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Railcar Maker Greenbrier Flourishes on Demand for Tank Cars

Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE: GBX) reported third-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The railcar maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.03 on revenue of ...
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McDonald’s Burgers Rate Last in Survey

When it comes to fast food, Americans eat a lot of it, and they are getting more demanding about the quality of the food they are eating. And the biggest ...
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ServiceMaster IPO Goes Out Below Expected Range

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV) sold 35.9 million shares of common stock Thursday morning at an initial public offering price of $17, below the proposed range of $18 to ...
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Iron Mountain Finally Becomes a REIT, Finally

Records storage and information management firm Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM) has received authorization from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to convert itself to a real estate investment trust ...
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Carnival Shares Sink After Disappointing Guidance

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) reported second-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The cruise line operator reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.10 on revenue of $3.63 ...
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Prices Rising for Starbucks Coffee

In March Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz said that the company had no plans to raise its prices. This morning the company announced that a grande or venti ...
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Poor Wages Given as Reason for Poor McDonald’s Service Rating

For the past 20 years, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has been rating what it calls limited-service restaurants and the rest of us call fast-food restaurants. In every one ...
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Dumping Red Lobster Did Not Help Darden’s Results

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Friday. The operator of Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and other restaurant chains reported quarterly diluted ...
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Markit IPO Goes Out Big

London-based financial information and research firm Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRKT) got off to a roaring start with its Thursday morning initial public offering (IPO). The company sold 53.47 million shares ...
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FedEx Buybacks Lift Earnings

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The package delivery service reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.46 on revenues ...
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How OpenTable Will Grow Even More Owned by Priceline

Online travel company Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) announced Friday morning that it has entered a definitive agreement with OpenTable Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) to acquire all the outstanding shares of ...
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Hot May Numbers Make These Five Top Restaurant Stocks Solid Summer Buys

Many of the consumer discretionary stocks that make up that sector have suffered this year. As of the end of last week, it is the only sector that was down ...
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McDonald’s, Darden Restaurants Could Be Testing New Lows Soon

While it was easy for restaurant operators to blame the lousy weather for slack sales during the harsh winter we just went through, now that temperatures have warmed up we ...
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UPS Names New CEO

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) on Friday announced that current COO David Abney will replace retiring CEO Scott Davis effective September 1, when Davis retires as CEO and becomes ...
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Hertz Restates Results for 2011, Delays Q1 Report

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) said Friday morning that the company will delay filing its quarterly report on Form 10-Q because the company needs to restate its financial results ...
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