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Beauty companies ramp up the pace to keep up with faster trends
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:17:00 PST
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When reality TV star Kylie Jenner introduced her first cosmetics products to the internet in late 2015, the Kylie Lip Kits a matte liquid lipstick and lip liner combos a sold out in minutes.

Competing brands were paying attention. Companies quickly started promoting their own matte lipsticks as...



Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:49:00 PST
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The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion.

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., the two largest trade groups for the...



Chemours proves the bears wrong as stock climbs eightfold in a year
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:40:00 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Predictions that Chemours would collapse beneath the weight of litigation relating to a toxic chemical and a large debt burden have been proved wrong.


Chevron could reward shareholders with dividend increase, Citi says
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:36:49 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Chevron emerges as a favorite among Big Oil companies, and one that could reward shareholders with a dividend increase, analysts at Citi say.


Calm the iPhone 8 buzz, Apple analyst warns
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:36:10 GMT
From marketwatch.com
The excitement surrounding the iPhone 8 may be getting too high


What happens when you refuse to pay taxes for 40 years?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:33:38 GMT
From marketwatch.com
A man who hasnat paid federal income taxes since 1970 shares his story.


Market Extra: Investors bidding adieu to French stocks as Le Pen gains in polls
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:33:23 GMT
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Expect investors to continue ditching French equities if the prospects for Marine Le Pen becoming the countryas next president keep strengthening, analysts say.


Itas worse than you thought: Americans are drastically under-saved for retirement
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:18:54 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Retirement already looked bleak for many Americans


Bond Report: Treasury yields turn lower on geopolitical worries
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:13:24 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Treasury yields turned lower on Tuesday after a new poll showed far-right candidate Marine Le Penas leadas widening in the coming French presidential election.


Market Extra: OPECas Barkindo says too early to talk about extending production-cut pact
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:05:15 GMT
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OPECas Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo is playing down speculation the cartel will extend its closely watched output agreement, saying it is too early to determine if the production accord has been a success.


London Markets: FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC slides by most since 2009
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:57:36 GMT
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U.K. stocks ended lower Tuesday, with HSBC shares hit after the banking heavyweight posted a wider quarterly loss.


Metals Stocks: Gold pares early loss, even as dollar strengthens
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:55:41 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Gold prices on Tuesday trade at break-even levels, confounding some market players as the commodity pares an earlier loss in the session.


Wells Fargo investigation into sales practices should be completed before April 2017 shareholder meeting
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:25:09 GMT
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Wells Fargo terminates 4 senior managers in connection with sales practice scandal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:23:47 GMT
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Exact Sciences upgraded to buy from hold at Benchmark
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:17:22 GMT
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Adient started at overweight with $95 stock price target at Morgan Stanley
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:44:10 GMT
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Twitter stock price target cut to $16.00 from $18.50 at MKM Partners
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:22 GMT
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April gold trades off 70 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $1,238.10.oz.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:39:43 GMT
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Gold pares firm loss to trade at break-even levels as stocks pare gains in afternoon trade
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:38:54 GMT
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Treasury yields turn lower; 10-year yield flat at 2.417%
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:38:48 GMT
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Amphastar Pharma stock drops 16% after FDA fails to approve nasal spray for opioid overdoses
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:33:41 GMT
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Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive are up more than 3% following Q4 earnings
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:50:41 GMT
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Wells Fargo fires 4 managers as part of investigation into sales scandal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:37:47 GMT
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Wells Fargo & Co. said Tuesday it terminated "for cause" four current or former senior managers in its community banking business following an ongoing investigation into the banking giant's sales practice scandal. The terminated managers are Claudia Russ Anderson, the former chief risk officer for the community bank; Pamela Conboy, lead regional president of Arizona; Shelley Freeman, the former Los Angeles regional president, and currently the head of consumer credit solutions; and Matthew Raphaelson, head of Community Bank strategy and initiatives. Wells Fargo said its investigation is expected to be completed before the shareholder meeting in April 2017. Wells Fargo was embroiled in a scandal last year, which led to the resignation of former Chief Executive John Stumpf, in which millions of credit-card and deposit accounts were opened without customers' knowledge in an effort to meet sales targets. The bank's stock, which slipped 0.2% in afternoon trade, has gained 21% over the past 12 months, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has run up 44% and the S&P 500 has climbed 23%.

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Two-year Treasury auction sees strong demand
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:28:04 GMT
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Two-year Treasury notes auctioned by the Treasury Department on Tuesday received strong demand, largely thanks to a surge in buying from foreign investors. The yield on notes sold at the auction was half a basis point lower than their comparable 1 p.m. level, according to Treasury data, meaning that investors paid a premium for the bonds. Indirect bidders, a group that's seen as a proxy for foreign demand, received 49.8% of the new notes, a much larger allocation than the 38.9% average from the six most recent auctions, traders said. But despite a drop in Treasury yields ahead of the auction, demand remained surprisingly robust, said Aaron Kohli, a fixed-income strategist at BMO Capital Markets. The auction's bid-to-cover ratio, a measure of demand, was 2.82, compared with an average of 2.64 from the six most recent auctions. The yield on the two-year note rose 1.7 basis point to 1.203% in recent trade.

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Amazon's stock rallies toward record high but SunTrust analyst concerned about costs, margins
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:14:13 GMT
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Amazon.com Inc.'s stock ran up 1.4% in midday trade Tuesday toward a second-straight record close, but SunTrust Robinson Humphrey worries that it might run into relative trouble given the expected jump in costs. Amazon announced Monday that it planned to add 15,000 new full-time jobs in Europe through the end of 2017, with many of the new roles in fulfillment centers under construction in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the U.K. "We continue to invest heavily across Europe in fulfillment, customer service, cloud technology, research and development, machine learning, advanced logistics and much more," said Xavier Garambois, vice president of Amazon EU Retail in a statement. Madhukar said the e-commerce giant looks top be actively trying to replicate its U.S. playbook in Europe. He reiterated his hold rating on the stock, saying while he likes the company's growth, he's mindful of the costs of that growth. For example, Amazon's first-quarter guidance suggests margins could compress for the first time since 2014. "As such, we think Amazon likely will continue to grow at an elevated pace, but cash flows could remain depressed give its investment philosophy and intent on actively expanding [total available market]," Madhukar wrote in a note to clients. Consequently, while we believe in the long-term opportunity, we think it may be tough for Amazon to outperform peers in the near term." The stock has soared 60% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 23%.

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Marine Le Pen's lead widens in latest electoral poll
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:09:23 GMT
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Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's lead over her two main challengers in France's upcoming presidential election was seen widening, according to an electoral poll published Tuesday morning, New York Time. The poll, conducted by communications firm Elabe for French TV station BFMTV and magazine L'Express, showed Le Pen's lead in the first round of voting increasing between one-and-a-half and two percentage points since a previous poll published on Feb. 8. In addition, conservative candidate Francois Fillon overtook Emmanuel Macron, who is believed to have a better chance of beating Le Pen in the second round. A victory by Le Pen, which could portend a French exit from the European Union, is typically seen as negative for risky assets like stocks, and positive for safety plays like gold, the Japanese yen and Treasurys.

