US Airlines Collected $200 Billion in Fees Last Year

In 2010, U.S. airlines began charging passengers to check bags and to change reservations. During that year, the two fees generated $6.3 billion in revenues (in constant 2016 dollars). Last ...
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Retail Store Closures Up Nearly 200% in 2017

In 2016, major U.S. retailers announced the closure of 2,139 stores and the opening of 2,159 new stores. Through this week, retailers have announced the closure of 6,098 stores and ...
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Tale of the Tape: Why McDonald’s Is a Top Stock in 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been on an absolute tear in 2017, hitting all-time highs and continuing the longest bull market in recent history. Currently the average is ...
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OPEC Meeting Ends With No Extension to Production Cuts

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ended its meeting in Vienna Friday by noting that the cartel and its oil-producing partners have been successful in draining 170 million ...
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Is This the Death of Versartis?

Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR) shares absolutely cratered on Friday after the firm announced results from its late-stage Velocity clinical trial of somavaratan in pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD). While Versartis might ...
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Is It Time for a Turnaround at Finish Line?

Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $0.12 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Stick With 3 Top US Banks as Fed Unwind Begins

It finally has started. After years of Federal Reserve bond buying to keep interest rates low, the central bank is beginning the process of trimming the gigantic balance sheet it ...
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Phillips 66 Unloads Dakota Access Pipeline, Other Assets on MLP

Oil refiner Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) has agreed to sell to its midstream partner, Phillips 66 Partners L.P. (NYSE: PSXP), the parent company's 25% stake in the Dakota Access Pipeline ...
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MongoDB Files for IPO

MongoDB has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the filing, but the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, American Airlines, Equifax, Mindbody, Tiffany, Tyler Technologies and More

Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower this Friday, as a seesaw week comes to an end and new rhetoric from North Korea has hit the tape. The one trend ...
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5 Top Semiconductor and Equipment Stock Picks for the Rest of 2017

Needless to say, the semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment industries have been on fire this year. With demand from the new iPhones, Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure build-outs, automotive (which ...
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Mercedes-Benz Expands Electric Vehicle Production at Alabama Plant

Daimler, the Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz, announced on Thursday that the company will invest $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant in order to produce the company's EQ-branded electric ...
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The Best and Worst Customer Service in the Airline Industry

The airlines industry consistently falls into the lower third of all industries when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. The one saving grace for the industry has been reduced ...
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Huge iPhone Sales, Short Lines at Stores

The most well-known Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) analyst, Gene Munster, predicts that iPhone 8 and iPhone X sales will be huge, but lines outside Apple stores will be small. Based ...
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Toys ‘R’ Us to Add 12,050 Holiday Workers in Top Markets

Toys "R" Us may be bankrupt, but it is not dead yet. The company said it will add 12,050 temporary holiday workers. For those who want to apply, the process begins ...
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