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Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
The proposed agreement with Fyffes was an all-stock deal, with the companies planning to incorporate in Dublin to take advantage of lower tax rates. Chiquita is now based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts
Caterpillar expects full-year earnings to be $6.50 per share, with revenue expected to be $55 billion.
Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
The latest bid from Safra and Cutrale is for $14.50 per Chiquita share, up from an offer of $14 per share earlier this month. They had bid $13 per share in August.
Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that it earned $1.37 billion, or $1.53 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30. That’s up from $1.15 billion, or $1.24 per share, a year ago.
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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility
Americold opens a refrigerated warehouse in Heyburn, Idaho, anticipating exponential growth in the area's agriculture and dairy industries.
America says no to cappuccino potato chips
It was the second year for the contest, which is designed to send customers to stores in search of the flavors. Last year’s winner, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.
McDonald’s sales down, Chipotle up
McDonald’s Corp. is fighting to hold onto customers amid intensifying competition and shifting tastes toward food people consider more wholesome. Chipotle, which touts the quality of its ingredients, said Monday its sales rose 19.8 percent at...
Agrivita to export products to China
Agrivita began exploring sales opportunities to China over the last year, with help from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Portland daily grain report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat for October delivery in unit trains or barges were not fully established in early trading but bids were indicated as higher compared to Monday’s noon bids for the same delivery period.