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Apple can't keep up with these 16 tech firms
Finding growth in tech used to be easy: Just look for Apple. Not so anymore.         
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Kroger expects to earn less this year on falling prices
Kroger’s profit in its second quarter fell nearly 12 percent as it made changes to its employee pensions        
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Apple gets outpaced by tech's new 'Sweet 16'
Finding growth in tech used to be easy: Just look for Apple. Not so anymore.         
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Here's what Apple's new iPhone is missing
Diehard Apple are wondering what will be missing from the latest iPhone model.         
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Morgans Hotel Group deal is coming down to the wire
Ron Burkle and SBE Entertainment’s $800 million deal for Morgans Hotel Group is going down to the wire. The partners have not yet lined up the consent of existing mortgage lenders for the deal, just days before a deadline for shareholders to vote on their proposal, The Post has learned. The boutique hotel chain, which...
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Gabelli and Icahn are dueling over Federal-Mogul shares
Carl Icahn may not make a clean getaway with his $9.25-a-share offer for Federal-Mogul. Billionaire investor Mario Gabelli, who owns 36 percent of the non-Icahn slice of the auto-parts maker, appears to be angling for $13 a share, according to a report from the investor’s company. “We don’t view the long-term profit outlook for that...
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Investors message to CEOs: Show me the profits
With the stock market hovering at record highs, Wall Street says and end to the earnings recession would be a bullish development.         
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American Media extends CEO’s contract through 2021
American Media, owner of the National Enquirer, Star and Men’s Fitness, quietly gave CEO David Pecker a five-year contract extension that carries him through 2021. Compensation details of the new deal could not be learned, but Pecker just completed a contract with a compensation package of about $1.5 million a year. One source close to...
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Bayer sweetens deal to acquire Monsanto
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has raised its offer to buy the US agrochemical firm Monsanto. The higher bid puts the value of the American company, including its debt, at more than $65 billion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ursinus College controversy erupts over board chairman's tweets
Tweets by the chairman of Ursinus College's board of trustees have drawn ire from some students and at least one fellow board member, who called them "elitist, racist, sexist, body-shaming," and "generally intolerant," and resigned over them Sunday.
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How Nintendo stole the show from Apple
The massive rise in Nintendo's shares stands given Apple's stagnant stock.        
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The case for stocks in one word: YIELD
Holy cow, are 10-year yields lousy or what?         
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise in $8.8 billion software spin-off
HPE will merge non-core software assets with the United Kingdom's Micro Focus         
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The real winner from Apple's talk isn't Apple. Nintendo came out on top.
The massive rise in Nintendo's shares stands given Apple's stagnant stock.         
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The real winner from Apple's talk isn't Apple
Apple's (AAPL) stock inched higher Wednesday as investors got exactly what they feared: More incremental changes to maturing products. The real breakthrough winner was video-game maker Nintendo (NTDOY).          
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Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors
These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors. The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4-billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company...
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Tronc buys back stock from Oaktree Capital
A little greenmail goes a long way. Tronc appears to have paid a handsome ransom to rid itself of Oaktree Capital, a dissident shareholder that had lobbied furiously for a $1 billion sale to Gannett. The deal ultimately unraveled over financing, and Oaktree threatened to take Tronc and Chairman Michael Ferro to court. Thursday, the...
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The fiduciary rule and you
President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice.
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S&P 500 dips to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in 3½ years
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in 3½ years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high.
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Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run
NEW YORK — The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a half years, though it remains a nudge away from its record high.It was part of a pause for stock markets around the world, which have been on a torrid run thanks to an improving economy, stronger corporate earnings and hopes for more business-friendly policies from Washington. The dollar's value also dipped against rival currencies, and Treasury yields fell as bond prices rose.
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Kate Spade may be up for sale as strong dollar weighs heavily
Upscale retailer Kate Spade confirmed that it is considering "strategic alternatives."         
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Snapchat company sets IPO targets: $3.7-billion windfall and $22-billion valuation
Snap Inc.'s IPO filing: Starting price range is set Feb. 16, 2017, 6:58 a.m. Snapchat app maker Snap Inc. filed papers Feb. 2 to move forward with what's expected to be the biggest initial public offering ever for a Los Angeles company. Follow our coverage here. All updates Analysis From the filing...
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Tech-heavy Nasdaq posts longest winning streak since dot-com bubble
The American technology-based index Nasdaq is experiencing its longest run of gains in more than 17 years. The last time a pattern of rapidly rising equity markets fueled by investment in Internet-based companies was in 1995-2001, known as the dot-com bubble. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kraft Heinz beats analysts' fourth quarter expectations
Kraft Heinz said significant gains from cost savings, as well as boosts from the redemption of preferred stock and lower taxes, helped serve up a spike in net income during the fourth quarter of 2016.
