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Cost Savings and Merger Driving Builders FirstSource

Most acquiring companies see their stock prices fall when they make acquisitions. Builders FirstSource Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDR) appears to be the exception to this as it has seen its stock ...
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GE Outlines Industrial Future With Massive Asset Sales and $50 Billion for Stock Buybacks

Just on Thursday afternoon, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) was reported to be in talks to sell up to $30 billion in its real estate assets. It was the sort ...
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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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Is Berkshire Hathaway Becoming More Private Equity Than Conglomerate Under Buffett?

Warren Buffett and his team may be gradually making changes to how they operate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). The changes have been subtle in recent years, but the way ...
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A Serious Win-Win for Dow Chemical and Olin

It looks like activist investors finally will get their way with Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and it will divest part of its business. Actually, this is a win-win for ...
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February Sales Will Not Boost Caterpillar Appeal to Investors

When Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings in January, the company noted that sales decreases in its construction industries and resource industries segments were “about offset” by sales ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Now Very Concerned About DuPont

When a stock performs really well -- in fact better than the market -- some investors would chase this higher, but in the case of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD), Merrill ...
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GE Sheds Australian Bank

CEO Jeff Immelt continues to refashion General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) as an industrial conglomerate with less emphasis on its once-booming financial business. In the company’s latest move, GE has ...
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Will Big Buyback Boost United Technologies Stock?

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Friday morning that it will repurchase $2.65 billion in stock in an accelerated repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The buyback includes ...
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How GE 2014 CEO and Top Exec Pay Stacks Up Against the Kardashians

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has disclosed in its proxy summary filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission the pay of its top executives. This pay will likely be criticized ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Finds Cheaper Borrowing Costs in Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made some interesting news this week. The conglomerate under Warren Buffett has successfully borrowed over $3 billion in new note and bond offerings. What ...
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Premature Talk of GE CEO Immelt Departure May Not Bring Right Outcome

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is the brunt of yet more market chatter that CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt could step down as chief executive officer next year. This would ...
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3M and Japanese Firm Each Get a Piece of Polypore

North Carolina-based filtration company Polypore International Inc. (NYSE: PPO) has signed a definitive agreement with Japan’s Asahi Kasei under which the high-tech filtration firm will be acquired for $60.50 per ...
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Why Deere Earnings Could Be Better Than They Look

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) reported fiscal first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The farm and heavy equipment maker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.12 on revenues ...
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How Big a Hit Will Caterpillar Take From SEC Probe?

In a regulatory filing Tuesday, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced that it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regard to its cash movement. The company ...
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