health care

What to Expect From Centene Earnings

Health insurance provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday before markets open. The company is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.86 ...
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What to Look for in Coca-Cola Earnings

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.37 in earnings per ...
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Warning Bells Grow Louder for San Francisco Housing Prices, Also Parts of Texas and Florida

California was the epicenter of overvalued and fudged mortgages ahead of and into the Great Recession. If you have watched the media reports and documentaries of how fast San Francisco ...
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Millennials Plan to Spend $290 on Valentine’s Day Activities

One of the memes currently making that rounds is that millennials care less about stuff like cars and houses, and more about experiences like dining out or taking vacations. More ...
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Chesapeake Denies Plans to File for Bankruptcy

Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) were halted in the late morning Monday after the stock had plummeted by about 50% with news pending. Early reports citing people familiar ...
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Employment Trends Confirm Payrolls Uptick

The Conference Board has released its Employment Trends Index (ETI), which showed a slight increase in January. Monday's report probably acts like more of a confirmation rather than anything that ...
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Eight Medical Breakthroughs of 2015

Medical advancement is often a long and slow process -- decades can sometimes pass before an amazing idea finally materializes into a practical application. Amazing ideas often take years or ...
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Energy Transfer Equity Changes CFOs, Stock Plummets

With crude oil prices diving below $30 a barrel again Monday morning, announcing a change in top management at an already-weakened master limited partnership (MLP) is having a huge negative ...
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Is BioCryst Reaching Crush Depth?

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) is getting crushed after announcing results from OPuS-2 for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. Unfortunately, the company said that this treatment failed to ...
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3 Stocks to Buy That Were Absolutely Hammered Last Week

It’s bad enough when you own a stock that absolutely flops and gets killed after missing an earnings number, giving poor forward guidance or, even worse, both. What really adds ...
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Gas Prices Drop More than 6 Cents a Gallon Across the US

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen to $1.732 Monday morning, after posting a benchmark reading of $1.736 at about 3:30 a.m. That's a decline ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Big Upside From Apple iPhone 7 and Other Add-Ons

Some investors have started to worry that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is now almost entirely about its iPhone refresh cycles. That might not sound good, but there is research pointing ...
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4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now If Continued Market Volatility Making You Queasy

It’s one thing to have scary up-and-down markets, but it’s quite another when there are very few alternatives. Income investors, and most investors in general, can’t “go to cash” as ...
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Home Depot Adds 6,000 Canadian Workers for Spring Season

The spring gardening and home fix-up season mirrors for home improvement stores the December holiday season for most other retailers. To underline the importance of the spring season, Home Depot ...
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Automakers Spent $90 Million on Super Bowl Ads

The auto industry spends a small fortune on advertising during the Super Bowl. Some industry folks even think of the game as the second-largest auto show in the United States. ...
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