Is Home Ownership Finally on the Rise?

It can be said that some people can make any statistic look good or bad depending on what their angle is and what subset of data gets used. One statistic ...
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Top Costume Choices for Halloween

Americans will spend $3.1 billion on Halloween costumes this year, more even than the $2.5 billion they'll spend on candy. About two-thirds of Halloween shoppers will be buying costumes while ...
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UPS to Buy 14 Boeing 747 Freighters

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Thursday morning that the package delivery service has ordered 14 of Boeing's 747-8F freighters and taken an option ...
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More SEC Changes Seen for How Small Companies Can (Legally) Raise Money

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made tweaks to how small companies can raise capital. It has become vastly easier for companies raising cash to do so with new ...
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What to Watch When Amgen Reports Earnings

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is scheduled to release its third-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. Consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $2.79 in earnings per share ...
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Economists and Economic Reports See Last-Minute Q3 GDP Previews

Friday morning will bring the first look at third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) for the United States. Note that the prior five GDP reports have been weak and signaling a very ...
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Natural Gas Price Flat on Inline Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 73 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 21. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Myovant Sciences Enters the Market in IPO

Myovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: MYOV) entered the market near the high end of its expected price range for its initial public offering (IPO). The company priced 14.5 million shares at ...
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What to Look for in Exxon, Chevron Earnings

Two U.S. supermajor integrated oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), are set to report third quarter results before the opening bell Friday. Earnings estimates ...
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ZTO Express Underwhelms in IPO

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) entered the market below its target in its initial public offering. The stock opened at $18.40 below its price of $19.50, but this was ...
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Is Community Health Facing an Outright Implosion?

Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) is looking and acting like it is an implosion waiting to happen. The reason for such a sharp drop is that the company has ...
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Online Shopping to Equal Stores’ This Holiday Season: Deloitte

U.S. consumers plan to spend equal amounts online and in brick-and-mortar stores this coming holiday season, the first time that online spending is forecast to match real-world spending, according to ...
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ReWalk Robotics Slides on Secondary Offering

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: RWLK) shares dropped after it announced the pricing of a secondary offering. According to the prospectus, the company is offering 3.25 million units at the price ...
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Durable Goods for September Offers Mixed View for Q3 GDP

If there is one economic report that can be extremely volatile, regardless of the direction of the broader economy, it has to be the monthly report on durable goods. This ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Stubbornly Low

Every Thursday brings a new report on initial jobless claims from the U.S. Department of Labor. There was a slight dip in the week ending October 22, according to the ...
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