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Ten Must-Watch Events for the Week Ahead

The week ahead is going to be a busy week. There are many traditional events to watch, but by now the market participants and investors have learned that they have ...
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Cereal Maker Sets Weak Forecast (GIS, KFT, K, POST, RAH)

General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) reported fourth quarter and full fiscal year earnings this morning, posting mixed results and offering an outlook for the 2013 fiscal year that came in ...
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ConAgra Looking Forward to Low Commodities Prices (CAG, HNZ, KFT, TSN, SFD)

Food processor ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG) reported fourth quarter results this morning, beating the consensus EPS estimate by one penny at $0.51 and surpassing a revenue estimate of $3.38 ...
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Snack & Beverage Makers Have To Fear Disney/Bloomberg Health Efforts As Just Starting (DIS, KO, PEP, KFT, MCD)

You have heard the term "smoking kills."  The new fight is against fat, salt, sugar, and empty calories as America is trying to pick up its fight against obesity and ...
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Investors Flocking To Defensive Shares With High Dividends (PEP, KO, BUD, TAP, AWK, AEP, XLU, MCD, KFT, CAG, CPB, HRL, MO, VGR, RAI, PG, KMB, CL, MRK, PFE, JNJ, T, VZ)

The 10-year Treasury hit yet another record low under 1.6% today and stocks are in the tank again due to poor economic data.  Europe continues to face a meltdown and ...
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Kraft Gets IRS Nod for Spin-off

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) announced this morning that it has received a “favorable private letter ruling” from the US Internal Revenue Service “confirming the tax-free status of the planned ...
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Big Changes to Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings, A to Z

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B, BRK-A) and Warren Buffett have just released their most recent U.S.-listed equity holdings for the Berkshire Hathaway empire. This cut off date is as of ...
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Smucker’s Drops Coffee Prices: Will Others Follow?

Food processor J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) announced this morning that it was lowering the price on its coffee brands by an average of 6% “in response to sustained declines ...
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Investors Seeking Defensive Stocks Where 3% to Over 5% Dividends Rule!

A stock market that sells off eight of nine days is not a good market.  Even the Facebook IPO is being viewed as a one-off item rather than a systemic ...
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The Market Where Defensive Shares Are Working Again (PEP, KO, BUD, TAP, AWK, MCD, KFT, CAG, CPB, HRL, MO, VGR, RAI, PG, KMB, CL, MRK, PFE, JNJ, T, VZ)

Blame whatever you want.  A weaker U.S. economy, a weakening and flailing Europe, a move to socialism in France and Greece, a weaker BRIC and emerging market story, commodity prices ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (TRP, DMD, ARII, CHK, KFT, DG, KALU, LDK, HUM, SNH, SOHU, ACI, ADM, RATE, BRCM, DPZ, ODP, PFE, SIRI, VLO, BKS, SUN, PAY)

The major US stock indexes opened slightly lower this morning and continued drifting lower all day. The Chicago PMI report got the day started on the wrong foot, showing a ...
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Who Would Replace Walmart’s CEO and Its Chairman?

The Walmart statement of ethics is the core of the company’s values: Each business organization Walmart operates is expected to have a complete set of policies providing guidance to associates for whatever country they are working in. ...
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Best Buy Appoints Weak CEO Search Committee as Chairman Lurks

Best Buy's (NYSE: BBY) board selected an astonishingly weak committee to begin the search for a new CEO after former chief executive Brian Dunn made a disgraceful exit. The committee's opinion will ...
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What To Expect As Warren Buffett Battles Prostate Cancer (BRK-A, BRK-B, AXP, KO, KFT, PG, WFC)

Warren Buffett is supposed to be invincible.  Unfortunately the world is finding out that this is not the case.  A disclosure letter came from Mr. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ...
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Kraft Identifies New Names & Units (KFT)

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) today announced plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International, Inc.  Does this name sound silly?  It does here, but you can decide for ...
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