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  1. Flowers Foods Looks To Add Some Wonder

    Flowers Foods Looks To Add Some Wonder

    January 16, 2013
    Flowers Foods announced January 11 that it was the stalking horse bid for six of Hostess' bread brands, offering $390 million. ...
  2. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  3. The 2 Most Important Numbers You Need to Know Before Investing ...

    The 2 Most Important Numbers You Need to Know Before Investing ...

    January 16, 2013
    U.S. Investors poured a stunning $54 billion into emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2012, according to research ...
  4. Deutsche Bank to Cut Bonus  - Analyst Blog

    Deutsche Bank to Cut Bonus - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    In an effort to counter revenue slump, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank AG (DB) is contemplating on trimming roughly 20% of ...
  5. Jamba Embarks on Reimaging Program - Analyst Blog

    Jamba Embarks on Reimaging Program - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Following the footsteps of most of the industry behemoths, California-based Jamba Inc. (JMBA) recently unveiled a brand-new ...
  6. GE Acquires MetLife Business - Analyst Blog

    GE Acquires MetLife Business - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    GE Capital Retail Bank, an operating unit of the General Electric Company (GE), recently closed the acquisition of the deposit ...
  7. Target's Strategic Initiatives - Analyst Blog

    Target's Strategic Initiatives - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, announced a ...
  8. Walgreens' Analyst Meet Excerpts  - Analyst Blog

    Walgreens' Analyst Meet Excerpts - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Recently, Walgreens (WAG) discussed the current business environment and provided valuable insight into its future operations. ...
  9. Global X Debuts Small Cap MLP ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    Global X Debuts Small Cap MLP ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    January 15, 2013
    MLP ETF investing has surged in popularity in recent years as a host of new products hit the space. Funds now exist that ...
  10. Morgan Stanley to Cut Jobs in Asia - Analyst Blog

    Morgan Stanley to Cut Jobs in Asia - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has announced its plans to reduce its Asian workforce by 15%. As per Bloomberg, the company plans to ...
  11. JetBlue Ends 2012 with High Traffic - Analyst Blog

    JetBlue Ends 2012 with High Traffic - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) reported impressive traffic results for December 2012 as well as for the full-year when compared with ...
  12. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  13. Dish Network May Not Be Cheap, But It'll Be Interesting

    Dish Network May Not Be Cheap, But It'll Be Interesting

    January 15, 2013
    Dish is still working out its strategy, but the shares are no bargain in the meanwhile.
  14. First Niagara Needs To Lever Market Share Into Better Returns

    First Niagara Needs To Lever Market Share Into Better Returns

    January 15, 2013
    First Niagra has share, but not a lot of value
  15. BlackRock Buys More Market Share

    BlackRock Buys More Market Share

    January 15, 2013
    BlackRock is rumored to be buying Credit Suisse's European ETF business. While the price is unknown, BlackRock gains the ...
  16. Why Was SolarCity's IPO Price Slashed?

    Why Was SolarCity's IPO Price Slashed?

    January 15, 2013
    Another piece of evidence that shows how the solar energy sector is struggling.
  17. How To Swing Trade ETFs

    How To Swing Trade ETFs

    January 15, 2013
    While the long-term buy-and-hold strategy isfavoredby many more passive investors, savvy and active traders have also embraced ...
  18. Q4 2012 Financial Results - Analyst Blog

    Q4 2012 Financial Results - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Q4 2012 Financial Results By Brian Marckx, CFA Q4 2012 Financial Results On January 11th DiagnoCure Inc. (Toronto:T.CUR) ...
  19. Data on Novartis' Afinitor  - Analyst Blog

    Data on Novartis' Afinitor - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    As per recent data published in The Lancet, Novartis' (NVS) cancer drug, Afinitor (everolimus), helped reduce the tumor size ...
  20. Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked Municipal Bond Mutual ...

    Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked Municipal Bond Mutual ...

