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Planet Fitness and Weight Watchers‘ stocks for years have been boosted by healthy trends, but the latter is now carrying too much risk to recommend, Cramer said. The “image-obsessed culture” of selfies and Instagram make people feel “under a lot of pressure to look good,” but shares of the nutrition company are going south while
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The fallout continued Friday for LaCroix maker National Beverage following the CEO’s bizarre explanation for the company’s dismal earnings. Investment firm Guggenheim also issued a rare “sell” rating on the stock. Its shares plummeted by as much as 24 percent shortly after the markets opened Friday. The company released its fiscal third-quarter results late Thursday,
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Warren Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway is selling its Applied Underwriters workers compensation unit, the investor told CNBC’s Becky Quick on Monday. The sale of Applied Underwriters represents a rare divestment by Buffett. His corporate empire represents nearly 100 business in multiple sectors and Buffett does not usually seek to cash out after acquiring a company.
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Investing giants BlackRock and KKR on Sunday signed a $4 billion agreement with Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company (ADNOC) to become the first institutional investors joining forces with a national oil producer in the Middle East. The deal represents a landmark partnership in midstream pipeline infrastructure development for ADNOC. It’s also the latest step in
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Switching to Juul e-cigarettes reduces smokers’ risk to cigarette toxins at similar levels to quitting entirely, according to results from a clinical trial presented at a conference Saturday. Researchers found switching entirely to Juul reduced smokers’ exposure to biomarkers, or signals of exposure to cigarette smoking, 99.6 percent as much as abstaining entirely from cigarettes.
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Dozens of Microsoft employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s $480 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with augmented reality headsets intended for use on the battlefield. Under the terms of the deal, the headsets, which place holographic images into the wearer’s field of vision, would be adapted to “increase lethality” by “enhancing
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Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Patients sit in the waiting room at the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Americans spend more time traveling and waiting for health appointments than for any other service, including getting a driver’s license at motor vehicle agencies,
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