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Cramer flags possible takeover target

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:04am
This meat products company did so well in the third-quarter that it's "working hard to stay independent," says CNBC's Jim Cramer.
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Only French butter for a $900 cupcake

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:03am
Le Dolci bakery whipped up the treat for a customer who wanted to buy "something special" for his wife's 40th birthday.
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Nielsen: Gamers not that brand loyal

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:58am
Few can explain shifting console choices, but a Nielsen study suggests gamers aren't very brand loyal. Re/code reports.
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Entrepreneurs' No. 1 frustration point

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:52am
Given Silicon Valley wealth and clout, there's plenty of money to go around for entrepreneurs, right? Wrong.
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Housing inventory up in Minneapolis

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:37am
Minneapolis is finally showing signs that home sellers are back in the game. Inventory in the market was up 6.1 percent in May.
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Ukraine prez may dissolve parliament

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:32am
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may announce the dissolution of parliament as early as Sunday, his spokesman said.
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CalPERS sold part of Silver Lake stake

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:29am
The largest public pension has quietly reduced its investment in one of the largest technology investment firms.
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More people to travel this Labor Day

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:22am
More people will get away this Labor Day weekend than have in the past six years, reports USA Today.
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Russia targets McDonald's, what's next?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:12am
So far no other prominent Western brand has reported extra scrutiny from the Russian authorities, but some are worried.
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BofA in $16.65B mortgage settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:01am
Bank of America agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that it sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Existing home sales surge in July

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:00am
U.S. homeowners resold their homes at the fastest pace in nearly a year, while a key manufacturing index surged.
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Factory activity surges in August

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:45am
The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in August, exceeding expectations and moving at the fastest pace in more than four years.
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Why Jackson Hole is key for dollar

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:36am
The dollar is strong and things could heat up even further for foreign exchange as global central bankers convene in Jackson Hole.
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Kremlin to Russians: No food? No problem

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:36am
Many Russians argued sanctions are part of a trend of elite manipulation that harks back to the Soviet Union, GlobalPost reports.
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Shake Shack picks banks to lead IPO

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:34am
Shake Shack's potential offering could come as soon as this year, according to sources.
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HP grows, still 'work to do': Whitman

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:13am
HP defied Wall Street's sales expectations, but CEO Meg Whitman told CNBC there's still "work to do."
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Family Dollar rejects Dollar General bid

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:03am
Family Dollar Stores said on Thursday its board unanimously rejected Dollar General's buyout offer due to antitrust considerations.
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Hackers next big target: Your kids' college

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:56am
Hackers are heading back to work as students head back to school.
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Too complacent on rates: Fed's George

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:53am
Fed interest rate hikes may not be as far off as investors believe, Kansas City Fed President Esther George told CNBC.
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BofA to face music with $17B settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:32am
The settlement is expected to consist of a penalty of $9.6 billion and a package of consumer-relief measures valued at $7 billion.
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