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Hershey sees squeeze from growing U.S. income gap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chocolate maker Hershey Co , long a staple of middle-class U.S. households, is getting squeezed as consumers either pay up for fancier sweets or seek more savings. The maker of Hershey kisses and Reese’s peanut butter cups reported lower-than-expected U.S. sales on Wednesday and cut its profit forecast for the year, sending shares down 6.5 percent. It has cut such forecasts for five quarters in a row.

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