WASHINGTON (AP) — A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
Nervous employers pulled back on hiring in August and September as China's economy slowed, global markets sank and foreigners bought fewer U.S. goods. Friday's monthly jobs report from the government suggested that the U.S. economy, which has been outshining others around the world, may be weakening.
2. ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago - Friday, September 25, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra is cutting about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and moving its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska.
About 700 workers will be in Chicago starting next summer, including the company's senior leadership as well as some operations for its consumer foods segment that are currently located in Omaha and Naperville, Illinois. The company said Thursday that it will maintain a significant presence in Omaha with about 1,200 employees. Those workers will be involved in research and development, supply chain management and some key administrative functions.3. LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost - Friday, January 02, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.4. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Top May 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.5. Stocks gain on better US economic news - Friday, March 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rebounded Thursday as encouraging news on the economy outweighed investors' concerns that interest rates may start climbing sooner than anticipated. Stocks were higher by early afternoon, having erased all of their losses from the day before, when Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates could rise next year.6. Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge - Friday, January 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.7. Stocks fall back on Wall Street a day after surge - Friday, December 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks pulled back from record levels Thursday after surging a day earlier. The market gained the most in more than two months Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was trimming its stimulus efforts, which investors saw as a vote of confidence in the economy.8. Kroger cookie dough recalled because of peanuts - Friday, August 23, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. is recalling some Kroger's Break 'N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages, because they contain peanuts.9. Stocks gain on encouraging news on economy - Friday, June 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Better news on jobs and consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped, putting the stock market on track for its third advance in as many days. Bond yields fell for a second day, easing worries that a sudden spike in interest rates could hurt the economy.
10. Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win - Friday, November 23, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?
Perhaps it's time for a tropical vacation or a new car. There are bills to pay, loans to settle, debts to square.11. ConAgra buying Ralcorp for about $5 billion - Friday, November 23, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods is buying the private-label food maker Ralcorp for about $5 billion, which will make it North America's biggest manufacturer of cereals, crackers and other packaged foods sold under store brands.12. Stocks slide on 'fiscal cliff' warning - Friday, November 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped on Wall Street Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in talks over the U.S. budget impasse in Washington.13. Odom's processing plant to close in Little Rock - Friday, October 12, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. says it will close a pork-processing plant in Little Rock next year, putting more than 200 people out of work.14. US stocks follow global markets lower - Friday, September 14, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of worrying economic figures tugged stock markets down Thursday. Measures of manufacturing and business activity in both China and Europe slumped.
In the U.S., the railroad Norfolk Southern warned that it's shipping fewer goods, and the government gave investors another reminder that the job market remains weak.15. Little Big Town to record anti-child hunger video - Friday, August 31, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The county band Little Big Town is teaming up with ConAgra Foods in its campaign against child hunger.
Little Big Town plans to record an online video of the song "Here's Hope" to promote awareness of child hunger. The band performed a version of the song at this year's American Country Music Awards.16. Stocks plunge after weak manufacturing reports - Friday, June 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A quiet start on Wall Street quickly turned into a rout Thursday as the bad news piled up.
Commodity prices slumped in early trading after a report said manufacturing in China fell this month. Then, around 10 a.m., the Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve reported a sharp contraction in manufacturing in the Northeast. The report, the worst since last August, helped knock the Dow Jones industrial average down about 40 points.17. ConAgra Foods acquiring Odom's Tennessee Pride - Friday, April 13, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - ConAgra Foods Inc. says it's acquiring Odom's Tennessee Pride, the nation's second largest producer of frozen breakfast sandwiches.18. Companies propose curbing junk food ads for kids - Friday, July 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthier foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed by the federal government.19. ConAgra Foods 3Q net income drops on rising costs - Friday, March 18, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter net income fell 6 percent as the maker of Healthy Choice and Chef Boyardee dealt with rising costs.