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May 2- Mattress maker Tempur-Pedic International Inc's first-quarter revenue fell 11 percent, excluding its recent Sealy's acquisition, hurt by a decline in sales at its core North America business.
May 2- Mattress maker Tempur-Pedic International Inc's first-quarter sales rose 1.5 percent, helped by the inclusion sales at recently acquired Sealy Corp, and the company raised its outlook. Shares of Tempur-Pedic rose 2.5 percent in after-market trade.
May 2- Mattress maker Tempur-Pedic International Inc's first-quarter sales rose 1.5 percent to $390.1 million, helped by the inclusion of $46.7 million of sales at recently-acquired Sealy Corp.. Tempur-Pedic completed the purchase of Sealy on March 18.
Stocks erased most of their early declines to close narrowly mixed Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing slightly below its closing high, but ongoing economic and political concerns over Europe kept a lid on gains.
WASHINGTON, March 8- Tempur-Pedic International Inc, the Kentucky company which pioneered pricey space-age mattresses, has won approval from antitrust regulators to buy century-old Sealy Corp, the company said on Friday. Tempur-Pedic put the total value of the transaction- stock purchases and acquired debt- at $1.3 billion.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
*Kentucky upstart goes after former market leader. WASHINGTON, March 4- A planned merger of two large U.S. mattress companies will force U.S. antitrust regulators to decide how much concentration they are prepared to allow in this once diffuse market.
*FTC probing Office Depot/ OfficeMax deal, Tesoro refinery buy. WASHINGTON, Feb 28- President Barack Obama is to name Edith Ramirez, once his colleague at the Harvard Law Review, as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC said on Thursday.
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Stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 1,500 and logging its longest winning streak since November 2004, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings. All three major averages turned in their fourth-consecutive weekly gain.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.
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A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.