Apple Dragged by Lower Sequential Revenues in China, Japan, Europe (Update)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reported its fiscal third quarter earnings. We noted that the guidance would be closely watched regarding how the company expects an iPhone refresh cycle to ...
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Microsoft Earnings Got Pounded by Nokia Losses

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2014 results after markets closed Tuesday. The software behemoth reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55 on ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

July 22, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday as geopolitical tensions appeared to have lessened somewhat and earnings reports were on the strong side. The consumer price index report  showed ...
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Israel Flight Bans Not Likely to Hurt U.S. Airline Earnings

A Federal Aviation Administration flight ban of US air carriers into Tel Aviv, Israel may seem as though it is important geopolitical news, but the move may have a very ...
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Transocean Partners Submits IPO Filing

Transocean Partners LLC, a spin-off from Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of 17.5 million common ...
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CIT’s $3.4 Billion Buyout Makes It Systemically Important to Regulators

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) may have delivered on beating its earnings expectations, but this is just a tiny fraction of the story here. CIT's acquisition of the parent company of ...
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Bill Ackman Losing Face in Herbalife War

The longstanding fight between Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and short-selling activist investor Bill Ackman just took yet another odd turn. That turn has at least so far gone in the ...
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America’s Most Visited Websites

By a variety of measurements, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is the 800-pound gorilla of the Internet. It is by far the largest U.S. search engine and its various websites, including ...
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El Pollo Loco Sets IPO Terms, Remains Above Original Estimates

El Pollo Loco Holdings has set its formal terms for an initial public offering (IPO). Be advised that these terms can change before the formal IPO, literally up until the ...
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As Russia’s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

By Nicholas Cunningham of The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that ...
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Analysts Kept Valuing Apple Higher and Higher

This post has been updated. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reports earnings after the close of trading on Tuesday. While the media focus will likely be dominated by the formal ...
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United Tech Earnings Beat, Rosy Outlook Can’t Stop Pullback

Posting better-than-expected results for the most recent quarter, along with an improved earnings outlook for the full year, was not enough to halt the recent slide in shares of United ...
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10 Reasons People Get Bad Wireless Service

When customers get slow, intermittent or no service at all from their wireless service provider, the initial reaction is that the company has lousy service and there is just nothing ...
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What a Marijuana ETF Would Look Like

The changes taking place around marijuana for medical use and for recreational use are the biggest in almost everyone's lifetime. There are quite literally billions of dollars up for grabs ...
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June Sales of Existing Homes Reach 8-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in June rose 2.6% to 5.04 million from an upwardly revised total of ...
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