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BUSINESS
July 27, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
EBay Inc. reported a better-than-expected profit for the second quarter as revenue more than doubled, despite repeated troubles with the online auctioneer's computer server that stymied would-be bidders. EBay said its profit before merger- and compensation-related expenses was $5.1 million, or 4 cents a share, down slightly from $5.2 million, or 5 cents, a year earlier. Revenue soared to $49.5 million from $19.5 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The distinctive chocolate bar on the dust jacket of a new book about the founder of the Hershey Co. violates the company's trademark, the candymaker said in a federal lawsuit. The company wants an injunction to prevent publisher Simon & Schuster Inc. from using Hershey-owned images to market "Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams," which is coming out next month.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Hershey Co. plans to acquire a Berkeley-based maker of premium dark chocolate bars and baking products. Hershey did not say how much it would pay for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Inc. Scharffen owns and operates three stores in New York, San Francisco and Berkeley, and its products are carried in other specialty stores.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The world's largest piece of chocolate, at 6,750 pounds, was unveiled by Hershey Foods, enough to put it in the Guinness Book of World Records. Judiaann Woo, chef at the French Culinary Institute whose team sculpted the candy, said it was made with 53 layers of 10-pound blocks of chocolate. An audience of chocolate lovers, including local Girl Scouts, were on hand for the event.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The European Commission has asked for information on pricing practices by candy makers, a signal that regulators across the globe are taking a broader look into allegations of an industrywide price-fixing scheme. In its annual report, Hershey Co. said it fielded a request for information from the European Commission. A spokeswoman for Mars Inc. said it received a request from the body in mid-January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A worker at a Hershey chocolate factory lost her arm when a machine she was cleaning accidentally switched on, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Erica Domen, 32, of Modesto, was cleaning a batter-sifting machine when the accident occurred about 1:20 a.m. Saturday, a spokesman for the state division of OSHA said. She was working alone on the machine when it caught her hand, removing her arm at the shoulder, police said.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1992 | From Reuters
Kraft General Foods expanded its presence in Europe's candy and snack food business Monday, spending $1.5 billion to snatch a Scandinavian candy maker from under the nose of rival Hershey Food Corp. The Philip Morris Cos. unit said it is buying Freia Marabou for $1.5 billion. Freia Marabou, jointly owned by Norwegian and Swedish companies, is Scandinavia's leading chocolate and snack food maker. It is 41%-owned by Norsk Hydro, a $10-billion energy concern, and 18.5%-owned by Hershey.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Hershey Co. has settled a trademark-violation lawsuit against Simon & Schuster Inc. over a new book with a dust jacket that includes the familiar image of a Hershey chocolate bar. Under the settlement, the New York-based publisher agreed to add an image in the upper left corner of the dust jacket's front cover stating that the book -- "Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams" -- is "neither authorized nor sponsored by The Hershey Company."
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