Eric Volkman

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    "The LEGO Batman Movie" Builds its Box Office Lead

    For the second week in a row, a toy superhero stands atop the U.S. box office. According to industry tracking website The ...
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    Kraft Heinz Quickly Abandons Pursuit of Unilever

    As quickly as it came, it's going away: Mere days after Kraft Heinz's (NASDAQ: KHC) blockbuster $143 billion offer for British-Dutch ...
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    Aetna Doubles Its Dividend, Adds to Stock Buyback

    There are dividend raises, and there are dividend raises. Aetna's (NYSE: AET) latest boost is a solid example of the latter; ...
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    Unilever Rebuffs Kraft Heinz's $143 Billion Bid

    Are we witnessing the initial stages of another food industry megamerger? Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) confirmed Friday that ...
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    Hain Celestial to Buy U.K.-Based Soup Maker

    Hain Celstial (NASDAQ: HAIN) has gone abroad for a new acquisition. The natural-foods producer announced that its Hain Daniels ...
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    MGM Whiffs on Q4 EPS, but Initiates a Dividend

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) didn't quite roll snake eyes in its most recent quarter, but it didn't win big either. ...
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    Groupon Beats on Q4 Revenue, EPS

    There's nothing like a more impressive than expected quarter to send a company's stock price shooting higher. Such was the ...
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    Here's What Berkshire Hathaway's Investing in Now

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) has updated the public list of its stock positions. In the quarterly 13F ...
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    Cigna Walks Away From Anthem Merger, Files Lawsuit

    Cigna (NYSE: CI) has apparently hammered the final nail into the coffin of its hoped-for merger with Anthem (NYSE: ANTM). ...
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    RBI Reportedly Makes Buyout Overture to Popeyes

    Might Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) end up in the portfolio of Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR)? Apparently, ...
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    Allergan Paying Nearly $2.5 Billion for ZELTIQ

    Allergan (NYSE: AGN) has signed its first major acquisition deal of 2017. The drugmaker inked a definitive agreement to ...
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    Healthcare REIT HCP Notches a Small Beat in Q4

    Specialty real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP) ended 2016 on a fairly positive note, edging past analysts' estimates ...
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    Allstate Raises Its Dividend by 12%

    Insurance purveyor Allstate (NYSE: ALL) has announced it's substantially raising its quarterly dividend to $0.37 per share, ...
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    Why Yelp's Strong Q4 Beat Didn't Impress Investors

    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) stock took it on the chin following the release of the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results, ...
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    Take-Two, NBA Team Up to Form E-Sports Game League

    Virtual athletics will get a big boost with a new tie-up between video game maker Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and ...
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