Personal Income and Spending Rise in June, but Not Massively

With the Labor Department reporting unemployment and payrolls for July, the report on personal income and spending for June may seem like a bit of an afterthought. Fortunately, this report ...
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Chevron Beats Estimates, but Production Slide Persists

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Friday. The oil and gas supermajor posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.98 on total revenues of $57.94 ...
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Chrysler’s Sales Soar 20% as Jeep Sales Rise 41%

Chrysler’s year-over-year sales rose 20% in July to 167,667 units, the company’s best July sales level since 2005. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands all posted year-over-year ...
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Labor Department Cools Fears of Runaway Payrolls Growth and Wage Inflation

The Labor Department managed to release its July unemployment and payrolls report without spooking the markets into a panic that rate hikes and the end of stimulus would have to ...
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Could LinkedIn’s Results Have Been Much Better?

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) reported second-quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday. The social media for professionals firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.51 on revenue ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Expedia, Hyatt, Ocwen, Strayer, SunPower, 3D Systems and More

Stocks tanked on Thursday, with the Dow falling more than 300 points, and stocks were again in the red ahead of the unemployment report on Friday. Investors will still be ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Large Cap Stocks That Were Oversold Before the Sell-Off

The sell-off Thursday was quick punch in the collective guts of investors that may have become a touch too complacent. In one day, all the July gains were knocked out, ...
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P&G Earnings Come With No Real Growth

The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the consumer products maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share ...
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It Is Not Too Late to Crash-Proof Your Portfolio for August and the Rest of 2014

The last day of July turned out to be a really ugly day. All 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks fell in the 317 drop that took place on the ...
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Are E-Cigarettes Just as Harmful as Tobacco?

The scientific journal Addiction has reviewed the available research on the use, contents and safety of e-cigarettes and determined that they likely are much less harmful to users or bystanders ...
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When Will Unemployment Return to Normal 5%?

The recovery has been marked by a sharp drop in unemployment, which may fall below 6% in the next month or two. However, as notes from the Federal Open Market ...
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11 Countries Near Bankruptcy

After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors ...
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GoPro Earnings and Sales Better Than Stock Reaction

GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) shares closed up over 3% going into earnings, but that goodwill from Wall Street was handily removed after the wearable sports camera maker reported its second ...
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Tesla Keeps Growing Deliveries and Revenues

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has reported is set to report earnings after the close of trading on Thursday. Net income was $16 million, or $0.11 in earnings per share ...
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Today’s 52-Week Low Club

July 31, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms. Beazer Homes USA Inc. (NYSE: BZH) shares fell to a new 52-week low of $15.54 after ...
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