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6 soups and stews: Great when it’s cold, comforting all the time
The point is, when the temperature goes down (or up, and then down again, as Colorado is wont to do this time of year), you want to warm up with soup.
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The Motley Fool: The animals of Wall Street
In 1873, working with a customer with a good idea, I patented and made the world's first pair of denim jeans. The company has a high debt load and primarily operates in the increasingly competitive wireless industry. Proposed lower taxes and a business-friendly environment in the U.S. should provide a tailwind for profits. AT&T is becoming a growth engine again, too, with its acquisition of DirecTV and its proposed takeover of Time Warner (which isn't guaranteed to be approved). Bundling its pay-TV, wireless and broadband internet services gives the telecom giant tremendous leverage in delivering media content across multiple platforms - especially if it excludes that content from data charges across its own networks. If the GOP succeeds in lowering corporate tax rates, that will also help AT&T.
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Warren Buffett almost triples Apple stake
Warren Buffett bit deep into Apple in the fourth quarter. The billionaire investor behind Berkshire Hathaway more than tripled the number of shares he owns of Cupertino, Calif., company, to 54.7 million shares, according to regulatory filings on Tuesday. Shares of Apple have climbed 16.6 percent this year — putting Buffett’s stake in the tech...
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Boyd Gaming reverses quarterly loss with $12.2M in profit
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. reported $12.2 million in net fourth-quarter earnings after a loss of $6.9 million last year, beating Wall Street analysts’ expectations.
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HEI posts 4Q profit
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.1 million. The Honolulu-based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share. The parent of Hawaii's largest electricity generator posted revenue of $617.4 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit ...
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Head Start board insists it legally fired agency CEO -- who remains on the job
The board's actions toward the agency CEO Tuesday follow cleveland.com's inquiry into the lawsuit and into the board's oversight. Board members have not responded to direct questions from cleveland.com. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The board governing the Council for Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland - which operates Ohio's largest Head Start preschool program -- said in a statement Tuesday that it fired its CEO Jacklyn Chisholm in October 2016, citing among other things, low-enrollment figures in the agency's programs. The board said in its statement that enrollment in Head Start programs is 60 percent, the "lowest point in our history." But Chisholm said Tuesday that the enrollment figure cited in the board's statement is wrong. She released a spread sheet showing enrollment in the agency's preschool programs (ages 3 to 5) is 78 percent and enrollment in programs for children (newborns to age 3) is 90 percent. Brian Wright, a spokesman for the board, later amended the board's enrollment figure to 66 percent, which he said is based on a third-party assessment. Wright said the board can't verify the  figures released to cleveland.com by Chisholm. Chisholm has remained on the job of the anti-poverty agency since the board's October effort to fire her and a move Tuesday to remove her from the office. She disputes the legality of the board's actions and has sued the board's leadership. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the board's leadership violated its fiduciary responsibility, improperly fired her, defamed her and retaliated against her.  At around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cecelia Williams, who was recently elected to be the board's new chairwoman, entered the agency's downtown headquarters with a uniformed Cleveland police officer by her side. Williams delivered a letter to Chisholm that says the board's October vote to terminate her stands and that she needs to vacate the premises immediately. "The new [board] officers would like to follow up on this matter and bring it to close so the agency can move forward," the letter reads. Chisholm, who was with her personal attorney at the time, refused to leave and challenged the the letter and the police officer's authority in the matter. Williams and the officers left and Chisholm remained in her office. The board's actions to remove Chisholm Tuesday, and its statement about her performance, follow cleveland.com's inquiry into the lawsuit and into the board's oversight. Board members have not responded to direct questions from cleveland.com. Read the backstory on the battle between Head Start's board and its CEO Here is the board's full statement:  The following statement was made today by CEOGC Chairperson Dr. Cecelia Williams on the termination and removal of CEOGC Executive Director Jackie Chisholm. "The children and families in our community come first and as a leading organization charged with shaping young lives we will provide the highest quality services possible. Our Board is dedicated to strong community relationships, tightly managing finances and boosting our organization's enrollment of children in quality programs. We feel the organization has failed to live up to the Board's expectations as enrollment is currently at 66%, the lowest point in our history. Former President Chisholm was unable to meet the goals set forth at the time of her hiring and because of that we have no choice but to change the leadership of our organization to better serve our community. As we secure new leadership there will be no lapses or changes in services for the people who depend on us." - Dr. Cecelia Williams, Chairperson 
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Chinese investor charged by SEC with insider trading in DreamWorks deal
Daniel UriaFeb. 11 (UPI) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Chinese investor with insider trading in Comcast's acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.
