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  • One of the unique features inside Google's self-driving car is that it doesn't sport a steering wheel or a set of pedals. That won't fly on public roads in California though, so the folks in Mountain View ...

  • Truworths International Ltd. (TRU) , a South African clothing retailer, maintained full-year profit and boosted sales even as rising unemployment and inflation hampered consumer spending. Truworths shares rallied 8.1 percent to 71.05 rand at the close in Johannesburg, the steepest jump since May 2009. “The expectation …

  • Putin's War on McDonald's @ Bloomberg - 44 minutes ago

    Russian health inspectors have shut down the Moscow McDonald's at 29 Bolshaya Bronnaya Street. When the McDonald's opened on Jan. 31 that year, it was the first in the Soviet Union and served 30,000 people, a one-day record for the company. Opening the restaurant had required years of negotiations, and McDonald's had …

  • Honda to change bumpers on 12,000 subcompacts @ - 48 minutes ago

    Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just earned a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway ...

  • Hormel Fattens Up Earnings On Pork, Turkey Margins @ Investor's Business Daily - 49 minutes ago

    Hormel Foods (HRL) reported a meaty quarterly profit increase, topping analyst forecasts and driving shares up Thursday. The maker of Spam, Skippy peanut butter and Jennie-O Turkey said fiscal third-quarter ...

  • Williams Capital Group's Marc Riddick explains why he raised his price target on Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) to $131 from $125: We are increasing our 12-month price target to $131.00, up from our prior ...

  • Cato posts 2Q profit Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    Cato Corp. (CATO) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.7 million, or 56 cents per share. The company, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, posted revenue of $246.5 million in the period. ...

  • Honda will fix Fits after crash test prompts redesign of bumper @ Los Angeles Times - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Honda is going to replace the front bumpers on about 12,000 Fits it has already sold because the small car failed a key crash test.

  • Top 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: BMR, BPT, MAT @ - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

  • Cramer: Hain Can Defy the Shorts @ - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    The market capitalization is simply too small for the opportunity.

  • Michael Exstein, an analyst at Credit Suisse Group AG, says "Wal-Mart is reviewing what it wants to be when it grows up" and Target has a "much bigger question" because of "an ...

  • This meat products company did so well in the third quarter that it's "working hard to stay independent," says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Watch for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to debut next month. While waiting, take a peek at these reported benchmarks for Samsung's new 64-bit Exynos chip expected to power the large-screened phone.

  • Show me the Carfax. Remember when those commercials first hit the airwaves? It was only a matter of time before dealerships everywhere started touting a Carfax report with every used car. The reports promised ...

  • Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. “If I get cooperation from the Tokyo Assembly, we can pass an ordinance.” The proportion of smokers in Japan …

  • Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: Hormel Foods Is Fabulously Well-Run @ - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    TheStreet's Jim Cramer has some positive comments on Hormel Foods, following the company's impressive earnings report.

  • Why Hormel Foods (HRL) Stock Is Soaring Today @ - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Hormel Foods (HRL) stock is rising after the company posted an increase in net earnings and sales for the 2014 third quarter.

  • The 2015 Honda Fit is introduced during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

    Honda said it would inform the affected 12,000 Fit owners late in September to bring the cars to dealers for the retrofit. Seven months ago, the IIHS said the 2013 model Honda Fit was one of the poorest performers among 11 subcompact cars tested to simulate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle hits another car, …

  • Honda Upgrades Fit's Bumper to Improve Crash-Test Score @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Honda Motor Co. (7267) , targeting a U.S. The 2015 Fit, the smallest auto Honda sells in the U.S., rated “Good” in four crash categories by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and “Acceptable” in the Arlington, Virginia-based safety group’s “small-overlap” test. The car had received a “Marginal” rating in the latter …

  • [$$] Russia Steps Up the Pressure on McDonald's @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Russian authorities said that they are now inspecting restaurants across the country for alleged sanitary violations, a day after they closed down three outlets in Moscow.

  • Barbarian At The Gate: Hormel Foods (HRL) @ - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Trade-Ideas LLC identified Hormel Foods (HRL) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate

  • Sears' Disturbing State Explained by This One Data Point @ - 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Sears had a terrible second quarter. One data point explains everything.

  • The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) ended fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per share of 90 cents grew 39% while beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.

  • Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 4 Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region following food safety complaints, local news agencies reported Thursday, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

  • Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) reported earnings of 51 cents per share for the third-quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended Jul 27, 2014), up 21.4% year over year and above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 48 cents. ...