    January 14, 2013
    Interest income exempt from federal income tax is among the many distinct advantages that municipal bonds offer to investors. ...
  21. High Paid Manufacturing Turns to U.S. - Analyst Blog

    High Paid Manufacturing Turns to U.S. - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Outsourcing or offshoring has had a profound effect on the U.S. job market. Industries such as textiles, toys, shoes and ...
  22. Walgreens Discusses Growth Strategy - Analyst Blog

    Walgreens Discusses Growth Strategy - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Recently, Walgreens (WAG) debriefed the investors on its growth strategy for fiscal 2013, while discussing the current business ...
  23. Caution: Natural Gas ETF Trading at Premium - ETF News And Commentary

    Caution: Natural Gas ETF Trading at Premium - ETF News And Commentary

    January 14, 2013
    Natural Gas ETFs have long been a top vehicle for traders as these products are extremely volatile and can predictably move ...
  24. Core Labs Hikes Dividend by 14.2% - Analyst Blog

    Core Labs Hikes Dividend by 14.2% - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Oilfield service company Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) increased its quarterly common stock dividend by 14.2% to 32 cents ...
  25. SABESP Approves Share Count Hike - Analyst Blog

    SABESP Approves Share Count Hike - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo- SABESP (SBS), a leading provider of basic and environmental sanitation ...
  26. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  27. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  28. Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    Helen Of Troy Needs To Exploit Distracted Competitors

    January 14, 2013
    Helen of Troy's weak organic performance is a little troubling
  29. Mid Cap ETFs Leading the Market in 2013 - ETF News And Commentary

    Mid Cap ETFs Leading the Market in 2013 - ETF News And Commentary

    January 14, 2013
    Many investors overlook mid-caps when it comes to their investing decisions. These securities are considered too big and ...
  30. The Smart Money Loves These 10 Stocks

    The Smart Money Loves These 10 Stocks

    January 14, 2013
    During the past 10 years, the best hedge funds have consistently produced market-beating returns, driving huge capital inflows ...
  31. Can People's United Get Ahead Of The Curve?

    Can People's United Get Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 14, 2013
    Conservative capital management comes at the cost of growth.
  32. Look To Commercial Real Estate In 2013

    Look To Commercial Real Estate In 2013

    January 14, 2013
    The commercial real estate sector continues to outperform the broad stock market. 2013 should bring more of the same.
  33. Can Demandware Become Another SaaS Success Story?

    Can Demandware Become Another SaaS Success Story?

    January 14, 2013
    Demandware looks to take on IBM and Oracle with a SaaS model.
  34. Constellation Brands Looks To Keep The Recovery Flowing

    Constellation Brands Looks To Keep The Recovery Flowing

    January 14, 2013
    Constellation's wine business is back on track, but is its stock a bargain?
  35. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  36. How To Find The Best MLP ETF

    How To Find The Best MLP ETF

    January 14, 2013
    As an investment category, master limited partnerships (MLPs) have long been popular with investors who want to generate ...
  37. Franklin's December AUM Advances - Analyst Blog

    Franklin's December AUM Advances - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) declared preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $781.8 billion by its subsidiaries for ...
  38. AXP Reports Strong Prelim Results - Analyst Blog

    AXP Reports Strong Prelim Results - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Yesterday, American Express Company (AXP) announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2012. According to ...
  39. Daily ETF Roundup: Japan Makes Bold Move

    Daily ETF Roundup: Japan Makes Bold Move

    January 11, 2013
    Now a days it looks like just about everyone’s printing money – first the ECB with its massive bailout program, then the ...
  40. Isis Pharma Updates on its Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    Isis Pharma Updates on its Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) recently provided an update on its pipeline. Isis Pharma boasts of a robust pipeline. The ...
  41. GD Gets Colombian Contract - Analyst Blog

    GD Gets Colombian Contract - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    General Dynamics Corporation's (GD) unit General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has entered into an agreement, worth $65.3 ...
  42. S&P Downgrades Janus Capital - Analyst Blog

    S&P Downgrades Janus Capital - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    On Wednesday, Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its outlook on Janus Capital Group, Inc. (JNS) to 'Negative' from 'Stable'. ...
  43. Get Ready to Profit From the

