Profits down for foodmaker

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s corporate offices in Smithfield, Va., is shown Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor, said Wednesday its third-quarter profit fell 27 percent as pork prices declined and expenses increased. They announced today that they will be acquired by 
Shuanghui International from China
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( GARY C. KNAPP / Associated Press / March 1, 2006 )

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s corporate offices in Smithfield, Va., is shown Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor, said Wednesday its third-quarter profit fell 27 percent as pork prices declined and expenses increased. They announced today that they will be acquired by Shuanghui International from China

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