a third-quarter loss of $34.4 million. The Denver-based company said it had a loss of 19 cents per share.                             

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Despite Losses, GMO Label Backers Aren't Quitting

November 6, 2014 9:30 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oregon is the fourth state in the West that has failed to pass a GMO labeling measure. A similar proposal also flopped Tuesday in Colorado, which joined Washington state and California as other states that have said no.        

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Rising Beef Costs Cut Into Wendy's Profit

November 6, 2014 9:25 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The hamburger chain reported a lower-than-expected profit for its third quarter, noting that beef costs were "much higher than our initial projections." It also said it expects the "record high" costs to continue.          

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Soft Drinks Maker Cott Buys Water, Coffee Provider For $1.25B

November 6, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cott Corp., a Canadian beverage maker, plans to expand into water and coffee delivery by buying privately held DSS Group Inc. Cott makes sodas, energy drinks and juices under private labels sold at supermarkets.           

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Liquid Colorants

November 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This new collection of liquid colorants can help companies create a distinctive package that stands out on store shelves.

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Digital Color Printing System

November 6, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The 2600 Series upgrade brings several value added benefits to the Digital Color Printing System, including faster speeds and improved print resolution. 

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Girls Only: A Way to Close the STEM Gender Gap?

November 5, 2014 3:00 pm | by Kim MacGregor | Articles | Comments

Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.             

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VIDEO: Why Starbucks CEO Wrote a Book About Veterans

November 5, 2014 2:46 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

In a new book, Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran argue that fewer than 1 percent of Americans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, post-9/11, and many feel disconnected from civilian society.                

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Psychoactive Drinks Market Explodes as Natural Ingredients Prove to Impact Brain Health

November 5, 2014 2:39 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

According to Karin Nielsen, Director of the Ingredients Division at Canadean, the psychoactive drinks market for adults is exploding, as naturally derived ingredients from fruit, plants and roots prove to have an impact on cognitive health. 

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Diageo Introduces 'Learning For Life' Program

November 5, 2014 2:31 pm | by Diageo | News | Comments

Learning for Life is the cornerstone of Diageo's Sustainability and Responsibility strategy, and was created in response to growing levels of youth unemployment. The program has now supported over 100,000 individuals across 35 countries.    

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Gluten-Free Goes Mainstream With Nestle's Breakthrough Cereal Launch

November 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Cereal Partners Worldwide | News | Comments

For the first time ever in the UK, a gluten-free breakfast cereal will sit alongside other well-known brands in the mainstream cereal aisle, marking a breakthrough in the availability of gluten-free cereal products.         

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Anheuser-Busch Buying an Oregon Brewing Company

November 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has agreed to buy 10 Barrel Brewing of Oregon. The companies did not disclose terms of purchase, which they expect to complete before the end of this year.         

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Study: Calorie Labeling Proves Effective in Weight Loss

November 5, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Obesity Society | News | Comments

This new research shows that consistent exposure to prominent calorie labeling of main meals reduced the likelihood of young adults gaining any weight over a one-year period by 50 percent.                 

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US Adult Consumption of Added Sugars Increased by More Than 30 Percent

November 5, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Obesity Society | News | Comments

As the United States Food and Drug Administration considers a new food label detailing the amount of added sugars in foods, new research shows this non-nutritive calorie source has crept into the American diet over the past three decades.

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5 Recycling Opportunities For Food Manufacturers

November 5, 2014 1:59 pm | by Maggie Caldwell, Federal International | Blogs | Comments

Diversion is key to a successful recycling program; every bit of weight you subtract from your trash saves you money on your solid waste hauling bill. Since food manufacturers generate large quantities of valuable recyclables, a well optimized program can create a significant revenue stream. 

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US Businesses Report 230K New Jobs

November 5, 2014 12:13 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.                        

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