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Berkshirehathway-030515.jpgWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is reportedly planning its first ever European bond sale of 3 billion euros to take advantage of low interest rates in the region, traversing a path taken by a range of home companies in search of cheap funding options. The move comes as the European Central Bank's bond-buying stimulus program of 60 billion euros a month is imminent.
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So Long, Pharmacyclics...



It's a gain of over 6,000% for investors who bought shares of Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC) back in February 2010 and held them all these years - a handsome reward for long-term investors.
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Kroger Q4 Profit Up 23%, Results Beat View; Issues Upbeat Outlook



Kroger Co. on Thursday reported a 23 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter from last year, as the grocery chain operator's results continued to benefit from its acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets and an increase in fuel margins. Both revenue and adjusted earnings per share beat analysts' expectations. The company also forecast fiscal 2015 earnings above Street estimates.
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U.S. Factory Orders Unexpectedly Dip 0.2% In January



New orders for U.S. manufactured goods unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders edged down by 0.2 percent in January.

U.S. Factory Orders Edge Down 0.2% In January

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Grain Companies Announce Merger



North Central Farmers Elevator and Wheat Growers, both South Dakota-based farming cooperatives, have agreed to merge. North Central Farmers Elevator and Wheat Growers Tuesday announced that they have agreed to merge into a newly named cooperative. The Board of Directors of both cooperatives have also...

Johnson Matthey Completes Sale Of Gold And Silver Refining Business To Asahi

Trimble Acquires Linear Project To Expand Heavy Civil Construction Project Management Capabilities

Management Resource Solutions Announces Proposed Acquisition Of D&M Group

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Bazaarvoice Inc. (BV) Sank Sharply Despite Q3 Report



Bazaarvoice Inc. (BV) reported a third quarter adjusted loss from continuing operations of $0.00 per share after the close Tuesday, compare to the loss of $0.15 per share last year. The consensus estimate was for a loss of $0.06 per share. Bazaarvoice gapped open sharply lower Wednesday and declined...
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HKBN IPO Raises $750 Million



HKBN Ltd. has reportedly raised about $750 million after the broadband service provider priced its initial public offering at the top end of the price range. Private-equity group CVC Capital Partners, an unit of Carlyle Group L.P. (CG), Singapore's sovereign-wealth fund GIC Ltd., and other shareholders...
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Stage Stores To Present At UBS Global Conference; Webcast At 2:15 PM ET



Stage Stores Inc (SSI) will present at the UBS 4th Annual Global Consumer Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:15 PM ET on March. 05,2015. To access the live webcast, log on at www.stagestoresinc.com
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
03/05/15 10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)FEB 27 United States
03/05/15 10:0Ivey Purchasing Managers IndexFEB Canada
03/05/15 10:0Factory Orders (M-o-M)JAN United States
03/05/15 10:0Factory Orders Ex. Defense (M-o-M)JAN United States
03/05/15 10:0Factory Orders Ex. Transportation M-o-MJAN United States
03/05/15 8:30Non-Farm Productivity (Q-o-Q)Q4 F United States
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