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Charter Deal for Bright House Depends on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the nation’s fourth-largest cable operator, announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Bright House Networks, the sixth-largest U.S. cable operator, for $10.4 billion in ...
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Chances of Google Dividend Now Higher Than Ever

Winston Churchill once said that Russia “is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” He could also have been talking about Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). The search giant ...
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Despite Caution, 3 Top Oil Stock Picks From Wells Fargo

Having oil drop from $100 a barrel to under $50 has come with a price for the oil and gas players. Investors have felt the pain, while consumers have gotten ...
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Key DJIA Stocks at Risk of Setting 52-Week Lows

This year is turning out to be a choppy one for stocks. Now that the bull market is six years old, and now that investors have lined up to buy ...
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Denver, Miami, Dallas Surge in Home Price Gains

In nine of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, January house prices increased year-over-year. They remained unchanged in one city and dropped in 10 others. The ...
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Consumer Confidence Leaps in February

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of March rose to 101.3 from 98.8 in February. The expectations index jumped to 96.0 in ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Loves CenturyLink and Its High-Yield Dividend

Dividend payout is generally one of the higher priorities when evaluating dividend stocks to buy. Currently, CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is making an interesting case for its dividend payout ratio for ...
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5 Chip Stocks Could Benefit From Sector Mergers and Acquisition Activity

While the news started to drift out Friday, it was confirmed this week that chip giant Intel Inc. (NASDAQ: INTC) is in talks to buy Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR). With ...
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Will IBM Just Crowd the Internet of Things Space?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, and more devices connect more people and information across the globe, many key technology companies have to find a way to ...
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Why Banks Are Now the Only Cheap Stocks to Buy

In the six years since S&P 500 hit an ominous intraday low of 666.79, virtually every major sector has rallied, and some have gotten way ahead of themselves in terms ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Brocade, IAC, Nabors, Priceline, Teva, Yamana Gold

Stocks were indicated lower on the last day of the first quarter, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are borderline up-down for the year. With the bull ...
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4 RBC Small Cap Focus List Stocks With Massive Upside Potential

With the Russell 2000 making an outstanding move off the lows last fall, more and more investors have been looking for small cap stocks that may be poised to outperform ...
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US Pumps 8.7 Million Barrels of Oil a Day in 2014, Most Ever

Crude oil production in the United States rose 16.2% per day in 2014, the largest year-over-year increase since 1940. Total daily production of 8.7 million barrels is the highest since ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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Global Wearables Market to Reach 126 Million

A rising tide that will lift all ships should help sales of the Apple Watch and an endless number of competitors. According to research firm IDC, the wearables market will ...
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