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Alcoa Raises Capital to Pay for Firth Rixson Acquisition

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is raising new capital to help the company pay for its previously announced acquisition of the Firth Rixson business and to pay related fees and expenses. ...
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Food and Energy Put Pressure on PPI

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of August. Most readings came out flat with the previous month’s numbers. The PPI for final ...
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Why RadioShack Demise Could Be a Boon to Best Buy

As the vultures slowly but surely continue circling RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH), how long the company can hold out continues to be a widely discussed topic on Wall Street. RadioShack ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Oracle, Visa and More

Stocks were soft on Tuesday after mixed fanfare on Monday. Investors are still looking for opportunities now that some stocks have pulled back. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst ...
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Airbus to Pare Its Defense Business and Focus on Commercial Jets

Citing tight budgets and increasing competition, the Defence and Space division of Airbus Group announced Tuesday morning that it will divest businesses that it has determined lie outside its core ...
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Hammered CleanTech Stocks May Offer Up Big 2015 Gains

If any specific industry has become the poster child for volatility, it is the clean technology sector. Short sellers target the stocks anytime there is an Asia-related hiccup, and some ...
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Would Breaking Away From the U.K. Crater Scotland’s Economy?

Scotland is the most important country in the world, at least for a week. The vote over whether Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom has many ramifications. On ...
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Alibaba Boosts IPO Price Range

In a filing late Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. raised the expected price range on its initial public offering (IPO) from the ...
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Macy’s Tries to Compete With Amazon

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) is the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to take a swing at Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Its attempt at competition is through same-day delivery service. However, the program ...
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MIT Is Top University in the World

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known for graduating some of the world's greatest minds in physics, biology and economics, has been rated as the top university in the world. ...
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10 Cities Where Homebuyers Pay Cash

Nearly 38% of homes and condos purchased nationwide in the second quarter were all-cash transactions. While this was slightly lower than the previous quarter's three-year high of 42% of transactions, ...
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Why China’s Insatiable Appetite for Coal Has Likely Peaked

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that ...
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Sears Borrowing $400 Million From Affiliates of Eddie Lampert’s ESL

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) has made a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating that it will borrow some $400 million via a short-term loan with groups ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

September 15, 2014: The following stocks are among the 133 equities making new 52-week lows today: Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) dropped about 4.7% on Monday to post a new 52-week low ...
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The 4 Stocks That Shored Up the Dow

September 15, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower on Monday after the OECD lowered its U.S. GDP growth forecast. The Empire State manufacturing index rose sharply in September. That rise was ...
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