US Defense Department Updates National Military Strategy

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense has updated its National Military Strategy. The document, which describes how the United States will use its military forces ...
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Huge Technology Trade Highlights Recent Insider Selling

Typically the week before the Fourth of July holiday starts to really slow down as traders leave town. Last week was a departure from the norm as Greece and end ...
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Insider Buying Jumps During Holiday Shortened Week

Despite a short week for trading, and the kind of volatility that is akin to riding on a roller coaster, insiders continued to lay down the capital required to buy ...
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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

The big news story this week comes from Oregon, which became the third state to allow legal recreational marijuana sales. Here is a rundown on that and other stories related ...
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Gas Remains Above $3 in 7 States

The cost of gasoline is still low compared to a year ago and has flattened recently at about $2.76 for the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide. However, there are ...
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135 Billion Music Streams in First Half of 2015 — Without Apple Music

Music demand is higher than ever. In the first six months of 2015, U.S. music fans streamed 135 billion songs and music videos, nearly double the total streamed in the ...
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More Than 2 Million People Still Unemployed Long Term

The ranks of the long-term unemployed -- those out of work for 27 weeks or more -- were 2.1 million in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This ...
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Can the ‘Terminator’ Knock ‘Jurassic World’ Down a Notch?

There are two new movies in wide release for this holiday weekend, and one is expected to replace “Jurassic World” as the weekend’s top grossing film. “Terminator: Genisys” from Paramount ...
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Is eBay a Value Stock Ahead of PayPal Spin-Off?

It is almost time for eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) to spin off PayPal. So investors may be asking themselves if eBay is now a value stock. Wells Fargo’s Matt Nemer ...
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5 Florida Metro Areas Top Cash Home Sales in May

In May of 2015, all-cash sales comprised 24.6% of all single family and condo sales, down from 28.5% in April and 30.4% in May 2014. The May 2015 total is ...
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US Adds a Dozen Oil Rigs, Reversing 6 Months of Declines

In the period ended July 2, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 640, compared with 628 in the prior week and 1,562 a year ...
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Is Oracle Now a Cheap Value Stock or a Value Trap?

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) is one of the best software giants in the world. The problem is that investors got their wings clipped much more than they would have hoped ...
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Thinking Beyond Activists in the Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Merger

Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) has been deemed a dud of a buyout by many investors. The consensus vote from the equity markets is that the buyout offer from Nokia Corp. ...
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Apple Seizes Smartphone Share From Rivals

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android helped smartphone manufacturers to seize market share from Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) for years. That trend has reversed, at least in the United States. Apple clawed back more ...
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America’s Hottest Housing Markets

There are a number of ways to define hot housing markets, ranging from price increases to new housing starts. Realtor.com has come up with its own, which is the number ...
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