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Coca-Cola Raising Its Prices

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Coca-Cola Co plans to raise prices on its soft drinks by 3 percent to 4 percent in July, in addition to a 2 percent increase taken earlier this ye...

Why An Ice Cream Cone Now Costs $4.25

Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

If you've gone to an ice cream parlor recently, you may have noticed that a cone (or cup) of ice cream has gotten more expensive. But before you chalk...

French Minister: Food Price Stabilization Agreement A 'Tour de Force'

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

PARIS — The largest economies in the world agreed Thursday to a series of measures to stabilize world food prices after recent fluctuations caus...

Overcoming Hunger: Together We Can Empower Change

Djimon Hounsou | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Djimon Hounsou

In a world that already produces more than enough food for everyone, almost a billion people, one in seven of us, go to bed hungry every night. Meanwhile, up to half of all food the world produces goes to waste.

Millions Affected By Flooding In China

AP | Posted 08.19.2011 | DC

BEIJING — More than 5 million people have been displaced or otherwise affected by flooding in eastern China that is also pushing up food prices,...

High Food Prices Here To Stay

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

PARIS -- High food prices are likely to rise even further over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition and hunger, a w...

What Gas Prices Have Caused Americans To Cut Back On

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

High gas prices might have fallen slightly in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped Americans from cutting back on other expenses in order to afford p...

Global Food Prices Only Getting Higher This Decade: Report

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

PARIS (Gus Trompiz) - World commodity prices will keep up their relentless push higher this decade compared to previous years, supported by burgeo...

Iowa Floods Lift Corn Prices

AP | By MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Brian Peterson admitted it's hard to watch as floodwaters envelope the bright green cornstalks now about knee-height, but he said ...

China Food Costs Push Inflation To Three-Year High

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

SHANGHAI -- China's inflation rose to its highest level in nearly three years in May, thanks largely to stubbornly high food prices, adding to economi...

Food Price Hikes Leave Poor Moms Hungry

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

THUAN THANH, Vietnam — Vo Thi Quan's chopsticks needle deftly between two simple Vietnamese dishes sizzling on a hot plate. In her crude brick k...

China Increases Bank Reserves To Combat 'Large' Pressures Of Rising Costs

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang) - China's central bank raised bank reserve ratios on Tuesday for the ninth time since last October after data ...

OPEC: Talks Broke Down Because Of Economics, Not Politics

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

VIENNA (Alex Lawler and Barbara Lewis) - Economics, rather than politics was behind the collapse of this week's OPEC talks and the group as a whol...

Hedge Funds: Time To Go Back To The Soil | Stephen Gandel | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This is usually a slow time of the year for farm sales. It's past prime planting season. Yet, Sam Kain, Des Moines area manager for land sales at Farm...

El-Erian: Why The Fed Won't Have A Third Round Of Easing

CNBC | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Today's data releases confirm that the US economy has undoubtedly hit another soft patch. It is not the only one. ...

Consumer Spending Sluggish On High Food, Gas Prices

Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Consumer spending rose less than expected in April as high gasoline prices continued to squeeze household budgets, according to gover...

Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Will triple digit prices soon halt the free flow of crude oil the same way soaring crop prices halted the free flow of food?

In China, Changing Tastes Could Cause Serious Pain

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

BEIJING — Hunger was such a constant companion in Yao Qizhong's childhood that even now, at age 40, he'll stoop down to salvage a single clove o...

Egyptian Food Prices Have Risen 20 Percent Since Last Year

AP | By TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

CAIRO -- Egypt's annual urban inflation rate surged past 12 percent in April, pulled higher by spiking food prices, the government's statistical agenc...

Women Lead Uganda's Latest Rally

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of women demonstrated in Uganda's capital on Monday over high food prices and brutal tactics employed by police duri...

Feeding The Future: Finding Food For 10 Billion People By 2100

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact

The world's demographers this week increased their estimates of the world's population through the coming century. We are now on track to hit 10 billi...

Clinton: Rising Food Prices Will Have 'Grave Consequences

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.06.2011 | World

ROME — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Friday that global shortages of food and spiraling prices threaten widespread desta...

Global Warming Causing Food Prices To Rise

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green

Over the last few decades, global warming has hindered the world's food production causing prices to rise, new research reveals. The study, which N...

Official: Fed Prepared To Fight Inflation, Just Not Yet

Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Inflation remains well under control, despite the spike in oil prices, but the Federal Reserve ...

Bigger Problem: Jobs Crisis Or Rising Food Prices?

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Global policymakers are in a bind: deal with inflation or tackle the unemployment crisis? World food prices have risen 36 percent in the last year...