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Jell-O Can't Stop Slippery Sales Slide

Despite Jell-O's enduring place in pop culture, sales have tumbled in the past four years, and questions remain whether Kraft Foods can revive the brand.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

From a surprisingly strong report from Macy's to Starbucks paying a super-Venti price for breaking a contract, here are the week's best and worst moves in the business world.

Wal-Mart Ending Membership in Conservative Group

Wal-Mart, the world's No. 1 retailer and the biggest seller of firearms in the United States, is dropping out of a U.S. conservative advocacy group that has been a lightning rod over voting and gun laws.

Kraft's $2 Billion Cookie Turns 100

Kraft just celebrated the Oreo's centennial. But with sales at a stunning $2 billion a year, the Oreo is no longer just "Milk's favorite cookie," or America's, for that matter -- it's a global powerhouse.

Facebook CEO Turns 28, IPO Could Be $100B Gift

He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO. Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever.

Guess Whose New Machine Could Kill Starbucks

When the new Verismo coffeemaker shows up later this year, java buffs will be able to make Starbucks-quality espresso, cappuccino and latte beverages at home. But will the fancy European coffee drinks it'll crank out really be as good as Starbucks? Starbucks probably hopes so.

Follow the Female Leaders to Faster Portfolio Growth

Executives ask themselves daily: "What can I do to give my company an edge?" Studies show that the answer may be as simple as hiring more women for executive and board of director roles. So you just might want to invest in these six companies that have done just that.

Hershey Starts Adding More Conscience to its Chocolate

Hershey has been disturbingly lax in addressing abusive child labor practices in the Africa's cocoa industry, and recently, over 100,000 consumers let the company know they're not pleased. Now the chocolatier is changing its ways -- just in time.

Hot Coffee Stocks Have Gone Cold: Is a Refill Coming?

Just a few months ago, coffee-related companies were as hot as a steaming cup of joe. Buoyant coffee bean prices, a growing consumer appetite for premium coffee, and a few company-specific events fueled a rally in the niche. But the hype has lost it caffeine buzz, and prices are way down.

Nothing Alike: The Odd Combos of Conglomerates

For most of the past decade, buying Oreos or Trident gum for your kids meant sending money to the Marlboro Man. Those brands have gone their separate ways, but there are still many odd matches in the wild world of conglomerates, where companies own siblings that don't really look like one another.

A Great Stock for New Investors

If you're new to stock investing, you're probably looking for a slam dunk: a company you've heard of, with a business that's not hard to understand, a great reputation -- and great prospects for growth over the long term. Here's one tasty stock that offers all of that.

Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese Recalled

Kraft Foods is recalling about 137,000 cases of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups because they might be tainted with wire-bristle pieces, the company announced Friday. The company said it has received no reports of injuries or complaints, and that it was voluntarily issuing the recall to be on the safe side.

Why the Kraft Split Makes Sense

Kraft split into two, spinning off its North American grocery business from its faster-growing international snacks business Friday. Here's what the move means for shareholders, and why it makes sense.

Dow Logs Worst One-Day Drop Since 2008

A bruising session on Wall Street Thursday wiped more than 500 points off the Dow - its worst drop since October 2008. Driving the fear is growing concern about the possibility of another recession. Will the selloff continue Friday? It all depends on the Labor Department's employment report.

Kraft Plans to Split Into Two Companies

Kraft Foods announced Thursday plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on snacks while the other focuses on the North American grocery business.

Why Investors Should Fear Soda Taxes

With both obesity and fiscal austerity on the rise, makers of unhealthy foods are a tempting target for taxation. While companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald's are most obviously in the sights of the food police, the rest of the food industry may be vulnerable as well.