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February 4, 2014
05:45 EDTGE, KMB, RCL, EMN, SBUX, XRXCompanies face increased pressure to keep prices down, WSJ reports
American firms are having a tough time as falling prices for a number of their key products is affected by intense competition and pressure from cost conscious customers, reports the Wall Street Journal. Firms are from a number of industry sectors who say some prices slipped in the last three months of the year, and sometimes significantly. That puts a damper on revenue growth. Reference Link
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August 20, 2014
07:10 EDTXRXXerox seeing positive momentum in services, says Piper Jaffray
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August 19, 2014
17:31 EDTGEGE plans to invest $3.5B in aircraft engine unit, Nikkei says
General Electric plans to invest $3.5B in its aircraft engine business over the five years to 2017, as it looks to boost production, says Nikkei. Reference Link
06:22 EDTGEGeneral Electric in talks with Electrolux to sell appliance business, WSJ says
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August 18, 2014
07:07 EDTGEGeneral Electric reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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August 15, 2014
06:39 EDTSBUXTim Hortons aims to lure customers via new coffee launch, Reuters says
Tim Hortons (THI) is looking to attract new customers and fight competitors, such as Starbucks (SBUX) and McDonald's (MCD), by revealing a new dark roast coffee blend throughout North America while possibly increasing prices to fend-off increasing expenses and rivals, according to Reuters, citing comments from Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira. Caira said, "Looking at the coffee market, I would suggest that, given the degree of cost increases, that we are looking at prices going up sometime in 2015." Reference Link
August 14, 2014
17:27 EDTEMNAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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13:26 EDTGEGE evaluating 'wide range' of options for appliances unit, Bloomberg reports
General Electric (GE) says it is evaluating a "wide range" of options for its home appliance business, Bloomberg reports. According to a GE spokesperson, the company is holding discussions with Electrolux (ELUXY) and other parties. Consumer development startup Quirky is also said to be interested in the GE unit. Reference Link
12:25 EDTGEGE says evaluating 'range' of options for Appliances, Bloomberg reports
General Electric confirmed in an interview that its in talks with Electrolux AB (ELUXY) regarding the potential sale of its Appliances unit, Bloomberg reports. GE added its evaluating a "wide range of strategic options" for its Appliances unit.
11:22 EDTGEElectrolux confirms in talks to acquire GE Appliances
Electrolux (ELUXY) confirmed that it is in discussions regarding a possible acquisition of the appliances business of GE (GE). "No agreement has been reached, and there can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached. Any further announcements will be made in due course," Electrolux stated.
08:11 EDTGEGE Healthcare to use RTI Connext Middleware
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08:01 EDTEMNEastman Chemical management to meet with UBS
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August 13, 2014
20:04 EDTGEGE appliance unit drawing interest from Electrolux, Quirky, Bloomberg says
General Electric's home appliance unit has drawn interest from Electrolux and Quirky, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. General Electric's appliance unit is said to be worth about $2B, the sources added. Reference Link
19:35 EDTGEGE appliance unit drawing interest from Electrolux, Quirky, Bloomberg says
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07:37 EDTEMNEastman Chemical management to meet with UBS
Meetings to be held in Atlanta/Charlotte on August 13 hosted by UBS.
August 12, 2014
12:34 EDTSBUXStarbucks lost some packaged coffee share, says Wells Fargo
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08:18 EDTGEAs MetLife awaits SIFI decision, other non-banks get tough scrutiny, FT says
The Federal Reserve's scrutiny of AIG (AIG) and GE Capital (GE) since those non-banks were designated as systemic risks shows they are being regarded in the same manner as large banks, according Financial Times, citing people familiar with the process. Insurer Prudential Financial (PRU) was deemed a systemic risk last September and rival MetLife (MET) is waiting to see if it will be designated this year, the report noted. Reference Link
August 11, 2014
17:44 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $311.49M government contract modification
General Electric is being awarded a $311.49M modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 75 Lot 14 F/A-18E/F F414-GE-400 engines and associated devices for U.S. Navy and for the government of Australia. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of after burner modules, fan modules, high pressure combustor modules, combustor modules, and high and low pressure turbine modules for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts; Hooksett, New Hampshire; Rutland, Vermont; and Madisonville, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed in September 2016. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
09:33 EDTXRXXerox management to meet with Piper Jaffray
Meeting to be held in Boston on August 13 hosted by Piper Jaffray.
August 8, 2014
06:11 EDTSBUXOSI withdraws products made in Shanghai in response to food scandal
After dealing with a food scandal, OSI China, parent company of Shanghai Husi Food, announced the withdrawal of products produced in Shanghai. The company said, "Husi is the subject of company and government investigations and it is proceeding smoothly. While there have been no reported illnesses linked to any Shanghai Husi products, recovering this production is an important step in facilitating the investigations and rebuilding the respect and trust of our customers, the government and the people of China. With assistances and guidance provided by Shanghai FDA, we have started the recovery process of products in question in a comprehensive and orderly." Worldwide brands such Yum! Brands (YUM) McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX) were affected by the scandal in China. Reference Link
August 7, 2014
15:10 EDTRCLRoyal Caribbean September puts active as shares near record high
Royal Caribbean September 55 and 57.5 puts are active on total put volume of 9,600 contracts (600 calls). August call option implied volatility is at 27, September is at 26, January is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data. Active put volume suggests traders taking positions for downside price movement.
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