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2 Reasons a SodaStream Takeover Won't Happen

Bloomberg News reports that SodaStream is in talks to go private






DealBook: A Divorce That Thrusts Ken Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin Into the Spotlight

NYT > Business - 8 hours 42 min ago
For a decade, they were a financial powerhouse: two ambitious hedge fund managers who captivated the Chicago social scene. Now, their split could play out in open court.

DealBook: Goldman Sachs Names Ogunlesi New Lead Director

NYT > Business - 8 hours 47 min ago
Adebayo O. Ogunlesi, who has been on Goldman’s board since 2012, will succeed James J. Schiro, who stepped down to undergo medical treatment for multiple myeloma.






Amazon Results Lead Markets Lower

NYT > Business - 8 hours 47 min ago
Despite positive economic data, Wall Street was trending down amid several earnings reports that disappointed investors.

5 Investing Lessons I Learned Eating Lunch with Tom Gayner

Tom Gayner is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel, a specialty insurer located 102 miles south of Motley Fool HQ. Mr. Gayner kindly invited me and three other Fools to have lunch with him this week.






Visa, Amazon Lead Stocks Lower

WSJ.com What's News US - 8 hours 58 min ago
U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pressured by disappointing news from companies such as Visa and Amazon.com. The Dow dropped around 100 points.

The Truth Behind Comcast's $1.50 Retransmission Fee

The cable giant tacks on an extra $1.50 each month for many of its customers.






Will Herbalife Exceed Earnings Expectations for the 22nd Consecutive Quarter?

Herbalife has scheduled its earnings results for release shortly, so let's find out if its streak of earnings beats will continue.






Vodafone Revenue Falls but Company Sees Improvement in Europe

NYT > Business - 9 hours 8 min ago
The telecom giant’s chief said many of its European markets had started to show signs of recovery, particularly as mobile streaming has increased.

Today's Top Health Care Headlines: AbbVie and GlaxoSmithKline

Today's top stories in biotech and health care.






Russia Avoids Slipping Into Recession

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 13 min ago
Russia's economy grew 0.1% in the second quarter, meaning the country has avoided slipping into a technical recession.

U.S. Durable Orders Tick Up in June

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 24 min ago
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded in June, a sign that increased capital investment by businesses could boost U.S. economic growth heading into the second half of the year.

Why BreitBurn Energy Partners' Acquisition of QR Energy Is a Great Move

BreitBurn Energy Partners' acquisition provides access to stable, highly productive oil fields in the United States. In addition to cost savings, the deal will help secure distribution growth.






Chipotle Is Just Getting Started

After blowout earnings and a 10% rise in share price, Chipotle is still the best investment in the restaurant industry.






China Securities Firms in Proposed Tie-Up

WSJ.com What's News US - 9 hours 36 min ago
China's Hong Yuan Securities Co. on Friday unveiled a proposal to be acquired by larger peer Shenyin & Wanguo Securities Co. in a deal with a potential value of $6.4 billion.

Stock Market Today: Why Starbucks and Moody’s Are on the Move

What you need to know about today's stock market.






Common Sense: A 21st Century Fox-Time Warner Merger Would Narrow Already Dwindling Competition

NYT > Business - 9 hours 39 min ago
Antitrust experts said that such a merger posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.

Disney and CBS Can't Keep Up with Comcast!

Despite a mixed earnings release on Jul. 22, shares of Comcast rose along with the broader market. Is this a sign that the business still has room or would Disney or CBS make for better long-term prospects?






3 Stocks Income Investors Should Be Buying Today

McCormick & Company, Flowers Foods, and Coca-Cola are three dividend paying companies that could be added to a long-term income portfolio.






Durable Goods Orders Rebound

NYT > Business - 9 hours 55 min ago
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy heading into the third quarter.

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