Hershey's chocolate bars are displayed at a gas station in Phoenix, Arizona, in an October 27, 2011 file photo (REUTERS/Joshua Lott)

Hershey buys jerky company

Hershey Co agreed to buy jerky maker Krave Pure Foods Inc for its first foray into meat snacks, a fast-growing market that is tempting health-conscious consumers away from chocolate.

REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Google Q4 revenue misses target

Google Inc's revenue grew 15% in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavourable foreign exchange rates.


Prosecutor to drop charges over IBM deal

U.S. prosecutors said they are prepared to drop charges against five men accused of engaging in insider trading ahead of an International Business Machines Corp acquisition, citing an appellate court ruling that limited the ability of authorities to pursue such cases.

REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Microsoft makes Office free on Android

Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software.

REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung

Intel: Firms buying more high-end PCs

Companies replacing older PCs are increasingly choosing ones with high-end features aimed at improved security and employee efficiency, according to a senior Intel Corp executive.

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