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How to View Unemployment and Payrolls This Week

This coming Friday we will get to see the U.S. Labor Department's report on payrolls and unemployment data for the month of July. Investors get many sneak peaks and teases ...
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Why Assurant Is Now So Attractive

Assurant Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) shares were not just at 52-week highs on Monday. They were at all-time highs. The driving force was an extraordinary analyst upgrade from Bank of America ...
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Can Management Really Take Global-Tech Private?

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: GAI) was perhaps the biggest mover in the market Monday morning. Shares were up over 100% on news of a “going private” offer. It is ...
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GM Winning Numbers Battle, but Ford’s Margins Hard to Beat in Pickup Wars

After a slow month in June, sales of pickup trucks headed higher in July -- much higher for one automaker, a bounce-back for another and stable, if slow, growth for ...
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Why Credit Suisse Added Autodesk to 2 Focus Lists

In an effort to address the evolving needs of its users, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has shifted to more cloud computing options, increasing its suite offerings and expanding its product ...
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GM Blasts Sales Estimates in July

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted total July sales of 272,512 vehicles, a rise of 6% compared with July 2014. The July total represents the best combined total of all ...
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Ford Trucks, SUVs Drive July Sales to 9-Year High

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Tuesday posted a U.S. sales increase of 5% year over year in July to 222,731 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, compared with July 2014 sales ...
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Independent Research Firm Sees Higher Upside in Amgen

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) reported strong second-quarter earnings last week. According to one independent research firm, these earnings, along with a strong pipeline and general outlook, have positioned this biotech ...
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ISM Manufacturing Shows Weaker Growth

The ISM Manufacturing Index for July was released early Monday, showing another report in positive territory at 52.7 for the month. Unfortunately, that was in the wrong direction from last ...
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Personal Income and Spending Show No Real Inflation

Personal income and personal spending both came in with positive readings for the month of June. Personal income was up 0.4%, versus a 0.3% consensus from Bloomberg, and the month ...
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Positive Developments Around Ebola

The Ebola scare in 2014 was resounding within the health care sector, and many biotechs found themselves developing vaccines and related drugs in an effort to be first to market. ...
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PIIGS ETFs and Greek ADS Respond to Athens Reopening Stock Exchange

Greece is back as a financial market again. Well, sort of. The nation finally allowed its stock market to open back up after an unheard of five-week trading halt. Needless ...
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3 Biotech Stocks to Buy With Huge Catalysts Coming Soon

Biotech investors are a hearty lot. They need to be because often a company's success or failure can rely on a single positive clinical outcome. A new report from SunTrust ...
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Sears Updates Q2 Performance

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is having some success getting its financial house in order, but sales are declining at a ferocious rate. In an update published Monday morning, the ...
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INC Research Files for Secondary Offering

INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR) filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. At the most recent closing price of $50.03, the ...
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