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Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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Why Analysts Are Not Impressed With Shake Shack

The quiet period for Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) has officially ended, and analysts are taking a perspective similar to the stock’s performance following its initial public offering (IPO). The ...
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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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Can Shake Shack Turn a Profit in Japan?

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) announced that it, together with its Japanese licensee, will open the first-ever Shake Shack in Tokyo in 2016. However, investors do not appear to be ...
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Whole Foods Keeps Delivering On Its Turnaround

Wednesday after the markets closed, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported its first-quarter financial results as $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) and record $4.7 billion in revenue against ...
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What to Expect From Whole Foods Earnings

After the markets close Wednesday, Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is set to report its fiscal first-quarter financial results. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.45 in earnings per ...
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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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USDA Projects Farm Income to Drop 32% in 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated summary of its Farm Income and Wealth Statistics on Tuesday, and U.S. farmers appear to be in for a tough year. ...
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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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McDonald’s Still King of High-Calorie, High-Fat Food

Part of the McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) turnaround is supposed to be an altered menu, which also is supposed to have more healthy food choices. However, the core of the ...
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Are McDonald’s 38,000 Locations Too Many?

Based on measures by the month, quarter or year, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) revenue is falling. Yet it continues to have more than 38,000 locations. With menu and customer problems, that ...
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Is Slowing Growth the Best Option for McDonald’s Future?

Before the markets opened Friday morning, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported its fourth-quarter financials as $1.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $6.57 billion in revenue. That compared to Thomson ...
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Starbucks: Can Everybody Make Money on Fast Food?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced an extraordinary increase in its financial results. For the quarter that ended December 28, revenue rose 13% to $4.8 billion. EPS rose 83% to ...
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What to Expect From McDonald’s Earnings

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) will report its fourth-quarter results Friday before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.22 in earnings per share and $6.68 billion in revenue. ...
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