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What Investors Need to Know: Caribou Coffee, Clearwire, and the Beer Wars

By Chris Hill - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:00AM

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Monday's edition of the Market Foolery podcast.

The following video is from Monday's Market Foolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Joe Magyer and Jason Moser, discusses the top business and investing stories.

In today's edition: A German conglomerate is purchasing Caribou Coffee (NASDAQ: CBOU); is it a threat to Starbucks (SBUX 0.43%)? Also, Sprint (S) is buying the rest of Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR); we hear why the market didn't like the move. And the battle between the big brewers and the craft brewers in the U.S. is heating up, with the big guys getting into the craft game, and the little guys demanding more transparency so that consumers know that craft beer they're drinking is still mass-produced. What does this mean for investors?

Chris Hill owns shares of Starbucks. Jason Moser owns shares of Starbucks. Joe Magyer owns no shares of the companies mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Boston Beer and Starbucks and has the following options: short JAN 2013 $47.00 puts on Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Beam, Boston Beer, and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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