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  • Lorillard CEO to get $44M after Reynolds merger Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    The CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show. Murray Kessler is ...

  • Toyota widens airbag recall. warns passengers @ USA TODAY - 27 minutes ago

    Another 247,000 recalled for Takata airbags; don't carry front passengers until fixed, Toyota warns

  • Toyota last week previewed the updated Camry to the media, showing off its more sculpted and tech-savvy look.

  • Chili's cook bares skin in kitchen @ USA TODAY - 34 minutes ago

    Chili's fires cook who posted racy photos of himself in the kichen.

  • Although many people draw parallels between Kate Spade and Michael Kors, one analyst said the two brands are not an accurate comparison.

  • McDonald's Earnings: What To Watch @ The Wall Street Journal - 43 minutes ago

    McDonald's earnings, scheduled before the market opens Tuesday, are expected to be hurt by a meat supplier problem in China.

  • Adidas Gets an Offer for Its Flagging Reebok Brand @ The Wall Street Journal - 47 minutes ago

    Adidas had grand plans when it acquired Reebok eight years ago. The German footwear and clothing company had designs on Nike, had designs on becoming the top dog of the sneaker world. It hasn't exactly ...

  • Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that aim to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world. New iPhone apps for children by companies such as Osmo and Tiggly are designed to help children learn spatial, language, counting and physics concepts while …

  • The Dow industrials fell on Monday after IBM cut its earnings forecast.

  • Roughly half of McDonald's locations in Russia are now under government investigation, according to the company, and a regulator has closed nine outlets in recent weeks

  • CVS Health (CVS) confirmed its Caremark pharmacy benefit management subsidiary would sell a smoke-free drugstore network to employers and health plans that would provide subscriber discounts for using “tobacco-free” pharmacies. The move, which would benefit CVS Health pharmacies given the company's decision to stop selling …

  • Coke Earnings: What To Watch @ The Wall Street Journal - 58 minutes ago

    Coke is expected to announce up $1 billion of cost cuts over the next three to five years when the beverage company reports earnings before the market opens Tuesday.

  • What to watch for in Coca-Cola earnings @ MarketWatch - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Coca-Cola reports third-quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday, with some analysts expecting another tough quarter for the beverage giant.

  • A Transformers statue stands on display at the Hasbro booth during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego

    Hasbro's results were stronger than those of larger rival Mattel Inc (MAT.O), which last week posted its fourth straight quarterly fall in sales. Mattel has been facing a three-year slump in sales of its Barbie dolls. Hasbro, in contrast, reported a 5 percent rise in third-quarter sales in its girls' category, driven …

  • Tribeca Enterprises and Lionsgate to Team Up on Subscription Video @ The New York Times - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    The new service, which is expected to start by June, will emphasize a curated selection of films intended for an art house audience.

  • The two tech giants fight over market share and patents but not over the NBA superstar

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices unchanged in past week Associated Press - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have held steady from last week for a statewide average of about $3.13 per gallon. The auto club said Sunday that's about 35 cents less than this time last year. The statewide ...

  • Defect in Takata Air Bags Prompts Urgent Warning to Drivers @ The New York Times - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    The unusual action indicates a heightened concern among regulators over the air bags, which are linked to at least two deaths in the United States.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.14 or .3 percent, to $51.93. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $9.18 or 1.4 percent, to $650.90. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.08 or .3 percent, to $24.90. Snap-On rose $.84 or .7 percent, to $123.19. Stanley Works fell $.39 or .5 ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies are up at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.52 or 1.5 percent, to $34.17. General Mills Inc. rose $.49 or 1.0 percent, to $49.78. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.97 or 1.9 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are up at 1 p.m.: Clorox rose $.69 or .7 percent, to $96.99. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.37 or .6 percent, to $64.10. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $1.11 or 1.0 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.22 or .2 percent, to $106.67. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.29 or .7 percent, to $43.17. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $1.38 ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are up at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.04 or .3 percent, to $14.06. General Motors Co. rose $.07 or .2 percent, to $30.31. Honda Motor Co. rose $.37 or 1.2 percent, ...

