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Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games

At the end of 2014, the installed base of smartphones worldwide was about 2.2 billion. There are, in addition, more than 600 million tablets in consumers’ hands as well. More ...
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Why SodaStream Revenues May Impress No One

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The home beverage carbonation system maker reported quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Why Coach Is Finally a Buy

Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) is in the midst of a brand transformation, according to Oppenheimer analysts Anna Andreeva and Janet Lynne Knopf. As a result the firm upgraded Coach to ...
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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go Online

The Girls Scouts have been dragged online, like so many other businesses and institutions have been, surrendering to the overwhelming effects of the digital age. It is too early to ...
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5 Stocks That Really Benefit From Lower Oil Prices

The consensus belief among many on Wall Street, and surely in Washington, D.C., is that falling gasoline prices are almost like a pay raise to consumers, and they will in ...
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What’s Lit a Fire Under Avon Shares?

After opening Thursday’s trading session down 4.4% from the previous close, shares of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) traded more than 6% higher than that closing price just before noon. ...
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Avon Earnings Were Awful — and the Losses Will Continue

Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the beauty products maker posted an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Pepsi Takes Aim at New All-Time High on Earnings

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the snack food and beverage company posted core (adjusted) diluted earnings per share ...
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Can Pepsi Beat Coke on Earnings?

Wednesday morning, the age-old question of which is better, Coke or Pepsi, will be answered when PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reports its fourth-quarter financial results. Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported ...
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Strong Dollar Sets Coca-Cola Profit Outlook in Line With 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. For the quarter, the soft-drink maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.44 ...
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What to Expect From Coke and Pepsi Earnings

When Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings later this week, we are very likely to hear two not-very different version of the ...
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Should Starbucks Promote Health Benefits of Coffee?

Like any other retailer, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) will run low on reasons to visit its outlets. The company was founded in 1971. Among the promotions it has not used ...
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Siemens Fires 7,800 Workers

Things are not going well at one of the world's largest conglomerates. Germany's Siemens will fire 7,800 people in a "restructuring." The company's management announced: As previously announced, Siemens has ...
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E-Cigarette Industry Threat Based on Health Care Study of Mice

The e-cigarette industry has exploded. The product is supposed to be less risky than smoking regular cigarettes and may not be dangerous at all. Additionally, e-cigarettes may help smokers to ...
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Why Keurig Green Mountain Earnings Are Not Enough

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) reported its fiscal first-quarter results Wednesday after the markets closed as $0.88 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.39 billion in revenue, against Thomson ...
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