Sugar Subsidies Could Send Candy Prices Higher

The Sugar Act of 1934. The Farm Bill of 2008. They're not on the radar of most consumers, but those laws have a big impact on sugar prices, and right now that could mean higher prices for your favorite candy bars.

Kraft Earnings Top Wall Street Estimates

Kraft Foods reported a 13% jump in second-quarter profit on improved sales in Europe and emerging markets. Kraft gained greater exposure to these markets following its $19 billion Cadbury deal.

Kraft's Treatment of Cadbury Sours U.K. Lawmakers

Kraft, the largest packaged-food company in the U.S., came under attack from a committee of U.K. lawmakers in a report critical of moves the American company made after its hostile $17.5 billion takeover of beloved British candymaker Cadbury. The issue: A broken promise to not close a plant.

Kraft Swallows Cadbury, But a Bitter Taste May Linger

On Monday, Cadbury accepted a $19.4 billion buyout offer from Kraft Foods. As the smoke clears from that momentous decision, commentators and chocolate lovers from around the world are arguing over the sale, Kraft's practices, and what Cadbury means to Great Britain.

Hershey Is Finally Ready to Bid for Cadbury

After weeks of sitting on the sidelines while Cadbury played cat-and-mouse with Kraft Foods, Hershey is finally ready to make a bid for the U.K.-based chocolate maker. Sources close to the Hershey board say that the company will bid $17.9 billion for Cadbury.

Kraft Foods Hikes Full-Year Outlook

Food giant Kraft, which is currently engaged in a hostile takeover bid for Cadbury, boosts its full-year profit outlook after logging strong operating gains.

Stocks in the News: Pfizer, Kraft, Cadbury, Hershey

News that could affect stock prices today: Pfizer and India's Strides Arcolab reached an agreement that will expand the off-patent generic drugs in the U.S. drug maker's portfolio; Kraft's hostile takeover bid for Cadbury received conditional antitrust approval by the European Union.

Stocks in the News: Kraft Foods, Cadbury, Google, Ford

News that could affect stock prices today: Kraft's Cadbury bid gets slim support from shareholders; Google releases its Nexus One smart phone; Ford, Toyota, Honda reported improved December sales; retailers saw strong finish to the year.

Stocks in the News: Kraft, Apple, Ford

Kraft Foods boosted its offer for British candy maker Cadbury following Monday's announced $3.7 billion sale of Kraft's pizza business to Nestlé. But it remains to be seen whether Cadbury will bite on the sweetened offer. See what other news could affect stock prices today.