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UPDATED: EyeGate Pharma surges 49% on news of $4 million Valeant licensing agreement
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:20 GMT
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EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares surged nearly 50% in morning trade Tuesday after an announcement of the company's $4 million licensing agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. . The deal is for exclusive, global commercial and manufacturing rights for EyeGate's EyeGate II Delivery System, which is an alternative to eye drops and ocular injections, and EGP-437 combination product, which is being developed for post-operative pain and inflammation in patients who've had ocular surgery. The deal consists of cash upfront for EyeGate, and up to $99 million in potential milestone payments and royalties on Valeant's net sales of the product, according to an EyeGate Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Valeant had previously licensed the same product, EGP-437, from EyeGate for uveitis in 2015. EyeGate reported positive results from a early/mid-stage trial in December. Valeant shares lifted 1.3% in Tuesday morning trade. Valeant shares have dropped 11.4% over the last three months, and EyeGate shares have risen 35.3%, compared with a 7.5% rise in the S&P 500 .

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Video streaming tech company owned by MLB taps former Amazon exec as next CEO
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:46 GMT
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MLB Advanced Media, Major League Baseball's interactive media and internet company, said on Tuesday it has tapped Michael Paull to serve as the chief executive officer of BAMTech. BAMTech is a video streaming business that was grown out of MLBAM and is owned in part by MLBAM, Walt Disney Co. and the National Hockey League. The company's former CEO stepped down in December. Paull, who will help guide BAMTech to become an independent company, brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, content distribution and the media industry. Before BAMTech, Paull served as vice president for digital video at Amazon.com Inc. . At Amazon he oversaw the company's Prime Video business, transaction video on demand service and the development of Prime Music. "Michael is a talented and accomplished executive who shares our collective vision for BAMTech as it aggressively explores new means to acquire and distribute video content," Robert D. Manfred Jr., Commissioner of Baseball, said in a statement. "We are confident Michael will deliver on the incredible potential and promise this venture has for building powerful viewing experiences for its clients and their customers." BAMTech's streaming technology, which includes the capacity for live events, is used by a host of sports, news and entertainment platforms, including Time Warner Inc.'s HBO Now, the NHL, MLB and the PGA Tour.

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Amphastar Pharma stock plummets 16% after FDA fails to approve nasal spray for opioid overdoses
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:46:23 GMT
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Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares plummeted 15.8% in morning trade Tuesday after the company said the Food and Drug Administration failed to approve its nasal spray for opioid overdoses. The FDA said the company needed to resolve various issues, including studying users' ability to understand and administer the product correctly and evaluation of the device itself, according to Amphastar, which currently sells the opioid overdose treatment naloxone in pre-filled syringes. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jack Zhang said the company will work with the FDA to address the regulator's concerns. Naloxone nasal sprays are seen as the easiest to use in an emergency situation, and amid an opioid crisis across the U.S., prices have spiked. Amphastar shares have dropped 22.0% over the last three months, compared with a 7.6% rise in the S&P 500 .

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PepsiCo will change Naked Juice labeling as part of settlement with healthy foods watchdog
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:21:46 GMT
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PepsiCo Inc. will change the labeling of its Naked Juice smoothie products as part of a settlement agreement with the watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest. The changes, which PepsiCo plans to implement over the next eight months, include changes to the naming system to explicitly state the nature of the product -- such as "fruit juice" or "fruit and veggie juice" -- and what's inside of it, for example, "kale flavored blend of 8 juices with other natural flavors," according to the agreement. Any imagery on the labels and descriptive statements will also reflect the product's most significant ingredients, and the claim "no sugar added" will be displayed less prominently, along with the disclaimer that the product is not a low-calorie food. The company also said it will not use "unsubstantiated health-content or health-based claims" in marketing or advertising of Naked juices. The settlement does not count as an admission of wrongdoing, PepsiCo and Naked Juice said. CSPI, which advocates for a healthier food system, commended PepsiCo on its cooperation and "commitment to transparency." "Consumers deserve to know at a glance what they're buying, and Naked's labeling and marketing enhancements accomplish that," litigation director Maia Kats said. According to the agreement, the various labeling and marketing commitments expire in five years maximum, and could expire earlier depending on changes in the products or relevant regulations that would affect the entire agreement. PepsiCo agreed to remove the "all natural" claim from its Naked line in 2013 as part of a $9 million lawsuit settlement. PepsiCo shares were up a scant 1.0% in morning trade Tuesday. Shares have surged 6.9% over the last three months, compared with a 7.0% rise in the S&P 500 .

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Total number of U.S. restaurants falls 2%, says NPD
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:48:40 GMT
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The total number of U.S. restaurants fell 2% year-over-year to 620,807 units, according to the latest count of commercial restaurant locations compiled by The NPD Group. Restaurant density, the number of units per million population, is at the lowest point in a decade, dropping to 1,924 units per million in the fall of 2016 from 1,992 per million in fall 2007. "If consumers continue to reduce their restaurant visits, we expect the number and density of restaurant units will continue to decline in response to the lower demand," said Greg Starzynski, director of product management at NPD Foodservice, in a statement. Independent restaurant units decreased 4% in fall 2016, with declines in both the quick- and full-service areas. The number of chain restaurant units grew 1% to 297,351. The number of fast-casual units grew 7% to 23,798.

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Rob Lowe inks deal with Skechers after 15-year hiatus
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:34:29 GMT
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Skechers USA Inc. said Tuesday that it has once again enlisted actor Rob Lowe for a marketing campaign after a 15-year hiatus. Lowe first worked with the brand in 2001 to introduce the company's dress casual collection. Lowe's new campaign will promote men's footwear and launch in spring 2017. Other current men's campaigns feature sports figures like Joe Montana and Sugar Ray Leonard. Skechers shares are up 0.3% in Tuesday trading, but down 17.2% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 22.9% for the last 12 months.

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U.S. stocks hit records after opening higher
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:32:21 GMT
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U.S. stock-market indexes scaled all-time highs after opening with modest gains Tuesday. Investors welcomed earnings reports from retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Home Depot Inc and Macy's Inc . The S&P 500 opened up 5 points, or 0.2%, at 2,356. The Nasdaq Composite began the session up 9 points, or 0.2% at 5,848. The heaviest-weighted component on Nasdaq Apple Inc. also hit record after opening higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 53 points or 0.2%, to 20,675 at the open.

