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If Jeff Immelt Failed at GE, Can He Fix Uber?

Out of the frying pan and into the fire -- that seems to be what's in store for former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, who is reported to be the frontrunner ...
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Best Gears Up for IPO

Best has filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the filing, but ...
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Despegar Files for IPO

Despegar.com has registered an F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regards with its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were mentioned in this filing, ...
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Is Event Ticketing Next on Amazon’s To-Do List?

Selling tickets to music concerts and other big events is a very lucrative business. Just ask Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV), parent of Ticketmaster, which has seen its stock ...
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Yogaworks Cuts IPO Valuation by Nearly a Third

YogaWorks has registered an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). In a sense, YogaWorks dropped its valuation for the IPO ...
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Applebee’s and IHOP Closures Indicate Pressure on Casual-Dining Sector

The announcement Thursday that the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP plans to close as many as 160 restaurants underscores the financial pressure many casual restaurant chains are under. Many ...
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Blue Apron Customer Metrics Off to a Bad Start: Welcome to Being a Public Company!

By gosh, Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: APRN) has done it again! The pre-fabbed meal delivery service has managed to hit yet another post-IPO low after its first earnings report ...
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US Postal System Continues to March Backward

The death of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been written about for years, and at least partially exaggerated. However, its new earnings report shows that it is marching in ...
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Starbucks Hit by Fake Ad, Phone Scam

Success, they say, is its own reward. Sometimes, though, there's a penalty to pay as well. Over the past few days, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been the victim of ...
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Will Blue Apron Get Eaten Alive When It Reports Thursday Morning?

Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) is scheduled to release its second-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday — its first earnings report as a public company. The ...
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Why Priceline, TripAdvisor Are Getting Hammered After Earnings

Two major online travel agencies reported second-quarter earnings last night, and both were hammered in Wednesday's trading session.  Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) beat on both profits and revenues, while ...
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Yelp Gets a Big Boost From Eat24 Sale

When local business guide service Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) reported second-quarter earnings Thursday afternoon, shares jumped nearly 20% following a massive profit beat and a solid revenue beat. The company ...
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El Pollo Loco Q2 Earnings Fall Short

When El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) released its second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the crazy chicken said that it had $0.21 in earnings per ...
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How Weight Watchers Won Big in Q2

When Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) reported its most recent financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.67 in earnings per share ...
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FedEx to Skip Residential Delivery Fees This Holiday Season

Package delivery service FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced Thursday that it will not charge most residential holiday season surcharge fees this year. The company will continue to charge fees during ...
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