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Another Solid Week for Jobless Claims

The U.S. Labor Department has released its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the figure rose by 2,000 to 304,000. The prior week's reading was revised higher to 302,000 from ...
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Oil Services Earnings Dominated by American Activity

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The oil field services firm reported adjusted diluted quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 on revenues of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, BofA, Boardwalk, Netflix, NBG, SanDisk and More

Stocks have recovered from their recent selling pressure, but now investors have to consider that a three-day weekend is here for all major markets in Europe and in North and ...
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Snack Food Sales Boost Pepsi Earnings

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The food and beverage company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.83 on revenues of $12.62 ...
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Goldman Sachs Delivers on Earnings and Book Value Growth

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is still a new Dow Jones Industrial Average component, and now the bulge bracket investment banking firm -- and bank holding company without any ...
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DuPont Blames the Weather for Earnings Miss

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD), commonly known as DuPont, reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The diversified chemicals company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Morgan Stanley Stays Profitable

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The big bank reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 on revenue of $8.8 billion. In the ...
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Weibo, the Twitter of China, Debuts Weak IPO Pricing

Weibo Corp. (NASDAQ: WB) has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 16,800,000 shares at $17 per share for trading on Thursday. This is a social media platform for creation ...
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UnitedHealth Group Revenues Stung by Obamacare

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The health insurance and benefits management firm posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.10 on revenues of ...
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GE Delivers on Earnings, IPO Plans and 2014 Guidance

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is out with its first-quarter earnings report for 2014. The conglomerate posted earnings of $0.33 per share, versus the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.32 ...
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Amazon Workers Strike in Germany

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to face labor troubles in Germany. Workers at two of Amazon's logistics centers began a one-day strike Thursday morning that could see ...
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Americans See Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

In another sign that the housing crisis has ended and that home sales and home prices have recovered, people view real estate as the best long-term investment they can have. ...
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Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Top 7 Million

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), desperate for any success to help turn around its faltering prospects, announced some good news. Sales of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) have topped 7 million. It ...
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GM Car Sales Surge in Europe

Whatever recall and sales growth problems General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) may have in the United States, its money-losing European operations have finally started to turn around. Red ink in ...
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The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s ...
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