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Nike Comes Out on Top of Earnings, Sort Of

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) reported its second-quarter results Thursday after the market close as $0.74 in earnings per share and $7.4 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target

Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from the Merrill Lynch team has put a street-high price target on 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). It is always ...
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Clear Skies Ahead for Lululemon Turnaround?

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) has not been without its share of problems. Still, many companies stumble and manage to get back up off the ground. This is what a ...
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RBC Picks 3 High-Yield Tobacco Stocks for 2015

While smoking in the United States is at perhaps the lowest levels ever, the habit is still widely practiced around the rest of the world. With the social stigma of ...
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Holiday Retail Sales in Trouble Over Black Friday Weekend

The National Retail Federation (NRF), an association that represents the nation's largest retailers, reported that the Black Friday weekend was a disaster. The information bodes poorly for the balance of ...
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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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