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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Aug 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. raised its stake in General Motors Co by 60 percent and its holding in Wells Fargo& Co by 1.1 percent in the second quarter and took a new position in Dish Network Corp, a regulatory filing showed.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Billionaire investor George Soros dumped 7.85 million shares of US Airways Group Inc in the second quarter, a regulatory filing on Wednesday showed. On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors soured on Facebook Inc in the second quarter, while Patrick McCormack's Tiger Consumer Management took a shine to the social networking company. Omega, for instance, in the quarter sold 3.67 million shares of Facebook, according to the firm's regulatory filing.
Wednesday marks 45 days since the end of the second quarter, or as it's known in the financial community, "13F Day." Some of the world's biggest funds report their holdings.
The global coffee market has been rather decaffeinated for the past couple of years, with prices falling to less than half their 2011 peak and the bean becoming the worst-performing soft commodity last year.
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz had a tough second quarter with his Trian Partners funds vastly underperforming the S&P 500, according to an investor letter obtained by CNBC.
The investment bank highlights eight industry themes it describes as "creative destruction" - trends that make it necessary for companies to either "adapt or die."
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Mondelez delivered earnings that topped expectations and the company raised its dividend. Shares rose after-hours.
Stocks recovered from their worst levels but still closed in the red for a third session Wednesday, with major averages retreating further from their recent highs, amid renewed concerns about when the Federal Reserve may start to wind down its bond-buying program.
Although shares of many packaged food companies are hitting all-time highs, there is still room at the table for new investors to join the food stock feast.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wednesday amid renewed concerns about when the Federal Reserve will begin tapering off its asset purchases.
Already cranky about the Fed, stock traders will be eyeing the Treasury's 10-year note auction Wednesday to see whether it helps drive interest rates higher.
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Kraft Foods Group, whose brands include Oscar Mayer, Miracle Whip and Jell-O, beat on earnings and raised its full-year outlook.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK July 31- Hedge fund manager William Ackman unveiled his biggest bet ever on Wednesday, a $2.2 billion play on Air Products& Chemicals Inc that the billionaire trader kept secret for two months.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK July 31- Hedge fund manager William Ackman unveiled his biggest bet ever on Wednesday, a $2.2 billion play on Air Products& Chemicals Inc that the billionaire trader kept secret for two months. The activist investor's Pershing Square Capital Management owns 9.8 percent of the industrial gas maker, making it the company's biggest shareholder.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK July 31- Hedge fund manager William Ackman unveiled his biggest bet ever on Wednesday, announcing a $2.2 billion play on Air Products& Chemicals Inc., but shed no light on how the billionaire trader kept the position secret for the past two months.
*Japan world's No.2 tea market by value-Euromonitor. ZURICH, July 31- Global food company Nestle is to launch its high-tech tea-maker, modelled on its Nespresso coffee brewer, in Japan, the first time the product will go on sale in a big tea-drinking country. These will go on sale on the brand's Japanese website from next month and in shops in Japan from September.