The combined company will have increased leverage selling and distributing food goods from manufacturers to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools and other institutions.
... slideshows. * U.S., European shares edge up, but Fed uncertainty caps gains. * Robust China trade data a promising sign for global growth.
Household wealth in the U.S. increased from July through September as improvement in the home and equity markets boosted American balance sheets.
NEW YORK -- Wall Street was seeing a modest lift in stock prices on Monday morning, pushing the broad S&P 500 above its record close and extending the gains from Friday that were sparked by a stronger-than-expecting reading on job growth.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, who votes on policy this year, said the odds of tapering bond purchases have risen along with gains in the labor market, and any reduction should be modest to account for low inflation.