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June 18, 2014



ConAgra

Price:$30.47

Chg: -$2.38

% chg: -7.2%

Day's high/low:

$31.18/$30.19

The food company behind such popular brands as Healthy Choice and Chef Boyardee cut its fourth-quarter earnings forecast, citing slow consumer food sales and lower profits on private-label goods.

Amazon

Ending months of speculation, the online retailing giant entered the competitive smartphone market with its Fire. It will retail from $199 with an AT&T contract to $649 on Amazon without service.

ZS Pharma

Biotechnology firm soars in its first day of trading after selling 5.9 million shares late Tuesday for $18 each. ZS is developing treatments for kidney, cardiovascular, liver and metabolic disorders.





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Source: USA Today


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