  • BMO Capital increased its price target on Hain Celestial (HAIN) to $105 and maintained its "outperform" rating on strong outlook for growth.

  • Due to the shift in restaurant responsibilities from the company to the franchisee, some of the costs included as a cost of sales moved to other operating expenses. For example, the company incurred $4.4 ...

  • A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow

    Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's (MCD.N) restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism. Russia's food safety watchdog said it was looking at possible breaches of sanitary rules …

  • As Apple reportedly gears up for its September iPhone 6 launch, every other smartphone manufacturer will be watching with a close eye from IFA 2014 in Berlin. The annual consumer electronics show will take place in two weeks and we’re expecting to see a host of new TVs, smartphones, tablets [...]

  • [video] Cashing in on used cars @ CNBC - 4 hours ago

    Profit margins on pre-owned vehicles jumped 13 percent from last year and have become far more profitable for dealers, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Why You Should Buy a New Car This Month - 4 hours ago

    An analysis of millions of U.S. auto purchases made over the past five years found that August is the best month for vehicle prices.

  • Thinking About a New Car? Buy It Now @ - 4 hours ago

    An analysis of millions of U.S. auto purchases made over the past five years found that August is the best month for vehicle prices.

  • Hormel Foods 3Q results beat Street's view Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Hormel's fiscal third-quarter profit climbed 21 percent, buoyed in part by strong demand for pork and turkey. Its performance beat analysts' expectations. Shares rose in premarket trading on Thursday. ...

  • Sony itself is surprised by the massive success of the PS4 so far. But given the long wait, the low price and the base of gamers it could draw on, maybe it shouldn't have been. Still, keeping the momentum won't be easy.

  • [video] Tale of two farmers @ CNBC - 4 hours ago

    Jerry Gulke, Gulke Group, and Bob McCan, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, weigh in on how beef and corn prices are impacting the commodities market and the consumer.

  • Four McDonald's Corp. (MCD) restaurants in Moscow were reportedly shut down at the order of a Russian consumer-safety agency.

  • Ford Motor Co. (F) is turning to “The Lincoln Lawyer” actor Matthew McConaughey, star of the 2011 movie named for the automaker’s luxury line, to sell the brand to younger buyers after a 65 percent drop in sales since 1990. McConaughey, 44, will debut next month in an ad introducing Lincoln’s new MKC sport-utility vehicle. …

  • Nestle has become the latest big food company to adopt animal welfare standards. MarketWatch's Ann Cates reports.

  • Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN:Nasdaq) By Barclays Capital ($44.05, Aug. 20, 2014) We are upgrading Dunkin' Brands to Overweight from Equal Weight and raise our price target to $51 from $48. We've always been intrigued by Dunkin's (DNKN) fundamental investment thesis, with valuation as our primary concern.

  • [$$] Hormel Earnings Top Expectations @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Hormel Foods said its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 21%, as the packaged-foods maker reported strong profit gains and higher sales in its refrigerated-foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store segments.

  • The Modest Pleasure of Boxed Wine The Atlantic - 5 hours ago

    With the gentle pressure of my finger on the rubber spigot, the cardboard box on the kitchen counter steadily fills a glass with pinot noir. I know from experience that lugging four bottles of wine home from the store is less pleasant than toting a slender box.

  • Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Scarlet Fu reports on today’s top company news stories on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  • The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares surge over 11% on the day.

  • If traditional printers use ink and toner cartridges, most commercial 3D printers use plastic filament spools to create the objects you want. These filaments, however, are typically made from plastic pellets, ...

  • Russia's first McDonald's shut down @ - 6 hours ago

    Russian officials have shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, including the first to open in the city nearly 25 years ago at the end of the Cold War. McDonald's said the restaurants were closed Wednesday ...

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  • CD rates for Aug. 21, 2014 - 6 hours ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Compare CD rates nationally and in your area. CDs 0.24% (1-year CD yields) 0.8% (5-year CD yields) Grab your socks -- they may be ...

  • Auto loan rates for Aug. 21, 2014 - 6 hours ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best auto rates in your area. Auto Loans 4.03% (60-month, new car) 4.71% (36-month, used car) Average rates on new car loans ...

  • Home equity loan rates for Aug. 21, 2014 - 6 hours ago

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best home equity rates in your area. Home Equity 4.94% (line of credit) 6.22% (loan) Rates on loans backed by home equity ...

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