Starbucks Will Have to Raise Prices

Coffee prices started spiking in late January, from less than $1.20 a pound to near $2.15 a pound today. Milk and sugar prices are also higher, and eventually this confluence ...
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UPS Joins Others Down in the Dumps

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday, and no surprise, winter weather was its theme of the day. And no surprise either that ...
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Yum Fortunes Ride With China

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Monday. The fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and revenues ...
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McDonald’s Earnings Disaster

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 on revenues of $6.7 billion. In ...
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McDonald’s to Dress Up Some Chinese Restaurants

In 2013, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) opened 275 new restaurants in China, more than a third of all new stores the company opened that year. In 2014, the company plans ...
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Cowen Says Buy These Top Airline Stocks Before Earnings

In the constant debate over whether the economy in improving, one item that should perk up the interest of the pundits is the pickup in the airline industry. In a ...
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Amazon Workers Strike in Germany

Online retail giant Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to face labor troubles in Germany. Workers at two of Amazon's logistics centers began a one-day strike Thursday morning that could see ...
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Southwest Profit Sharing Surges, Union Talks Continue

On Monday, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) trumpeted its record $228 million contribution to its profit sharing plan. The payment will be an 88% increase over last year's contribution, as ...
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Zoes Kitchen IPO Surges

Fast-casual restaurant chain Zoës Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) sold 5.83 million shares Friday morning at an initial public offering (IPO) price of $15 a share, the top of its expected ...
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Why Icahn Bested eBay

Activist investor Carl Icahn will withdraw both his proposal that eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) spin off the company's PayPal business and his two nominations for candidates for the company's board ...
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La Quinta IPO Stalls After Pricing Below Range

Hotel chain La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) issued 38.25 million shares at $17 a share in its initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning. The IPO price was below the ...
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High-Frequency Trading Probe Spooks E*Trade Investors

Recent criticism of high-frequency trading seems to have spooked investors in online brokers E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NYSE: AMTD). Shares both of them are ...
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Should FedEx Investors Fret Over Expanded Lawsuit?

Last week, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) requested that a U.S. District Court in Manhattan dismiss a suit from the city of New York charging the company with illegally delivering 140 ...
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Amazon’s German Workers Walk Out Again

For the first time in 2014, workers at a German distribution center for Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) have walked off the job over a pay dispute that has lasted for ...
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McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee!

Among fast-food restaurants the competition right now is fiercest over breakfast menus. To fight back against a threat from Taco Bell, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is giving away free coffee ...
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