NEW YORK (AP) — Dudes don't drink diet. Or at least that's the idea behind Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out on Monday with a macho ad campaign that proclaims "It's not for women." The soft drink was developed after the company's research found that men shy away from diet drinks that aren't perceived as "manly" enough.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 66 percent amid a volatile global grain market. The company said its net income from continuing operations for the quarter ended Aug. 31 was $236 million, down from $693 million during the same period last year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a federal court to turn over grand jury records from the U.S. government's investigation into the now-defunct beef plant as he prepares for a civil lawsuit. The beef plant opened in Oakland, Miss., in August 2004 but lasted less than three months.
(AP) — This video frame grab provided by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, shows the new Dr Pepper TEN beverage. It's not often that a major brand tries to block out an entire segment of the population, but that's exactly what Dr Pepper is doing with the launch of its latest product, Dr Pepper TEN.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Candy shaped like marijuana that's showing up on store shelves around the country won't get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low. "We're already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug activity and trying to raise children so they don't think using illegal substances is acceptable," said City Councilmember Darius Pridgen.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River. They worry a shutdown of more than a month will result in a permanent loss of customers and express irritation over what they consider a slow process to get permits for winter harvesting from the river and growing oysters in indoor tanks to extend their season.
ROME (AP) — Prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase — and poor farmers and consumers particularly in Africa will be hurt most, the U.N. food agencies said Monday. In an annual report on the state of food insecurity around the world, the U.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation's food supply.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. said Monday that it is selling its fresh bakery businesses in Spain and Portugal for 115 million euros ($156.5 million) to Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baking company that is buying its North American fresh bakery division. It's the food company's latest step to slim down its business.
(AP) — An Oct. 6, 2011 photo, shows Felicia Williams, Community Liason for Buffalo City Council member Darius Pridgen, holding a "Pot Pop" lollipop in Buffalo, N.Y. The marijuana-shaped candy that’s showing up on store shelves around the country won’t get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Next month, Michigan will join 30 other states requiring beer kegs to be sold with tags that can identify who bought them. Buyers will have to sign a receipt containing their name, address, telephone number and driver license or state I.D. card number. Retailers will have to attach a tag on each keg and record the tag number on the receipt.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farmers usually hope for sunny weather to help speed their harvest, but weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures have dramatically increased the risk of field fires, prompting growers to take extra precautions as they navigate equipment through dry crops. Thousands of acres of farmland already have caught fire recently, including giant blazes this week in central Nebraska and south-central South Dakota.
STEELEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An explosion at a southern Illinois pasta-making plant has left two workers injured. Gilster-Mary Lee spokesman Tom Welge says the workers on Thursday were performing maintenance to equipment at the Steeleville plant when the explosion occurred. Welge says the workers were taken to a St.
TRAPPER CREEK, Alaska (AP) — Golden birch trees marked the edge of Greg Kalal's fields, but the dentist-turned-farmer was more interested in hues beneath the soil on his land south of Mount McKinley. Among the thousands of colorful potatoes — from yellow German Butterballs to Magic Mollys with flesh so purple it's nearly black — is a half-row of red potatoes with yellow flesh that University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers believe could become a popular and profitable niche product in a state not known for its agriculture.
TORONTO (THE CANADIAN PRESS) — Labatt Breweries of Canada has lost the latest round in its legal faceoff with rival Molson Coors over National Hockey League sponsorship rights. Labatt disclosed Thursday that it had received confirmation that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice had dismissed its suit against the NHL and Molson Coors.
(PRNewswire) — Just Born, Inc.'s retail division, is kicking off its D.C. Monumental Weekend at its National Harbor store on Friday, October 7th at 4 pm and continuing through Sunday, October 9th. On Friday, October 7th at 4 pm., Peeps & Company will usher in the fall season with delicious free treats, mascot appearances, coupons from neighboring retailers and chances for savings on some great new store items.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many legal immigrant workers who work in construction and on farms doing backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't. The vacancies have created a void that will surely deal a blow to the state's economy and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A storm dumped more than an inch of rain on parts of California's agricultural heartland in less than five hours, flooding streets, uprooting trees and soaking a bumper crop of raisins drying in vineyards. The storm hit Tuesday in Northern California, then swept through the central portions before bringing rainfall to Southern California by midmorning on Wednesday.
ROME (AP) — A U.N. food agency is forecasting improved prospects for world cereals production in the 2011-2012 seasons. But the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization says that despite expected production gains, especially for wheat and rice, there is uncertainty about the improvement's impact on food security because of the global economic slump and increased risks for recession.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Voters in five Kentucky cities have voted to legalize or expand alcoholic beverage sales. In Hardin County, Elizabethtown voted 3,051 yes to 2,021 no, Radcliff's totals were 1,567 yes to 1,025 no, and Vine Grove tallied 475 yes to 328 no, The New-Enterprise reported.