  • How Reebok Lost Its Game: A Three-Sport Story @ BusinessWeek - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    would book roughly a 42 percent loss on Reebok if it accepts a $2.2 billion bid for the brand from a group of investors in Asia. When Adidas bought the brand in 2006, Reebok was still riding high on an endorsement deal with Jay Z, whose S. Carter sneakers were the brand’s fastest-selling shoes of all time. Football: Reebok’s …

  • Google, Lionsgate team up to market 'Mockingjay' with video series @ Los Angeles Times - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Lionsgate and Google announced they will bring the "Hunger Games" fictional world of Panem to fans with new original content.

  • Hasbro Q3 Earnings Beat Views As It Leverages Movies @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Hasbro's (HAS) hand in the entertainment industry helped it leverage action-hero hits to increase product sales in the third quarter as the toy maker reported earnings that edged analyst expectations. ...

  • Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics Associated Press - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
    Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are ...

  • Honda, Acura announce new models headed to L.A. Auto Show @ Los Angeles Times - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Honda and its luxury arm, Acura, will each be bringing some new sheet metal to the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automakers announced Monday.

  • VF (VFC) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript @ TheStreet.com - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    The following VF (VFC) conference call took place on October 20, 2014, 08:30 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:

  • McDonald's announced that the Russian regulators are auditing more than 200 of the company's approximately 450 restaurants in the country.

  • The Beauty of the GPS Tracker Entrepreneur - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
    The Beauty of the GPS Tracker

    It can track vehicle location, real-time movement and driver performance, dramatically increasing efficiency.

  • How Telematics Has Completely Revolutionized the Management of Fleet Vehicles

    A glance at UPS shows how they do it better than anyone, and how you can streamline the operation of your own company vehicles.

  • The Benefits of In-Car Technology Entrepreneur - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
    The Benefits of In-Car Technology

    From monitoring driver behavior to checking vehicle wear, here's how telematics software can help manage your company's fleet.

  • McDonald's franchisees reported that their same-store sales fell by 3.6 percent in September, according to a recent survey.

  • The following Hasbro (HAS) conference call took place on October 20, 2014, 08:30 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:

  • Trade-Ideas LLC identified Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) as an unusual social activity candidate

  • Amid Nike Wins, Reebok-Adidas Split Said To Be Urged @ Investor's Business Daily - 3 hours ago

    As Nike (NKE) and smaller brands such as Under Armour (UA) continue to drive past Adidas AG and steal market share, Hong Kong-based Jynwel Capital and investors from Abu Dhabi are reportedly lining up ...

  • TheStreet Ratings team reiterates its 'buy' rating and ratings score of A on Coca-Cola (KO) stock.

  • What to watch for in Ford earnings @ MarketWatch - 3 hours ago

    These are rocky times for the auto maker, which has slashed 2014 profit estimates and faces sales weakness in key markets and uncertainties around new-vehicle launches.

  • The top two lawmakers on the Senate's antitrust panel have urged regulators to scrutinize food distributor Sysco Corp's planned purchase of rival U.S. In a letter obtained exclusively by Reuters, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, the chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate's antitrust subcommittee, said the deal …

  • ZTE's ZMAX for T-Mobile is a big, terrific Android smartphone especially considering its selling price.

  • A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw

    Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T) that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. The regional recalls by Toyota and other automakers including …

  • Why Mead Johnson (MJN) Stock Is Falling Today @ TheStreet.com - 4 hours ago

    Mead Johnson (MJN) stock is lower this morning after rumors of its acquisition by Danone (DANOY) have quieted.

  • Trade-Ideas LLC identified JM Smucker (SJM) as a "storm the castle" (crossing above the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate

  • In this article, let's take a look at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN), a $18.56 billion market cap company that manufactures, distributes and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition and other ...

  • Un trabajador atrás de un stand con el logo de IBM en una feria computacional en Hanover

    Por Chuck Mikolajczak NUEVA YORK (Reuters) - Las acciones operaban mixtas el lunes en la bolsa de Nueva York, ya que si bien el S&P 500 y el Nasdaq registraban alzas modestas, el Dow Jones caía por unos decepcionantes resultados trimestrales de IBM. * Las acciones de IBM caían un 7,3 por ciento a 168,69 dólares, en el mayor …

  • McDonald's menu is getting too expensive for...

  • [$$] Toyota Recalling 247,000 Vehicles for Air Bags @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Toyota Motor recalled 247,000 vehicles that have an air bag that can rupture and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

  • Parents aren't happy that the toy store chain is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash.

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