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Can America Fix 63,000 Bridges?

There are more than 600,000 bridges in the U.S. and the average age of a bridge is 42 years. Drivers make approximately 210 million trips daily across deficient bridges in ...
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Analysts Raise Targets for F5, as Confusion Reigns After Earnings

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) investors must be very confused if they go to quote pages for their news. The company beat earnings expectations and raised guidance, at least that ...
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Earnings on Deck: What to Expect From Ford

When Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reports first-quarter results before markets open Friday, the company is expected to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on revenues of $34.06 billion. ...
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National Bank of Greece Capital Raise Maybe Not Enough — S&P

Standard & Poor's has affirmed its CCC rating on National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE: NBG). The call sounds like it is one of stability on the surface, but S&P's ...
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Microsoft Earnings Preview: Satya Nadella’s Day to Shine

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to report earnings after the close of trading on Thursday. This could be the most widely followed Microsoft report in years. The reason: Satya ...
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Starbucks Will Have to Raise Prices

Coffee prices started spiking in late January, from less than $1.20 a pound to near $2.15 a pound today. Milk and sugar prices are also higher, and eventually this confluence ...
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Inflation Evidence Grows in Retail: Walmart vs. Target, and Others

With all the funny money printed and quantitative easing measures after the recession, it has been amazing that the cost of goods has not risen through the roof. In fact, ...
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Natural Gas Supply Improving Slowly

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 49 billion cubic feet for the week ending April 18, compared with an expected ...
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UPS Joins Others Down in the Dumps

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday, and no surprise, winter weather was its theme of the day. And no surprise either that ...
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Qualcomm’s Prospects Better Than Quarterly Results

When Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reported second-quarter results after markets closed on Wednesday, the company's share price dropped 4%. The chipmaker beat earnings per share (EPS) estimates, but missed on ...
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Big Tobacco Dividends Come Under FDA E-cigarette Regulation, Maybe

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and proposed to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. What the public needs to know is ...
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Amazon Now Tackling Costco and Sam’s Club?

Earlier this month, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched a new grocery delivery system challenging the country's largest supermarket chains. Now Amazon is equally quietly taking aim at warehouse stores with ...
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Facebook Analysts Add Price Hikes After Earnings

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is seeing a surge in its shares the morning after earnings. The social media giant's earnings of $0.34 per share and revenues of $2.502 billion beat ...
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3M Earnings Fall Short

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.79 on revenues of $7.8 billion. In the same ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with another weekly jobless claims reading. Weekly claims rose by 24,000 to 329,000 in the past week, and the prior week's reading was revised ...
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