3 Consumer Stock Stories for Thursday Investment Shopping

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY): Closing price $52.36

The company confirms that it has pulled a Nike T-shirt with the words “Boston Massacre” printed on it, from its online marketplace, while Nike has already done the same with the T-shirts from its market. EBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff responded in an email on Thursday that the shirt violated of eBay’s offensive materials policy, which disallows items that advocate hatred, violence, show graphic violence or victims of violence, along with other objectionable things.

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General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): Closing price $30.71

In 2012, General Motors boosted the compensation package of its Chairman and Chief Executive Dan Akerson by 44 percent, while the value of his stock awards significantly grew, because of a change in the way the company paid out the shares. Akerson received $11.1 million in salary and stock awards in 2012, versus $7.7 million in 2011. His annual salary was constant at $1.7 million but his stock awards swelled to $9.3 million from $5.9 million in 2011. These figures were disclosed in GM’s annual proxy statement filed on Thursday with regulators. The compensation increase occurred even though GM’s 2012 earnings dropped by $2.7 billion from 2011.

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR): Closing price $56.55

On Thursday, Green Mountain said that its Barista Prima Coffeehouse Vanilla Latte Café Beverage for the Keurig Vue brewing system has been chosen as New Product of the Year in the hot beverage category of Automatic Merchandiser Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards commemorate excellence among the vending and office coffee service industry’s people and products. The firm’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales T.J. Whalen commented, “Thank you Automatic Merchandiser readers for recognizing Barista Prima Vanilla Latte Vue packs as a favorite premium beverage to have in the office. The introduction of the Keurig Vue system and two-step beverages like Vanilla Latte into the workplace supports our goal to drive OCS customer growth by providing a portfolio of beverages, including premium beverages like Barista Prima Vanilla Latte, to fit every office coffee drinker’s needs.”

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