July 16th, 2013
06:00 PM ET
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McDonald's plans to open its first restaurant in Vietnam, the fast food company said Tuesday, making it the latest U.S. brand to move into the communist country that was once at war with the United States.

McDonald's says it has awarded a franchise for a location in Ho Chi Minh City that should open early next year.
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Fans irked by Twinkies shrinkage
July 15th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Twinkies are back, but some fans are upset than they're smaller than they remember.

Hostess Brands, the new company that bought the rights and recipes to make Twinkies, says the iconic snack food is the same size as it was last November, when the previous manufacturer went out of business.

But the fans aren't mistaken – for much of 2012, and in earlier years, a box of 10 Twinkies weighed 15 ounces. The boxes on store shelves now weigh 13.58 ounces.
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Twinkies returning to shelves this summer
June 24th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Good news Twinkies fans, your long-missing snack fix is due back on shelves on July 15.

The announcement was made by Daren Metropoulos, principal of Metropoulos & Co., one of the two companies that bought the rights to Twinkies and other snack brands from the bankrupt Hostess Brands earlier this year.
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Widespread food theft in German town
April 9th, 2013
03:00 PM ET
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What would you do with 5.5 tons of Nutella? Maybe the same thing you'd do with 34,000 cans of Red Bull or 5.5 tons of coffee.

Somewhere in Germany, there's a thief who knows the answer.

German police reported that 5,000 jars of the chocolate-hazelnut spread were stolen over the weekend from a former railway station in Niederaula. The jars of Nutella were valued at about $21,000.
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