Hershey Co. (HSY) and Italian chocolate maker Ferrero SpA said they're reviewing their options about making a joint bid for Cadbury Plc. (CBY) after it was approached by Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT). For their potential offer to succeed, it would have to be higher than Kraft's unsolicited offer of 10.3 billion pounds ($17 billion).
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) said it is launching a $500 million small-business assistance program that includes an advisory panel with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. On Tuesday, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein apologized for his firm's role in the credit crisis.