The iconic luxury retailer is regaining some luster on Wall Street, but it's a value trap investors are better off avoiding.
Americans are chugging less per capita, so the beverage industry is investing heavily in low-calorie, sports and energy drinks.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 for a next-generation condom that might better control the global spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Its surprising March Madness run will reap glory. Profits, however, aren't usually part of the story line in college sports.
He wants to buy the company he founded decades ago. But 2 other offers have come in higher, and a high-stakes decision draws near.
Stymied in his attempt to buy the electronics retailer, he's becoming chairman emeritus just as Wall Street is getting optimistic.
The company's Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn fast-casual chains are clearly struggling. At least a juicy dividend gives the stock some appeal.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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