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Keurig’s New Technology Can’t Keep Pirates at Bay

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) lost patent protection on its single-serving coffee pods a couple of years ago, the company’s stock took a beating as competitors wheeled out ...
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What Happened to All the Gun Buyers?

Something has gone wrong in gun land. The frenzy of pistol and rifle purchases has abated, without any easy answer for the trend. Large, publicly traded gun company Smith &Wesson ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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Shutterfly That Much Closer to Disappearing

Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) has been fighting an uphill battle for a while against big dogs like Facebook in the online photo publishing industry, and it thinks it has had ...
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Wayfair Files for Initial Public Offering

Wayfair Inc. has filed its paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct an initial public offering. This company is becoming more and more known by the public after ...
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Supervalu Hacked and Customer Data May Have Been Stolen

Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) reported early Friday morning that some of its food and liquor stores suffered a "criminal intrusion" of the computer network that processes payment card transactions. The ...
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What Coke and Monster Mean for SodaStream

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), which already has a 16% stake in Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), announced Thursday it will purchase a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Corp. ...
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Keurig Green Mountain Boosts Coffee Prices

Coffee machine maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced on Thursday that it is raising prices by as much as 9% on all its single-portion packs and other coffee ...
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Will Chiquita Get An Even Higher Bid?

The last time we checked on Chiquita Brands International Inc. (NYSE: CQB), it was preparing for a merger with Fyffes PLC. Yogi Berra once said, "It's deja vu all over ...
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Zynga May Not Stay Independent

Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) may be losing its chance to operate as an independent company. All of the metrics that would show Zynga might make even desperate progress were missing in its ...
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Coach Finally Remembered How to Have Good Earnings

Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2014 earnings Tuesday. For the quarter, the luxury goods maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.59 on revenues of ...
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Merrill Lynch Defends Procter & Gamble After Earnings

Proctor & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported its quarterly earnings report on Friday, and the stock was received rather well by the markets on the earnings news and on the ...
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Facebook’s Market Value Tops AT&T

One company's sales are huge. Those of the other are not. Despite AT&T's (NYSE: T) substantial lead in revenue, its market cap is now below Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB). The story ...
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Does Harley-Davidson Have Same Ignition Recall Woes as GM?

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has notified the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the company is recalling 4,250 of its 2014.5 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles shipped globally ...
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P&G Earnings Come With No Real Growth

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the consumer products maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share ...
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