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In Deal Worth $11.8 Billion, NXP Semiconductor Pays No Premium for Freescale

In an announcement made late Sunday night, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) said the two firms had reached a definitive agreement under which NXP ...
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The States Where the Rich Are Getting Richer

Income inequality has widened in all 50 states in the last few decades. More recently, as the United States recovered from the latest recession, the gap between the richest and ...
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Who Will Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Samsung will release its new Galaxy S6. The South Korean company is up against one of the largest challenges of consumer electronics. People only have so much money. Apple Inc. ...
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In Spain and Greece, 25% of Adults Still Unemployed

The unemployment rate in the euro area continues to drop. In January the figure fell to 11.2% from 11.3% in December. Eurostat made that improvement the headline of its release ...
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Best Buy Shares Outperform Amazon’s

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) was the primary whipping boy for Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) success as the destroyer of brick-and-mortar retailers. It would be hard to support that argument ...
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7 Top Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the larger companies reporting in the first week of March. We have reviewed the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson ...
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Toyota and Honda Gain Market Share

Rising gasoline prices made a difference in car buyers’ decisions in February. Sales of compact cars and small sport utility vehicles (SUVs) rose in the month, with Toyota Motor Corp. ...
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February New Car Sales Forecast: GM, VW Losing Market Share

February was a good month for new car sales in the United States. A total of around 1.29 million new cars were sold during the month, which pencils out to ...
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Number of States With Gas Below $2 Drops to Zero

If gasoline prices below $2 represented the positive effect collapsed oil prices have to help consumers, that benefit is fading quickly. Not a single state has an average price for a ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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5 Small Cap Analyst Stocks Under $10 With Massive Upside Potential

With stocks hitting all-time highs, investors are looking for growth and value wherever they can find it. If it is on a stock that has sold off, they like it ...
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Biotech, Digital Ad IPOs on Calendar for First Week of March

Last week was a downer for initial public offerings. Only one -- a “best efforts” deal -- was on the calendar, and that one failed to launch. Perhaps the action ...
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Massive Insider Selling as Market Hits Record Highs

Well, we knew it was coming, and after weeks of pretty tepid insider selling, the executives, directors and 10% institutional owners were selling stock this week in full force. It ...
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Huge Blue-Chip Purchases Highlight Recent Insider Buying

With the stock market continuing to move higher, the conventional wisdom would be that insider buying will slow down. Not only is that not the case, this week the insider ...
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Star Trek Movie Franchise Reaches $1.2 Billion Ticket Sales

Leonard Nimoy and his "Star Trek" co-stars built a remarkable movie franchise that brought in over $1.2 billion, or $103 million per picture spread over 12 films. He died Friday ...
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