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Aeropostale Still Has a Lot of Work to Do

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) reported fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2014 results after markets closed Thursday afternoon. The teen clothing retailer posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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In Deal Worth $11.8 Billion, NXP Semiconductor Pays No Premium for Freescale

In an announcement made late Sunday night, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) said the two firms had reached a definitive agreement under which NXP ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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Private Equity Bottom Fishing in Oil and Gas, Sign of a Bottom?

If you live in a city or state where the local economy is dependent on or is massively enhanced by the oil and gas sector, it is an understatement to ...
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Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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Rite Aid PBM Purchase Differentiates It From CVS and Walgreens

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) and Envision Pharmaceutical Services (EnvisionRx) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Rite Aid will acquire EnvisionRx for $2 billion from ...
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DuPont Snubs Nelson Peltz Board Picks

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) announced two new appointments to its board of directors. The new members, Edward Breen and James Gallogly, are taking their seats ...
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Can Barnes & Noble Follow Books-A-Million Going Private?

Bookseller Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) said Friday morning that it has received an offer from the company’s executive chairman, Clyde B. Anderson, on behalf of the Anderson family to acquire ...
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Is a Buyer Knocking on Avon’s Door?

Nearly three years ago, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) turned down an acquisition offer of $23.25 per share from cosmetics house Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY). Only once since then have ...
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Linn Energy Cuts Budget, Shareholder Payout

We have already heard from some independent oil and gas companies that 2015 will be a year of constrained spending and, in some cases, lower dividends and distributions to shareholders. ...
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Caesars Merger Precedes Chapter 11 Filing

Struggling casino owner Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced Monday morning that it is merging with asset acquisition company Caesars Acquisition Co. (NASDAQ: CACQ). The merger is an all-stock transaction ...
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Is Google Becoming Too Complicated to Analyze?

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is becoming a very hard company to analyze and for investors to understand. The company's most recent split was not really a shareholder stimulus plan by ...
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Riverbed Going Private at $21 a Share

Networking company Riverbed Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) has agreed to a deal in which private equity firm Thoma Bravo and the private investor department of the Ontario (Canada) Teachers’ Pension ...
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PetSmart Buyout an $8.7 Billion Deal

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) announced on Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by BC Partners. The pet supply retailer will be acquired for $83.00 ...
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