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The 7 Best Things to Buy in February

Filed under: How to Save Money, Deals, Vacation Planning, Spending February may be a chilly, blizzard-laden month, but thanks to Valentine’s Day and the anticipation of spring, it’s a month that tends to keep hearts warm. In addition to warm hearts, you’ll find plenty of hot deals throughout the shortest month of the year.   Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments DailyFinance.com

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Are Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut Enough for Yum Brands?

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Market News, Restaurants, Investing Shutterstock Three monster restaurant chains may not be enough for Yum Brands (YUM). The parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut posted quarterly results on Wednesday. It wasn’t very impressive. Worldwide system sales climbed a mere 3 percent from a year earlier despite expansion at all three concepts. Things ...

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Is Katy Perry the New Kim Kardashian in Mobile Gaming?

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Entertainment Industry, Mobile Technology, Investing International Artists/AlamyGlu Mobile has an exclusive five-year mobile gaming partnership with Katy Perry. Mobile gamers are a pretty fickle lot. This past summer the public couldn’t get enough of Glu Mobile’s (GLUU) “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game, but now they’re moving on to the next neat diversion. Glu Mobile reported what ...

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Market Wrap: Stocks Climb on Energy Rebound, Pfizer Deal

Filed under: Energy, Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, European Union, Oil & Gas Industry Nomi Ellenson/Getty ImagesVince Holding (VNCE) celebrates Fashion Week by ringing the opening bell Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks climbed Thursday as energy shares bounced with oil prices, while news Pfizer would buy Hospira in a massive deal further boosted the market. The ...

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RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy, to Sell 2,400 Stores

Filed under: Bankruptcy, Company News, Retail, Consumer Electronics, Stores By Nick Brown Electronics retailer RadioShack (RSH) filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder. Wireless company Sprint (S) would operate as many as 1,750 ...

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Ebola in New York: Will U.S. Stocks Follow Europe Lower?

Filed under: Market News, Stocks, World Markets Bryan Thomas/Getty ImagesA health alert is displayed Thursday at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital in New York City. By Leslie Shaffer | @LeslieShaffer1 The diagnosis of an Ebola case in New York sent U.S. futures into a tizzy, spurring worries Wall Street may give up recent gains, as Europe stocks fell Friday. The ...

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How Much Billionaires Really Spend Each Month

Filed under: Bankruptcy, Personal Finance, Divorce, People, Financial Education Kathy Willens/APTexas entrepreneur Sam Wyly at U.S. District Court in New York last May. By Robert Frank | @robtfrank Being rich is getting expensive. Just ask Sam Wyly and Anne Dias Griffin. Court filings related to different cases involving Wyly and Griffin offer a rare look into the real spending habits ...

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Ford 3Q Earnings Lower, but Still Beat Street Estimates

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Automotive Industry, Ford, Manufacturing Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT — Ford Motor’s third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford’s launch of its aluminum-bodied F-150 is ...

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AMC Networks Enters Joint Venture to Run BBC America

Filed under: Company News, Media, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entertainment Industry By Sudarshan Varadhan and Lisa Richwine AMC Networks has agreed to pay $ 200 million for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of the cable television channel. BBC Worldwide will retain a 50.1 percent stake in BBC America, which is available on cable and ...

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Evenflo Recalls Infant Car Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Filed under: Recalls, Transportation, Consumer Goods, Consumer Protection Getty Images DETROIT — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get ...

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