    Get Ready to Profit From the "Dot-Com Boom 2.0"

    January 11, 2013
    When CERN released the World Wide Web in 1991, few thought it would amount to much. In fact, noted Author and Astronomer ...
  44. Harley-Davidson Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Harley-Davidson Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    On January 9, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Harley Davidson Inc. (HOG), despite its lower earnings in 2012 ...
  45. This Simple

    This Simple "Cheat Sheet" Tells You What Buffett's Buying

    January 11, 2013
    Imagine getting the chance to look over the shoulder of the world's greatest investors as they go about their work, to get ...
  46. First Republic Looks To Be A Very Different Kind Of Bank

    First Republic Looks To Be A Very Different Kind Of Bank

    January 11, 2013
    Can First Republic deliver better returns with a focused model?
  47. Can Alexco Pick Up The Pace?

    Can Alexco Pick Up The Pace?

    January 11, 2013
    With better execution, Alexco could outperform silver.
  48. 3 Defensive Plays For The Fiscal Cliff Fakeout

    3 Defensive Plays For The Fiscal Cliff Fakeout

    January 11, 2013
    After what seemed like endless months of frustratingnegotiations, Congress finally signed off on a last minute deal cobbled ...
  49. The Hershey Company - Growth & Income

    The Hershey Company - Growth & Income

    January 11, 2013
    The Hershey Company (HSY) recently reported better-than-expected first quarter results as higher selling prices and expanding ...
  50. 4 High Yield, Low Beta Stocks - Investment Ideas

    4 High Yield, Low Beta Stocks - Investment Ideas

    January 10, 2013
    Decades from now, economic historians will look back at this period as the era of exceptionably low interest rates. Just ...
  51. Questar in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    Questar in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Questar Fueling, a unit of natural gas-focused energy company Questar Corp. (STR) has entered into a contract to construct ...
  52. epay Allies with WorldPay - Analyst Blog

    epay Allies with WorldPay - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In an effort to benefit retailers, epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT) has entered into a partnership with ...
  53. Update on Orexigen's Contrave - Analyst Blog

    Update on Orexigen's Contrave - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (OREX) recently provided an update on its obesity candidate, Contrave. The company, which had ...
  54. Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    Hillshire Brands Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), on ...
  55. BBBY Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    BBBY Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on specialty retailer, Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), that also retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). ...
  56. Little-Known Indicator With a 65% Win Rate Signaling a 'Buy'

    Little-Known Indicator With a 65% Win Rate Signaling a 'Buy'

    January 10, 2013
    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is a widely followed sentiment indicator. When VIX is high, it indicates that traders are ...
  57. France Telecom in Qatar JV - Analyst Blog

    France Telecom in Qatar JV - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    The business affiliate of France Telecom (FTE) - Orange Business Services - has agreed to set up its operating arm in Qatar ...
  58. Straddling Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    Straddling Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    January 10, 2013
    With earnings season having just gotten started, here's an options strategy that's perfect for a company about to report. ...
  59. Morgan Stanley to Cut 1,600 Jobs - Analyst Blog

    Morgan Stanley to Cut 1,600 Jobs - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) became the latest Wall Street biggie to announce job cuts. Starting this week, it is planning ...
  60. How To Protect Your Profits for Free

    How To Protect Your Profits for Free

    January 10, 2013
    Here's a situation every investor faces sooner or later... Imagine you are sitting on solid profits from a stock you foresee ...
  61. Is the Vietnam ETF Back on Track? - ETF News And Commentary

    Is the Vietnam ETF Back on Track? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 10, 2013
    After a dismal performance in 2011, Vietnam ETF had started 2012 on a very strong note and was the one of the best performers ...
  62. Autodesk Buys PI-VR  - Analyst Blog

    Autodesk Buys PI-VR - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) recently completed the acquisition of German software company PI-VR for an undisclosed amount. PI-VR ...
  63. Accenture Wins Two Navy Contracts - Analyst Blog

