The Only Product McDonald’s & Chipotle Shared: Coca-Cola Syrup

Feb 8, 2015
J. Webster
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What seems like ages ago now, McDonald's invested in Chipotle, giving them the money to expand and grow, but they only shared one product in their distribution chain:
"There are approximately 650 line items in a McDonald’s distribution center. When we brought Chipotle into the Portland DC in 2004, there was one common product that could either be delivered to a Chipotle or a McDonald’s restaurant: a five-gallon bag of Coca-Cola — the syrup. That’s it." (Bloomberg)
McDonald's wanted Chipotle to add "Fresh" to their name, have drive-through widows, allow for franchises, and to serve breakfast. Chipotle

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Louis C.K. Talks Twitter on Conan O’Brien: “Jesus Is Trending”

Feb 6, 2015
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In honor of Twitter's "breakout" quarter, here's Louis C.K. talking about Twitter and social media in general on Conan O'Brien four or five years ago. And don't get me wrong, I love Twitter, but at times it certainly is silly and unnecessary, but it's also very addictive and a good way to get a broad range of news and information if you follow a wide range of interesting people. Plus, Twitter is immediate and about what's happening right now, which is why many are saying people are searching on Twitter rather than Google. Anyway, here's Louis C.K.: "I think if

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Google Finance Has Strange Stock Price for Eldorado Gold

Feb 5, 2015
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Now Eldorado Gold's stock has been hammered of late since Greece isn't in favor of them digging for gold in their country. But it got smashed today by Google Finance for some strange reason. Anybody else see some strange price action for stocks on Google Finance? Eldorado Gold's stock was actually up on the day and just dipped below $5 a share as a low of the day. Imagine owning shares of the gold miner and waking up in the morning, before you've even had a coffee, and seeing the stock go like this....man, that's bound to give an Eldorado Gold

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Top Disney Shareholder: Laurene Powell Jobs

Feb 4, 2015
J. Webster
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Who's the top public shareholder of Disney stock, which just top a $100 a share, none other than Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs. This large stake in Disney is from when Steve Jobs sold Pixar to Disney. Yes, Steve Jobs was a very smart and savvy business man. Laurene Powell Jobs owns 7.69 percent of Disney, or 130.6 million shares. Some say that Disney is a buy and forget stock - you

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Chelsea Clinton’s Husband’s Hedge Fund Doesn’t Have Faith in Greece Bet

Feb 4, 2015
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What's worse, losing a ton of money or being referred to as "Chelsea Clinton's husband" all the time. Yeah, of course losing a ton of money is worse, but still, most be annoying to always have your business referred to as "hedge fund co-founded by Chelsea Clinton's husband". It's like you don't even have a name anymore. But anyway, the real story is, yes, Chelsea Clinton's husband lost a bunch of money betting on Greece. What stands out to me though is, he's not only losing or lost a ton of money on a Greece bet but he might

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Al Gore’s Apple Cash Hoard

Feb 3, 2015
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So Al Gore losing to George Bush in the Presidential election was actually a blessing in disguise for his wallet. If Gore became President he would have never been on Apple's board and never piled up so many shares of Apple stock, right? Not sure about the timing of when Al Gore joined Apple's board but it seems like if he'd become President, and even maybe, possibly, won another term, he just wouldn't have got a hold of 440,000 shares of Apple and sat on its board for so long. Either way, Gore made some savvy moves once it got

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Can Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Win Save Uggs

Feb 2, 2015
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Tom Brady didn't win the Super Bowl wearing Uggs, but will his fourth Super Bowl victory give Deckers' stock a boost? I'm guessing that Decker will leverage the Patriots and Tom Brady's Super Bowl win into some kind of advertising campaign for Uggs, right? But just how much of a bounce will this give their stock? But you have to also consider that Boston has been hit hard this winter with snow storm after snow storm. Won't all the men in Boston purchase a pair of Uggs to support Tom Brady and keep warm their feet warm? That's a stretch

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Cramer Says Buy Jack in the Box for Qdoba Spin Off

Jan 30, 2015
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This is interesting, especially what with the Shake Shack IPO today, and the stock more than doubling to as high as $52 a share at one point. Jim Cramer says you should buy shares of Jack in the Box rather than Shake Shack at this point. There's the potential that Jack in the Box could spin out their burrito chain, Qdoba, which is quite similar to Chipotle - although not sure how the organic nature of the meat and ingredients of Qdoba compare with Chipotle. Still, if you're looking for a "fast casual" stock to buy listen to Cramer and

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What’s Each Shake Shack Restaurant Worth?

Jan 29, 2015
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With Shake Shack set to go public CNBC's Kayla Tausche took a look at what each Shake Shack restaurant was worth based upon the IPO price of $21. It seems like there are a lot of eager investors trying to get some of the "new Chipotle" type of stock, so it might go higher than $21 per share:

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Visions of Leonardo DiCaprio Standing in a Light Pink Suit at The Hunt & Fish Club

Jan 29, 2015
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Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci envisioned The Great Gatsby standing at the bar in a light pink suit at The Hunt & Fish Club. I wonder who else Scaramucci pictured standing at the bar, maybe Mitt Romney? How about Leo DiCaprio from the Wolf on Wall Street...? Maybe Scott Disick? I don't know, while I doubt he owns a light pink suit, I picture governor Chris Christe eating a steak or two at The Hunt & Fish Club. And I can picture Donald Trump standing at the bar, too. From the NY Post:
"The two-floor space boasts a

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