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Why the Gig Economy Is Not as Cool as as People Think

Two-thirds of Americans who have worked as independent contractors in what is known as the "gig economy" would not choose to do so again. Less than half were satisfied with ...
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Big Lots Earnings Defy Downturn in Discount Stores’ Performance

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported second-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Friday. The discount retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52 and $1.2 billion in revenues. ...
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Express, Noble Corp. Lead Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

August 25, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 28 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. NYSE advancers led decliners by a few percentage ...
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DJIA Dragged Lower by UnitedHealth, Nike on Thursday

August 25, 2016: Markets opened lower again Thursday but traded higher for most of the day until the before dipping below the break-even line by early afternoon. Healthcare and energy ...
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America’s Six-Figure Jobs

A typical American worker earns approximately $36,200 annually. While relatively few families, and even fewer individuals, earn over $100,000 a year, individuals employed in some professions are far more likely ...
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JPMorgan Lifts Price Targets on Defense Stocks, Names Top Pick

Investors may buy stocks in defense contractors because of their record of dividend payments and share repurchases for good reasons. Over the past five years, the best performing defense stock has ...
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Why 50% Upside in Netflix May Be Too Optimistic

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) hit its stride over the past few years and made some serious gains. Many investors rode the online media distributor, and now content-maker too, higher and ...
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What to Expect From GameStop Earnings

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. This quarter will help set a direction for the company going ...
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US Dealers, Volkswagen Agree on Compensation Deal

Volkswagen and several dealers that filed suit against the company in April of this year have reportedly reached an "agreement in principle" that would settle the lawsuit. The federal district ...
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What Analysts Are Saying About HP After Earnings

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Thursday. Results topped estimates on both sides of the income statement, but this was not enough ...
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Did Durable Goods Just Set the Stage for a Rate Hike?

The week of August 26 has been full of waiting and waiting for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The markets are looking for any sign ...
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Tale of the Tape: Signet vs Tiffany

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG) both reported earnings before the markets opened on Thursday. As major jewelry retailers and from a broad perspective, we might ...
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Natural Gas Price Dips on Small Inventory Injection

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 11 billion cubic feet for the week ending August 19. Analysts were expecting a ...
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How Salesforce.com Shares Could Rise 200% by 2020

When it comes to the cloud and corporate intranets and apps, one of the greatest growth stories of the modern era is Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM). Its stock has perplexed ...
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How Dollar Tree Earnings Underwhelmed Investors

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) released its fiscal second-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Thursday. Just a year ago, this company completed the Family Dollar acquisition, and now ...
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