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Taste for salt may be shaped during infancyupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 17:15:00

People who sprinkle salt on everything and gravitate toward unhealthy high-sodium foods may be expressing a taste preference formed during early infancy, a small new study suggests. Glee Season 3 Dodgeball Promo: Sue Attacksupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 16:28:00

A promo for Fox's hit show premieres online Glee's Jane Lynch Poses for More Racy Photosupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 18:48:00

The actress poses with nearly naked men for a new magazine shoot Glee's Naya Rivera 'Was a Nerd' In High Schoolupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:15:00

The actress, who plays Cheerio Santana, was "always trying to fit in and get my hair to lie flat"

Companies target baby boomers' changing tastesupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 10:04:00

While consumer advocacy groups continue to shake their fists at the likes of Ronald McDonald and Count Chocula for enticing children with fatty, sugary fare, many companies are refocusing advertising on other susceptible, more mature babies. Baby boomers, that is.

Mom: Be sane, surrender to the clutterupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 11:35:00

I wasn't a neat freak when I married, but I'd be the first to tell you that somewhere between having two kids under age 3 and the consequent explosion of Cheerios, teeny white socks, puzzle pieces, sippy-cup valves, and "Plastic Things That Play Mozart", I have lost my mind and changed my ways.

CNNMoney: FDA warns Cheerios on health claimsupdated: Wed May 13 2009 10:30:00

The Food and Drug Administration is chiding Cheerios for making false claims about the popular cereal's health benefits.

How to lower your cholesterol with better eatingupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:43:00

About one in two American adults has borderline or high cholesterol levels, which increase one's risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. General Mills 1Q Profit Edges Down on High Costsupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 16:30:00

Sales of General Mills Inc. products like Cheerios and Betty Crocker dessert mixes rose in the first quarter as more consumers abandoned pricier restaurants, but the increase wasn't enough to stave off high commodity costs Tim Tuttle: Who will become RCR's fourth driver?updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 16:26:00

Bobby Labonte certainly seems like a serious prospect to follow Cheerios and those other General Mills brands to Richard Childress Racing next season.

Tips to keep car clean and tidyupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 10:58:00

Between kids, pets, friends, and little ol' you, the sanctity of your car's interior is always in peril. So, how do you keep it clean when you've got kids spitting up and spilling, pets drooling and tracking in dirt and people eating four-course meals in your car? When the Patient Is a Googlerupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 11:00:00

A well-informed patient can be a good thing, so long as he or she's got the right kind of information

CNNMoney: General Mills CEO steps downupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 02:35:00

General Mills Chief Executive Officer Steve Sanger is stepping down effective immediately, the nation's second-largest cereal maker said Monday.

CNNMoney: General Mills' profits riseupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 08:36:00

The foodmaker General Mills Inc. reported on Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent as rising revenue offset higher ingredient costs and increased spending on marketing.

CNNMoney: General Mills' bullish outlookupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 00:16:00

Packaged food giant General Mills Inc. said Thursday it expects first-quarter earnings to surpass analysts' estimates.

CNNMoney: Super yachts for the ultra richupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 06:57:00

In the summer months, when the beaches get overrun with sun bathers, the super rich secure a yacht and head a little farther out to find solace on the high seas.

Four-step speed through cleaning planupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 02:38:00

Even if you were a gung ho housekeeper before you had a child, there are probably a few Cheerios and toys (or toy parts) hiding between your sofa cushions now. And if you were a little lax before, you're most likely facing more muddy shoes, broken crayons, and smudgy fingerprints than you ever imagined.

CNNMoney: General Mills beats the Streetupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 07:53:00

General Mills Inc. on Thursday posted higher quarterly profit, as sales of items like snack bars and light yogurt helped offset rising costs for grains and other ingredients.

Your baby: 10 milestones for the first 2 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 10:09:00

Every milestone -- from when your baby first holds up her sweet little head to when she speaks her first word -- is thrilling. These moments aren't just exciting and fun; they're also markers that can clue you in to your baby's development. Most parents already know to look for the much-lauded ones, like rolling over and walking. But of the multitude of milestones cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics, some are considered more significant. Here, 10 milestones that are worth paying a little extra attention to during your child's first two years:

Fortune: Better eating through genomicsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 16:42:00

Wandering through the aisles of the local grocery store, one can't help but notice the number of everyday food products that now feature some added health benefit.

Fortune: Captain's Blog, stardate 1/18/06updated: Thu Jan 18 2007 11:29:00

WHAT'S NEW: Working on a way-hot new issue of Fortune magazine for y'all! Some seriously-cool immediate-future stuff that you need to know now! A red (wine) hot biotech company too. But you have to wait until next week. So as Beck would say: Please Enjoy! (Hell Yes!)...

FSB: Mascot makeoverupdated: Mon Oct 23 2006 17:54:00

When PepsiCo wanted to differentiate its Mug root beer from competing products, it called David Altschul, the co-founder of a small marketing firm called Character in Portland, Ore., who helped cre...

FSB: How the Pillsbury doughboy explains what you buyupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 15:03:00

When PepsiCo wanted to differentiate its Mug root beer from competing products, it called David Altschul, the co-founder of a small marketing firm called Character in Portland, Ore., who helped create a mysterious bulldog to spice up Mug's soda cans.