    Accenture Wins Two Navy Contracts - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Accenture plc (ACN) recently won two three-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Navy at an aggregate value of $30. ...
  64. Silver Standard Unveils Output Data - Analyst Blog

    Silver Standard Unveils Output Data - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Canadian miner Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI) has unfurled its production statistics for 2012 and guidance for 2013. ...
  65. Global Payments Looks Too Cheap Today

    Global Payments Looks Too Cheap Today

    January 10, 2013
    Global Payments looks too cheap for its growth prospects.
  66. Apollo Group A Study In Pain

    Apollo Group A Study In Pain

    January 10, 2013
    Apollo continues to see double-digit erosion in enrollment.
  67. AMD's GPU for Ultrathin Notebooks - Analyst Blog

    AMD's GPU for Ultrathin Notebooks - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched its latest range of mobile and desktop graphics processing units (GPUs), AMD Radeon ...
  68. Top 5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date  - Best ...

    Top 5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date - Best ...

    January 9, 2013
    Investors willing to forgo current income for capital appreciation would do well to consider growth funds. These funds focus ...
  69. How to Hedge Your Portfolio Against a Market Sell-off

    How to Hedge Your Portfolio Against a Market Sell-off

    January 9, 2013
    Chances are you likely had a successful year in the stock market.  Despite all the gloom and doom ranging from "Fiscal Cliff" ...
  70. Top ETF Sector Picks for 2013 - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

    Top ETF Sector Picks for 2013 - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

    January 9, 2013
    Which sectors look good to start 2013?
  71. Wondering When To Sell A Stock? Use This 4-Minute Checklist

    Wondering When To Sell A Stock? Use This 4-Minute Checklist

    January 9, 2013
    As an investor who loves to simply buy, hold and collect returns from my investments, I usually hate the idea of having to ...
  72. UTX Reiterates 2013 Guidance - Analyst Blog

    UTX Reiterates 2013 Guidance - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    United Technologies Corp. (UTX), a diversified conglomerate, has reiterated its outlook for 2013 despite several positive ...
  73. P&G Appoints New Board of Director - Analyst Blog

    P&G Appoints New Board of Director - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Consumer giant The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently announced the appointment of Terry Lundgren to its board of directors. ...
  74. Alcoa Has Improved, But It's Still In The Aluminum Business

    Alcoa Has Improved, But It's Still In The Aluminum Business

    January 9, 2013
    Although undervalued, Alcoa is still an aluminum company.
  75. Can RPM Play Catch Up On The Housing Trade?

    Can RPM Play Catch Up On The Housing Trade?

    January 9, 2013
    RPM International may have more growth ahead of it, but the valuation assumes that.
  76. Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    January 9, 2013
    Quiksilver announced Jan. 3 it had hired former Disney exec Andy Mooney as CEO. The news sent its stock up 17% in the subsequent ...
  77. Investors Seem To Believe The Recovery Is Coming For CMC

    Investors Seem To Believe The Recovery Is Coming For CMC

    January 9, 2013
    Will hopes of a non-res construction recovery pay off this time?
  78. Plexus Lowers 1Q Outlook - Analyst Blog

    Plexus Lowers 1Q Outlook - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    Plexus Corp. (PLXS) has lowered its first-quarter 2013 guidance due to weaker-than-expected demand across its business segments. ...
  79. What To Consider Before Buying A Dividend ETF

    What To Consider Before Buying A Dividend ETF

    January 9, 2013
    For those outside of 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts, exchange-traded funds are rapidly taking the ...
  80. BNY Mellon Launches CSD in Europe - Analyst Blog

    BNY Mellon Launches CSD in Europe - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) has launched a new Issuer Central Securities Depository (CSD) unit in Europe ...
  81. Agilent Launches HD Oscilloscopes - Analyst Blog

    Agilent Launches HD Oscilloscopes - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) recently launched Infiniium 9000 H-Series high-definition oscilloscopes. The four new models ...
  82. Cerberus to Buy Parts of Supervalu - Analyst Blog

