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Foot Locker (NYSE:FL): Closing price $35.84

On Wednesday, Foot Locker announced it will purchase Runners Point Warenhandelsges, a specialty athletic store and online retailer in Recklinghausen, Germany, for a total cash price of around $94 million. Presently, RPG is majority-owned by the private equity firm HANNOVER Finanz. The agreement is subject to review by the merger control regulators in Germany.

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): Closing price $42.45

Coke says that it will make lower-calorie options and clear calorie labeling more widely available around across the globe, doubling down a push against critics who say its drinks cause obesity. The company makes Sprite, Fanta and Minute Maid, and already offers diet drinks in most all markets, but their availability lacks consistency, especially in emerging markets like China and India. Coca-Cola also said on Wednesday that it would back programs that advocate physical activity and also that it will no longer market to children younger than 12.

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R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD): Closing price $12.35

The firm announced Wednesday that it has further broadened its quickly-growing logistics services offering, with the launch of a new international services facility in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. This new development extends the company’s physical presence, fitting in with its facilities in the Midwest and on the West Coast. RR Donnelley’s International Logistics Services offering supplies international mailing and parcel delivery services to e-commerce, information tech, pharmaceutical, financial services, catalog, direct mail and other businesses.

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