Get the right fuel for your workoutupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 18:42:00

Chances are you're not training for the Olympics, but if you exercise regularly, take a cue from elite and professional athletes regarding how to eat to gain the most from every workout. Sports nutritionists encourage the following strategies for eating before and after exercise depending on when -- morning, noon, or after work -- you exercise.

CNNMoney: Bullish on Bernankeupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 09:08:00

Stocks jumped out of the gate Thursday as investors await the conclusion of the much-anticipated two-day Fed meeting at 2:15.

Fortune: Here comes the microdietupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 10:47:00

Forget fat and carbs - the key to weight loss could lie in micronutrients like amino acids, according to groundbreaking new research that will be of interest to food and pharmaceutical companies alike.

CNNMoney: Jittery before the Fedupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 09:42:00

Blue chips slipped and the broader market stalled Wednesday as investors flat out refused to budge ahead of the Federal Reserve's much-anticipated statement Thursday afternoon.

CNNMoney: Desperately seeking Santaupdated: Tue Dec 21 2004 05:54:00

Investors will be looking to see if there'll be a 'Santa Claus' rally after all this year with just four days left until Christmas, following the market's big run up since late October.

Fortune: HOW TARGET DOES IT updated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

If Wal-Mart did not exist, you can be dead sure that business school first-years would be forced to study the Target phenomenon. Nicollet Mall, Target's home base in Minneapolis, would have the kin...

Business 2.0: A Store for Cereal (Seriously)updated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Like ice cream and coffee before them, cornflakes and puffed oats are getting an upscale makeover. Cereality, a startup based in Boulder, Colo., is betting that consumer nostalgia for Cheerios and ...

CNNMoney: General Mills goes whole grainsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 06:49:00

General Mills announced plans Thursday to start using healthier whole grains in all of its ready-to-eat cereals, including children's cereals such as Trix, Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms.

CNNMoney: General Mills hikes prices 2-9%updated: Wed Jun 23 2004 07:31:00

General Mills, one of the nation's largest food marketing companies with brand names like Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, and Pillsbury, recently raised prices on several of its signature products, a company spokeswoman told CNNfn.

CNNMoney: Low-carb bubble about to burst?updated: Fri Mar 19 2004 08:20:00

Foodmakers keep it coming: Low-carb Doritos, low-carb Entenmann's chocolate chip cookies, Heinz' 'One Carb' ketchup, a low-sugar Krispy Kreme Doughnut.

Fortune: How Do I Network When I Don't Even Know Anyone?updated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

Dear Annie: I was laid off, and my outplacement counselor keeps saying I have to network. I'm willing, but I just don't know very many people, besides former colleagues. How do I get started? I hes...

Fortune: Why the Cereal Business Is Soggy NO SNAP, CRACKLE, OR POPupdated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

Forget the commercials that depict cherubic kids leisurely eating a bowl of corn pops. The cereal business isn't much fun these days. After decades of growth, sales have been flat for five years, a...

Fortune: Is It The Beer Or Those Talking Frogs?updated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

Sy Syms, the discount clothier, has long maintained that "an educated consumer is our best customer." But is that true throughout the consumer landscape? Marketers, who usually prefer to control co...


Leon Leonwood Bean, that taciturn merchant from Maine, would have shuddered at being called trendy. But he was the standard-bearer for the 24-hour economy--nonstop commerce by and for those who can...

Fortune: THE INSIDERupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

BIG BLUE LANGUAGE Maybe Lou Gerstner of IBM has watched too many sneaker ads: The theme of his current stump speech echoes Nike's ''Just do it'' theme. Says Gerstner, 51: < ''IBM's problems are abo...

Fortune: FINDING BARGAINS IN BRUISED BRANDSupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

Stocks of companies that make famous brand-name products -- once a virtual guarantee of success -- have floundered since the beginning of the year. The roster of losers reads like a grocery clerk's...

Fortune: A BORING BRAND CAN BE BEAUTIFUL Most companies spend like crazy on new products. General Mills shows that greater profits can liupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

SPENDING AN afternoon with Betty Crocker or with the folks who make Hamburger Helper sounds about as lively as taking your grandmother to Saturday night bingo at the firehall. But General Mills, pr...

Fortune: LET THEM EAT WHEATIESupdated: Mon Jan 01 1990 00:01:00

Western Europe's traditional rib-sticking breakfast is endangered. At least, that's the hope of U.S. cereal makers. Kellogg and Quaker Oats already dominate the European market, and their sales are...

Fortune: GENERAL MILLS A GO-GO After divesting its weak businesses, the food giant looks good to investors -- and maybe to acquirers.updated: Mon Jun 05 1989 00:01:00

FROM THE FOLKS who bring you Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt, and Red Lobster restaurants comes some unconventional management advice. First, President Mark Willes, 47, says, ''Don't count on acqui...

Fortune: SQUEEZIN' THE CHARMINupdated: Mon Jan 16 1989 00:01:00

The trade war between supermarket operators and their suppliers is escalating. Winn-Dixie Stores, which has 1,240 supermarkets in 13 Sunbelt states, has stopped buying some of the top brand name it...

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