4 Consumer Stock Stories for Midweek Perusal

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F): Closing price $12.68
Ford is assertively increasing its growing line-up in China with the all-new global Mondeo, which “rewrites benchmarks” in the midsize segment with its expressive design, luxury technologies, class-leading safety and top fuel economy. The company website describes the model as “Built on Ford’s global C/D-segment platform, the refined Ford flagship is one of the 15 global vehicles that the company has promised to bring to the country by 2015. Featuring a sleek silhouette and fresh face, the all-new Ford Mondeo will be available as a four-door sedan in Asia.”

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Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY): Closing price $21.65

Best Buy and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have confirmed that they will end a partnership that placed Geek Squad agents in Target stores in Denver and Minneapolis. The six-month pilot program permitted Geek Squad agents to offer services including installation, repair and warranty plans to electronics customers at 29 Target stores. Beyond that, the program covered a wide array of products, including mobile phones and MP3 players, along with e-readers and home theater systems.

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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA): Closing price $41.10

Zappos Chief executive Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just reported a new venture named Project 100, which is a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For the cost of a monthly subscription fee, users will be permitted to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an application, or take a bike for a ride. But the important thing is that participants will ride in a Tesla Model S, because the Downtown Project just bought 100 Teslas, says TechCrunch. The accord with Tesla marks the biggest single United States reservation in Tesla’s history.

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH): Closing price $36.67

The corporation said on Wednesday that its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation, has priced an offering of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.125 percent Senior Notes due 2020 and $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.250 percent Senior Notes due 2018 . The 2020 Notes and the 2018 Notes will both be issued at an issue price of 100 percent. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for general corporate purposes, which could include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions. The offering should close on April 5, subject to the usual conditions.

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