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    Dunkin' Brands Profit Hurt by Weather --Update

    DJ Business News – 10:09 AM ET 04/24/2014

    Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (DNKN) said that first-quarter earnings fell 3.5%, blaming bad winter weather for cutting a hole in demand at its signature doughnuts-and-coffee chain. "We had a difficult first quarter with our comparable-store sales growth in the U.S. significantly impacted by severe weather in the regions of the country where most of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are located," Chief Executive Nigel Travis said. "However, we remain confident that we will hit our targets for...

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    Dunkin's results miss as cold weather puts hole in US sales

    Reuters – 6:55 AM ET 04/24/2014

    * First-quarter earnings $0.33/share vs est $0.36. * Revenue rises 6.2 pct to $171.9 mln vs est $172.2 mln. * Same-store sales at Dunkin' Donuts US outlets rise 1.2 pct. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (DNKN), parent of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream outlets, reported lower-than-expected quarterly results as extreme cold weather in parts of the United States hit comparable-store sales growth.

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    McDonald's says Ronald McDonald will join Twitter

    MarketWatch – 6:08 PM ET 04/23/2014

    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is pushing Ronald McDonald back into the spotlight, using the clown mascot to comment on Twitter and updating his outfits as the fast food giant tries to attract younger consumers. the company quoted Ronald McDonald as saying in its announcement on Wednesday. It said Ronald McDonald won't get his own Twitter handle, but that McDonald's will post comments attributed to him using the hashtag# RonaldMcDonald.

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    McDonald's Canada freezes use of foreign worker plan

    Reuters – 4:38 PM ET 04/23/2014

    The Canadian unit of McDonald's Corp (MCD) has suspended all of its applications under the country's temporary foreign worker program as its undergoes a third party audit on its use, the restaurant chain said on Wednesday.

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    COLUMN-When the best offense is defensive stocks

    Reuters – 4:30 PM ET 04/23/2014

    By Conrad de Aenlle. You've been on offense with your global stock portfolio for five years, running up the score in sectors like consumer discretionary and technology stocks that have outperformed the broad market. With those sectors starting to show weakness, it could be time to play defense and shift some money into more stable areas such as healthcare, telecommunications or consumer staples.

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    Do fast-food chains have an identity crisis?

    MarketWatch – 9:42 AM ET 04/23/2014

    Fast-food chains like McDonald's, Wendy's (WEN) and Pizza Hut are regularly testing new items to see if they can eat into the market share of more upmarket rivals like Panera and Chipotle. Despite these efforts, experts say their menus aren't connecting with a younger generation. And as people become more health conscious-- or claim they are-- restaurants are trying to adapt their menus, with mixed results.

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    China is a driver, not a drag, for U.S. earnings in first quarter

    Reuters – 6:05 PM ET 04/22/2014

    Economic growth may be slowing in China, and fears of a credit crunch there may be rife, but the world's second-largest economy was a driving force for U.S. company profits in the last quarter.

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    Yum Brands' China restaurant sales improve, shares rise

    Reuters – 6:04 PM ET 04/22/2014

    KFC (YUM) parent Yum Brands Inc (YUM) on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare that pummeled demand for chicken last year.

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    Yum Brands' first-quarter restaurant sales in China up 9 percent

    Reuters – 5:36 PM ET 04/22/2014

    - KFC (YUM) parent Yum Brands Inc (YUM) on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent, roughly in line with expectations, as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare last year that pummeled demand for chicken.

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    Yum Brands' 1st-qtr restaurant sales in China up 9 percent

    Reuters – 5:32 PM ET 04/22/2014

    KFC (YUM) parent Yum Brands Inc (YUM) on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent, roughly in line with expectations, as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare last year that pummeled demand for chicken.

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    US STOCKS-Earnings, healthcare give Wall St sixth straight gain

    Reuters – 5:26 PM ET 04/22/2014

    * S&P 500, Nasdaq on six-day winning streak. * Netflix (NFLX) up after results; Facebook (FB) gains on upgrade. * Allergan (AGN) soars as Ackman and Valeant bid for company. * Dow up 0.4 pct; S&P 500 up 0.4 pct; Nasdaq up 1 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    U.S. stocks gain; S&P 500 extends streak to six

    MarketWatch – 5:14 PM ET 04/22/2014

    NEW YORK-- The U.S. stock market closed higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its winning streak to six days, the longest streak of gains since September 2013.. Investors welcomed better-than-expected results from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), while a flurry of deal news in the health-care sector added to positive sentiment. The S&P 500 ended the day 7.66 points, or 0.4%, higher at 1,879.55, rising for six straight sessions.

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    MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Gain; S&P 500 Extends Streak To Six

    DJ Business News – 5:14 PM ET 04/22/2014

    NEW YORK-- The U.S. stock market closed higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its winning streak to six days, the longest streak of gains since September 2013.. Investors welcomed better-than-expected results from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), while a flurry of deal news in the health-care sector added to positive sentiment. The S&P 500 ended the day 7.66 points, or 0.4%, higher at 1,879.55, rising for six straight sessions.

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    Updates, advisories and surprises

    MarketWatch – 4:31 PM ET 04/22/2014

    AT&T (T) reports earnings of $3.65 billion. AT&T Inc. (T) on Tuesday reported a first-quarter profit of $3.65 billion, or 70 cents a share, compared with earnings of $3.7 billion, or 67 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Revenue rose 3.6% to $32.5 billion.

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    US STOCKS-Wall St up for sixth straight session on earnings, healthcare

    Reuters – 4:24 PM ET 04/22/2014

    * S&P 500, Nasdaq on six-day winning streak. * Netflix (NFLX) up after results; Facebook (FB) gains on upgrade. * Allergan (AGN) soars as Ackman and Valeant bid for company. * Indexes up: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.41 pct, Nasdaq 0.97 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    Allergan soars on Valeant bid; Netflix jumps on results

    MarketWatch – 3:12 PM ET 04/22/2014

    By Sue Chang and Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Allergan Inc. (AGN) surged on Tuesday on a merger bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) while Netflix Inc. (NFLX) got a strong lift from quarterly results. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) said Tuesday it submitted an offer to merge with Allergan (AGN) in which each Allergan (AGN) share would be swapped for $48.30 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant common stock.

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    US STOCKS-Earnings, healthcare help lift Wall Street

    Reuters – 2:03 PM ET 04/22/2014

    * S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for six-day advance. * Netflix (NFLX) up after results, Facebook (FB) gains on upgrade. * Allergan (AGN) soars as Ackman and Valeant bid for company. * Indexes up: Dow 0.68 pct, S&P 0.67 pct, Nasdaq 1.13 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    US STOCKS-Wall St gains on earnings; S&P up for 6th straight day

    Reuters – 11:59 AM ET 04/22/2014

    * S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for six-day advance. * Netflix (NFLX) up after results, Facebook (FB) gains on update. * Allergan (AGN) soars as Ackman and Valeant bid for company. * Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.5 pct, Nasdaq 0.9 pct. By Ryan Vlastelica.

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    US STOCKS-Wall St gains on earnings; Internet stocks lead

    Reuters – 10:21 AM ET 04/22/2014

    * S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for six-day advance. * Netflix (NFLX) up after results, Facebook (FB) gains on update. * Allergan (AGN) soars as Ackman and Valeant bid for company. * Indexes up: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.7 pct. By Ryan Vlastelica.

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    McDonald's profit falls, U.S. diners not 'lovin' it'

    Reuters – 10:05 AM ET 04/22/2014

    - McDonald's Corp (MCD) posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants.

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