Investor Beat: Dec. 9, 2013

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On Monday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser take a look at the hardest-hitting investing stories on the market today.

Food service provider SYSCO announced today that it will buy rival US Foods, creating what is being described as a food distribution giant that could generate $65 billion in annual revenue. But when it comes to what Americans are eating, is Sysco the way to invest? In the lead story from today's Investor Beat, Jason explains the drivers of the food industry and where he's steering as an investor.

Then, a look at some of the biggest movers and shakers on Monday's market. McDonald's misses on same-store sales estimates for November, but is the short-term reason an ultimately great long-term business decision? Tech titans Twitter, Apple, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn wrote a joint open letter to Congress about government access to online data, but only Twitter saw a stock bump today. And Abercrombie & Fitch's controversial CEO is sticking around, despite investor outcry.

And finally, Jason explains why he's keeping a close eye on shares of SodaStream as the holiday retail season rolls on.

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Alison Southwick owns shares of Apple. Jason Moser owns shares of LinkedIn, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Twitter. The Motley Fool recommends Sysco. It recommends and owns shares of Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, McDonald's, and SodaStream. 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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