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Apple's stock set for record-high open after Morgan Stanley boost price target
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:17:56 GMT
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Shares of Apple Inc. tacked on 0.6% in premarket trade Tuesday, putting it on track to open at a record high, after an upbeat research note from Morgan Stanley, which cited optimism over China sales. Analyst Katy Huberty reiterated her overweight rating but raised her stock price target to $154, which is 13% above Friday's closing price, from $150. Huberty said she believes concerns that Apple has lost its edge in China, following a 24% decline in China revenue over the past year, are misplaced. "Our analysis of upgraders and switchers suggests China could contribute outsized growth in [fiscal year] 2018," Huberty wrote in a research note. She expects Apple's new higher-priced iPhone this year will have new smartwatch-like displays that allows for a curved form factor and longer battery life, wireless charging technology, 3D sensors and more advanced artificial-intelligence capabilities, and China users tend to be "especially sensitive to new technology and form factor changes." The stock was changing hands at $136.50 ahead of the open, which is above the all-time intraday high of $136.27 reached on Feb. 15. The stock has run up 41% over the past 12 months, while the Nasdaq 100 has climbed 28% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied 26%.

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Williams Cos. boosts dividend by 50%
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:56:42 GMT
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Williams Cos. said Tuesday it will boost its quarterly dividend by 50% to 30 cents a share from 20 cents a share. The oil and gas infrastructure company's new dividend will be payable March 27 to shareholders of record on March 10. Based on Friday's stock closing price of $28.20, the new annual dividend rate of $1.20 a share implies a dividend yield of 4.26%, compared with the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF payout yield of 2.36% and the aggregate S&P 500 dividend yield of 2.04%, according to FactSet. Williams' stock, which was still inactive in premarket trade, has soared 82% over the past 12 months, while the energy sector ETF has rallied 27% and the S&P 500 has climbed 23%.

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Burger King parent buys Popeyes for $1.8 billion in cash
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:37:26 GMT
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Restaurant Brands International Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. for $1.8 billion in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, Restaurant Brands, operator of Burger King and Tim Hortons, will pay $79 per Popeyes' share, equal to a 27% premium over Popeyes' 30-trading day volume weighted average price as of Feb. 10, the last trading day before media talk of a potential sale. The deal is expected to close by early April. Popeyes shares were halted premarket. Restaurant Brands was up 2.2%, but have gained 65% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 22%.

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Macy's shares rise after earnings beat
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:22:44 GMT
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Macy's Inc. shares rose 3.4% in Tuesday premarket trading after the department store retailer announced fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations. Net income was $475 million, or $1.54 per share, down from $544 million, or $1.73 per share last year. Adjusted EPS was $2.02, beating the FactSet consensus of $1.95. Sales were $8.52 billion, down from $8.87 billion last year, and below the $8.62 billion FactSet consensus. Same-store sales on an owned-plus-licensed basis fell 2.1% compared with a FactSet consensus of a 2.5% decline. The company completed the $250 million sale of the Union Square Men's building in San Francisco. And the previously announced Chief Executive Officer transition to Jeff Gennette, the current president, from Terry Lundgren will take place on March 23, 2017. Macy's sees a fiscal 2017 same-store sales decline between 2% and 3% on an owned-plus-licensed basis. The FactSet consensus is a 2.2% decline. Sales are expected to fall between 3.2% and 4.3% for the year, owing to 66 store closures. And adjusted EPS excluding the anticipated gain from the Union Square sale and anticipated settlement charges are expected to be $2.90 to $3.15. The FactSet consensus is $3.17. Macy's shares are down 19.7% for the past year while the S&P 500 index is up 22.6% for the same period.

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JetBlue promotes vice president Steve Priest to CFO
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:22:01 GMT
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JetBlue said Tuesday it has promoted Steve Priest to chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective immediately. Priest had previously been JetBlue's vice president, structural programs, and worked at British Airways for nearly 20 years prior to that. Priest, who led the company's cost-cutting initiative that aims to save $250 to $200 million for the company by 2020, will be an advocate for cost-control measures in his new role, Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes said. JetBlue shares have retreated 2.7% over the last three months, compared with a 7.0% rise in the S&P 500 .

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Verizon and Yahoo agree to revised deal, cutting $350 million from acquisition price
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:21:06 GMT
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Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. said on Tuesday they have reached a revised agreement that will see Verizon buy the internet company's business in a deal valued at approximately $4.48 billion, cutting the initial cost by $350 million. "We have always believed this acquisition makes strategic sense," said Marni Walden, Verizon's president of Product Innovation and New Businesses, in a statement. "We look forward to moving ahead expeditiously so that we can quickly welcome Yahoo's tremendous talent and assets into our expanding portfolio in the digital advertising space." The revised deal comes after months of speculation as whether talks would break down amidst revelations of two data breaches at Yahoo. Under the amended terms of the deal, the data breaches, or losses from them will not be taken into account in determining whether a "business material adverse effect" has occurred or whether certain closing conditions have been satisfied, according to a news release. Walden said the two companies expect the deal to close in the second quarter. Verizon shares have declined 3% in the trailing 12-month period, while Yahoo shares have gained 50% and the S&P 500 Index is up more than 22%.

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FXCM names interim CEO, changes name to Global Brokerage
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:17:39 GMT
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FXCM Inc. said Tuesday it is changing its name to Global Brokerage Inc. and will trade under the new ticker symbol 'GLBR" effective start of trade Feb. 27. The company also unveiled its choice for interim CEO. The news comes after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order settling National Futures Association charges against FXCM Chief Executive Dror Niv and Managing Director William Adhout for "engaging in fraudulent activities" with respect to FXCM's retail customers, by telling them they used a "No Dealing Desk" order execution model, meaning orders would be executed directly in the market without using a liquidity provider, or market maker. But in fact, FXCM used a "Dealing Desk" model, by routing orders through market maker Effex Capital LLC that was actually supported and controlled by FXCM, allegedly in exchange for kickbacks to FXCM on profitable trades. There were several other charges in the NFA's complaint, but the gist was that FXCM, Adhout and Niv would be permanently barred from NFA membership, and FXCM could no longer operate in the U.S. FXCM agreed to pay a $7 million fine. On Tuesday, FXCM named Brendan Callan as interim CEO. Callan has been CEO of the company's European operations since 2010. The company also named Jimmy Hallac, a managing director at Leucadia Inc., as chairman. Leucadia came to the rescue of FXCM when it was caught out by the Swiss decision to unpeg the Swiss franc from the dollar in January 2015 and holds a major stake in the company. FXCM shares were not yet active premarket, but have lost 74% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 22%.

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B. Riley to buy FBR's outstanding shares for a 21% premium
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:53 GMT
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B. Riley Financial Inc. announced Tuesday at deal to buy FBR & Co. in a cash and stock deal that values FBR at about $160.1 million. Under terms of the deal, FBR shareholders will receive 0.671 B. Riley shares and $8.50 in cash for each FBR share they own. Based on Friday's closing stock prices, the deal values FBR shares at $20.28 each, a 21% premium. As part of the deal, FBR will deliver $33.5 million in cash to B. Riley at closing, which is expected to occur during the second quarter of 2017. Richard Hendrix, FBR's current chairman and chief executive, will assume the role of CEO of the combined investment banking and brokerage businesses. The banks' stocks, which are currently halted for news, are set to resume trade at 8:30 a.m. ET. B. Riley's stock has soared 90% over the past 12 months, while FBR shares have tacked on 3.9% and the S&P 500 has climbed 23%.

