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Thailand Man Made $3.2M on Smithfield Food Trades

The Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen a Thai traders assets after he made a fortune trading Smithfield Foods futures just prior to its acquisition. More 

Don’t Fear a Big Chinese Buyout of American Blue Chips

A Chinese group's massive buyout of pork giant Smithfield Foods isn't necessarily a sign of trouble for America. More 

Int’l Worries Weigh on Wall Street — Wednesday’s IP Market Recap

Lower growth projections in China and Europe gave investors pause Wednesday, a particularly ugly day for blue-chip consumer staples. More 

China’s Shuanghui Takes Smithfield Private for $4.7B

China's largest meat processing company, privately held Shuanghui, will purchase U.S. based pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. More 

Smithfield Foods Under Pressure to Split Into Three

Smithfield Foods' largest shareholder has sent its board a letter arguing that the company should split into three seperate units and pay a regular dividend. More 

3 Days, 3 New Highs — Thursday’s IP Market Recap

The Dow Jones set its third high-water mark in as many days as falling initial jobless claims helped prop up stock markets yet again. More 

38,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled

The USDA has issued a recall of 38,000 pounds of pork sausage over concerns that plastic might have been mixed in with the meat. More