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.
8. 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.9. 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.10. 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.11. 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.12. 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.13. 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.14. 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.15. 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.16. 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.17. 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.