US chocolate maker Hershey said Thursday it had rejected a preliminary takeover bid of about $23 billion from food giant Mondelez, whose brands include Cadbury. A deal with the much-smaller Hershey would have enhanced Mondelez's chocolate holdings in the United States, where it is better known for products such as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers. Founded in 1894 in the Pennsylvania city of the same name, Hershey is a fixture in American supermarkets.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard battled back in style to beat Britain's 16th seed Johanna Konta in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday. Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, won the first set 6-3 then lost the second 6-1 before roaring back to win the final set 6-1 on Centre Court against the British number one. There's no feeling like walking out on Centre Court at Wimbledon and I felt like I played some good tennis out there.