Even as consumers are cutting back on all sorts of goods, Spam is among a select group of thrifty grocery items that are selling steadily. Pancake mixes and instant potatoes are booming. So are vitamins, fruit and vegetable preservatives and beer, according to October data.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.
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The markets are up about 2.5% in early morning trading on strength overnight in Asian markets, solid earnings reports, and a better-than-expected GDP number.
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Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals may already be in a store near you. You may have already consumed it. I guess it didn't kill you.
If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.
Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
UBS senior restaurant analyst David Palmer says it's time to buy one particular food company, whose third-quarter profit more than doubled. Which one?
S&P futures have been positive only briefly late in the morning, however there has again been a 40-point swing from the high to the lows. Bottom line is that pre-open volatility continues.
Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Stocks on Wednesday can't help but feel some of the spillover of Tuesday's euphoric upswing, as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting with an anticipated rate cut.
As hard times prompt Americans to cut spending, more workers are bringing their lunch to work rather than buying it at a food outlet, or even the company cafeteria.
Short seller Douglas Kass has won his relatively short-term bet against Warren Buffett. Given Buffett's track record as the world's greatest investor, he doesn't lose very often.
Warren Buffett has very publicly proclaimed that now is the time to be "greedy" and buy U.S. stocks, because everyone else is fearful, and those fears are driving down stock prices to bargain levels. While some praise his leadership and courage, there are also skeptics.
Stocks went on another rollercoaster ride Friday, opening sharply lower before a series of ups, downs and curves, and an afternoon burst of bargain hunting that sent the Dow up more than 200 points.
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