NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Stacey Delikat has your top business and financial news on this Tuesday, February 25.
Land has changed hands, financing is lined up and a formal announcement is expected March 10. Peco Foods Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will unveil plans for a new integrated poultry operation in northeast Arkansas that weighs in at more than $165 million. The development, first reported by Arkansas Business in early November, is viewed as the best manufacturing news in years for Randolph and Clay counties. The most recent unemployment tally for Clay County is 12.2 percent and in Randolph County 9.3 percent. Both are preliminary figures for December.Peco officials declined to be interviewed about the project in deference to the planned announcement at the Governor's Office next month. Civic leaders in both counties were hesitant to talk about the development in advance of the press conference, although the project is something of an open secret locally.
McDonald's and Taco Bell are cracking some eye-opening changes in the drive-thru lane. McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500), which has seen sales slump, said Monday it is considering expanding the hours it offers breakfast. And Taco Bell said its new breakfast menu will be available at its restaurants nationwide in late March. Breakfast at the home of the Egg McMuffin typically ends late morning. That's too early, the chain's U.S. head told the Associated Press in an interview. "We know, as an example, that breakfast on the weekend cut off at 10:30 doesn't go very well," Jeff Stratton said. The company is "just beginning" to reconsider how to best serve up the meal, he told the AP. But spokeswoman Lisa McComb said the Golden Arches doesn't currently have any active tests of different breakfast hours.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 probably isn't the reinvention of the smartphone. But unlike last year's Galaxy S4, there's a good chance some of the new features announced could be of actual use to normal human beings. Of course, a few minutes with the Galaxy S5 wasn't enough time to reach a full verdict on the phone, but it was enough to get a basic feel for what Samsung's (SSNLF) latest offering can and can't do. The 5.1 inch display has the same 1080p resolution as last year's 5-inch screen, but due to some new technology, it's definitely brighter, which at the very least, makes everything look nicer. And according to Samsung, the special technology which makes that screen brighter also improves performance in direct sunlight. At the expense of your battery, of course.
"Got Milk?" is one of the most recognizable ad campaigns of the past 20 years. But the iconic ads are getting axed as the industry looks for a new hook to increase milk consumption amid declining sales. The Got Milk ad first appeared in 1994 featuring supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing a milk mustache. Over the years, the ads have featured celebrities such as Elton John, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton and David Beckham. "The reason why we used celebrities at the time was to help improve milk's image," said Sal Taibi, president of Lowe Campbell Ewald, the agency involved in the "Got Milk" ads. "The idea was to convey the message that everybody drinks milk, even successful cool people." The new ads, which roll out Tuesday, have the tagline "Milk Life" and feature ordinary people and tout milk's protein richness.