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Big Tobacco Dividends Come Under FDA E-cigarette Regulation, Maybe

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and proposed to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. What the public needs to know is ...
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Altria Posts Solid Earnings on Diversification, Share Buybacks

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on revenues of $4.01 billion. ...
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Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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MEGA Brands Joins Mattel Toy Empire

MEGA Brands formally will become a part of Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT). The Canadian toy company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. This merger was to require approval of at least ...
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Cost Cuts Drive P&G’s Earnings Story

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) managed to turn in a profit gain of less than 2%, due to lower expenses -- a theme that is very common yet again ...
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Kimberly-Clark Tops Low Expectations

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) reported first-quarter results before U.S. markets opened Monday. The personal care and health care company posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.48 on revenues of ...
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LinkedIn Passes 300 Million Members

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) said Friday its global subscriber base passed 300 million. That is less than a third of Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB). However, many investors believe that LinkedIn's professional members ...
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A Chobani IPO: Is Now the Right Time?

Chobani, the top seller of Greek yogurt in the United States, reportedly is exploring its options to raise capital, perhaps by taking the company public or by selling a stake ...
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Herbalife Confirms Illinois Attorney General Investigation

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has had more than a normal share of investigations and probes of late. Now it turns out that it is confirming a probe from the State ...
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Kodak’s Former CEO Gets Double for Nothing

As a reward for Antonio Perez's outstanding performance as CEO of Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: KODK) last year, he received $6.71 million. Perez was named Kodak's CEO in 2005 and ...
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Snack Food Sales Boost Pepsi Earnings

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The food and beverage company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.83 on revenues of $12.62 ...
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Is Pepsi Looking at a Stake in SodaStream?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported Wednesday morning that SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the Israel-based maker of home soft drink dispensers, is holding talks related to selling a stake of ...
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Herbalife Hit by New York Probe Today, but Who Else Tomorrow?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is caught between a rock and a hard place. After news broke this weekend that the company's business model is being probed by U.S. prosecutors and ...
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Coca-Cola Outlook Remains Cautious

The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Tuesday. For the quarter, the soft-drink maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.44 on revenues of ...
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Herbalife Probes Have Been Going on for Months

Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) plunged about 14% on Friday following a Financial Times report that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have each launched criminal% investigations ...
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