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How GMOs Are Benefitting Ceres

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been a stigmatizing point recently, but Ceres, Inc. (NASDAQ: CERE) has been ignoring the drama and acting out of practicality. Companies like Chipotle might argue against using ...
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What Avago Likely Sees in Broadcom

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) is said to be in advanced talks with Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) to be acquired. This could potentially be a huge move within the semiconductor ...
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Smartphone Sales Cooling Off as Chinese Growth Slows

Global smartphone sales are forecast to rise by 11.3% year-over-year in 2015, a nice clip but well below the 27.6% growth in sales during 2014. Sales in China are forecast ...
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What to Expect From Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings Thursday before the markets open. The Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are a net loss of $0.34 per ...
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Unemployment in Nebraska Drops to 2.5%

The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4%, essentially unchanged from March. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.5% in Nebraska. No other ...
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How to Beat Weak Same-Store Sales: Stop Reporting Them

Is there a person out there who has never been told, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?” In the corporate world that typically translates to, ...
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What to Expect From Palo Alto Earnings

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) will report its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets close Wednesday. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.20 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Toyota Top Car Company on Global Brands List

One of the two industries that have been slowest to recover from the financial crisis is automobile manufacturing. In 2006, the top car brand ranked 10th among all brands, with ...
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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.16 in earnings per share ...
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Why This Analyst Sees YouTube as the Key to Google Growth

It might be hard to believe but Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion nearly a decade ago. One analyst firm views the current value of YouTube at ...
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Why a Key Analyst Sees Weakness in Near-Term Oil

Oil prices have surged over the past couple of months, pushing near the $60 mark at this point. Companies, sectors and countries alike that were benefiting from lower oil prices ...
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Sentiment Improves for MLPs: 4 Top Companies to Buy Now

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the Alerian MLP Index was up 11% higher than it currently is, and investors were giddy at the annual ...
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Mega Millions Lottery Rolls to $233 Million: What to Do (or Not Do) If You Win

The $214 million Mega Millions lottery drawing did not produce a jackpot winner on Tuesday night. That means that the lottery drawing will grow and will be announced on Friday ...
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2 Huge Trends Very Positive for 4 Top Software Stocks to Buy

One huge buzzword that is perhaps now totally overused is trending. While overworked, it does point out what is new, happening and, most importantly in some cases, working. A new ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ambarella, eBay, Rite Aid, TiVo, Yahoo, Valero, Virtu and More

Stocks were looking for a slightly positive opening on Wednesday, an effort to unseat recent market weakness. The one trend that is now nearly four years old is that investors ...
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