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Time Warner Cable Investors May Not Have Much Risk in Comcast Deal

Merger investors and media investors alike have had a lot to fear and to bet on around the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) by Comcast Corp. ...
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Would Warren Buffett Consider Acquiring Harley-Davidson?

When investors think about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), they probably think of insurance and financial operations. Maybe they think of food, utilities or real estate, or ...
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Consumer Stocks Being Reshaped by Changing Tastes of Millennials

Companies are learning to change their offerings and operations to be geared toward millennials. Those companies not making changes may be jeopardizing their operations in the years to come. After all, ...
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Is Under Armour Becoming the Apple of Apparel?

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is perhaps acting like the perfect company, in the perfect industry, at the perfect time. Everything seems to be going right for the company. If ...
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The Worst Product Flops of All Time

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns can lead to tremendous successes, such ventures can ...
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Tencent Most Valuable Chinese Brand at $66 Billion

Chinese brand value has come of age as huge message company Tencent, a glorified instant messaging service, posted a brand value of $66 billion. Tencent is part of a Chinese holding ...
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Brand Loyalty Leaders Chock Full of Techs

Of the top 100 product categories and brands in a new ranking of customer loyalty leaders, nearly half (45) are tech companies engaged in digital and social networks and products. ...
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The Best Stock to Own for a Market Sell-Off

It has a 4.5% yield, a titanium-clad balance sheet and a dominant position in a sector that markets to almost everyone in the United States -- successfully. As, or if, ...
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Apple Brand Value Reaches $119 Billion

Despite some struggles, which may have ended with the release of the new iPhone 6, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has the most valuable brand in the world, according to the ...
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Perception of NFL Brand Collapses

The Ray Rice scandal has taken its toll on how people view the NFL brand, which has usually been widely regarded by Americans. According to the YouGov BrandIndex, perception of ...
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Companies That Control the World’s Food

The agriculture and food production industry employed more than one billion people as of last year, or a third of the global workforce. While the industry is substantial, a relatively small number ...
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Americans Overpay $44 Billion for Brand Name Products

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) and the like live off the consumer appetite for branded products. It turns out that this appetite costs these consumers ...
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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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Can A New COO Help Save BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) has a turnaround that remains caught between a rock and a hard place. The consumer move into iPhone and Android smartphones has sucked in almost all ...
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Customer Service Hall of Shame

When it comes to companies we dread dealing with, we all know who they are. Let’s put it this way, would you rather go to the Apple Genius Bar to ...
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