Labor Dept. Payrolls Scream Higher Into Lower Unemployment

The U.S. Labor Department has released its payrolls data and unemployment rate for the month of February. While the markets have been all in favor of growth and good data, ...
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Phablet Devices Post Fastest Mobile Device Growth

Between January 2014 and January 2015, usage of mobile devices like the iPhone 6 Plus from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and the Samsung Galaxy Note -- so-called phablets -- has ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abraxas, Barracuda, Citigroup, Dow, Lululemon, UnitedHealth and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Friday morning ahead of the unemployment report and after the major banks passed the Federal Reserve stress tests. If there is one trend that has ...
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The Next 3 Likely Biotech Buyout Candidates

One good way for a company to increase sales and move past simple organic growth is to make an acquisition, and that is just what AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) did ...
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Staples Earnings Take Back Seat to Office Depot Acquisition

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the office supplies retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 ...
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9 Well-Established Companies That Just Refuse to Pay Dividends

Investors are still in love with dividends. After all, dividends can account for a large portion of total returns through time. With a bull market that is now six years old, ...
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Hotels in New York City Cannot Raise Rates

Hotels in New York City were only able to raise rates 1% last year, compared with 15% in Nashville, the highest increase among the top 50 markets. If anyone needed ...
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10 Disappearing Middle Class Jobs

The United States shed 8.7 million jobs from the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 until the economy began regaining jobs in March 2010. Although the ...
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Worst Company of 2015: Avon

Several large companies are in the midst of turnarounds. Some, like Radio Shack, did not make it. The most badly flawed of these efforts, among America's large companies, is the one of Avon ...
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All 31 Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Pass Preliminary Fed Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve released the results of supervisory stress tests on Thursday. What stands out first and foremost is that the largest bank holding companies based in the United States ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

March 5, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 82 equities making new 52-week lows today. Abercrombie & Fitch Inc. (NYSE: ANF) posted a new 52-week low on Thursday. Shares ...
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The 4 Stocks That Raised the DJIA on Thursday

March 5, 2015: Markets opened higher on Thursday following a higher-than-expected number of new claims for unemployment benefits combined with lower-than-expected productivity and lower-than-expected factory orders. What saved the day ...
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Earnings and Yieldco News Driving Solar Stocks Higher and Higher

Solar stocks have been on a tear of late. The news is not just earnings. It is not just low energy prices not being as bad as some investors may ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Finds Cheaper Borrowing Costs in Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made some interesting news this week. The conglomerate under Warren Buffett has successfully borrowed over $3 billion in new note and bond offerings. What ...
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What to Expect From Staples Earnings

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Friday morning before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.30 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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