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  • A hot rumor at the moment seems to be that once the PepsiCo-Quaker Oats merger passes its second birthday and certain contractual stipulation expire, it is entirely likely that PepsiCo management will divest parts of the Quaker company that they don’t want to own.

    Pepsi hasn’t said that such a move is under consideration.

  • Tyson Foods and three of its managers were acquitted by a federal jury of charges that they hired illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Two former employees had charged that the company hired the illegals to boost productivity and profits.

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