Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., the maker of Keurig-brand single-cup pods and machines, reported fourth-quarter profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates as K- Cup and brewer sales rose. The stock jumped the most since May.
The yellow squash has an ugly rotten spot. “Mommy’s little secret,” Amanda Sheppard says as she surveys mounds of produce at the local food pantry. She’ll take the handout, knife away the rot and her family will never know.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose following its first three-day slump since September, as gasoline and oil rallied while gold and silver slid. Emerging market stocks fell as a gauge of Chinese manufacturing missed estimates and the Federal Reserve said it may reduce stimulus.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its first close above 16,000, as data showed improvement in the job market and companies including Union Pacific Corp., Johnson Controls Inc. and Ace Ltd. said they would repurchase shares.
Hedge funds betting against shares of World Acceptance Corp. have been pressing the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate the installment-loan firm, according to people briefed on the discussions.