CVS finally makes an official $69 billion bid for Aetna.  Industry Focus host Kristine Harjes shares why this massive healthcare deal might not clear regulatory hurdles. Plus, we discuss Blue Apron’s upgrade, the importance of customer acquisition costs, and National Cookie Day.  MarketFoolery’s holiday music festival continues with some help from Carly Rae Jepsen.

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We’re back with another non-investing episode! Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by retirement expert (and Motley Fool Answers co-host) Robert Brokamp to talk about holiday TV specials, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s origin story, and the use of music in comedy.  Plus, we learn about Robert’s potential career paths, Bill’s first encounter with Chris (which Chris doesn’t remember), and more. Producer Dan Boyd kicks off our 3rd annual drive to share awesome holiday music with some help from Dropkick Murphys.

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Sears lost more than $550 million in the 3rd quarter. So why was the stock rising before lunch? Ron Gross analyzes Sears’ prospects, as well as the retail landscape in general.  Plus, we share a few more thoughts about Chipotle’s next CEO and Friday’s bonus episode of MarketFoolery!

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Shares of Chipotle rise on news of a change in leadership. Goldman Sachs warns that stocks are at their highest valuation since 1900. And Uber loses $1.5 billion dollars. Analysts Bill Mann and Jeff Fischer discuss those stories and weigh in on the future of Shake Shack.


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Direct download: Market_Foolery_11_29_2017.mp3
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Buffalo Wild Wings becomes the latest restaurant to be taken private.  Abi Malin analyzes the deal and discusses whether investors should avoid (at least for the time being) restaurant stocks altogether.  Plus, SodaStream unveils a potential game-changer with “Sparkling Gold”, a new mixer that turns sparkling water into sparkling wine.

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Meredith Corp buys Time, Inc. for $2.8 billion. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the deal, the weekend box office, and the deluge of email that surrounds Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

Shares of Signet Jewelers fall 30%. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes whether a new CEO can turn things around at Signet. We also discuss Bill’s trip to Dubai to check in on NMC Health.  Plus, we bring producer Dan Boyd into the conversation as we debate overrated and underrated Thanksgiving Day foods and traditions.  (Tangents include visiting a coffee museum, the almost complete lack of editing on MarketFoolery, and the mispronunciation of Sweden’s 2nd-largest city.)

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Lowe’s 3rd-quarter profits double on strong same-store sales. Jim Mueller analyzes the home improvement landscape. With Urban Outfitters joining Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch as the latest fashion retailer to post surprisingly good results, we discuss whether retailers are oversold.  Plus, we preview the “Motley Fool Money” Thanksgiving special with a stock to be thankful for.

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Volvo shares rise on a deal with Uber.  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the deal and discuss which industry is most likely to control ride-sharing’s future.  We also dip into the Fool Mailbag to see if General Electric’s new CEO might have what it takes to be the next “Outsider”.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Walmart hits a new high after e-commerce sales rise 50%. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the retail landscape, from Walmart’s success to the surprising year RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) is having.  Plus, we discuss the latest from JM Smucker’s and L Brands, and preview our bonus holiday episode! 

(Tangents include the Papa John’s saga, a potential trip to Orrville, Ohio, and the bizarre array of scented candles being sold by Bath & Body Works.)

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