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Kraft Heinz shedding 2,600 jobs, closing 7 factories in Canada, U.S.

IOWA CITY, Iowa Kraft Heinz is closing is closing a plant in Canada and six others in the United States over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.

The Canadian plant being closed is in St. Marys, a small town in southwestern Ontario.

Judge stalls approved Montana coal mine expansion in 2nd successful suit citing climate change

BILLINGS, Mont. The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal’s contributions to climate change.

Beer money: $20M settlement of Beck’s lawsuit over packaging that emphasized German roots

MIAMI U.S. drinkers of Beck’s beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash payments under a $20 million settlement approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over deceptive packaging.

New Hershey’s treat twice the size of iconic Kisses; will feature hazelnut centre, rice crisps

HERSHEY, Pa. Pennsylvania’s most iconic chocolate maker is doubling-down on one of its most popular treats.

The Hershey Company on Tuesday announced its Hershey Kisses Deluxe.

The new Kisses, on sale Nov. 5, will be twice the size of a normal Kiss — the oversized, chocolate chips wrapped in silver foil — and feature a hazelnut centre and rice crisps in the chocolate.

SABMiller agrees in principle to merger with Budweiser owner

BRUSSELS At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted “in principle” Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world’s biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.

Crickets being served

STORRS, Conn.—A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically-modified, and Earth-friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat.

They’re also a source of B vitamins, iron, and zinc.