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Employment Cost Index Finally Brings Wage Inflation

The markets have been digesting much employment data ahead of Friday's unemployment report, but now the market will have to deal with some wage inflation. A Labor Department report on ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its report on weekly jobless claims, and the major score from the prior week was not followed. Weekly jobless claims rose by 23,000 ...
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Without PlayStation 4, Sony Has Problems

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The consumer electronics giant posted revenues of $17.92 billion and operating income of $691 million. Diluted earnings ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Eli Lilly, Enphase, Lululemon, SodaStream, Yelp and More

Stocks were lower on Thursday after weak overseas trading. Investors are braced for Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report, and they are still looking for upside from their investment funds. ...
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UBS Says These Four RLECs May Also Thrive as Telecom REITs

The blockbuster announcement the other day that Windstream Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WIN) is planning to reform part of the company as a real estate investment trust (REIT) surprised the market ...
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T-Mobile Earnings Good Enough to Raise the Price Sprint Will Pay?

T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The wireless carrier posted revenues of $7.19 billion, compared with revenues of $6.23 billion in same quarter ...
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Alcatel-Lucent Turnaround Still Struggles in Earnings

Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) is out with its second-quarter earnings. While there is improvement in parts of the numbers, this remains a turnaround hopeful that is nowhere close to being ...
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Target Hires New CEO From Pepsi — Why Did He Leave?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), desperate due to falling sales and a data breach that exposed personal information from tens of millions customers, hired a PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) executive to ...
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3 of World’s Leading Smartphone Vendors Are Now Chinese

The reasons for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung to look over their shoulders in the smartphone business have increased since their current product lines have aged. Each has another ...
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Amazon Offers Local In-Home Services

Buy something from Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and need help setting it up, installing it or just making it work at home? The world's largest e-commerce company will arrange to ...
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Will an American Finally Reclaim the U.S. Open Title?

The US Tennis Open, the single biggest tennis tournament to hit American soil each year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, will be underway in less than four ...
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S&P Announcement As Argentina Rating Slashed On Pending Default

As far as S&P is concerned, holders of Argentina's sovereign paper may as well burn it The press release: RATING ACTION On July 30, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ...
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GE, Synchrony Financial Lower Sights for Thursday IPO

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) spinoff Synchrony Financial priced its initial public offering of 125 million shares at $23 at the bottom of the expected range of $23 to $26 ...
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Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday evening. For the quarter, the high-ticket grocery store chain posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Yelp Pulls a Twitter – Profits Instead of Losses!

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was trading higher ahead of earnings, likely feeling some of the joy from the Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook earnings. Still, an 8.8% gain to ...
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