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China Moves to Cut Smoking, Cigarette Advertising

There are more than 300 million smokers in China and another 740 million Chinese who are exposed to second-hand smoke each year. The government is looking to reduce those numbers ...
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Green Mountain Loses CFO With Earnings

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) reported its fourth-quarter results Wednesday after the market close as $0.90 in earnings per share and $1.19 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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How Will Philip Morris Sales Look Next Year?

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) addressed investors Wednesday morning at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference in New York. The company reaffirmed that its 2014 full-year forecast ...
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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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Martha Stewart Takes 3D Printing Mainstream

MakerBot, the desktop 3D printer maker acquired last year by Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), announced Monday morning that it has entered an exclusive agreement with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. ...
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Tyson Earnings Boosted by Strong Outlook, Dividend Hike

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Monday. For the quarter, the food processing company posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Is Buffett Stealing Duracell From P&G?

When Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported third-quarter results in late October, the firm said it was getting out of the battery business by selling its share of Chinese ...
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Timex’s $36 Watch Answer to Apple Watch

The new Apple Watch from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be released early next year. The device will likely cost $349. It is actually more expensive than that because the ...
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Higher Cigarette Pricing Drives Altria Earnings Higher

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on revenues of $4.16 billion, ...
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What to Watch For in Altria Earnings

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday before the U.S. markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.68 in earnings per share and $4.73 billion ...
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Ralph Lauren Earnings Subdued by Revenue Miss, Softened Outlook

Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 company earnings before markets opened Wednesday. The apparel company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.25 on revenues of $1.994 ...
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Do SodaStream Earnings Signal a Potential Buyout?

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) reported its third-quarter results Wednesday before the market opened as $0.45 in earnings per share and $125.9 million in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters ...
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P&G Spin-Off of Duracell Battery Business Is Just the Beginning

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported first quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The consumer products maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.07 on ...
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Will a New Ultra-Premium Guinness Beer Be a Hit — at $35 Per Bottle?

Sometimes new beer launches are great feats, and sometimes they are a risk. So, what is a beer drinking guy supposed to think of a new beer from Guinness? The ...
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Boulder Brands Warning Could Bring Fear of Gluten-Free Trend

Boulder Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BDBD) has seen its shares get smacked down hard after the food products company announced its preliminary third-quarter earnings. The company has now projected only $0.08 in ...
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