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Orange juice prices on the rise thanks to 'perfect storm'

Jan 12, 2012
It has been a rough year for oranges -- first in Florida, and now in Brazil. The lack of the fruit is now causing orange juice prices to rise.

OJ squeeze?

Jan 10, 2012
The wholesale price of orange juice hit a 34-year high on news the FDA is testing for an illegal fungicide reportedly found in the juice of oranges imported from Brazil.

Wheat up, Wheaties down

Dec 20, 2011
Food giant General Mills today announced lower than expected profits, blaming costs of volatile commodities.

Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
H.J. Heinz Co. products are displayed at a grocery store June 12, 2003 in Chicago, Ill
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Sweet tooth -- traders buy commodities

Sep 26, 2011
Commodities priced jumped today, after prices fell to a ten-moth low last week. Sugar spun up to its highest price in more than a month. Aluminum rose, and coffee perked up, too.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Price spikes in agricultural commodities, Companies to watch in 2011

Jan 13, 2011
The price of agricultural commodities has spiked since last summer, according to a report from the U.S. Agriculture Department. Increasing demand...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Motorola splits and Australian floods

Jan 4, 2011
Today, Motorola calls it "splits" -- dividing up its business into halves based on stability and risk. For years, Motorola stayed afloat by...

The winners and losers in commodities

Jan 3, 2011
This final note today, a word on commodities as we leave 2010 in the rear view mirror....

Starbucks raising prices. Again.

Sep 23, 2010
When you hear the phrase "labor intensive," what comes to mind? How about pouring a cup of coffee at Starbucks? Well, that's not exactly what the...