Q2 GDP Blowout — at Least on the Headline Data

It turns out that the first quarter drop of 2.9% in gross domestic product (GDP) was truly a blip, just like economists had been saying all along. What is more ...
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Valero Profits Jump on Lower Prices for Crude Oil and Corn

Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported second-quarter 2014 earnings before markets opened Wednesday. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $1.22, compared with EPS a year ago of $0.84. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Enbridge, NOV, Freescale, Twitter, Verizon, Windstream and More

Stocks surged higher on Wednesday morning despite new sanctions in Russia. A strong ADP payrolls report was tempered by the notion that it won't make the FOMC more aggressive on ...
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Analyst’s Four Gold Miner Takeover Targets May Include a Gigantic Winner

When there is a significant downturn for a sector, like the one that gold has experienced, most leading companies use the same old tried and true methods that business has ...
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Garmin Turnaround May Be Complete as Earnings and Outlook Soar

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The GPS equipment maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.02 on revenues of $777.85 ...
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How Analysts Rate Twitter Now After the Explosive Earnings Reaction

The monumental earnings slam by Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has many investors and market pundits wondering whether they have missed the boat on the hyper-social media player. We were given ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain Low, but Mortgage Applications Falter

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.2% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a rise ...
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GDP vs. FOMC vs. Unemployment and Payrolls

24/7 Wall St. wanted to make an update for its readers about the dual importance of economic reports. It is unemployment that rules the roost in most months, but this ...
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Chevy Volt Earns Top Safety Pick as Fiat, Nissan Falter

It may be difficult for General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) to sell the Chevy Volt, but it is by one important measure a very safe car. It won the IIHS ...
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Can Twitter Shares Return to All-Time Highs?

Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE: TWTR) earnings were so good that the stock rose 26% after hours to $48.55. That is still very far short of its all-time high of $74.73. It ...
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Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke on the Real Wolves of Wall Street

Jeff Macke is the host of Breakout on Yahoo Finance. Prior to that he was an original cast member of CNBC's "Fast Money," founder of Macke Asset Management and a ...
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5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

By Chris Dalby for The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing ...
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10 Cities Running Out of Water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to ...
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Blast Off for Twitter Earnings

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was one social media earnings report we were highly awaiting, and now the stock went into blast off mode. Twitter was expected to lose a penny ...
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American Express Earnings Rise on Higher Consumer Spending

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) today reported second quarter results after markets closed Tuesday night. The financial services company reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.43 on revenues net ...
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