Starbucks DEBUTS New Drink and 4 Hot Stocks On the Move Mid-Week

Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO), which have been ranging sideways since April, may break out on news from Benchmark that Travelzoo Local Deals surged at the end of its second quarter.

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Cable company Time Warner (NYSE:TWC) has removed Hearst Television, a local TV station in New York , from its bouquet of channels after talks broke down on a dispute relating to carriage fees. The view from WLWT, owner of Hearst: “Time Warner Cable, on behalf of itself and Insight Cable, for which it has negotiating authority……refuse to pay our station a reasonable fee relative to what it pays for other significantly less popular channels.”

Zipcar (NASDAQ:ZIP) acquires Austrian firm Denzel Mobility CarSharing GmbH, giving it the firm’s 200 cars and 10,000 members for an additional push into Europe after its buy last year of Spanish car-sharing firm Catalunya Carsharing SA. Grim economic conditions probably mean Europeans are more willing to share cars rather than Americans.

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is seeking to ramp up afternoon footfall at its stores with the launch of a new product dubbed “Refreshers” that combines natural fruit juice with green coffee extract – according to the company the beverages are a “delicious, low calorie refreshment with a boost of natural energy from caffeine — tasting nothing like traditional brewed coffee.”

A new processing rule for debit cards expected to be effective soon could adversely impact Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) – estimated to be up to 4 percent of earnings.

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