| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Today’s Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, which puts the religious beliefs of an employer above the medical needs of female employees, is head-shakingly bad.
And not just for women and their families.
It’s bad for anyone who works for...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville, expanding its plant there and adding 75 full-time manufacturing jobs, the candy maker plans to announce on Wednesday.
The decision to make Skittles in Yorkville, about 50 miles southwest of Chicago,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Confectionary giant Mars Inc. is buying most of Procter & Gamble's pet food business for $2.9 billion, a move that will shore up the company's growing pet care business.
The all-cash deal will add the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands in North America...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
For those who believe in the power of chocolate comes the start of a new study. Researchers will look into whether certain ingredients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
But before you start digging into your stash of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured.
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Amid the tackles, blocks and hits, the Super Bowl may also be the setting for some sweet competition.
For the first time in years, two different candy advertisers will take the field when Fox broadcasts Super Bowl XLVIII February 2nd from New Jersey's...
| Jun 3, 2013
Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee.
But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints,...
| Mar 21, 2012
The Marathon Smart Stuff Bar, which is sold in some middle and high schools, is advertised as a healthy snack in part because less than 35 percent of its calories are from fat (10 percent from saturated fat) and it is less than 35 percent sugar by weight....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Snickers maker will eliminate king-size chocolate bars by next year....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 PM
The response to Kyle Busch's on-track retaliation escalated Thursday when candy maker M&M's said it barred Busch from driving the M&M's-sponsored Toyota for the last two races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The next race is Sunday at Phoenix......