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  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled Associated Press - 14 minutes ago

    LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses. Like other South Korean ...

  • Macan - Porsche's physics-defying SUV CNNMoney.com - 15 minutes ago

    Porsche already made my favorite SUV to drive, the Cayenne. Now there's something even better, the new Porsche Macan, a smaller SUV that's lighter, quicker and even more fun. While the larger Cayenne feels ...

  • Tupperware saw a big move last session, as the company's shares fell by nearly 11% on the day.

  • China's food regulator has visited nearly 600 restaurants, companies and food distributors as it looks into a quick-spreading food safety scandal that has included in a number of world-wide brands such ...

  • A security personnel stands guard in front of an OSI's food processing plants in Langfang

    China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan. Hong Kong said on Thursday it suspended, with immediate effect, all imports from the …

  • Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

    Ford Motor Co.'s second quarter net income rose 6 percent to $1.3 billion as the company saw record profits in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years. The profit, of 32 ...

  • Ford Motor Co. (F) , the second-largest U.S. automaker, said quarterly pretax profit fell less than analysts estimated as sales in China increased and the company reported its first profit in Europe in three years. Ford reported its 21st consecutive profitable period, with net income of $1.3 billion, or 32 cents a share, …

  • The staying power and initial record numbers of the Kim Kardashian suggest that Glu Mobile is worth more than the current market valuation.

  • Americans Favor Beer Over Liquor and Wine @ 24/7 Wall St. - 34 minutes ago

    Good news for the world’s brewers. Americans prefer beer over both liquor and wine. According to a new Gallup poll: As they have for most of the past two decades, Americans who drink alcohol choose beer ...

  • Reports Q2 OshKosh B'gosh brand domestic sales up 16.9% to $79.2M; Reports Q2 net international sales up 13.1% to $61.2M.

  • CD rates for July 24, 2014 Bankrate.com - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Compare CD rates nationally and in your area. CDs 0.23% (1-year CD yields) 0.79% (5-year CD yields) Rates on certificates of deposit ...

  • National mortgage rates for July 24, 2014 Bankrate.com - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best mortgage rates in your area. Mortgages 4.28% (30-year fixed) 0.3 (average points) Mortgage rates had mixed results ...

  • Auto loan rates for July 24, 2014 Bankrate.com - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best auto rates in your area. Auto Loans 4.14% (60-month, new car) 4.71% (36-month, used car) Average loan rates on new ...

  • Credit card interest rates for July 24, 2014 Bankrate.com - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best credit card offers available. Credit Cards 13.02% (all fixed) 15.57% (all variable) Credit card rates were unchanged ...

  • Home equity loan rates for July 24, 2014 Bankrate.com - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best home equity rates in your area. Home Equity 4.85% (line of credit) 6.1% (loan) Rates on loans backed by home equity ...

  • [video] What to expect from GM and Ford @ CNBC - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Itay Michaeli, auto analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors (GM) and Ford ahead of their quarterly results. He says GM's outlook for the rest of the year should be pretty positive on the back of strong ...

  • Unilever plc Struggles Against The China Slowdown @ Motley Fool - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Unilever plc (LON:ULVR) sees its shares dip after slower-than-expected emerging market growth.

  • Zynga: It Is Time To Clone Clash Of Clans @ Seeking Alpha - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA ) can be a good long-term investment if it finds the right mobile strategy. In spite of the $527 million acquisition of NaturalMotion, Zynga is still outplayed by King Digital (NYSE: ...

  • [$$] Unilever's Emerging-Market Growth Slows @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Unilever flagged a further slowdown in emerging markets, even as first-half profit grew on the back of a number of disposals.

  • Xerox: Looking Ahead To The Company's Upcoming Earnings @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    As an investor who has covered the IT services sector for quite some time, I always find it necessary to determine what needs to occur in order for a company to meet and/or exceed analysts' expectations. ...

  • U.K. retail sales rose less than economists forecast in June as clothing volumes fell after stores postponed discounting due to hot weather. Sales including auto fuel increased 0.1 percent from May, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. Anecdotal evidence suggests “sales in clothing stores have been …

  • Hormel Foods Corp. Dividend Stock Analysis @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Hormel Foods Corp. is a multinational ...

  • Royston Wild explains why Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON: IMT) is a great stock for income seekers.

  • A couple of months back, Sky revealed that it was working to bring Now TV to Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles. Today, it finally started that rollout with the PlayStation 4, ensuring Sony fans have ...

  • Japan's Canon Inc said second-quarter operating profit jumped 12 percent to its highest for any quarter in nearly three years, as strong earnings in overseas office equipment offset continuing weakness in its camera business. Canon said on Thursday that operating profit for April to June grew to 110.6 billion yen ($1.09 …

  • The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)

    Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are two of the hottest brands in food right now. Here's how they're cashing in on travelers' tastes.

