Monsoons Help U.S. Drought

The extreme drought in parts of the United States is being helped from an improbable source. It is what the U.S. Drought Monitor calls "monsoons." According to the experts from ...
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MIT App Would Help Cars Avoid Traffic Jams

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers claim they have built a system that could help cars avoid traffic jams. The project, which created the service is called "RoadRunner," was introduced ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added more than 2.3 million jobs in 2013, the most in any year since 2005. Despite this, income levels and poverty rates did not improve in most ...
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In Another Sign of PC Trouble, Toshiba Cuts 900 Jobs

The PC industry has been under pressure for some time as the use of tablets and smartphones has completely replaced personal computers in many cases. Even laptop sales have fallen, ...
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More Negative Analyst Views for Macau Casinos

The Macau region in China has been the target of many analysts’ downgrades in the casino sector recently, with Sterne Agee the most recent to have cautious views. David Bain ...
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The 4 Stocks That Boosted the Market

September 17, 2014: Markets opened slightly mixed on Wednesday and traded in a narrow range around the break-even line until the FOMC meeting announcement in mid-afternoon. The word that interest ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

September 17, 2014: The following stocks are among the 74 equities making new 52-week lows today: Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) dropped about 5% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week ...
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FOMC Verdict: Dovish Bias Remains

The Federal Reserve made its announcement for the FOMC policy meeting Wednesday afternoon, swinging markets from up to down -- and back to up initially. The long and short of ...
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Walmart, Best Buy Reject Apple Pay

The list of banks, retailers and credit card issuers that will support Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently announced Apple Pay mobile payments is long and growing. The company says Apple ...
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Is Destiny Video Game Sales Record Truly a Disappointment?

It is hard to imagine that $325 million on a video game release in the first five days is a disappointment. Since the release of Destiny, Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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6 More Expected DJIA Dividend Hikes Before 2014 Ends

Investors have many things to consider in the latter part of 2014 and as 2015 nears. One such consideration is the trend of dividend hikes. On the heels of fresh ...
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US Steel Wins From Outlook and Creditor Protection in Canada

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) plans to take strategic action to strengthen its position within a changing steel industry, and so far the share price would say it is ...
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Crude Oil Prices Skid as Refining Slows

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 3.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Net Element Continues to Ride the Apple Wave

Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) saw its shares surge Wednesday morning in the first hour of trading. The company announced that it will integrate the recently announced Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Homebuilder Confidence at 9-Year High

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for September rose four points to 59 from a reading of 55 in August. The reading was higher than ...
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