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Defense Department Awards Contracts to FedEx, UPS, Alaska Air

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Thursday the award of more than a dozen contracts for everything from environmental rehabilitation work to repair and maintenance work for missiles going ...
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Keurig’s New Technology Can’t Keep Pirates at Bay

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) lost patent protection on its single-serving coffee pods a couple of years ago, the company’s stock took a beating as competitors wheeled out ...
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Chrysler-Fiat Merger Dodges a Pothole, Paves the Way to IPO

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has avoided its latest challenge and now appears on its way to an initial public offering (IPO) in New York as early as October. ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Fall 8%

Volkswagen got some good news this week. It finished near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of cars sold in the United States. The effects of the ...
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Fracking in California Gets New Approvals

Fracking may be critical to increased U.S. oil production, but it is also one of the most controversial, widespread technologies in America. Repeatedly, critics of the practice have warned of ...
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Record-High Meat Prices for U.S. Consumers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on August farm prices Thursday afternoon. The all-products price index was unchanged month-over-month at 109, with the crop index down ...
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Qantas Defers 787 Order, Hurts Airbus

Australia’s struggling Qantas airline has deferred its purchase options on the first five of its total of 50 of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) 787-9 Dreamliners. And while that sounds like it ...
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How Much Can RadioShack Expect to Get From Standard General?

RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) shares are still soaring on Thursday after reports earlier in the week that shareholder Standard General could offer a financing package that might help the struggling ...
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Lending Club Files for IPO

Lending Club Corp. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were released for the filing, but it will be ...
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The Worst Credit Cards in America

The abundance of rewards programs for U.S. credit card users might lead one to conclude that the best credit cards offer the best rewards. Not even close. According to J.D. ...
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Chrysler Sales Surge in August

Automakers will be reporting U.S. August new car sales next week, but an early estimate from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has sales declining 0.7% year-over-year on an unadjusted basis and ...
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Ford Starts Mustang Production for Worldwide Sales

The original pony car is going global after 50 years. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) begins building its 2015 Mustang for export to more than 120 countries Thursday at its ...
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Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings Fall Short on Revenues, Same-Store Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) reported second-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The specialty retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.19 on revenues of ...
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Dollar General Cuts Outlook Slightly, Still Committed to Family Dollar Acquisition

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The discount retailer reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.83 on revenues of $4.72 billion. In ...
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Jaguar Animal Health Files for IPO

Jaguar Animal Health Inc. filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given for the offering, but it is valued ...
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