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Tronox to buy Cristal's TiO(2) business for $1.673 billion in cash and stock
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:57:04 GMT
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Mining and chemcials company Tronox Ltd. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Cristal's TiO(2) business for $1.673 billion in cash and stock equal to 24% ownership in pro forma Tronox. The company said it is also planning to begin the process of selling its Alkali business. Tronox is expected the deal to be 100% accretive to EPS in the first year and to close before the first quarter of 2018. The combination "creates the world's largest and most highly integrated TiO(2) pigment producer with assets and operations on six continents," Tronox said in a statement. Tronox shares jumped 11% premarket and are up 333% in the last 12 months, outperforming the S&P 500 , which has gained 22%.

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Lumber Liquidators reports narrower-than-expected loss, but same-store sales miss
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:56:14 GMT
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Shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. were indicated sharply higher in premarket trade Tuesday, after the hardwood floor seller reported a narrower-than-expected loss, although same-store sales missed expectations. The loss for the quarter to Dec. 31 was $5.5 million, or 20 cents a share, compared with a loss of $19.8 million, or 73 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. The FactSet consensus for per-share losses was 30 cents. Revenue rose to $244.9 million from $234.8 million, to beat the FactSet consensus of $242.4 million. Same-store sales rose 2.8%, which included a 3.0% increase in average sales and a 0.2% decline in customers invoiced, compared with the FactSet same-store sales consensus of 5.3% growth. The stock, which was indicated up over 6% ahead of the open, has gained 8.1% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has climbed 23%.

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Bristol-Myers announces $2 bln accelerated share buyback; adds former Bausch & Lomb CFO, others to board
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:22:55 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. announced early Tuesday a $2 billion accelerated share buyback program. The company also said three new members are joining its board, including Robert Bertolini, the former chief financial officer of Bausch & Lomb, Matthew Emmens, who has served as chief executive officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Merck and Astra AB's joint venture, Astra Merck, and Theodore Samuels, a current member of the Perrigo Company and Stamps.com boards. Bristol-Myers shares lifted 1.2% in pre-market trade after the announcement. Shares have retreated 3.8% over the last three months, compared with a 7.0% rise in the S&P 500 .

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Wal-Mart shares gain 2% premarket as Q4 profit beats expectations
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:21:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. saw a 2.4% bump in premarket trade on Tuesday after the company reported earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter, in which profit came in above Wall Street expectations. Net income for the quarter was $3.8 billion, or $1.22 per share, down compared with $4.6 billion, or $1.43 per share during the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted per-share earnings were $1.30, above FactSet's $1.28 earnings consensus. Revenue hit $130.9 billion in the quarter, compared with $129.7 billion during last year's same quarter. FactSet had forecast for $131.1 billion in revenue. Domestic same-store sales for the fourth quarter were up 1.8%, more than FactSet's consensus of 1.3%. Wal-Mart said it expects fiscal year 2018 per-share earnings to be in the range of $4.20 to $4.40. Shares of Wal-Mart have gained more than 7% in the trailing 12-month period, while the S&P 500 Index is up more than 22% during the same period.

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Wal-Mart raises dividend 2% to $2.04
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:15:35 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it has raised its dividend 2% to $2.04 from $2.00 for fiscal year 2018. The annual dividend will be paid in four quarterly installments of 51 cents per share on April 3, June 5, Sept. 5, and Jan. 2, 2018. The record dates will be March 10, May 12, Aug. 11, and Dec. 8. Wal-Mart shares are up 2.2% in premarket trading, and up 7.3% for the past year.

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SeaWorld now sees 2016 revenue of $1.344 bln, mulls debt refinancing
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:09:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it expects 2016 reveneu of about $1.344 billion, just below the FactSet consensus of $1.345 billion. The theme park operator offered the preliminary guidance in connection with a potential debt refinancing and said it will report final fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on Feb. 28. The company said it expects 2016 attendance of about 22 million guests, matching the FactSet consensus. "We are also exploring a possible debt refinancing transaction in order to improve our capital structure by extending maturities and improving certain other terms of our debt," Chief Executive Joel Manby said in a statement. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have gained 1.1% in the last 12 months, underperforming the S&P 500 , which has gained 22%.

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The Technical Indicator: Charting a 30-year technical breakout, S&P 500 confirms bull trend (again)
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:45:53 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The major U.S. benchmarks continue to take flight, staging a decisive, and nearly uninterrupted, February break to all-time highs. In the process, the S&P 500 has tagged a near-term target a S&P 2,365, detailed last week a a potential technical inflection point against a still firmly-bullish longer-term backdrop.


Brett Arends's ROI: Snap IPO is all crackle and pop a and a smart trade
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:56:42 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
There are many reasons to hate Snap, and one reason to get IPO shares, writes Brett Arends.


Asia Markets: China stocks rise as investors see a bull market on the horizon
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:33:23 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Asian stocks end mostly higher Tuesday, with Japanese equities rising as the yen pulled back against the U.S. dollar while banking stocks bolster gains in Chinese trade.


The Wall Street Journal: Uber enlists ex-attorney general Eric Holder to investigate harassment claims
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:20 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Holder will help lead the companyas investigation into claims of sexism and harassment by a former employee, who says Uber failed to discipline a manager who mistreated women.


Market Extra: Should you favor companies run by their founders?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:34:54 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The idea that founders know best is the idea behind an exchange-traded fund that made its debut last week, and which only holds names where the chief executive officer is the same individual who created the company in the first place.


The Technical Indicator: Charting a 30-year technical breakout, S&P 500 confirms bull trend (again)
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:45:53 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The major U.S. benchmarks continue to take flight, staging a decisive, and nearly uninterrupted, February break to all-time highs. In the process, the S&P 500 has tagged a near-term target a S&P 2,365, detailed last week a a potential technical inflection point against a still firmly-bullish longer-term backdrop.


The Ratings Game: Appleas stock hits record high after Morgan Stanley boosts price target
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:53:03 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Appleas stock reached an all-time intraday high Tuesday after Morgan Stanley raised its price target and earnings estimates on the smartphone giant, citing optimism for sales in China.


Brett Arends's ROI: Snap IPO is all crackle and pop a and a smart trade
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:56:42 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
There are many reasons to hate Snap, and one reason to get IPO shares, writes Brett Arends.


Outside the Box: 3 reasons you should skip Snapas IPO
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:52:04 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Snap and its founders shortchange investors and fall short on ethics, writes Ann Skeet.


Asia Markets: China stocks rise as investors see a bull market on the horizon
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:33:23 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Asian stocks end mostly higher Tuesday, with Japanese equities rising as the yen pulled back against the U.S. dollar while banking stocks bolster gains in Chinese trade.


Itas worse than you thought: Americans are drastically under-saved for retirement
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:18:54 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Retirement already looked bleak for many Americans


London Markets: FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC slides by most since 2009
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:57:36 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.K. stocks ended lower Tuesday, with HSBC shares hit after the banking heavyweight posted a wider quarterly loss.


