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Family Dollar’s Lost Way Leads Levine into Hands of Peltz, Icahn

Family Dollar’s Lost Way Leads Levine into Hands of Peltz, Icahn

Updated from Wednesday, July 9, with Family Dollar’s fiscal third-quarter earnings and sales and fourth-quarter forecast, which were released early Thursday.NEW YORK (TheStreet) — “[W]e lost our way,… [W]e lost our core focus.” That was the confession of Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine at an investor conference in late April. Roughly two months later, Carl […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Family Dollar’s Lost Way Leads Levine into Hands of Peltz, Icahn

Family Dollar’s Lost Way Leads Levine into Hands of Peltz, Icahn

Updated from Wednesday, July 9, with Family Dollar’s fiscal third-quarter earnings and sales and fourth-quarter forecast, which were released early Thursday.NEW YORK (TheStreet) — “[W]e lost our way,… [W]e lost our core focus.” That was the confession of Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine at an investor conference in late April. Roughly two months later, Carl […]

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Fed Minutes Suggest Rate Hikes Nowhere in Sight

Fed Minutes Suggest Rate Hikes Nowhere in Sight

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — If you’re waiting for higher interest rates, the Fed has a message: Pull up a comfortable chair, ’cause you’ll be waiting.The central bank thinks the economy is now rebounding from the cold winter — but it thinks low rates are still a crucial part of the recipe and some parts of […]

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Cisco Buying Rackspace Would Boost Both Companies

Cisco Buying Rackspace Would Boost Both Companies

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — At the end of its most recent quarter, Cisco had $ 50 billion in cash on the balance sheet and another $ 13 billion in operating cash flow. So there’s very little that the networking giant can’t afford. But the company has struggled with growth. That, however, has not stopped investors […]

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How a librarian taught herself to invest and retired early

How a librarian taught herself to invest and retired early

The market was swooning for much of 2008, and Diane Bronson made exactly the wrong call. At least, she thought it was a bad move. She yanked all her money from the stock market and put it in cash. “I … Investing Ideas & Strategies News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

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Memo to College Grads: Quitting Your Job Is a Great Career Move

Memo to College Grads: Quitting Your Job Is a Great Career Move

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Given the state of our economy and the constant plea for more jobs, this may seem like a silly headline. But what’s silly is the idea that anyone would consider leaving potentially 50% of their lifetime’s earnings on the table just for the sake of showing job loyalty. Millennials are entering […]

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The Old OEM Economy Is Fading Fast

The Old OEM Economy Is Fading Fast

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — It has always been tough to be an original equipment manufacturer, producing technology to showcase another company’s software or basic design. Competition is fierce and margins thin. But for a generation OEMs ruled computing. From Compaq to Dell, from Hewlett Packard to a host of Asian companies, OEMs whose PCs ran Microsoft […]

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Beware False Flags on Fourth of July Beer

Beware False Flags on Fourth of July Beer

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) — When bars dye beer green on St. Patrick’s Day and drop a lime into any pale lager they see on Cinco de Mayo, it shouldn’t stun anyone that brewers would want to cloak themselves in the American Flag for the Fourth of July. It’s a bit more off-putting to see brewers […]

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Could Fannie and Freddie Be High-Growth Investments Again?

Could Fannie and Freddie Be High-Growth Investments Again?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The last three years have seen a complete turnaround in the fortunes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , the government-sponsored enterprises. Following Fannie’s “Great Depression” dive to around 20 cents from $ 90 leading into and following the largest housing correction in recent memory, the federal housing lender has, like […]

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Jobs Growth Improves, But It’s Still Not Enough

Jobs Growth Improves, But It’s Still Not Enough

(The story updates yesterday’s preview of the non-farm payrolls report for June with the actual numbers.) NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Jobs creation has improved in 2014, but it remains far short of the 390,000 additional jobs needed each month to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment. The jobless rate for June, reported […]

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