US Teachers State Pensions Near $500 Billion in Unfunded Liabilities

If you think you have retirement worries, even teachers who are on a state-run pension may be in the same boat, or even worse down the road. A new report card ...
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What to Expect From AT&T Earnings

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.55 in earnings per share and $34.26 billion in revenue. ...
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Will Starbucks Become the Next Major $100 Stock?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported its fiscal first-quarter results, which were totally in line with estimates. The coffee giant stuck with the optimistic tone and guided higher for 2015 ...
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Full 360-Degree Apple Earnings Preview: iPhone, China, Watch and Beyond

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is set to report its quarterly earnings after the close of trading on Tuesday. The preliminary analyst and media reports have signaled that expectations have been ...
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New Twitter Functions Fail to Boost Enthusiasm for the Stock

Stocks are tumbling Tuesday on weaker earnings from some blue chips, and there is not much appetite for risk as a result. That could be what is holding back shares ...
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Is This the End of an Era for the Chemical Giants?

Merrill Lynch’s Kevin McCarthy released a report on the major chemical companies early this week, and it takes a more cautious view on the industry. The caution is related to ...
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2014 New Home Sales Rise to 6-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for December. Sales jumped 11.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from a downwardly revised ...
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Merrill Lynch’s High-Yield Utility Stocks That Are Still a Good Buy

While the argument continues over when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in 2015, one thing seems pretty clear to all. The rate hikes will ...
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November Home Prices Drop Most in Chicago and Detroit

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for November increased by 4.3% year-over-year for the 20-city composite index and by 4.2% for the 10-city composite index. The national index rose 4.7% year-over-year, ...
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3M Solid Earnings, but Valuation Concerns Remain

Tuesday before the markets opened, 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) released its fourth-quarter financial results as $1.81 in earnings per share and $7.7 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates ...
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4 UBS Quality Growth at a Reasonable Price Tech Stocks to Buy

Despite a shaky start to 2015, all of the major indexes are still trading within striking distance of all-time highs. With the stock market still the most viable option for ...
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Can P&G Ever Hedge Its Currency Woes?

Before the markets opened Tuesday morning, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results. The $1.06 in earnings per share (EPS) and $20.2 billion in revenue ...
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Durable Goods So Weak That It Will Likely Lower GDP Forecasts

Each monthly report of durable goods orders can cause brief market elation or panic due to how volatile the numbers are. The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported that durable ...
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Peabody Earnings Surprise — Dividend Slashed

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The coal miner’s adjusted diluted quarterly earnings per share loss (EPS) came to $1.21 ...
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5 Stocks to Buy That Beat Earnings Estimates and Raised Guidance

If there is any combination that warms the hearts of Wall Street analysts and investors, it is companies that beat analysts' earnings estimates and simultaneously raise earnings guidance expectations. A ...
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