The Technical Indicator: Charting a 30-year technical breakout, S&P 500 confirms bull trend (again)
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:45:53 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The major U.S. benchmarks continue to take flight, staging a decisive, and nearly uninterrupted, February break to all-time highs. In the process, the S&P 500 has tagged a near-term target a S&P 2,365, detailed last week a a potential technical inflection point against a still firmly-bullish longer-term backdrop.


The Fed: Fedas Harker says U.S. can learn from Australia on student debt
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:58 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A new approach is needed to save heaviest-hit students from a world of debt hurt, said Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Tuesday.


Futures Movers: U.S. oil on track for highest close in 20 months
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:35:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Crude-oil futures are on pace to hit the highest settlement in about 20 months as investors bid prices up on the heels of growing bullishness about compliance to a global pact to curb crude output.


Mark Hulbert: Market timing is out of favor a so is a stock-market top near?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:25:40 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
What Mark Hulbertas Market Timing Popularity Cycle says about the current market cycle


The Wall Street Journal: Brazil mining company Vale announces plan for single class of stock
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:05:49 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Brazilian mining giant Vale SA announced a plan Monday to create a single class of stock without a controlling shareholder, likely reducing the potential for government interference in what management characterized as a watershed for the company.


Encore: Congress threatens state auto-IRA initiatives
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:01:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Help ensure states can help their workers save for retirement.


Economic Report: Hereas some good news a there was a big surge in bank-card defaults
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:32:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Americans missed more bank card payments in January, an unlikely sign of a stronger economy.


The Wall Street Journal: Templetonas Mobius foresees rapid recovery of Brazilian economy
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:15:33 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The sprawling anticorruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash is no longer weighing on Brazilian asset prices, and the local economy could recover quickly amid economic reforms, according to emerging markets investment guru Mark Mobius.


FTSE CLOSE: London shares fall after HSBC profit slump
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:19:43 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The FTSE 100 index continued to be in the red, falling 5.6 points toA 7,294.26.


Will we be hit by capital gains tax if we sell our homes?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:32:11 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Neither of our houses was bought as an investment but to live in. In these circumstances are we still going to be hit be capital gains when we sell?


Is Will.i.am about to be on the Atom Bank board?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:03 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The 41 year-old is believed to have been wanted by Atom chairman Anthony Thomson, one of the brains behind Metro Bank, to help differentiate itself from other challengers.


The business rates debacle does not bode well for Brexit
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:07 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Having a tax based on property values in todayas business world is like having a personal tax based on your shoe size, says Neil Craven.


Investors waste APS140 a year overpaying for online brokers
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:48:18 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Investors waste on average APS140 a year on investment platform fees, partly because they just can't work out what the charges are and what is right for them.


Fiat 124 Spider review: Dislike the MX-5? You'll love this
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:47:10 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
There's a lot to like about the MX-5 - it's nimble and incredibly engaging. Fiat's 124 Spider uses the same chassis but is the total opposite to drive. That doesn't mean it's bad, though.


Ray Massey tests the new Land Rover Discovery in Utah
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:22:51 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Balancing on two side wheels on a perilously steep rock face helped concentrate my mind on the extreme off-road capability of Land Roveras versatile new Discovery 4x4.


Triodos to launch its first ethical UK current account
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:09:30 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The Dutch bank, which invests in businesses making aa positive impact on society and the environmenta, already offers a range of personal savings accounts, Isas and investment schemes.


HSBC reveals 62% slump in annual profit
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:57:08 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Despite the slump in profit, the bankas chief executive Stuart Gulliver saw his like-for-like potential pay package rise to APS7.7million last year from APS7.3million in 2015.


BoE member claims they 'will not forecast the next crisis'
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:52:18 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe said he was anever confidenta about any forecasts and that their models were anever that gooda, even though they always reviewed the causes of their errors.


The 'cheapest' property in London's Mayfair
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:58:16 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The two-bedroom apartment on London's Davies Street has been dubbed a 'mega bargain' by Mayfair agent Wetherell despite costing twice the price of the average UK property.


New 'unlimited' energy deal - is it any good?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:11:48 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Green Star Energy will let you use as much energy as you need for a fixed monthly bill, if you sign up to its new unlimited tariff.


The one-bed flat in a London block for sale for APS2m
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:30:19 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The location of this luxury designer apartment explains the hefty asking price. It is in the heart of London's fashionable Belgravia, with Harrods just a stone's throw away.


Bovis Homes puts money aside to compensate furious buyers
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:58:18 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Bovis Homes has received complaints about everything from incomplete driveways to leaky pipes and shoddy walls. Sarah Ramsay from Hertfordshire is one of the unhappy customers.


Are supermarket petrol stations cheaper?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:51:41 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The AA said 'driver confidence in supermarkets as the bastions of cheapest pump prices has been rocked over the past month', as Jet prices were lower than Sainsbury's on average.


Tax surplus for January hits a 17-year high
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:29 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The UK's public finances record a surplus in January as the Government rakes in tax receipts from self-assessment, capital gains tax and corporation tax.


Why is the pound falling if the UK economy is so strong?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:37:14 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
A weak pound tends to reflect weaknesses in the economy, but Britain's is growing faster than almost any other in the developed world. What's going on?


Why can't I open a Halifax savings for grandchild online?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:57 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
As I already have accounts with the bank I completed an online application for a Kids' Regular Saver. But I was told I needed to make an appointment to speak to an adviser.


Marmite maker Unilever set for savage cuts
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:12:04 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm fought off a APS115 billion approach from US food giant Kraft Heinz over the weekend.


ALEX BRUMMER: The bids that are robbing the taxpayer
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:08:20 +0000
From www.dailymail.co
Speculation about whether Theresa May was the hidden hand behind the short-lived APS115 billion Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever bid is rife.


Why Verizon Decided to Stick With Yahoo Deal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:50 EST
From https:
Verizon shaved the price it will pay for Yahoo's core business but is pushing ahead with the deal, in a bet that the chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from massive data breaches at the struggling internet pioneer.

Wal-Mart Posts Strong Holiday Sales
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:29:40 EST
From https:
Wal-Mart reported strong sales over the winter holiday season, a marked contrast with the weak numbers posted by many brick-and-mortar competitors including Target and Macy's.

Owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:37:52 EST
From https:
Restaurant Brands, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, said it would buy Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for about $1.64 billion. Executives said they see huge growth potential for Popeyes in Asia.

Nascar, Once a Cultural Icon, Hits the Skids
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:04:28 EST
From https:
Stock-car racing 's founding family draws criticism from drivers and team owners as fan interest burns down and sponsors retreat; 'economics and demographics.'

Miners Are Back in the Black
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:19:34 EST
From https:
The world's biggest miners are profit machines again, cashing in on soaring commodity prices and rewarding investors who stuck with them through a brutal downturn.

President Trump Will Be Able to Recast the Fed by Filling Vacancies
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:18:14 EST
From https:
President Donald Trump will be able to recast the Federal Reserve by filling three or more vacancies on its seven-member board of governors, and is leaning toward candidates with banking and financial world experience rather than academic economists.