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SEC charges Chinese investor with insider trading in Comcast-DreamWorks Animation deal
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Chinese investor and his family members with illegally profiting from Comcast Corp.’s $3.8-billion acquisition last year of DreamWorks Animation. The government on Friday obtained an emergency court order to freeze brokerage accounts used in...
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Don’t ever buy a single stock ever again
Stock picking is notoriously difficult, with almost no investors able to develop portfolios that can outperform the market over the long term, but few may realize just how hard it is to find a winner. While the overall stock market tends to rise over the long term, posting better gains than both bonds and cash,...
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US stock indexes extend climb into record heights
Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Friday afternoon, pushing the major indexes further into record territory. Rising crude oil prices also gave energy companies a big boost. Investors kept their focus on strong…
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Reckitt Benckiser to acquire Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion
The total value of the transaction is $17.9 billion including Mead Johnson's net debt.
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British company finalizing deal to acquire Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion
British household products company Reckitt Benckiser is acquiring U.S. baby formula maker Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion in a move that will help the company grow in China.
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Jose Cuervo raises $900M despite worries about US-Mexico relations
Investors are climbing over walls for this Mexican stock sale. Jose Cuervo, the world’s biggest tequila maker, raised more than $900 million in its initial public offering on Thursday — even after worries about President Trump’s policies toward Mexico twice delayed the deal. The IPO for Becle, Cuervo’s parent company, priced at 34 pesos, or...
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Dunkin' tops Street 4Q forecasts
CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (DNKN) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $56.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.On a per-share basis, the Canton, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 61 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 64 cents per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share.
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Rising gold, interest rates could spell trouble
What could spook the markets and cause market turbulence to shoot higher?         
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Tiny move: Nasdaq notches new high as US stocks inch higher
Wall Street capped a subdued day of trading Tuesday with a tiny gain and another milestone.
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Motorola’s sweet government contracts are at risk: investor
Andrew Left has found yet another company whose stock he thinks will get walloped by President Trump. The activist short-seller behind Citron Research attacked Motorola Solutions in a report Tuesday, saying that the company’s profits are mostly derived from selling overpriced handsets to emergency first responders in the US. Citing Trump’s campaign promise to go...
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A group of investors is trying to oust Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook's chairman
Mark Zuckerberg should give up some of his control over Facebook by relinquishing his position as chairman of the board, according to a new proposal by a consumer watchdog group and a few shareholders. The proposal, led by SumOfUs, claims that Facebook's future success requires "a balance of power...
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SEC may sue NYSE over July 2015 trading blackout
The Big Board is on notice. The New York Stock Exchange’s parent company announced on Tuesday that government investigators are likely to file civil charges relating to the 2015 blackout that ground stock trading to a halt for nearly four hours. Intercontinental Exchange, which owns NYSE, received a “Wells Notice” from the Securities and Exchange...
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US stock indexes veer higher in morning trading; oil slides
Technology and industrial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in morning trading Tuesday as indexes bounced back from small losses the day before. Energy stocks lagged the most as the price of crude oil headed lower. Investors were sizing up…
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US stock indexes veer higher in early trading; oil slides
Industrial and technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in early trading Tuesday as indexes bounced back from small losses the day before. Energy stocks lagged the most as the price of crude oil headed lower. Investors were sizing up…
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Michael Kors shares slump on handbag sales hit
Michael Kors handbags got steep markdowns during the holidays — and now the company’s stock is taking a hit. The clothing-and-accessories empire — whose baby-faced founder earned fame as a judge on “Project Runway” — saw its shares tumble more than 13 percent Tuesday as it ratcheted down its profit forecast after a disappointing holiday...
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Dow, Nasdaq jump to new record highs
The S&P 500 also rose and was trading just slightly below its all-time high.         
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Stocks open higher as Dow, Nasdaq set records
The S&P 500 also rose and was trading just slightly below its all-time high.         
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Luxury sector pain spreads, Michael Kors sees weakness ahead
LONDON — Michael Kors took a revenue hit in the third quarter with business in Europe and the Americans weakening. Comparable store sales fell and the luxury retailer lowered its outlook for all of 2017.The company's expectations for the current quarter also disappointed investors and shares tumbled 11 percent before the opening bell Tuesday, seemingly headed for a 52-week low.
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Arconic turns up the heat on Paul Singer’s hedge fund
The war of words between Arconic and an activist hedge fund intensified on Monday. The independent members of the board of the aluminum-products manufacturer turned up the heat on Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, saying they fully supported Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld. “We are confident that we have the right strategy and the right team, and...
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