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Rich Duprey

Rich has been a Fool since 1998 and writing for the site since 2004. After 20 years of patrolling the mean streets of suburbia, he hung up his badge and gun to take up a pen full time. Having made the streets safe for Truth, Justice and Krispy Kreme donuts, he now patrols the markets looking for companies he can lock up as long-term holdings in a portfolio. So follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the most important industry news in retail and consumer products and other great stories.

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Tue Jul 26

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TMFCop published an article 3:18 PM

Seeking Less Reliance on Guns, Smith & Wesson Buys Up Accessories Makers

The gun company wants to give itself some protection from the feast-or-famine cycles of its primary business.

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TMFCop published an article 2:54 PM

Does This Settlement Put a Hershey Company Buyout Back on the Table?

The trust controlling Hershey has often stood in the way of a sale, but a change is coming that might make it more amenable to a buyout.

Fri Jul 22

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TMFCop published an article 1:43 PM

Did Anheuser-Busch InBev Just Make Its Last Acquisition?

Its size and reach may also mean it doesn't have to make any more.

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TMFCop published an article 11:10 AM

Deadline Looms for Wynn Resorts Ltd. in Cotai

The clock is ticking on the casino operator getting assigned a table game allotment for next month's opening in Macau.

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TMFCop published an article 10:55 AM

Polaris Industries Inc. Motorcycles Sales Growth Slows by 50%: Should Investors Worry?

The powersports vehicle maker is going to have a tough time maintaining its torrid pace of growth.

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TMFCop published an article 10:52 AM

Bass Pro Shops on Verge of Buying Cabela's

It's a rumor that regularly makes the rounds, but this time it just might be true.

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TMFCop published an article 10:17 AM

Don't Believe the Rumors. McDonald's Isn't Going to Buy Shake Shack

The better burger joint won't bring to the table the menu for growth its value-oriented rival needs.

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TMFCop published an article 9:51 AM

Las Vegas Sands Hopes Junket Rooms Can Save Cotai

The new Parisian may be mass market-oriented, but it's not forgetting who butters its bread.

Wed Jul 20

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TMFCop published an article 1:11 PM

Don't Expect Wynn Resorts or Las Vegas Sands to Turn Macau's Cold Hand Hot

The losing streak that's run to 25 straight months shows no sign of abating anytime soon.

Tue Jul 19

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TMFCop published an article 10:35 AM

Polaris Industries Inc Earnings: 4 Things to Watch For on Wednesday

Motorcycles may grab headlines, but there are big speed bumps ahead in ATV sales.

Mon Jul 18

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TMFCop published an article 5:05 PM

Why Rio Tinto Reversed Course on the Massive Simandou Iron Ore Project

A jewel isn't worth much if you can't get to it.

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TMFCop published an article 4:16 PM

Is Newmont Mining Corp. Abandoning Copper at Just the Wrong Moment?

It had little choice in the matter, but there could be more than a silver lining in the timing.

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TMFCop published an article 11:19 AM

Anheuser-Busch InBev Wants to Be the King of Near Beer

With mass-brewed and craft beer sales in a funk, maybe "healthy" beer could be the next big thing.

Tue Jul 12

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TMFCop published an article 8:08 AM

Why Would Anyone Want to Buy Harley-Davidson Inc.?

Rumors of a possible buyout briefly excited investors, but what would a PE firm be looking for in the motorcycle maker?

Mon Jul 11

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TMFCop published an article 5:00 PM

Does the Las Vegas Strip Have a Macau Problem?

The reasons why China's gambling oasis is experiencing a sharp drop in revenue are well documented and well publicized, but Las Vegas is having a run of bad luck, too.

Fri Jul 8

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TMFCop published an article 2:11 PM

Polaris Industries Inc. Issues Third Recall in a Year. Should Investors Be Worried?

Recurring fire hazards could cause the powersports vehicle maker's reputation to go up in smoke.

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TMFCop published an article 12:22 PM

Is the Love Affair With Better Burger Chains Over?

Consumer appetite for high-end hamburgers seems to have peaked, but investors can still pluck other opportunities in restaurants.

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TMFCop published an article 12:17 PM

New Lawsuit Risks for Philip Morris International Inc. as EU Anti-Smuggling Deal Expires

The tobacco giant could be vulnerable to anti-smoking activists launching a wave of litigation against it.

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TMFCop published an article 10:28 AM

Will Imports Be the New Craft Beer?

Changing tastes of drinkers may be driving a thirst for imports.

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