White House Weighs Change in Trade Deficit Calculation
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:27:17 EST
From https:
The shift on counting exports would make the U.S. trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, which could give the administration ammunition in arguing that trade deals need to be renegotiated.

Tyson Seeks Lead in No-Antibiotics Poultry
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:13:08 EST
From https:
Tyson Foods Inc. plans to eliminate antibiotics used on poultry in its flagship chicken products, as the largest U.S. meat company mounts a new push to burnish its brands.

American Airlines Rolls Out First of Its 'Basic Economy' Cheaper Tickets
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:09:55 EST
From https:
American Airlines Group, following a commitment it made in January following months of planning, said it has made available for sale cheaper economy-class fare options that come with passenger restrictions on 10 domestic routes.

Boeing Looks to Build Satellites More Quickly, With Fewer Workers
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:08:39 EST
From https:
Boeing is taking steps to build satellites more quickly through new production practices that will rely more on 3-D printing and involve fewer workers, which eventually could transform the aerospace giant's traditional way of turning out high-end commercial and military spacecraft.

U.S. Appetite for Organic Food Sparks Jump in Grain Imports, to Farmers' Dismay
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:25:27 EST
From https:
Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., pushing down prices despite booming sales of organic foods. U.S. farmers are crying foul, contending their crops are held to stricter standards than foreign-raised crops.

In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool---and Training Challenges
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:51 EST
From https:
Refugees have become an important source of labor for some companies, but employers find they need to offer support services including translation, tips for navigating new homes and lives, and training in American-style management techniques.

Mall Landlords' Next Act: Apartments and Concerts
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:56:15 EST
From https:
As they sell noncore assets, mall landlords are dipping their toes into luxury residential buildings, organizing events and investing in new technologies to engage with consumers.

Lawmakers Seek Tighter Scrutiny of Chinese Investment in U.S.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:26:25 EST
From https:
Lawmakers from both parties are mounting efforts to bolster scrutiny of surging Chinese investment in the U.S., emboldened by President Trump's anti-China rhetoric on trade.

Gilead Goes to the Head of the Line
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:04:57 EST
From https:
Gilead Sciences's approach to the biotech deals market involves more than just waiting.

Economy Up, Stocks Down? Don't Be Surprised
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:19:58 EST
From https:
Investors bullish about a Trump capital expenditure boom must realize that buybacks, one of the bull market's drivers, may suffer.

HSBC Feels Chill Wind From Trump on Trade
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:59:51 EST
From https:
For a bank that says it generates nearly half its revenue from business that crosses international borders, protectionism and populism are clearly a threat.

BHP: Watch Flip Side of Mining Giant's Copper Surge
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:35:43 EST
From https:
BHP's concentration on copper paid off in 2016, but the easy part is over.

What to Learn From Kraft Heinz and Unilever
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:33:55 EST
From https:
Moving out of food would raise questions as to how Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever would achieve the kind of savings investors have come to expect from a deal driven by 3G Capital.

Why Verizon Decided to Stick With Yahoo Deal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:50 EST
From https:
Verizon shaved the price it will pay for Yahoo's core business but is pushing ahead with the deal, in a bet that the chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from massive data breaches at the struggling internet pioneer.

Uber to Investigate Sexism, Harassment Claims
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:06:09 EST
From https:
Uber Technologies plans to investigate claims by a former engineer that the company failed to discipline a manager who mistreated female employees and ignored complaints of sexual harassment.

Samsung Heir, Seeking to Modernize Opaque Culture, Instead Faces Scandal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:46 EST
From https:
Lee Jae-yong took the South Korean conglomerate's reins vowing to reshape it along Silicon Valley lines. Now a corruption probe has dragged him in, raising the biggest doubts yet about whether he has ushered the corporate giant into a new era.

Google Agrees to YouTube Metrics Audit to Ease Advertisers' Concerns
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:23:21 EST
From https:
Google agreed to have the Media Rating Council audit YouTube's data collection partnerships with Moat, Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify as it looks to provide advertisers with more assurance.

Smartphone Addicts Behind the Wheel Drive Car Insurance Rates Higher
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:21:15 EST
From https:
Costs associated with car crashes are outpacing premium increases for some insurance companies, and insurers say the use of smartphones to talk, text and access the internet while on the road is a new and important factor behind the wrecks.

Ant Financial to Invest $200 Million in Kakao Pay
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:56:56 EST
From https:
The financial arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, which is seeking to challenge global payments giants Visa and Mastercard, will invest $200 million in the payments unit of South Korean messaging company Kakao.

SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:12:28 EST
From https:
Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.

Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal on U.S. Extradition
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:20 EST
From https:
Kim Dotcom and three co-defendants are subject to extradition to the U.S. to face charges over the file-sharing site Megaupload, New Zealand's High Court ruled, partly upholding a lower-court ruling. The next step is the Court of Appeal.

Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:50:49 EST
From https:
One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.

Verizon, a Century-Old Company, Sets Its Sights on Millennials
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:35:24 EST
From https:
Diego Scotti, chief marketing officer, on transforming--and sometimes even scrapping--a brand name.

Fundraising as a Female Founder
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:17:54 EST
From https:
Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter sees signs of change as she works with the next generation of women heading startups.

Snap Tries to Jump-Start Spectacles' Sales as Novelty Fades
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:58:21 EST
From https:
As the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat begins marketing its initial public offering this week, it will need to ensure its other product doesn't become an afterthought.

How to Get Venture Capital to Places Left Behind
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:50:19 EST
From https:
Steve Case says people outside Silicon Valley feel left out and left behind. He has a plan to change that.

The Perpetual Pop-Up: A Dining Trend Digs In
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:05 EST
From https:
Once pop-up restaurants provided a creative outlet and a PR bump for chefs between gigs. Now they're settling in to stay--a boon for diners, too.

A New Collection Pays Tribute to Sonia Rykiel's Legacy
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:38 EST
From https:
The 13-piece Rykiel Forever capsule collection reimagines archival designs and the designer's signature style.

The Pure Automotive Muscle of the Saleen S7
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:15:54 EST
From https:
A car lover's ode to an American-made machine that can clear 200 miles per hour.

Los Angeles Spec Home Seeks $100 Million
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:48 EST
From https:
In Beverly Hills, a 20,500-square-foot home by developer Nile Niami includes a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster, a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn and a full-time house manager.

A New Hospital Tool Addresses Spiritual Pain in the ICU
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:14:15 EST
From https:
A chaplain at a New York hospital has designed a board that lets the critically ill communicate their spiritual pain and needs.

Chickpea Purée With Wilted Greens: 30 Minute Recipe
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:20:21 EST
From https:
This luscious puree of chickpeas served with a heap of wilted dandelion greens is the kind of simple, sumptuous dish that's earning chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt a devoted following at King in Manhattan.

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:37:53 EST
From https:
Even though the 1950s are remembered as the era of cookie-cutter conformity, some young couples were bold enough to have the world's most famous architect design houses specifically for them. Now just five of these homes remain in original hands.

