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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, an advertisement for Pepsi is shown downtown for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta.  PepsiCo is joining forces with Beyond Meat to develop new snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins. The companies aren't yet saying what kinds of products they will make.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

PepsiCo goes Beyond Meat in new partnership

Jan. 26, 2021 12:15 PM EST

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are creating a joint venture to develop snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins. The companies didn’t reveal what kinds of products they will make Tuesday, saying they’re still in development. But the collaboration sent Beyond Meat's shares to their largest...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 26, 2021 11:45 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft - Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6 - Ninja Kiwi 3. Procreate Pocket - Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Heads Up! - Warner Bros. 5. Monopoly - Marmalade Game Studio 6. Geometry Dash - RobTop Games AB 7. Plague Inc. - Ndemic Creations 8. Incredibox - So Far So Good 9. HotSchedules -...

In this photo provided by Anthony Love, student Hunter Weertman, 16, left, stocks shelves and takes inventory while working as a manager of the student-led free grocery store at Linda Tutt High School on Nov. 20, 2020, in Sanger, Texas. The store provides food, toiletries and household items to students, faculty and community members in need. (Anthony Love via AP)

Student-run free grocery store helps feed town's hungry

Jan. 26, 2021 10:13 AM EST

Traditional school stores might offer snacks and knickknacks, school gear and notebooks — but the one at Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas, has a very different inventory and clientele. At Linda Tutt you can get everything from produce, milk and eggs to pasta, peanut butter and canned goods to...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials.  The company gave an update Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used by a website's advertisers or partners and can be used to track user browsing habits across the internet.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Google says Chrome cookie replacement plan making progress

Jan. 25, 2021 2:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials. The company gave an update Monday on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are...

With Mardi Gras parades canceled, New Orleans eats king cake

Jan. 23, 2021 3:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Will Samuels wasn’t sure what to expect this year at the King Cake Hub, his three-year-old seasonal shop offering the Mardi Gras confection from 15 New Orleans bakeries. So far, business has been brisk. He has been selling nearly 1,000 king cakes a day. “It’s...

Tyson Foods to pay $221.5M to settle price-fixing claims

Jan. 21, 2021 6:11 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, the nation's largest meat supplier, said it will pay more than $200 million to settle a class-action suit that alleged price-fixing among chicken producers, saying the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. Tyson on Wednesday informed...

Friendly's restaurant chain sale finalized after bankruptcy

Jan. 21, 2021 2:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Friendly's restaurant chain has finalized its sale after filing for bankruptcy in November. The Wilbraham, Massachusetts-based chain known for its ice cream sundaes has been sold to Amici Partners Group, based in Connecticut, the Springfield Republican reported Thursday. The...

Koch Foods announces $16M expansion, 135 new jobs in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2021 2:26 PM EST

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — One of the largest poultry processors in the U.S. is investing nearly $16 million to expand a processing plant in Alabama, an investment officials say will bring 135 jobs over the next three years. The funds will go towards the production line of the Koch Foods processing plant in...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

Jan. 20, 2021 2:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new disclosure report shows. Mary Ann Christensen, board member of Christensen Farms and part of the family...

Book store worker, Dikeledi Nhlapo, holds a copy of Dorah Sitole's

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

Jan. 19, 2021 9:34 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author. The country's new Black celebrity chefs lined up to praise her as a mentor who...