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Are Dell, HP zombie stocks?
Gun industry, gun stocks have boomed under Obama
Fertilizer standoff for Potash of Saskatchewan
PepsiCo has a new sweetener mix
Inside Wall Street: Chipotle may remain weak
What's wrong with McDonald's?
Secret Santa for stock pickers
Harley revs up in India
Gold ETF poised to test key support
Merck drops as heart drug falls short in study
Is Yum Brands having a problem in China?
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Bond trap in the wake of a US credit downgrade
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Are Dell, HP zombie stocks?
A secular transition away from PCs has sent Dell (DELL -1.82%) and HP (HPQ -2.30%) plummeting 71.7% and 55.8%, respectively, over the last half decade. At this point, however, both trade at exceptionally low multiples and provide considerable free cash flow generation.

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Gun industry, gun stocks have boomed under Obama
The gun industry, now facing renewed scrutiny in the wake of the tragic Newtown, Conn. school shooting, has been booming in recent years.

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Fertilizer standoff for Potash of Saskatchewan
It's a face off with China and India on one side and the world's potash fertilizer producers, led by Potash of Saskatchewan (POT -0.18%), on the other.

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PepsiCo has a new sweetener mix
Flagging sales of its soft drinks have prompted PepsiCo (PEP -0.29%) to introduce a new sweetener mix to its Diet Pepsi line of products. The company has been steadily losing market share in North America to competitors such as Coca-Cola Co (KO -0.43%) and Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS +0.04%). PepsiCo is hoping that its latest attempt at reinvigorating its flagship drink will arrest this long-standing trend.

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Inside Wall Street: Chipotle may remain weak
Is Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG +0.53%) now a screaming buy? That's what some of its loyal fans contend, arguing that the stock has finally bottomed out after a long and hard fall.

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What's wrong with McDonald's?
Following a great 2011, McDonald's (MCD -0.99%) has been one of the Dow's worst performers of 2012. Year-to-date, shares of McDonald's are down more than 9.7%.

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Secret Santa for stock pickers
One thing I've learned on this financial beat, which I failed to understand at my previous job withZDNet, is that heat is not always evidence of light.

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Harley revs up in India
After launching Fat Bob in India a month back, Harley-Davidson (HOG -0.25%) is gearing up to introduce a new motorcycle made exclusively for the country within the next two years to take on its Japanese and Korean rivals.

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Gold ETF poised to test key support
Gold and the shares of gold miners have come under pressure recently, much to the dismay of gold bugs. Could there really be a material shift taking place in front of our eyes and could gold become even less favored than it has been recently?

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Merck drops as heart drug falls short in study
A heart drug being developed by Merck (MRK -0.24%) failed in a clinical trial, dashing hopes for a new treatment option and a potentially big-selling product for the pharmaceutical giant.

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Is Yum Brands having a problem in China?
Shares of Yum Brands (YUM +1.77%) closed down 1% Thursday on reports from China alleging that suppliers to the companys KFC chain had injected antiviral drugs and growth hormones into the chickens. Chinas Internet sites, such as Sina Weibo, have seen outrage and calls for a boycott of KFC until consumes can be sure its food is safe. (The alleged actions by suppliers would be in violation of Chinese food safety regulations.)

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