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Companies With the Best (and Worst) Reputations

American consumers have a higher opinion of Amazon.com than any other company. For the second year in a row, the online retailer held the top slot, beating out popular brands ...
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Ten American Companies With the Best Reputations

The American companies with the best reputations do not have a great deal of common on the surface. They run from Coca-Cola to Amazon.com to Whole Foods. However, according to ...
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Amazon Now Tackling Costco and Sam’s Club?

Earlier this month, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched a new grocery delivery system challenging the country's largest supermarket chains. Now Amazon is equally quietly taking aim at warehouse stores with ...
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Why You Should Expect Higher Coffee Prices Ahead

The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) go on until it has to boost ...
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March Retail Sales Weaker on Weather and Late Easter

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 1.4% in March of 2013, excluding ...
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LinkedIn Chief Is Highest Rated CEO

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) CEO Jeff Weiner received the top grade in Glassdoor's new "Highest Rated CEOs 2014." The rating is based on employee answers to the question, "Do you ...
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Does Safeway Deal Rescue Supermarkets?

Thursday night's announcement that Cerberus Capital Management will acquire Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) for $40 a share in cash and stock may offer be the last gasp for supermarket chains. ...
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February Retail Sales Better Than Feared

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.7% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 2% in February of 2013, excluding ...
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Costco Earnings Dive on Weak Holiday Buying

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reported second-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The big-box club store posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.05 on revenue of $26.31 ...
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Meet the 2014 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

As many consider Warren Buffett to be the greatest investor of modern times, investors want to know any time there are big changes in the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Angie’s List, Itron, NVIDIA, Regeneron, Sempra, More

Earnings season is winding down and the markets are proving to be volatile so far in 2014. Analysts and investors alike are trying to adjust their expectations for 2014 to ...
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Retail Sales for January as Cool as the Weather

Retailers are announcing January same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.2% year-over-year. Retail sales gained 2.3% in January of 2013, excluding drug store ...
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Weather May Have Wrecked January Retail Sales

It’s a good thing that the month of January typically accounts for just 20% of most retailers’ fourth quarter sales. This January has been a particularly harsh one, at least ...
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Amazon Could Keep Prime Low to Hammer Apple

On the company's earnings call last week, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said that it may raise the price on its subscription shipping service, Amazon Prime, from its current level of ...
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Retail Wrecks: Amazon to J.C. Penney

Now that the holiday season is over, one thing is crystal clear. Fourth-quarter results are just in and revenue fell for most of the retailers. It was the rare company ...
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