Jason Gay: This Sports Column Is Too Long
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:17:48 EST
From https:
From fewer breaks to seven-inning games, every sport wants to speed itself up. How fast is too fast?

Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:47:19 EST
From https:
Self-directed individual retirement accounts can purchase homes, but the plans come with a lot of rules and risks

Warren Buffett Lists Longtime Laguna Beach Home for $11 Million
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:40:19 EST
From https:
The billionaire investor said he used the California home, purchased in 1971 for $150,000, as a family retreat.

Wells Fargo fund business on the defensive amid sales scandal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:06:46 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - When a scandal over unauthorized accounts rocked Wells Fargo & Co's retail division last fall, executives at its asset management arm sprang into action to limit its fallout at an...


U.S. court upholds dismissal of hedge funds' Freddie and Fannie claims
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:52:19 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a dismissal of hedge funds' claims against the U.S. government for seizing the profits of mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following...


Wall Street hits record high as retail earnings boost optimism
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:05 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record intraday highs on Tuesday amid gains across sectors as strong earnings from top retailers underscored the strength of the U.S. economy.


Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart's sales in holiday quarter
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:04:28 -0500
From feeds.reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported higher-than-expected U.S. sales on Tuesday for the crucial holiday quarter as its low prices attracted more customers to its stores and online activity accelerated.


Burger King and Tim Hortons owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8 billion
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:26:15 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Restaurant Brands International Inc , owner of the Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, said on Tuesday it would acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion in cash.


Verizon, Yahoo agree to lowered $4.48 billion deal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:29:34 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company.


Wall Street challenges U.S. regulator over proposed commodities rule
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:13:35 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Wall Street is pushing back against a proposed rule to force U.S. banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc to hold more capital against investments in commodities, placing what some see as an overly restrictive limit on banks' ties to the sector.


Snap arrives in London to woo skeptical investors ahead of IPO
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:44:17 -0500
From feeds.reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, kicked off its first investor roadshow on Monday, looking to persuade London money managers to back its initial public offering in the face of concerns about its growth prospects, valuation and corporate governance.


PSA says will honor existing Opel job guarantees
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:37:55 -0500
From feeds.reuters
FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Group has pledged to respect existing Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the European arm of General Motors , though some analysts say thousands of jobs are eventually likely to go for the deal to work.


HSBC share run stumbles on writedowns, tough outlook
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:29:22 -0500
From feeds.reuters
HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC's full-year profit slumped 62 percent and fell far short of forecasts on Tuesday as the bank took hefty writedowns from restructuring and flagged near-term brakes on revenue growth.


Germany's Stuttgart set to ban some diesel cars from city center
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:55:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Stuttgart, home to Germany's Mercedes-Benz and Porsche , said on Tuesday it will ban from next year diesel cars which do not meet the latest emissions standards from entering the city on days when pollution is heavy.


Germany a favorite for Citi's Europe investment banking HQ: paper
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:45:45 -0500
From feeds.reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. bank Citigroup may choose Frankfurt as the headquarters for its European investment banking and trading activities as part of its Brexit contingency plans, the bank's European chief told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


Uber Hires Former Attorney-General Eric Holder to Review Sexual-Harassment Claims
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:52:50 +0000
From time.com
The review comes in response to a former employee's blog post claiming that Uber was reluctant to take action over her complaints


Move over, Amazon: Here comes Walmart
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:36:17 EST
From rss.cnn
Walmart's online sales grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than Amazon's.


Trump's former Ferrari is heading to auction
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:28:27 EST
From rss.cnn
A Ferrari formerly owned by President Trump is hitting the auction block next month.


Tesla's market cap is closing in on Ford's
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:12:23 EST
From rss.cnn
Tesla's market value is poised to overtake that of 114-year old Ford.


Downfall of a troll: Milo Yiannopoulos finds himself in rare hot seat
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:04:48 EST
From rss.cnn
Milo Yiannopoulos finally went too far.


Whopper of a deal: Burger King owner buys Popeyes
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:06 EST
From rss.cnn
Mardi Gras is still a week away, but it looks like the Burger King is ready to take a stroll down Bourbon Street.


UPS drivers may tag team deliveries with drones
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:25:05 EST
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Got an old car? Sell it now
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:14:26 EST
From rss.cnn
If your car is getting old -- I mean more than eight years old -- now is a good time to unload it.


The CFPB has a database with 700,000 consumer complaints
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:25:54 EST
From rss.cnn
Feel like you're getting ripped-off by your bank? Harassed by debt collectors?


Panda's first flight: FedEx sends Bao Bao to China
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:20:26 EST
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Where millionaires are moving: Australia tops the list
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:39:04 EST
From rss.cnn
Australia is the top destination for millionaires on the move.


Tech's beloved H-1B visa is flawed. Here's why.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:19 EST
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Verizon cuts Yahoo deal price by $350 million
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:12:50 EST
From rss.cnn
Verizon is moving forward with its deal to buy Yahoo, but at a lower price.


You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:06:20 EST
From rss.cnn
Forget about likes and shares. You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook.


Business executives' optimism surges under Trump, survey finds
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:35:34 EST
From rss.cnn
Business executives are feeling more confident with Donald Trump in the White House, according to an annual survey from JPMorgan Chase.


Retailers report; Central bank chatter; Stock rally resumes?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:24:50 EST
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


HSBC hit by loss of more than $4 billion
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:11:05 EST
From rss.cnn
The hangover from the murky past of HSBC's private banking business is still lingering.


Government finances record APS9.4bn surplus in January
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:02:32 GMT
From bbc.co
Analysts say the government could undershoot the forecast deficit for current financial year.

Bank of England 'has improved' its economic forecasting
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:58:20 GMT
From bbc.co
The Bank of England's chief economist admits "sizeable" forecasting errors have been made in the past.

Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:46:54 GMT
From bbc.co
Verizon cuts the price it will pay for Yahoo's core internet business following two huge cyber attacks.

HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:45:50 GMT
From bbc.co
One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.

Asda sales fall continues to slow
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:35:32 GMT
From bbc.co
The UK's third largest supermarket chain shows signs of improvement despite another fall in sales.

Burger King owner to buy Popeyes chicken chain for $1.8bn
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:25 GMT
From bbc.co
Restaurant Brands is to buy the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain for $1.8bn.

Philip Hammond 'listening' to business rates concerns
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:59:41 GMT
From bbc.co
Philip Hammond is under pressure to act with some businesses facing "eye-watering" rate rises.

Miners boosted by commodity prices
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:28:50 GMT
From bbc.co
Rising commodity prices help two of the world's biggest mining companies report strong profits.

MPs attack ministers' lack of action on gender pay gap
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:01:44 GMT
From bbc.co
The Women and Equalities Committee calls government response inadequate and deeply disappointing.

