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Can SodaStream Really Get Bought at $40?

With all the news and hope around SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), it may be of little surprise that news has surfaced that the company could be taken private at ...
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Americans Favor Beer Over Liquor and Wine

Good news for the world's brewers. Americans prefer beer over both liquor and wine. According to a new Gallup poll: As they have for most of the past two decades, ...
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Pepsi Boosts Guidance on Pricing Strength

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The food and beverage company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.32 on revenues of $16.89 ...
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Beretta’s New Super Rifle

Gun company Beretta is tone deaf when it comes to calls for restrictions on powerful guns sold in the United States. It must be the chance to make money. Beretta's ...
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Bill Ackman Losing Face in Herbalife War

The longstanding fight between Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and short-selling activist investor Bill Ackman just took yet another odd turn. That turn has at least so far gone in the ...
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Kimberly-Clark Delivers an Earnings Dud

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) is supposed to be a company immune to problems of the world. After all, consumer products are needed whether times are good or times are bad. Unfortunately, ...
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Altria Earnings Unimpressive Without Buyback

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.65 on revenues of $4.57 billion, ...
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Herbalife and Ackman Fight Intensifying This Week

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) remains one of the most controversial stocks on Wall Street and Main Street. That controversy is set to come to yet another head on Tuesday, July ...
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Coke and Pepsi Likely Not to Please Investors

If the past is any guide, when Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reports earnings before markets open Tuesday morning, the company will reveal that it had $0.63 in earnings per share ...
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GoPro Stock Defies Weak Analyst Ratings After Quiet Period Expiration

This story has been updated to reflect the additional analyst coverage and to reflect the post-open trading difference from the premarket. GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) has seen its quiet period ...
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Red Bull May Be Hurt by Alcohol Consumption Study

The journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has just published a study that concludes that combining energy drinks with alcohol tends to increase overall desire to drink more, compared to ...
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Should GE Really Dump Its Appliances Unit?

The General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) operations of today are becoming far different from the old General Electric operations of the prior generations. The company is already in the process of ...
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Do People Really Hate McDonald’s?

A new survey from Consumer Reports indicates that people queried prefer food from Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) and Panda Express over what is offered by McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Goldman Sachs Hits the Panic Sell Button on Kellogg and Campbell Soup

Historically, food and the prepared food markets were supposed to be recession proof. Now it turns out that consumer shifts are changing this longstanding rule. Consumers remain value conscious, and ...
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What Does Lorillard Deal Mean for Philip Morris?

Tuesday morning's announcement of the $27.4 billion acquisition by Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) of follow tobacco products maker Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) did not light up investors' spirits. Shares ...
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