The condensed soup aisle is a lonely place these days.
U.S. stocks rose during one of the slowest trading days of the year as Internet and small-cap shares extended a rebound from losses last week.
Campbell Soup Co., the foodmaker whose shares have been the subject of takeover speculation, saw record volume in a series of bullish options that expire in two weeks.
Godiva, the luxury chocolate maker, has chosen the head of its international division, Mohamed Elsarky, to succeed Jim Goldman as chief executive officer.
The takeover battle for Hillshire Brands Co., the biggest maker of breakfast sausage and hotdogs in the U.S., came down to a game of chicken.
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