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  • Smithfield CEO surprised by reaction to China sale

    Pork producer Smithfield Foods' CEO says he was taken aback by some of the reactions when the Virginia-based company agreed to be acquired by a Chinese firm last year.

  • Smithfield expands partnership with Richard Petty

    Smithfield Foods is expanding its two-year-old marketing partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports to attract NASCAR fans.

  • Pork producers call for more humane treatment

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two of the country's biggest meat companies urged producers to change how pregnant sows are housed, and one announced it wanted to stop the practice of killing sick or injured animals by "manual blunt force."

  • **FILE** A Smithfield ham is seen Sept. 6, 2011, at a grocery store in Richardson, Texas. (Associated Press)

    Smithfield CEO defends sale of pork producer to Chinese firm

    The head of Smithfield Foods, the country's largest pork producer, told skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that the proposed $4.7 billion sale of his Virginia-based company to a Chinese rival will create jobs and expand markets.

  • Senate panel to examine Smithfield sale to Chinese company

    A Senate committee on Thursday announced plans to hold a hearing next month on the proposed $4.7 billion takeover of America's top pork producer by a Chinese rival — the biggest takeover of a U.S. corporation by a Chinese company ever.

  • ** FILE ** In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan 6, 2004, Chinese men share a newspaper outside a Bank of China branch in Guangzhou, southeastern China Guangdong province. One of China's biggest banks said Tuesday, May 7, 2013, that it has halted business with the Foreign Trade Bank of North Korea. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    U.S. government shows a new openness to buyers from China

    From the AMC movie theater chain to the personal computer lines once owned by IBM to the country's biggest hog farmer, Chinese investment in America is on a record pace, with the ring of the cash register drowning out security concerns in a rebounding U.S. economy.

  • RPM's No. 43 returning to traditional "Petty Blue"

    Richard Petty Motorsports and Smithfield Foods have teamed to bring back the traditional "Petty Blue" paint scheme for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season.

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