    Cerberus to Buy Parts of Supervalu - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Rumor has it that leading grocery chain Supervalu Inc. (SVU) has finally found a potential buyer in private equity firm Cerberus ...
  83. Rails Seem To Point To A Respectable 2013

    Rails Seem To Point To A Respectable 2013

    January 8, 2013
    Industrial rail demand continues to look strong.
  84. Exxon Mobil Heads Offshore

    Exxon Mobil Heads Offshore

    January 8, 2013
    Exxon Mobil announced Jan. 4 that it was proceeding with its Hebron Oil project off the coast of Newfoundland. Here's what ...
  85. Southern Co. Seeks to Shut 15 Units  - Analyst Blog

    Southern Co. Seeks to Shut 15 Units - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Executives of Georgia Power Co. - the largest subsidiary of electric utility firm Southern Company (SO) - will request Georgia ...
  86. MeadWestvaco's Sum Of The Parts Doesn't Seem To Add Up To Value

    MeadWestvaco's Sum Of The Parts Doesn't Seem To Add Up To Value

    January 8, 2013
    MeadWestvaco has multiple growth drivers, but ample valuation.
  87. The Biggest Electronics Show, Google Gets A Slap On The Wrist ...

    The Biggest Electronics Show, Google Gets A Slap On The Wrist ...

    January 8, 2013
    For investors, the tech sector is off with a bang.
  88. ETF Call And Put Options Explained

    ETF Call And Put Options Explained

    January 8, 2013
    ETFs are great portfolio building blocks thanks to the low-cost, well-diversified nature of these products. Aside from buy-and-hold ...
  89. Potpourri Buys Cuddledown - Analyst Blog

    Potpourri Buys Cuddledown - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    In December 2012, Potpourri Group, Inc. - a portfolio company of American Capital Ltd. (ACAS) - acquired Cuddledown, Inc., ...
  90. Revealed: StreetAuthority's Best Stock Picks of 2012

    Revealed: StreetAuthority's Best Stock Picks of 2012

    January 7, 2013
    Last Monday, I asked each of the StreetAuthority stock market strategists to put into writing their assessments of the year ...
  91. Enbridge to Extend Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    Enbridge to Extend Pipeline - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The parent company of Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP) - Enbridge Inc. (ENB) - announced its plans to spend up to $400 million ...
  92. Impax Launches Opana ER Generic - Analyst Blog

    Impax Launches Opana ER Generic - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Global Pharmaceuticals, the generic division of Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL), a specialty pharmaceutical company, recently ...
  93. New Year Spur for Global Banks - Analyst Blog

    New Year Spur for Global Banks - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) ...
  94. Sector Relativity - Cook`s Kitchen

    Sector Relativity - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 7, 2013
    As the economy rolls through its much-anticipated waves of expansion and contraction, portfolio managers tend to rotate money ...
  95. Has Roche Said

    Has Roche Said "Nein" To Illumina's Asking Price Once More?

    January 7, 2013
    Roche may have walked away from Illumina for good.
  96. Largest Cheesecake Factory in Dubai  - Analyst Blog

    Largest Cheesecake Factory in Dubai - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Calabasas Hills, California-based The Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE) opened its largest outlet at the Mall of the Emirates ...
  97. A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    January 7, 2013
    A settlement with the DOJ is a big step forward.
  98. Deleveraging And Diversification Make Graphic Packaging Worth ...

    Deleveraging And Diversification Make Graphic Packaging Worth ...

    January 7, 2013
    Graphic Packaging is an underappreciated company within a commodity industry.
  99. Beat the Market in 2013 With the Dogs of the Dow

    Beat the Market in 2013 With the Dogs of the Dow

    January 7, 2013
    Are you looking to beef up your blue chip exposure, but aren't quite sure how to best go about doing it? Sometimes, the best ...
  100. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rock-Tenn

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rock-Tenn

    January 7, 2013
    Rock-Tenn still has a lot of work to do at Smurfit-Stone.
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