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Companies Paying Americans the Least

In the wake of mounting protests from labor groups, numerous U.S. localities have approved minimum wage increases, including two of the nation’s largest cities, Seattle and San Francisco. Yet, especially ...
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Has Whole Foods Got Its Groove Back?

A solid earnings beat for both the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, as well as positive comments from analysts afterward, have helped boost Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) ...
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What to Expect From Whole Foods Earnings and Turnaround

When Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported fiscal third-quarter results in late July, the company beat the EPS estimate and narrowly missed on revenues. Same-store sales rose nearly 4%. ...
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Merrill Lynch Sees Kroger Multiple Expansion Over Walmart and Target

Making new Buy rating calls at brokerage firms has to be a bit of a challenge when the market is effectively at all-time highs. So, what would make Kroger Co. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Comerica, Cree, Ericsson, Kroger, Regado Biosciences, Sequenom and More

Stocks were firm on Thursday morning during a shortened week that is full of economic reports. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each morning of the week ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Coach, J.C. Penney, Micron, Whole Foods, Vertex and More

It is Wednesday and stocks are trying to find their footing in mixed markets after a fresh sell-off. Investors and traders are getting used to hearing that the raging bull ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: 3D Systems, BlackBerry, Coach, Oracle, Trina Solar, Kroger and More

It is Friday and stocks are looking for direction after new highs this week. Investors and traders are now routinely told that the bull market has become a stock picker's ...
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Are These Grocery Stores About to Shoot Themselves in the Foot?

Although there's something to be said for not needing a trolley car to go from one side of a grocery store to the other just to pick up a few ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Allergan, Broadcom, NBG, Devon, NOV, Kroger and More

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high on Monday, and investors keep hearing that this is now a stock picker's market rather than a raging bull market. Each morning ...
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Why Whole Foods Is Losing Customers

The worst-performing stock in the S&P 500 index so far this year is Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM). The stock was down 16% until it reported fiscal second-quarter earnings ...
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Plug Power Disappoints Investors

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The fuel cell maker reported an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.06 and $5.6 ...
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Why Whole Foods Could Finally Be a Buy for Some Investors

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NYSE: WFM) is so ugly in its post-earnings reaction that investors, new and old alike, will have to admit that the future is suddenly very different ...
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Amazon’s New Grocery Delivery Service

Most of the news out of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) this week focused on its new Fire TV, which puts in squarely into the streaming video market. More quietly, the ...
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Why Safeway Buyout Makes Kroger Worth Twice as Much

Safeway Inc.'s (NYSE: SWY) agreement to sell out to Cerberus Capital Management for as much as $40 a share says something about The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the archrival of ...
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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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