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*DuPont shares up 4 pct. Sept 17- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to separate its high-growth businesses from the more cyclical ones, blaming the company's conglomerate structure for its "underperformance."
SEATTLE, Sept 16- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced an 11 percent increase in its quarterly dividend and appointed two new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election.
LONDON, Sept 14- A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners- like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez- drooling at the prospect.
Up to 1.5 million shares of Kraft stock are being offered as part of the company’s new “social stock plan”.
NEW YORK, Aug 22- Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine- Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors any clues on interest rate hikes. He called on Russia to "stop destabilizing Ukraine.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Aug 22- K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc said it signed a deal to make and sell Kraft Foods Group Inc's coffee in packs compatible with its brewing machines. Shares of Keurig, in which Coca-Cola Co has a stake, rose nearly 10 percent at a record high of $128.82.
Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Joining rivals, McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Keurig Green Mountain Inc said on Thursday it will hike coffee prices by up to 9 percent in November, becoming the latest major drinks maker trying to cover soaring coffee costs.
Once these stocks were considered reliable and consistent. But Jim Cramer says business has changed and changed for the worse.
Cramer thinks many of the nation’s largest companies are grappling with slow growth and the challenges it presents. What now?
Sentiment on the ground isn't meshing with the official data when it comes to inflation.
Aug 6- Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, cut its 2014 sales target on Wednesday after price hikes to cover commodity costs sparked a backlash by consumers and retailers in some European markets. Mondelez also reported higher net income in the second quarter, topping Wall Street estimates.
Companies across industry groups—from food to technology to health care—are raising costs for the consumer.
*Investors fret over Argentina default fallout, Russia tensions. Problems in overseas economies added to the bearish tone, with Argentina defaulting on its debt for the second time in 12 years.
Stocks declined Thursday, with sentiment hit by a larger-than-expected drop in European inflation.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
NEW YORK, July 30- Kraft Foods Group Inc said on Wednesday that its second-quarter revenue barely rose as price increases it implemented to cover rising commodity costs hurt consumer demand.