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Bill Ackman trades Starbucks for

May 12 Bill ackman (Trades, Portfolio) by Pershing Square Holdings Ltd. announced that it had sold its stake in Starbucks Corp. (SBUX, Financial) and invested in Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ, Financial). At the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything festival, he Explain, “We sold Starbucks. The price was that it …

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Ghirardelli presents vegan ice cream for the first time

After 169 years, Ghirardelli is finally serving vegan scoops of ice cream. The gourmet chocolate and ice cream chain has launched vegan vanilla ice cream from the plant-based frozen dessert brand Coconut Bliss. Organic coconut milk ice cream contains only a handful of ingredients, including Madagascar vanilla bean. The Oregon-based …

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3 dividend-paying stocks to buy for growth and total returns

Thousands of stocks pay dividends, which can make it difficult to choose among them, but there are some aspects of dividend stocks that are particularly interesting. One factor that can make a big difference is competitive advantage and leadership in a given industry. In general, large, globally dominant companies are …

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Colonel Sanders Makeover, Warming Instructions

KFC is rolling out new packaging this summer, with more emphasis on its red and white stripes. Colonel Sanders is also getting a makeover, with more details on his face. KFC is also adding information on how customers can safely reheat their fried chicken the next day. See more stories …

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Chick-fil-A faces a sauce shortage

Even Chick-fil-A isn’t immune to the condiment shortage. The Atlanta-based chicken chain told customers on its website last week that “due to industry-wide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may not. be available. The company has confirmed that customers at several of its restaurants are limited to one cup …

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