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Will Labor Uprisings Deter New Restaurant Franchises or Hurt Sales?

The pressure for higher wages in low-cost labor has been front and center in the fast-food and casual dining industry. A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
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ITT Educational Services Goes From Bad to Worse

ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE: ESI) was absolutely clobbered on Monday. Things are bad enough that this is no longer just a 52-week low concern. Things have been bad for ...
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Realogy Stumbles on Earnings and Is About to Face Tougher Competition

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday. The real-estate broker franchise operator reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter of $0.46 and ...
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When Will El Pollo Loco Stock Cool Off?

Since its trading debut six trading days ago, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) has seen its share price close post a new post-IPO high on five of those ...
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Will an American Finally Reclaim the U.S. Open Title?

The US Tennis Open, the single biggest tennis tournament to hit American soil each year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, will be underway in less than four ...
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Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday evening. For the quarter, the high-ticket grocery store chain posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Are UPS Results Bad for the U.S. Postal Service?

Tuesday's earnings report from United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) disappointed investors, not because the package delivery service missed estimates but because the company expects to invest more money to ...
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UPS Stock Hammered on Lowered EPS Outlook

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The package delivery service reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 on revenues of ...
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Real Estate Agents Lose From the Merger of Zillow and Trulia

Monday morning's announcement that online real-estate listing sites Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) are merging clearly benefits both firms because it neutralizes each one's largest competitor. ...
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Zillow, Trulia Merge in All-Stock Deal Worth $3.5 Billion

Online real estate listing firms Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) have entered a definitive agreement under which Zillow will acquire Trulia in an all-stock transaction valued ...
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El Pollo IPO Going Loco

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) sold 7.14 million shares in an initial public offering (IPO) Friday morning. The opening price was more than 25% above its IPO price ...
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McDonald’s Stock Hit by Soft Earnings, Tainted Meat in Japan Stores

Update: The problems that hit McDonald’s and KFC in China yesterday have reached Starbucks Corp. (NYSE: SBUX) and Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) stores in Japan on Tuesday according to ...
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Chinese Meat Scandal at McDonald’s Pushes DJIA Lower

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has traded lower all day since tumbling about 0.7% in mid-morning. The index got a downward push thanks to McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) which has ...
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McDonald’s and Yum! Halt Purchases From Meat Supplier

Update: The Illinois-based firm, privately held OSI Group Inc., that supplied the questionable meat products to McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and KFC restaurants owned by Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has ...
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New Orbitz Stock Conundrum: Higher Guidance vs. Secondary Offering (Updated)

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW) may have just put a hex on its shares with news that many shareholders will view with mixed emotions. The company issued guidance, signaling that ...
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