Stories tagged: candy
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Easter candy hunt gets cheaper as funds exit sugar bets
As Americans prepare to fill their Easter baskets with sweet treats, hedge funds aren’t feeling the sugar rush. As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce
Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle
A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn’t know why the discarded candy might have been headed to …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, midnight
Here’s what some prominent Inland Northwest residents give to trick-or-treaters
For many people, Halloween candy is personal. You buy your favorite – or you buy your least favorite, so you aren’t tempted to eat it.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Photographer, a former refugee, sues Trump over Skittles tweet
A British photographer and former child refugee has sued the Trump campaign for allegedly using his photo of a bowl of Skittles in a tweet against accepting Syrian refugees into …
Sun., June 5, 2016, midnight
AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science
It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries after plastic find
U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, midnight
Christmas Bureau’s 2013 goal seems distant
After a week of fundraising, the Christmas Bureau is a long way from the $525,000 needed to make a merry Christmas for almost 35,000 needy people in Spokane. The charity …
Wed., April 18, 2012, midnight
Mike and Ike split
PHILADELPHIA – They’ve been together 72 years, but it’s not clear whether Mike and Ike will reach their next anniversary. The colorful candy characters are going their separate ways, and …
Thu., March 29, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
Child luring incidents reported in Country Homes area
Deputies are investigating two possible child luring calls in the Country Homes area, but they don’t believe either are related.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011, midnight
Once shaken, now they’re baking
Some dreams just don’t come true. That is what Jennifer and Matt Sawyer thought three years ago when they junked a giant tote packed with everything they gathered during years …
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010, midnight
Editorial: Tax on candy, pop imperfect, but needed
Initiative 1107 would repeal tax levies imposed on candy, soda pop and bottled water by the Washington Legislature to help close the budget gap Proponents of the initiative isolate the …
Tue., June 1, 2010, 8:03 a.m.
Candy, beer taxes taking effect in Washington
Along with the month of June come new sales taxes in Washington on candy, bottled water and mass market beer.
Tue., May 11, 2010, midnight
List reveals taxman’s discerning sweet tooth
OLYMPIA – Tax protesters with a sweet tooth, rejoice. Even after the sales tax hits candy on June 1, you’ll still find plenty of sweet treats that are tax-free. But …
Tue., June 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m.
Spokandy closes two mall stores
Spokandy Chocolatier, the 96-year-old Spokane candy maker, has closed two of its four retail locations. The Northtown Mall and Valley Mall stores closed Monday. Sales will be handled out of …
Tue., July 4, 1995, midnight
So What About All Those Tan Fans?
If you find a blue M&M; in your candy package, you will not get a tour of the factory with Willy Wonka. So don’t even ask.
Thu., March 30, 1995, midnight
M&M; Adds Blue To The Mix
M&M; lovers will soon have the blues. The results of a two-month campaign to choose a new color were unveiled Wednesday and blue won with 54 percent of the more …