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  • Samsung to Sell Unit Stakes @ The Wall Street Journal - 45 minutes ago

    Samsung Group will sell controlling stakes in chemical and defense units for $1.7 billion as South Korea’s largest conglomerate continues restructuring moves ahead of an expected leadership succession....

  • Samsung to sell chemicals and defence stakes @ Financial Times - 49 minutes ago

    Samsung Group has agreed to sell most of its chemicals and defence operations to Hanwha for Won1.9tn ($1.7bn), in the latest restructuring move as South Korea's largest conglomerate prepares for a leadership ...

  • Reuters Market Eye - India's biggest cigarette maker, ITC (ITC.NS) gains 2 pct, recovering from a 5.2 pct fall on Tuesday. India moves toward ban on loose cigarettes to deter smoking. Price elasticity, ...

  • A man shops at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul

    By Joyce Lee and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Group said on Wednesday it is selling stakes in four chemical and defence firms for 1.9 trillion won ($1.72 billion) to Hanwha Group, ...

  • Christoph Wiesner is a revolutionary ready to spill blood in his campaign to transform how city-dwellers get their food. Wiesner, 52, has traveled to Berlin, London , Houston and Seattle to teach people ...

  • By Joyce Lee and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Group said on Wednesday it is selling stakes in four chemical and defence firms for 1.9 trillion won ($1.72 billion) ($1.72 billion) ...

  • People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Samsung logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

    By Joyce Lee and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Group said on Wednesday it is selling stakes in four chemical and defense firms for 1.9 trillion won ($1.72 billion) to Hanwha Group, ...

  • Made in America, From Sheep to Shelf: Zady’s Feel-Good Sweater @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    An online retailer’s quest to build a socially conscious marketing back story brought it into partnership with many of the last surviving U.S. wool and knitting factories.

  • Kitchen Gadgets to Improve Your Holiday Cooking @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Tech Review: Geoffrey A. Fowler tests tools that measure every temperature, ingredient and calorie.

  • The Best Smartphones You Can Buy Right Now @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    After testing more than 20 of the current smartphones, these are the only ones you should consider, writes Joanna Stern.

  • Wal-Mart’s Chief Merchant Leaves @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Wal-Mart’s chief merchandising officer is leaving the retailer just days before the annual Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday.

  • Don’t Look Now: The Islanders Are the Cream of New York Sports @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    In the midst of another lost year in New York sports, the Islanders’ 15 wins this season are more than the Nets (5), Knicks (4), Giants (3) and Jets (2) combined. Can they finally make it stick?

  • Small Plates and Frozen Beer at Williamsburg’s Cherry Izakaya @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Cherry Izakaya, the Brooklyn outpost of the chic downtown Japanese restaurant Cherry, finds the right balance with whimsical décor and exquisitely prepared small plates.

  • Sony Said to Plan E-Paper Watch in Test of Innovation @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Sony Corp. (6758) is developing a watch made out of electronic paper for release as soon as next year in a trial of the company’s new venture-style approach to creating products, according to people familiar ...

  • Sony to Issue Refunds to Settle FTC Deception Charges @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Sony Computer Entertainment America will issue millions of dollars in refunds to settle charges that it deceived customers during the rollout of its PlayStation ...

  • Sony's Android handsets have proven to be well received by the critics, but sales are not backing up the reviews. With the Mobile Division's lower than expected results dragging down Sony's overall financial performance, the Japanese company is rethinking its approach to the smartphone market.

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is ...

  • Short sellers have found a new asset to bet against: chickens. With no futures market to speculate on chicken-price movements, they’re turning to the equity market, borrowing record amounts of shares of ...

  • High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats @ San Jose Mercury News - 4 hours ago

    The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive ...

