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Would Amazon Buy Sears?

Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rises. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech ...
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How Target Is Trying to Fend Off Amazon

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) isn't about to let Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) keep nibbling away its market share, not without fighting back. To that end, the Minneapolis-based variety store operator ...
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Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Top 7 Million

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), desperate for any success to help turn around its faltering prospects, announced some good news. Sales of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) have topped 7 million. It ...
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GM Car Sales Surge in Europe

Whatever recall and sales growth problems General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) may have in the United States, its money-losing European operations have finally started to turn around. Red ink in ...
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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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How T-Mobile Plans to Shake Up Wireless Industry

T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS), which of late has been calling itself the "Uncarrier," has revealed its latest in a series of efforts to shake up the wireless industry: abolishing ...
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Will Walgreen Move HQ to Europe?

With more than 7,800 stores worldwide, Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) was the sixth largest U.S. retailer, based on 2012 sales of nearly $67 billion. Virtually all those sales came in ...
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Subaru: America’s Hottest Selling Car

Subaru sales rose 21.2% in March to 44,479. And its share of U.S. car sales surged to 2.9%. However, the best measure of its sales superiority is how hard it ...
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The Next Wave of Dead Retailers

We all know that retailers like J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and RadioShack Inc. (NYSE: RSH) are in deep trouble. But quarterly results for four other big retailers -- ...
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J.C. Penney Shares Hammered

Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) hit a year-to-date low, down nearly 45%, in early February. The stock price started to climb, took another dive late in February, ...
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March Retail Sales Weaker on Weather and Late Easter

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 1.4% in March of 2013, excluding ...
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Jamie Dimon Take Home Pay $11.8 Million for 2013

Being a bank CEO and Chairman is still no easy task in the current climate. In the world of the public reviewing CEO pay, it turns out that Jamie Dimon ...
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Why Pet Food Sale Is a Win-Win for P&G and Mars

Procter & Gamble Co.'s (NYSE: PG) sale of its most of pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion should be a win for both companies. Mars, better known for ...
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Is the Corporate Tax Rate Really Hurting the Economy at 35%?

This is a million-dollar question, literally. Maybe even a billion-dollar question, given all the lobbying money being spent on the debate. The United States has a top corporate income tax ...
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Ford Focus Top-Selling Car Worldwide in 2013

According to new data from the Polk division of IHS Automotive, Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Focus was the number one selling car worldwide in 2013, based on new car registrations. Registrations ...
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