Business

Starbucks Cuts “Dividend”

By William Trent, CFA of Stock Market BeatAccording to the Seattle Times (via AZ Central):Every year around this time, Starbucks sends its shareholders a little gift along with its annual ...
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Buffett’s Dirge For The Newspaper Industry

In among all of Warren Buffett's famous annual comments to his shareholders, amidst the success of the business and the announcement that he was looking for his own replacement, were ...
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Toyota Loses Gas As GM Gains Speed

Shares in Toyota (TM) were down 3.9% in Tokyo trading over night. The Nikkei was down, but not nearly that much. It may be dawning on Wall St. that the ...
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YouTube Goes Little To Get Big

Google's (GOOG) YouTube is going around town cutting video distribution deals with smaller players like the NBA and Wind-up records. The video sharing site says it now has over 1,000 ...
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Media Digest 3/2/2007 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Barron’s

According to Reuters, Dell (DELL) suffered drops in both revenue and earnings sending the stock down after hours. Dell said its recovery might take several quarters.Reuters writes that Google (GOOG) ...
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Toyota Keeps A Quick Pace

Toyota (TM) sales in the US rose 12% to 187,330, maintaining a pace the US car companies simply can't match.Sales of the core Toyota brand rose 13% to 164,812. Lexus ...
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Is it over for U.S. Automakers? Say it ain’t so

From The Stock MastersIs there hope America? Today Ford said its U.S. auto sales fell 13.5% in February and DaimlerChrysler posted a 7.7% decline. Meanwhile, Honda said its U.S. sales ...
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Cramer Wanted More Panic-Selling

On today's STOP TRADING on CNBC, Jim Cramer said he wished it was worse to shakeout more of the weaker longs to create a better bounce and rally.  There was ...
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GM: The Bright Spot in US Autos

General Motors (GM-NYSE) shares just launched on the FEB auto numbers.  It was assumed of a drop, yet the total US sales rise was listed as 3.4% to 311,763 cars ...
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Cramer: Yen Carry Trade is Noise

On today's WALL STREET CONFIDENTIAL on TheStreet.com, Jim Cramer discussed the Yen-carry trade and the weakness.   He noted how the yen carry-trade has been around forever, where traders borrow at ...
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Ford’s FEB Auto Sales Down, With an Explanation

Ford just released -13% year over year auto sales but the good news is that truck sales were only down 8.8% of that and the RETAIL sales were only down ...
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Chrysler Sales Down, But Not Off The Cliff

DaimlerChrysler AG (DCX-NYSE/ADR) has reported total group sales of 191,810 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for February 2007, an 8 percent decrease compared to February 2006.  Chrysler Group, consisting of ...
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Deciphering Sears’ Earnings

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD-NASDAQ) has reported net income of $820 million, or $5.33 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended February 3, 2007.  This compares with net income of $648 million, ...
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McDonald’s And Starbucks: The Coffee Wars

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that McDonald's (MCD) will be offering lattes and other high-end coffees soon. And the pricing will be about $1 below comparable products at Starbucks ...
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NYSE Electronic Probe Bites Its Hands (NYX, NASDAQ)

The New York Stock Exchange (NYX-NYSE) is being looked at by the SEC over its trading glitch and whether or not the switch to an all-electronic trading platform was partially ...
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