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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate ...
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Verizon Says FCC Goes Back to 1930s on Net Neutrality

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was obviously not very happy at all about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision on Net Neutrality Thursday. The FCC voted ended in favor of ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

February 26, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 41 equities making new 52-week lows today. Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) dropped about 9.1% on Thursday to establish a new 52-week ...
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The 4 Stocks That Curbed the DJIA Thursday

February 26, 2015: Markets opened lower on Thursday following a reports of a rise in jobless claims, an increase in durable goods orders, and the CPI fell. Energy stocks were ...
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Has Biocept Reached an Inflection Point?

Biocept Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC) has seen its stock move up over 200% in the past week, only to give back about 20% in Thursday's trading. This initial jump was brought about when Biocept ...
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California, Colorado, Texas Homeowners at Most Risk From Wildfires

In 2014 wildfires in the United States burned about 3.6 million acres, the second-lowest total acreage burned in the past 10 years. The year was second only to 2013 in ...
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Why Analysts Still Love Salesforce.com, Even at 100 Times Earnings

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported its fourth-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets closed. The company had $0.14 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.44 billion in revenue, which were ...
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Just How Badly iOS Gobbles Up Android Profit Share

Every report we see on smartphone operating systems -- platforms -- puts Android from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) at the top of list with a market share of around 60% ...
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The 5 NYSE Stocks With the Highest Short Interest in February

Surges in short interest between the January 30 and February 13 settlement dates lifted Pfizer and Verizon Communications into the top five most shorted stocks on the New York Stock ...
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Transocean and Seadrill Find Minimal Salvation After Earnings

Both Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) and Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) reported their fourth-quarter financial results this week. Transocean’s results came after the markets closed Wednesday, and Seadrill reported before the markets ...
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Natural Gas Price Drops 4% on Low Storage Withdrawal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 219 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 20. Estimates called for a ...
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Forget Sears Earnings, It Is All About Future REIT Structure

When Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) reported results Thursday morning, the share price tumbled as revenues failed to meet consensus estimates. Net losses are being curtailed, but that is due ...
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5 Health Care Stocks That Are Possible Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Forget Inflation, Labor Department CPI Shows Deflation From Energy Prices

The U.S. Labor Department has confirmed what most of us have suspected for some time: deflationary pressure from the cost of energy and commodities falling has turned into deflation. Whether ...
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Short Sellers Betting the Farm Against Big Oil Stocks

Oil prices made a slight recovery on the last short interest report, but it seems that the industry has slid back, and common sense would say that short sellers have ...
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