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Mortgage Loan Rates Jump as Loan Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 7.9% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index, following a drop of ...
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GM Europe Sales Drop Sharply in August

The General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sales train wreck in Europe continued in August, which means the company may post another loss in the region for 2014 after decades of ...
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World Billionaire Count Reaches Record 2,325

The world has 2,325 billionaires, with a combined net worth of $7.3 trillion. That is if new data from Wealth X and UBS are right. At least two other well-known ...
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Will Sony Fire CEO as Company Posts Another Loss?

Call it another year of financial loss. The year has not ended, but Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) says the red ink for its current fiscal period is imminent. The means ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Americans take into account different factors when choosing where to live. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety ...
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Microsoft Adds Two Board Members, Increases Dividend

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) lost two board members and added two. The huge software company, in the midst of one of the largest transformations in its history, also increased its ...
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Boeing and SpaceX Emerge Victorious in NASA Space Taxi Contract

The privatization, or partial privatization, of space has taken many twists since the end of the Space Shuttle era. Companies and organizations know that there are literally billions of dollars ...
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Money down the Drain

Adobe Earnings Report Fails to Deliver

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) has reported earnings. The software giant’s earnings came in at $0.28 per share on $1.005 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters had estimates of $0.26 in ...
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Rackspace Reality Check — No Acquirers Coming: Growth or Value?

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX) saw its shares get destroyed in the after-hours trading session on Tuesday. The first bit of news is that the cloud and site hosting player ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

September 16, 2014: The following stocks are among the 118 equities making new 52-week lows today: Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) dropped about 4.5% on Tuesday to post a new ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 16, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower again on Tuesday as the FOMC meeting began today with a report in the WSJ that any raise to the fed funds rate ...
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Did Urban Outfitters Win or Lose From the Controversial Kent State Shirt?

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has had its share of controversy in offensive clothing over the years. Its latest "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt for $129 had red spots on it ...
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European Airline Passengers Want Cheap Fares and Legroom

Among European airline passengers, some 71% of respondents to a survey commissioned by Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) said they have flown on a low-cost carrier (LCC) in the past two ...
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Euro Launch and Alibaba IPO Still Worry Netflix Investors

Shares of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) are gapping down nearly 3% in the noon hour on Tuesday after dropping nearly 4% in Monday’s trading session. The company began rolling out ...
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U.S. Household Incomes Finally Rising and Recovering From the Recession

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau has what may be a starting point for the best news most Americans could have hoped for -- household incomes are finally on ...
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