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  • NEW YORK, May 4- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who often moves a stock simply by speaking its name, on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out a case against oil frackers, arguing these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Einhorn, who often unveils so-called short-bets...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn kicked off the 20th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York on Monday by laying out his case against oil frackers, arguing that these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Activist investor Barry Rosenstein discussed two investment ideas that were already well...

  • LinkedIn and Yum Brands are big market movers Friday, 1 May 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. LinkedIn Corp., down $46.92 to $205.21. Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund says it has taken a stake in the parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

  • Yum Brands moves higher   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Yum Brands moves higher

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on signs of strength in Yum Brands' earnings. Shares are on the rise after Dan Loeb and Keith Meister get in the stock.

  • *Gilead leads as biotechs ends 5- day losing streak. May 1- Wall Street was higher at midday on Friday, with the Nasdaq recording gains for the first time this week, as healthcare and technology stocks rebounded, and as data pointed to a pick-up in economic activity. Gilead led the gains on the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 4.4 percent increase to $104.90.

  • Activists Loeb, Meister take large stake in Yum Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Dan Loeb

    CNBC reports that both Keith Meister's Corvex and Dan Loeb's Third Point have taken large stakes in Yum Brands.

  • May 1- Wall Street rose at the open on Friday as healthcare and technology stocks, led by Gilead and Apple, rebounded after two weak sessions, and despite data that came in lower-than-expected. Apple shares rose 1.5 percent to $126.94 and was the biggest driver on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500.. Gilead led the gains with a 3 percent increase to $103.53 after its...

  • YUM spikes on Loeb stake   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    YUM spikes on Loeb stake

    Yum spiking on Dan Loeb,Third Point LLC, announcing he is taking a significant stake in the company. Sara Senatore, Sanford Bernstein senior analyst, discusses.

  • Third Point takes new positions   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Third Point takes new positions

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has taken a significant stake in Yum Brands and a new position in Devon Energy. Also Loeb is invested in Japan in a big way, reports Wapner.

  • SHANGHAI, April 30- Beijing authorities have fined U.S.-based J.R. Simplot's China processing unit, which supplies frozen french fries to McDonald's Corp, 3.92 million yuan for water pollution, state media and Simplot said. A local regulator in Fengtai district of Beijing found that Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co Ltd had been discharging contaminated...

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $56.60. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $9.51 or 1.5 percent, to $630.07. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell $1.94 or 2.9 percent, to $64.43.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell $1.60 or 2.8 percent, to $55.66. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $10.44 or 1.6 percent, to $629.14. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell $1.62 or 2.4 percent, to $64.75.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell $1.13 or 2.0 percent, to $56.13. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $3.87 or. 6 percent, to $635.71. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 88 or 1.3 percent, to $65.49.

  • McDonald's supplier fined for pollution in China Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    J.R. Simplot, headquartered in Idaho, is a global potato supplier for McDonald's was fined 3.92 million yuan ($632,370) on Wednesday by the Beijing city government for water pollution.

    McDonald's frozen fries supplier, Simplot, was fined $632,370 by the government of Beijing for water pollution.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $57.26. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $4.17 or. 6 percent, to $639.58. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 43 or. 7 percent, to $66.37.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $57.08. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $66.15. McDonald's Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $96.65.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $56.65. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $2.51 or. 4 percent, to $641.25. McDonald's Corp. fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $96.19.

  • Protests that forced companies to change Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
    Protester using megaphone during demonstration

    Using demonstrations and campaigns in traditional and social media, consumers are increasingly forcing companies to change their ways.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 69 or 1.2 percent, to $56.90. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $6.25 or 1.0 percent, to $643.75. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell $1.07 or 1.6 percent, to $65.94.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $57.30. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $2.50 or. 4 percent, to $640.00. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 89 or 1.3 percent, to $66.12.