Posts Tagged Consumer products and services

Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

In this July 14, 2014 photo, Jim Munson, owner of Brooklyn Roasting Company, poses for photos in New York. Sales of the company’s Free Trade coffee have soared from $900,000 in 2011 to $4.4 million last year, and are expected to reach $6 million in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

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China detains employees of suspect meat seller

A man eats a burger at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, July 22, 2014. China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

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Another author boosted by ‘Colbert Bump’

This photo provided by Little, Brown and Company shows the cover of author, Stephan Eirik Clark's book, "Sweetness #9." During an interview on “The Colbert Report” that aired Monday night, July 21, 2014, Edan Lepucki recommended Clark’s “Sweetness #9.” By Tuesday morning, the novel was in the top 300 on Barnes & Noble.com and in the top 5 for Powell’s Books, an independent store based in Portland, Oregon that has been a leading seller of Lepucki’s book.  (AP Photo/Little, Brown and Company)

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Colbert Bump” is becoming contagious.

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US stock futures climb as earnings reports roll in

This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock futures pointed higher early Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as more corporate earnings rolled in. Shares in the restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable company Comcast surged after they reported results that were better than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

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Jeter turns small part of attention to business

In this Feb. 19, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Jeter, saluted at the All-Star game and making a long goodbye this season, finishes his baseball life this fall. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

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