London share prices edged lower
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:07:55 GMT
From bbc.co
Share prices in London fell back slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 25 points lower at 7,275.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:40 GMT
From bbc.co
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Who spends $150,000 on a kid's birthday party?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:49 GMT
From bbc.co
Children's birthday parties are getting expensive in some countries - but how much would you spend keeping up with the Joneses?

Hens housed
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:55 GMT
From bbc.co
Stickers are appearing on egg boxes to clarify that previously free range hens have been kept indoors.

Finding drugs faster
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:28 GMT
From bbc.co
How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

New voice for disabled consumers
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:03:52 GMT
From bbc.co
Disabled people will get a new chance to be heard in business, thanks to a government initiative.

Brazil's wheelchair tourism guru
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:53 GMT
From bbc.co
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

How a chef with cerebral palsy has founded a bakery
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:57:49 GMT
From bbc.co
How a professional chef with ataxic cerebral palsy is struggling to make his artisanal bakery work.

US ramps up crackdown on illegal immigrants
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:50 GMT
From ft.com
Homeland security chief orders staff to plan Mexico wall and hire thousands of agents

Mosul dares to paint colourful future after Isis
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:04 GMT
From ft.com
Hair salon and clothes shop show liberated residents are shaking off their subjugation

US exporters line up behind tax code overhaul
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:14 GMT
From ft.com
GE and Boeing chiefs among those signing letter to Congress backing levy on importers

Yahoo agrees to $350m price cut in Verizon deal
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:54:48 GMT
From ft.com
Cyber attacks disclosures force sale to be revised down to $4.5bn

AIG sells Stowe Mountain ski resort
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:10:43 GMT
From ft.com
Insurer bought Vermont attraction after founder was annoyed by long lift lines

The internet is not a failed state
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:25:39 GMT
From ft.com
The web has lived up to its early promise, despite trolling and fake news

McMaster and the normalisation of Trump
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:24:50 GMT
From ft.com
This appointment could be a turning point in US foreign policy, writes Gideon Rachman

Big pharma bets billions on asilenta liver disease
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:01:04 GMT
From ft.com
Drugmakers eye potential $35bn-a-year market as cases rise due to obesity epidemic

Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash faces extradition to US
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:32:28 GMT
From ft.com
Austrian court ruling could have impact from Washington to Moscow

Dalian Wandaas Dick Clark deal delayed in China
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:23 GMT
From ft.com
Conglomerate hit by clampdown on overseas acquisitions aimed at curbing capital flight

HSBC profits fall on writedowns and one-off costs
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:01 GMT
From ft.com
Worries over revenue and capital generation send shares down 6.6%

Walmart beats expectations with strong online sales
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:47 GMT
From ft.com
Stiff price competition in the holiday season holds back profitability

Snap races Instagram to capture selfie ad sales
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:23 GMT
From ft.com
Increasing competition from Facebook is major risk factor as IPO roadshow begins

Uber sets up diversity inquiry after harassment claim
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:11:24 GMT
From ft.com
Former attorney-general Eric Holder to help lead probe into alleged misogyny

Apple's stock hits fresh all-time intraday high in early trading
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:54 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple's stock hits fresh all-time intraday high in early trading

U.S. stocks set intraday all-time trading highs at open
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. stocks set intraday all-time trading highs at open

Burger King parent buys Popeyes for $1.8 billion in cash, a 27% premium
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:39:23 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Burger King parent buys Popeyes for $1.8 billion in cash, a 27% premium

Macy's gains premarket as EPS beat, sales miss, leadership shift detailed
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:32 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Macy's gains premarket as EPS beat, sales miss, leadership shift detailed

Verizon, Yahoo to cut merger price by as much as $350 mln: WSJ
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:40:15 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Verizon, Yahoo to cut merger price by as much as $350 mln: WSJ

Wal-Mart stock gains premarket as earnings beat, guidance straddles forecast
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:15:39 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Wal-Mart stock gains premarket as earnings beat, guidance straddles forecast

U.S.-listed Unilever down 8% premarket, Kraft Heinz off 4% after bid dropped
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:52:05 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S.-listed Unilever down 8% premarket, Kraft Heinz off 4% after bid dropped

Home Depot shares gain premarket as retailer beats with earnings, ups dividend
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:24 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Home Depot shares gain premarket as retailer beats with earnings, ups dividend

What happens when you refuse to pay taxes for 40 years?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:33:38 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
A man who hasnat paid federal income taxes since 1970 shares his story.


Itas worse than you thought: Americans are drastically under-saved for retirement
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:18:54 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Retirement already looked bleak for many Americans


The Fed: Fedas Harker says U.S. can learn from Australia on student debt
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:38:58 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
A new approach is needed to save heaviest-hit students from a world of debt hurt, said Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Tuesday.


Tax Guy: How to give your home to your children tax-free
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:05:57 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
In order for the transaction to work properly, youave got to plan ahead. Here is a rundown of your options.


My kids are worth how much?
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Hereas a summary of the most common tax breaks available for parents.


Personal Finance Daily: This guy won $30,000 on aWheel of Fortunea a hereas how much he got to keep
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:59:08 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
After taxes, the total winnings became $6,000 in cash and two vacations.


Encore: Congress threatens state auto-IRA initiatives
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:09 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Help ensure states can help their workers save for retirement.


Economic Report: Hereas some good news a there was a big surge in bank-card defaults
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:38 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Americans missed more bank card payments in January, an unlikely sign of a stronger economy.


PepsiCo will change Naked Juice labeling as part of settlement with healthy foods watchdog
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:21:46 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
PepsiCo Inc. will change the labeling of its Naked Juice smoothie products as part of a settlement agreement with the watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest. The changes, which PepsiCo plans to implement over the next eight months, include changes to the naming system to explicitly state the nature of the product -- such as "fruit juice" or "fruit and veggie juice" -- and what's inside of it, for example, "kale flavored blend of 8 juices with other natural flavors," according to the agreement. Any imagery on the labels and descriptive statements will also reflect the product's most significant ingredients, and the claim "no sugar added" will be displayed less prominently, along with the disclaimer that the product is not a low-calorie food. The company also said it will not use "unsubstantiated health-content or health-based claims" in marketing or advertising of Naked juices. The settlement does not count as an admission of wrongdoing, PepsiCo and Naked Juice said. CSPI, which advocates for a healthier food system, commended PepsiCo on its cooperation and "commitment to transparency." "Consumers deserve to know at a glance what they're buying, and Naked's labeling and marketing enhancements accomplish that," litigation director Maia Kats said. According to the agreement, the various labeling and marketing commitments expire in five years maximum, and could expire earlier depending on changes in the products or relevant regulations that would affect the entire agreement. PepsiCo agreed to remove the "all natural" claim from its Naked line in 2013 as part of a $9 million lawsuit settlement. PepsiCo shares were up a scant 1.0% in morning trade Tuesday. Shares have surged 6.9% over the last three months, compared with a 7.0% rise in the S&P 500 .


The Wall Street Journal: These signs can help you tell if a client might get a divorce
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:24 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Sometimes signs of a spouse who wants to divorce are obvious. Others, less so.