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Full 360-Degree Earnings Preview for Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is set to report its third-quarter earnings Thursday after the market closes. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.74 in earnings per share and $20.84 billion ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Less Than 10% Below 5-Year Average

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 17, compared with an expected ...
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Analysts Voice Concern After AT&T Earnings

With earnings season in full swing, investors have to be wondering how analysts are reacting to their favorite stocks. One darling for retirees and income investors has been AT&T Inc. ...
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5 Stocks That Will Benefit as Construction Boom Continues in 2015

One source of growth for the economy continuing to fight back five years after the Great Recession is commercial construction. While nonresidential construction spending is 14% below past cycle highs, ...
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U.S. Workers Forfeit 169 Million Vacation Days Every Year

In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, American workers used 20.3 days of the vacation time they had earned. Since then, U.S. workers report that they take just 16 ...
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What to Watch for in Microsoft Earnings

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings Thursday after the market closes. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.49 in earnings per share and $22.02 ...
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Airlines Earnings Trends: JetBlue, Southwest, United Continental

Earnings season is in full swing and Thursday morning brought three of the major airline earnings reports: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) and United Continental ...
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Home Prices Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.5% sequentially in the month of August. Compared with August 2013, the house price index has ...
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3M Takes the Lead in Conglomerate Earnings Reports

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.98 on revenues of $8.1 billion. In the same ...
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Federal Reserve Showing Better Economic Picture at National Level

The Chicago Federal Reserve's National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to +0.47 in September from –0.25 in August. Three of the four economic categories made positive contributions to the index in ...
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GM Still Getting Killed Financially in Europe

General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) net of $1.4 billion in the third quarter would have been much better, if it did not post another of the years-long losses in its ...
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Companies That Benefit as Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Keep Growing

Although it is a subject many investors would like to avoid, for obvious reasons, the growth in the number of sexually transmitted diseases (or STDs, as they are called) is ...
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Comcast Delivers Solid Earnings

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) reported its results before the market opened Thursday as $0.99 in earnings per share and $16.79 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates ...
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Russia, Not Recalls, Tamps Down GM Earnings

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.97 on revenues of $39.3 billion. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post Larger-Than-Expected Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest installment of weekly jobless claims. The report came in at 283,000. Bloomberg was calling for 285,000. The prior week's reading was ...
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