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Cadbury to focus on value in final Kraft defense

British bid target Cadbury (CBRY.L) will paint an upbeat picture for 2010 and upgrade 2009 forecasts next week in a final attempt to fight off a hostile bid from Kraft Foods (KFT.N), analysts said on Friday.

Ferrero cools on Cadbury as options fade

Already seen as a long-shot bidder, Italian chocolate maker Ferrero's interest in Cadbury Plc has cooled as the hurdles of getting financing and finding suitable partners before the deadline becomes increasingly daunting, sources familiar with the situation said.

Nestle CFO sees only small confectionery buys

The world's biggest food group Nestle (NESN.VX) said it had sufficient scale in confectionery and only expected small buys, having ruled out rivaling Kraft Foods' (KFT.N) bid for British chocolate maker Cadbury (CBRY.L).

Cadbury shares dip below Kraft bid for first time

Cadbury shares dipped below Kraft Foods' 10.6 billion-pound ($17 billion) bid price for the first time on Thursday as prospects of a rival bid receded and analysts reckoned Kraft now needed only to slightly sweeten its offer to win.

Stocks seen opening down; jobless data eyed

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq 100 down 0.4 to 0.5 percent.

Cadbury shares drop below Kraft's bid for first time

Cadbury shares dipped below the level of Kraft Foods' 10.6 billion-pound ($17 billion) bid for the first time on Thursday as prospects of a rival bid receded and analysts reckoned Kraft now needs only to slightly sweeten its offer to win.

Cadbury talks to Hershey for rival bid

Members of Cadbury Plc's board have been talking with counterparts at Hershey Co as expectations fade for a significantly higher bid from Kraft Foods Inc .

Cadbury shareholders bet on higher Kraft bid

Kraft faced pressure to raise its bid for Cadbury with extra cash as the market digested Tuesday's warning from key investor Warren Buffett and an initial deadline passed with few of the UK confectioner's shares changing hands.

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Buffett warns Kraft after it sweetens Cadbury bid

Warren Buffett came out against Kraft's $16.8 billion hostile offer for Britain's Cadbury as a threat to shareholder value, undermining the U.S. foodmaker's attempt to woo investors with a sweeter bid.
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Buffett threatens Kraft's Cadbury bid

Kraft sweetened its $16.8 billion offer for Britain's Cadbury and a potential rival stood aside, but just hours later the U.S. food firm's influential top shareholder threatened to vote against the deal.
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Kraft sweetens Cadbury bid; Buffett weighs in

Kraft sweetened its $16.8 billion offer for Britain's Cadbury and a potential rival stood aside, but just hours later the U.S. food firm's influential top shareholder threatened to vote against the deal.
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Buffett warns Kraft on Cadbury offer

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc issued a stern warning to Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, saying it opposed the food maker's plan to float new shares in pursuit of Cadbury Plc .
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SCENARIOS: Kraft sweetens Cadbury bid

Kraft Foods sweetened its 10.2 billion pound ($16.43 billion) hostile offer for Cadbury with cash, which may well be enough to land the British group, as long as rivals stay out of the race.
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Buffett warns Kraft on Cadbury bid

Nestle ruled itself out of a bid war over Cadbury and Kraft sweetened its $16.4 billion offer, but the U.S. food firm's biggest shareholder Warren Buffett warned it not to overpay.
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Kraft sweetens Cadbury bid

Nestle ruled itself out of a bid war over Cadbury and Kraft sweetened its $16.4 billion offer, but the U.S. food firm's biggest shareholder Warren Buffett warned it not to overpay.
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