Credit Availability and Conditions Continue to Improve in July

We have yet another economic report this Thursday. This was a report from the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM). You can guess what they track -- credit availability, accessibility ...
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L-3 Simply Not Normal for Accounting Problems

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) is far from your typical company that faces accounting problems. The company is one of the key defense stocks for encrypted communications and a ...
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What SunPower Earnings Mean for First Solar and SolarCity

After markets close Thursday, solar panel maker SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) will report second-quarter results. Analysts are looking for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.26 on revenues of $623.55 million. ...
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T-Mobile, Sprint Stocks Halted on Report of Buyout by France’s Iliad

Shortly before noon Thursday, trading was halted for about five minutes in shares of both T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). The two have been linked ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Full Preview for Friday

The public, market watchers, investors and traders of all walks will be watching Friday's payrolls and unemployment reports from the U.S. Department Labor. 24/7 Wall St. wanted to provide a preview for ...
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GoPro Earnings Will Be Key, and Do Not Forget Ambarella

GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) is about to have its first earnings report as a public company, although the report does not cover the entire time that it was public. Earnings ...
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Gas Prices Have Sharpest July Drop in 6 Years

The average price of a gallon of gasoline fell by nearly $0.14 in July, from $3.753 at the beginning of the month to $3.617 at the end. Not since 2008 ...
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Analyst Defends Agnico Eagle Mines After Massive Stock Drop

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) found its shares absolutely battered on Thursday after the company's earnings and production report. We have seen one analyst defend the stock so far: ...
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Natural Gas Prices Rise Sharply After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 88 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 25, compared with an expected ...
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Synchrony IPO Fails to Deliver the Hoped-For Value for GE

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) opened its first day of trading at $23.00 a share, right on the initial public offering (IPO) price it set Wednesday for 125 million shares. At ...
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Chicago Business Survey Indicates Weaker ISM Readings Ahead

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and Market News International (MNI) have released the Chicago Business Barometer, and the number was an absolute dud for the month of July. Thursday's ...
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3D Systems Still Trading Profits for Expansion

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The 3D printer maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.16 and $151.5 million ...
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5 Analyst Stock Picks for the Pipeline Construction Energy Boom

Overshadowed in the ongoing debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline is the fact that a surge of pipeline announcements and awards were made in the first half of this year. ...
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Exxon Mobil Production Declines Outweigh Earnings, Revenues

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The integrated oil and gas company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.05 on revenues ...
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Employment Cost Index Finally Brings Wage Inflation

The markets have been digesting much employment data ahead of Friday's unemployment report, but now the market will have to deal with some wage inflation. A Labor Department report on ...
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