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Americans Lift Back-to-School Spending

American parents will spend more this year than last and begin back-to-school shopping earlier. In theory, it is a good sign for the economy. Unless, that is, people cut spending ...
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Samsung Trouble Good for Apple

Samsung has an ugly stock chart for the past three months, dropping almost every week. And investor sentiment received confirmation as the South Korean company posted its most recent numbers. ...
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Google Self-Driving Car Has 2 Crashes

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) puts out a monthly report on the activity of the unit that runs its self-driving car initiative. The June report disclosed two accidents, which should barely ...
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Will the Beatings at AMD Be Felt Elsewhere?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) had its shares halted in the after-hours trading session on Monday. Normally, when shares are halted in this manner the company is releasing fairly ...
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Does the StoneMor Offering Help Bolster the Distribution?

StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE: STON) is selling some 2,100,000 common units, which represent limited partner interests, in an effort to raise capital to bolster the balance sheet. While this may ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the Market Monday

July 6, 2015: Markets opened lower on Monday following the Greek vote on Sunday to tell the the troika not only “no,” but “hell, no.” European equities markets closed lower ...
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How A Bull Views Blackhawk After Completing Its Acquisition

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) has recently completed its acquisition of Achievers Corp., a provider of employee recognition services. Based upon the new estimates and expectations, Argus reiterated its ...
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Big Downside Ahead for Raptor?

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: RPTP) was downgraded by Oppenheimer to an Underperform rating from Perform with an $8 price target, implying a downside of about 45% from current prices. Ultimately ...
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Starbucks to Boost Coffee Drink Prices Tuesday Morning

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) said on Monday that it plans to raise prices on coffee drinks by 5 to 20 cents bright and early on Tuesday. That’s while coffee futures ...
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Are Short Sellers Wrong in California Resources?

California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) has been suffering with the woes in oil prices. But what if the shares have fallen too much, and what if that selloff was for the ...
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What to Expect From PepsiCo Earnings

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results before the markets open Thursday. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.24 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Too Many Factors at Once Weigh on Oil Prices

Oil just does not like turmoil. Whether it is a stronger dollar, demand erosion in Europe or the threat of more new permanent supply on the world market may depend ...
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Is Gilead Headed Lower From Here?

Merrill Lynch recently updated its view on Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD). The firm maintained its Underperform rating for the stock but raised its price objective to $101 from $94, ...
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Boeing on Track for Record Annual Deliveries

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported Monday morning that commercial aircraft deliveries totaled 197 in the second quarter of 2015, up from 181 in the second quarter of last year. For ...
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Puerto Rico’s Chances of Bankruptcy Look Weak to Credit Suisse

The United States may have a problem closer to home than Greece. Puerto Rico just made debt payments that were previously under question. Many investors worry about the fallout's impact ...
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