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Problems With Franchise Workers Hurt McDonald’s

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday issued complaints against McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and the company’s franchisees as “joint employers” alleging that the employers violated workers’ rights and ...
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Amazon Cuts Price Of fireTV To $79

The start of the new age TV has been underway since the invention of the Tivo (NASDAQ: TIVO), which barely exists any more. The void has been filled by an ...
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Cost of Beef to Soar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released some preliminary data from its “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024” report due for full release on February 11, 2015. The best ...
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Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline No Benefit to US

Using his most direct language ever, President Obama said on Friday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is “not going to be a huge benefit to U.S. consumers.” That has ...
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Boeing Collaborates With BlackBerry on Self-Destructing Phone

On Friday, in a conference call to discuss his company’s quarterly results, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), said that BlackBerry is working with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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Top Technology and Momentum Stocks Catch Insider Selling

In what is becoming a predictable pattern, despite the sizable market rally this past week, following some serious selling promoted by the plunge in oil price and energy stocks, insider ...
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Despite Huge Rally, High-Profile Insiders Still Buying Stocks

With one of the largest weekly rallies in almost three years printed and in the books, one would expect that insiders looking to add to their positions would wait for ...
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6 States Have Unemployment Rates Below 4%

The unemployment rate in the United States was 5.8% in November. While that is down from 10% during the worst of the recession, it is still above 5%, which what ...
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32,719 Died in Traffic Accidents in the US Last Year

The rate of deadly traffic accidents dropped 24% from 2004 to 2013. However, 32,719 people were killed last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency ...
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The Cities With the Largest Homes

American families tend to spend about a third of their annual income on housing. Yet, depending on their location and the level of the family’s income, home sizes can vary ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

December 19, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 55 equities making new 52-week lows today. Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) posted a new 52-week low on Friday of ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Friday’s Market

December 19, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday, a quadruple witching day that saw very high trading volume. The energy and basic materials sectors led the markets higher as crude ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Health Care Stock Picks for 2015

Merrill Lynch released its report looking forward to 2015 and which stocks it believes will outperform in the health care sector. In 2014, many of these same companies had very ...
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Best Car Deals for December

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the final two weeks of December. There are ...
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What Are the Implications of a Declining Workforce?

The Chicago Fed has released some data on the potential implications of a declining workforce on the U.S. economy. The labor force participation rate had fallen to 62.7% at the end ...
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