  • Altria: Time To Get Going @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    As tobacco companies offer high dividends, they have stayed the preferred stock of choice among dividend investors. As tougher regulations, higher taxes and increasing acceptance of alternate tobacco products ...

  • The 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) of butter that Gerhard Michler uses every week to make cookies, cakes and petit fours at his San Francisco bakery is leaving the pastry chef with a case of ingredient indigestion. While all his costs are up, including chocolate, none rose more than the butter used in everything Michler …

  • Japan's Canon Inc said second-quarter operating profit jumped 12 percent to its highest for any quarter in nearly three years, as strong earnings in overseas office equipment offset continuing weakness in its camera business. Canon said on Thursday that operating profit for April to June grew to 110.6 billion yen ($1.09 …

  • Canon Inc. (7751) , the world’s largest camera maker, lowered its full-year sales forecast as demand slowed amid a consumer shift to smartphones for taking pictures. Smartphones packed with advanced sensors and lenses are winning customers and cutting demand for cheaper compact cameras from Canon. The company is counting …

  • Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever reported a 5.5 percent fall in first half revenue but delivered a rise in profits.

  • Unilever (UNA) , the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, reported second-quarter revenue growth that missed analysts’ estimates as the amount of food sold stagnated and the pace of expansion in emerging markets continued to slow. Underlying sales rose 3.8 percent in the period, the London- and Rotterdam-based company said …

  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is to blame for a slowdown in the emerging markets as it has delayed the need for structural reforms.

  • Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) ’s local prefecture will join Japan’s central government in subsidizing the automaker’s forthcoming fuel-cell car, cutting the estimated price by about 40 percent to that of an entry-level Lexus. Japan’s Aichi prefecture, where Toyota is based, may provide about 1 million yen ($9,800) in subsidy …

  • Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes

    The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. Fast food chains ...

  • Employees work at a production line prior to a seizure at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai

    China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan. Shanghai police detained five people on Wednesday, including the head and the quality …

  • Wedged in a haphazard row of shops in Mumbai's crowded Bhendi Bazar, a predominantly Muslim area, the tiny Shalimar Restaurant exhorts patrons to reject products made by PepsiCo Inc., Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Nestle SA to protest Israel's military operation in Gaza. A poster near the manager's table lists six Western …

  • Many have assumed that Samsung's fabled metal smartphone would be a very high-end device, but some new leaks hint that it could be considerably more modest. Both SamMobile and Tinhte have posted photos ...

  • McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier @ CNNMoney.com - 6 hours ago

    McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China. Chinese authorities this week suspended operations at a Shanghai Husi food ...

  • [$$] A Game of Golf? Not for Many Millennials @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    A drop in participation rates and disinterest among young people, particularly millennials, have sent the retail and sporting ends of the business scrambling for a new strategy.

  • [$$] GM to Recall Additional 717,950 Vehicles @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    GM unveiled six safety recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the U.S., citing a variety of safety issues.

  • [$$] Whirlpool Hit by Falling Sales Outside U.S. @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Whirlpool, hurt by falling sales outside the U.S., reported a 9.6% drop in profit for the second quarter and reduced its forecast for the full year.

  • [$$] Solid Pepsi Results Provide Ammunition Against Peltz @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    PepsiCo raised its full-year profit forecast as it reported better-than expected second-quarter results on higher sales and lower costs, giving management new ammunition to fend off calls to split up.

  • [$$] Daimler Second-Quarter Profit Rises @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Daimler reported a sharp rise in second-quarter operating earnings, driven by record sales in its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division, as the German auto maker races to catch up with rivals BMW and Audi....

  • [$$] Meat-Supplier's CEO Apologizes for China Unit @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    The CEO of a U.S. meat supplier apologized Wednesday after the Chinese unit's management was accused of intentionally selling expired meat to restaurants. Five people were detained.

  • [$$] Rangers Re-Sign Chris Kreider @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Rangers forward Chris Kreider avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year contract worth $4.95 million. Elsewhere, Gaints coach Tom Coughlin had his team take a short break amid the heat.

  • [$$] Letting Flavors Come Up From Down Under @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    The Musket Room serves New Zealand cuisine with an impeccable presentation, and it is shaking things up with a revamped cocktail menu.

  • Samsung Wants to Control Your Home @ Motley Fool - 6 hours ago

    Samsung is reportedly buying the home-automation company SmartThings for around $200 million.

  • Put Coach In Your Growth Portfolio @ Seeking Alpha - 7 hours ago

    Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH ) is a hot discussion point for investors as they have no clue where this company is going. Investors should put recent past figures aside and focus on the execution of upcoming plans. ...

  • Speculation that Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) ’s founder wants to sell the yoga-gear retailer has options traders stretching toward calls to buy the shares. Bullish one-month wagers on Lululemon cost the most on record relative to bearish bets, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. “At these levels the valuation …

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