Premier Protein maker BellRing’s stock rallies toward fresh highs after bullish analyst calls

Shares of Premier Protein-branded snacks maker BellRing Brands Inc. BRBR, +3.59% surged 3.7% toward fresh highs in morning trading Monday, after a host of Wall Street analysts started coverage of the recent IPO will bullish ratings. Of the 8 analysts surveyed by FactSet, 7 set ratings at the equivalent of buy and 1 had a rating of the equivalent hold. […]

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Dunkin’ and Starbucks are in a race to make the fastest espresso

Dunkin Brands Group Inc. and Starbucks Corp. are racing to make the fastest coffee in the market. Dunkin’ DNKN, -2.57%  chief Executive David Hoffmann talked up the 40% third-quarter sales growth in its espresso drinks, with the new Signature Latte line leading the way. Moreover, he said, they’re still making a quick cup. “And most importantly, we’ve maintained our operational […]

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Beyond Meat stock bulls got what they wanted, and bears could get slaughtered

One of Wall Street’s biggest concerns about Beyond Meat Inc.’s stock is that current valuations limit potential gains, but the odds are now ‘very high’ that problem will be fixed soon, ironically, by the bears. Beyond Meat investors got what they were waiting for Thursday, as McDonald’s Corp. said it will begin testing in Canada a burger with a Beyond […]

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Tory Lord Young quits government in protest at Boris Johnson’s Brexit shutdown

Boris Johnson has suffered his first resignation over his bombshell decision to shut down Parliament for a month over Brexit . Lord Young of Cookham resigned as a government spokesman today in protest at the "tinpot" Prime Minister's bid to thwart MPs having their say on no-deal. The former leader of the House of Commons under David Cameron said he […]

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‘Meatless meat’ defenders sue Mississippi for violating free-speech

ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state’s Republican agriculture commissioner, Andy Gipson, was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton’s Naturals Co. […]

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Google Investing $1 Billion To Fix Bay Area’s Tech-Driven Housing Crisis

Google announced Tuesday that it’s investing $1 billion in developing more housing across the San Francisco Bay Area, where the rise of wealthy tech companies has helped fuel one of the country’s biggest affordability crises. The tech giant, one of the main companies targeted by Bay Area housing activists, plans to put $750 million toward repurposing Google-owned land into 15,000 […]

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In ‘the marijuana ghetto’ at Davos, Canopy Growth found its American pot partner

The landmark deal between marijuana companies Acreage Holdings Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp. has its roots amid bunk beds inside a small, cramped house in Klosters, Switzerland. It was there, a short drive away from the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, that Canopy Growth CGC, -3.17%WEED, -2.91% co-Chief Executive Bruce Linton and Acreage ACRGF, -3.06% CEO Kevin Murphy laid the […]

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Three consumer-staples stocks to sell — and three to buy in their place

There is a lot to be said for a buy-and-hold strategy. From tax-efficient capital gains to lower trading costs, to the general notion that markets always grind higher when your time horizon is years instead of months, it’s hard to argue that a long-term strategy can harm you. Unless you’re holding a handpicked portfolio of terrible stocks. Some investors foolishly […]

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