Warren Buffett buys H.J. Heinz Co. for $23 billion

...into ketchup, agreeing to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest...the U.S.The deal is intended to help Heinz accelerate its expansion from a dominant...with investment firm 3G Capital to snap up Heinz, which had long been a subject of takeover...

Heinz chairman anticipates reorganization despite success

...meeting can be classified as art, H.J. Heinz Co. chairman Anthony J.F. O'Reilly...Charlie the Tuna himself." The president of Heinz Europe, "Mr. Profit." A board member...a stare and a tone of icy contempt," Heinz North America president Bill Springer said...

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Heinz to close or sell at least 25 plants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - H.J. Heinz Co. is closing or selling at least 25...company's work force of 43,000. Heinz stock was up 2 percent on the New York...business to Canada's McCain Foods Ltd. Heinz said the cost of its reorganization would...

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Anthony O'Reilly steps down as Heinz chief executive

...O'Reilly, the flamboyant head of H.J. Heinz Co., is stepping down as chief executive...his top lieutenant amid criticism that Heinz stock gains haven't been as stunning...hold an executive title at the company. Heinz president William R. Johnson, 48, has...

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Heinz reports bigger profits for the fourth fiscal quarter

PITTSBURGH -- H.J. Heinz Co. reported sharply higher profits for...to boost the impact of overseas sales. Heinz said the company saw weakness in its frozen...from $8.24 billion a year earlier. "Heinz's fourth quarter capped off a successful...

Heinz reports 22 percent earnings increase

PITTSBURGH -- H.J. Heinz Co. reported its profits rose 22 percent...up 3 percent from $2.26 billion. Heinz executives said that excluding one-time...4.497 billion. The sales of some of Heinz's businesses are part of its plan to...

Dine & Dish: 'What's the best restaurant in Augusta?' Here's a start ?

...Maison's Veritas wine bar is fabulous ? whether you go for before-dinner drinks or a glass after a show. Zelda, chef Heinz Sowinski's wife, is so knowledgeable about the wines and cocktails and never steers you wrong. Then there's the atmosphere...

Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3 billion deal

...portfolio of more than 80 businesses, including Fruit of the Loom, Geico insurance, Helzberg Diamonds and half of H.J. Heinz Co., the ketchup maker.P&G, whose products include Tide detergent and Pampers diapers, has been trimming its product...

SEC alleges insider trading ahead of Heinz deal, freezes account that traded $1.7 million

...illegal insider trading ahead of the H.J. Heinz acquisition Thursday.The Securities and...but said they "took risky bets" that Heinz's stock price would rise.On Thursday...Brazilian firm 3G announced they agreed to buy Heinz. Heinz's stock rose nearly 20 percent...

Kids redesign ketchup label

...market for its flagship condiment, H.J. Heinz Co. sought out its most important ketchup...teen-agers, who entered a contest sponsored by Heinz, submitted drawings and paintings depicting...rolling off its taut skin. Ketchup is Heinz's best-selling product, although company...

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