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JA Solar Stumbles on Falling Sales in China

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The China-based solar panel maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) of ...
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Staples Beats Estimates for First Time in 5 Quarters

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The office supplies retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12 and $5.22 billion in revenues. ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Continue Downward Trend

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted an increase of 1.4% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index, following a rise ...
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The 10 Most Dominant Warren Buffett Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) recently released its latest changes to the company's public equity holdings, as of June 30, 2014. What stood out the most was just how large ...
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Melbourne Is World’s Most Livable City

In yet one more survey of the best cities to live in, most livable cities, most affordable cities and best places of foreigners to live, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ...
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$100 Is Worth $115.74 in Mississippi, Only $84.60 in DC

Apparently, $100 is not worth $100 everywhere in America. At least that is the conclusion of a study from the Tax Foundation, which has provided this sort of information since 1937. ...
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States with the Most (and Fewest) Big Spenders

Consumer spending habits reflect the financial health of the nation’s households, yet vary widely across the United States. In 2012, Americans spent $35,498 per capita, a 3.3% increase from ...
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Big Insider Selling Coincides With SolarCity Analyst Downgrade

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) has had several issues come up of late. Earnings (well, losses) took out about 8% of the value recently with light revenues, but on Tuesday a ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

August 19, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms: Inc. (NYSE: COUP) saw shares fall more than 8.5% to a new 52-week low of ...
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PetSmart Merger Hopes Only Act to Convolute Earnings Expectations

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) has been all over the place, and it appears that the stock will remain all over the place going into earnings. Word has surfaced, what we ...
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The 5 Stocks That Dominated the Market

August 19, 2014: Markets opened higher again on Tuesday following a solid report on new home construction and tame inflation. The minutes of the latest Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
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Aeropostale Taking Big Gamble on New CEO, Make That the Old CEO

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) made the surprise announcement that it will reinstate Julian Geiger as its acting chief executive officer (CEO). The company is hoping that with a new CEO it can recover ...
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No Re-IPO for Winn-Dixie

A form "RW" was filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) by a company named Southeastern Grocers LLC on Tuesday. While this might not sound like much to ...
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Wireless Broadband No Competition for Comcast, Time Warner Merger

One of the arguments that Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) makes in support of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is that wireless broadband is a ...
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What to Expect Outside of Earnings Along With Hewlett-Packard Earnings

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is set to report its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday afternoon after the market closes. While there are many issues around earnings expectations, Meg Whitman's turnaround plan ...
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