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  • NEW YORK— KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image by harkening back to its past. Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn't featured him in TV ads for about 20 years.

  • He's back...KFC reintroduces Colonel Sanders Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    KFC is reintroducing the Colonel played by SNL alum Darrell Hammond as part of a push to emphasize its roots.

    What's old is new again at fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  • Royal Caribbean taking China on a sea cruise Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Chinese tourists wave as their passenger ship 'Legend of The Seas' arrives in Taiwan's northern Keelung harbor.

    Here's the best research calls from top Wall Street firms Tuesday.

  • Hedge funds are beating the S&P 500; here's how Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stock-picking hedge funds are finally beating low-cost equity index funds this year—here's how the best did it.

  • The most hated fast food chain on social media Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Taco Bell and Coca-Cola

    Exclusive data to CNBC from Brandwatch shows which food, restaurant, and beverage brands have the best and worst presence on social media.

  • Why Netflix is at $600 Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    The Netflix Inc. website displays the 'House of Cards' series.

    Here's the real reason why Netflix is at $600, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • May 15- Some of the top U.S. hedge fund investors and activists, including Jana Partners LLC took new positions or raised their equity stakes in fast food chain McDonald's Corp during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Highfields Capital Management LP raised its stake more than 1,000 percent to 9.8 million shares, valued at about...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC and Farallon Capital Management, trimmed some of their equity exposure in eBay Inc, but kept high positions in the e-commerce company's shares during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings. MD Sass Investors Services Inc liquidated its position in eBay,...

  • Whale watching: 8 trades on hedge-fund plays Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    As many first-quarter filings from hedge funds surfaced, traders discussed how to play stocks top funds were buying and selling.

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. May 15- U.S. shares ended little changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 edging up to a record high for a second straight session after a ream of weak economic data.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed in choppy trade on Friday, as disappointing data weighed on investor sentiment amid dollar declines and lower bond yields

  • Congress should pass an open-Internet law NOW Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Neon open sign

    Before the presidential race heats up, Congress should pass an open-Internet law, says Jamal Simmons.

  • Yum may be happy to serve activist investors Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant in Shanghai.

    JPMorgan upgraded Yum Brands to "overweight" on the thesis that spinning off the China business is no longer a "possibility" but a "probability."

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. "With the markets treading, it's really reflecting what's happening in the general economy," said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage Services in Philadelphia.

  • YUM: China spinoff?   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    YUM: China spinoff?

    Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shares his view of Yum Brands' growth in China, and if a spinoff is right for the company.

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • Yum China spinoff becoming more probable - J.P. Morgan Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    May 15- The likelihood is growing that Yum Brands Inc will spin off its China business, J.P. Morgan said in a client note, upgrading the company's shares to "overweight" from "neutral". J.P. Morgan analyst John Ivankoe, who attended a Yum investor conference in China this week, said in a note published on Friday that he came away with a sense that a spinoff of Yum China was...

  • Wall Street eyes more data, dollar after S&P record Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly higher open on Friday, amid data releases and following a record market close on Thursday.

  • Early movers: NFLX, GMCR, SIX, DE, YUM & more Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Friday's early movers: NFLX, GMCR, SIX, DE, YUM & more

  • Inflation is coming, 5 trades: Smart Money Friday Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    Here's the best research calls from top Wall Street firms Friday.