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Alibaba Was Not the Only IPO This Week

What may be the world’s largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) is about to begin trading Friday, and the anticipation might suck all the air out of the IPO room. When Alibaba ...
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Home Depot Breach Largest Ever in Retail Sector

There have been a total of 546 data breaches recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Nearly 19 million records have been exposed -- and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Concur, Oracle and More

In what has been a whirlwind week for the stock markets, one that is set to be topped off by the highly anticipated Alibaba initial public offering (IPO), many investors ...
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Drop in Oil and Gas Prices Is a Buying Opportunity for Oil Services Stocks

After absolutely crushing most sectors of the S&P 500 over the past year, the energy services stocks finally started to see some serious profit-taking after West Texas Intermediate and Brent ...
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Gaming Dominates Mobile

By 2017, the global market for gaming is expected to reach $24 billion. For game developers it is useful to know what kind of game will get its fair share ...
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Can Sears Close 2,300 Stores?

In a widely publicized note to investors, Gary Balter of Credit Suisse said that it is best that Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) close its Sears and Kmart locations while they, ...
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Larry Ellison Is Still and Will Continue to Be CEO of Oracle

Larry Ellison will step down as CEO of Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL), a company he founded and fundamentally controls. His new title will be Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. ...
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Canada’s Shale Boom: More to Come in Montney

By James Burgess of   In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to ...
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Scotland Independence Vote: It’s All Over but the Counting

The polls have been closed for about an hour in the Scottish referendum on independence. Votes are being tallied and early estimates on voter turnout are very high. According to ...
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Home Depot Breach Hits 56 Million Credit Cards

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) hack was huge -- 56 million cards to be exact. The company disclosed: Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had ...
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Oracle CEO Ellison Steps Aside; Earnings, Revenues Wander Away Too

Before Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) reported first fiscal quarter earnings Thursday afternoon, the company announced that CEO Larry Ellison has been named the company’s executive chairman and chief technical officer, ...
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Red Hat Revenue Mix May Be Raising Questions

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) reported second quarter 2015 results after markets closed Thursday night. The Linux software distributor reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.41 on revenues ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

September 18, 2014: The coal sector took a beating today and we covered that in a separate story. The following stocks are among the 98 equities making new 52-week lows ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following the announcement of a sharp drop in new claims for unemployment benefits last week, but a somewhat less upbeat report on ...
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August Car Sales Dropped 9.4% in Japan

August automobile sales in Japan fell 9.4% year-over-year, but remain higher year to date by the same amount. Through the first 8 months of 2014 sales totaled 3.79 million units. ...
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