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  • March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc, under scrutiny from two activist investors over a plan to sell or spin off its Red Lobster chain, on Friday resisted pressure put the divestiture of the struggling seafood restaurants to a shareholder vote.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies, S&P 500 briefly hits record Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    *Nike falls after results, Tiffany rises. Geopolitical issues remained in focus after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea and investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle.

  • Darden sticks to Red Lobster spin-off plan Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Darden Restaurants reported earnings that met expectations, as the company reported sales declines at its Red Lobster and Olive garden chains.

  • *Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated that Wall Street looked set to maintain the gains posted on Thursday.

  • *Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.

  • Darden profit meets analysts' lowered expectations Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    March 21- Darden Restaurants Inc reiterated its plans to divest its struggling Red Lobster chain and reported third-quarter results in line with analysts' lowered expectations. The Orlando- based company, which also owns the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, said on March 3 that severe winter weather hurt sales and profit.

  • March 19- Darden Restaurants Inc on Wednesday urged shareholders not to support activist investor Starboard Value LP's proposal for a special meeting to vote on the company's plan to divest its Red Lobster chain. Darden on Dec. 19 announced plans to spin off or sell its 705- restaurant Red Lobster chain.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • 'All about Yellen' as traders await Fed meeting Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

    Janet Yellen takes center stage in the week ahead, chairing her first FOMC meeting amid market skittishness over events in Ukraine.

  • Game plan: Where does Cramer see opportunity? Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Investors have been selling stocks, sometime with abandon. Jim Cramer thinks there could be opportunity ahead.

  • Darden files to spinoff Red Lobster: Report Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Darden, the nation's largest full-service restaurant company, also owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.

  • Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based on projections, not actual consumer behavior in the exchanges that only really got going last year.

  • Early movers: COST, LB, FDX, DTV, CHK, ECA & more Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Cramer: Has market gotten too hot to handle? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    The S&P 500 hit another all-time high this week. Now, some investors are starting to wonder, is the market way ahead of itself?

  • Can't take the heat? Cancel the investor meeting Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Red Lobster in Times Square, New York.

    Darden Restaurants Inc has canceled its analyst and investor meeting slated for later this month.

  • Amid activist pressure Darden cancels investor meeting Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 5- Darden Restaurants Inc has canceled its analyst and investor meeting slated for later this month as two activist shareholders lobby for bolder steps to improve performance at its restaurant chains, ranging from Olive Garden to Capital Grille.

  • Cramer: Make way for this 'monster momentum stock' Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down the good fortune of Chipotle Mexican Grill, just as the stock hit an all-time high Wednesday.

  • March 3- The activist investor seeking to split Darden Restaurants Inc into two companies said on Monday it has lost confidence in its chief executive's ability to run the company.

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