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Posted: August 23, 2014 at 1:49 a.m.

Keurig coffee catapults with Kraft deal Shares of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. surged the most in more than three months Friday after announcing a deal to bring Kraft Foods Group Inc. coffee brands such as Maxwell House, Yuban and McCafe to its home-brewing system.

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This Aug. 19, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  European stock markets turned lower on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.

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