  • Samsung Group (005930) , South Korea’s largest business conglomerate, will exit its chemicals and defense operations by selling stakes in affiliated companies to the Hanwha Group for 1.9 trillion won ($1.7 ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $35.51. General Mills Inc. rose $.15 or .3 percent, to $51.65. Hormel Foods Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.44 or .4 percent, to $99.78. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.38 or .6 percent, to $68.33. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.82 ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. fell $.14 or .5 percent, to $26.86. Snap-On fell $.77 or .6 percent, to $135.73. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.23 or .2 percent, to $115.08. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.16 or .4 percent, to $44.43. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Hormel tops but guides light Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The maker of meat products and processed grocery food said Q4 EPS rose 8.6% to 63 cents. Revenue climbed 9.5% to $2.54 bil, topping forecasts for $2.52 bil. A 9% rise in refrigerated food and 11% hike ...

  • In the trailing 10 quarters, Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) has beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the quarters at an average of 28.6%.

  • Sportswear chain Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) has debut its branded store in the busy city of New York, in order to tap the upcoming holiday surge in traffic.

  • Chipotle Adds Handle; Other Restaurant Stocks Strong @ Investor's Business Daily - 6 hours ago

    Restaurant stocks have rebounded from their midyear slouch. On June 30, the group was No. 100 among 197 industry groups that IBD tracks. As of Tuesday's IBD, it was No. 7. Many restaurant firms in the ...

  • Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. The Federal Trade Commission ...

  • Auction fetches high price for new bourbon Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash with its first batch of bourbon. An online auction for the first bottle of bourbon by Boundary Oak Distillery fetched $28,050, including an ...

  • Boston Market serves 400% more customers on Thanksgiving than on a normal Thursday, said the company's CEO George Michel. But there's more to the story.

  • Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer for its namesake U.S. division has left as the discounter makes leadership changes to perk up sales as the holiday shopping season revs up. According to a memo provided ...

  • Coca-Cola Enters Milk Market With Fairlife @ MarketWatch - 7 hours ago

    Coke is rolling out Fairlife, a new kind of milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular milk. Will it catch on? WSJ's Annie Gasparro discusses with Lee Hawkins. Photo: Getty.

  • According to the Federal Trade Commission, Sony deceived consumers by falsely advertising the PlayStation Vita's "game-changing" features when the console launched in the US. And, perhaps in ...

  • Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has made an encouraging start to fiscal 2015, with better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

    Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The ...

  • Top 5 tablets at any price Consumer Reports - 8 hours ago

    Is someone on your shopping list hoping to unwrap a tablet this season? You should have no trouble finding one they'll love, no matter how fussy the recipient, no matter how much you want to spen...

  • Right now, everyone thinks of virtual reality...

  • Sony is settling government charges that it misled consumers about its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Tuesday, saying it took issue with ...

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

    Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub ...

  • The End of the Impulse Shopper @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    As U.S. consumers become savvier and less interested in browsing, there’s a new endangered species in the retail landscape: the impulse buy.

  • The right tool can make any job easier. While you're shopping this holiday season, use Consumer Reports’ Gadget Gift Finder, an interactive engine that can help you quickly find the perfect piece...

  • The Sony Xperia Z3 was already a pretty good flagship phone. What would make it better? Just a few small things and several of them appear to be coming to the Xperia Z4 based on an alleged specification ...

  • Here's how Carlos Ghosn's risky strategy paid off in 2014.

  • New labeling rules will require restaurants with at least 20 locations to display the calorie count of food items.

  • As Black Friday is just a few short days away, Kate McShane of Citigroup commented that Best Buy Co Inc  (NYSE: BBY ) and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS ) are both "well positioned to outshine ...

  • Mechanic Advisor is launching its own connected car device that plugs into your vehicle's on-board diagnostic port and helps you interpret that scary check engine light when it starts blinking on the dash....

  • A technology start-up is teaming up with clothing designer Casely-Hayford to craft a fashionable belt that will double as a mobile charger.

  • MONTERREY (Reuters) - La cadena mexicana de tiendas por departamento Grupo Famsa dijo el martes que su asamblea de accionistas aprobó un aumento de capital a través de la emisión de 130.4 millones de nuevos títulos, que podrán ser adquiridos por sus actuales inversores a un precio de 11.50 pesos cada uno. A principios de …

  • Calorie Counts Coming to More Restaurants @ MarketWatch - 10 hours ago

    The FDA is rolling out new calorie count rules that will apply to chain restaurants, movie theaters and even grocery chains. WSJ's Janet Adamy reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty

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