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Amazon Claims Device Sales Rise 3X on Holiday Weekend

In a press release Tuesday morning, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported that sales of its Fire TV stick rose six times and sales of all the company's electronics devices rose ...
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China PMI Trouble and Air Pollution

Two major announcements came out of China this week. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics was only 46.9 in October, which represents contraction and is ...
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Greek Unemployment Rate Still Near 25%

Eurostat has released unemployment rates for the European Union for October. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the level was 10.7%, down slightly from 10.8% in September. Greece's jobless rate is nowhere ...
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JC Penney, Sears, Other Major Retailers Near 52-Week Lows

As the poor numbers about Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday pour in, many brick-and-mortar retail stocks have neared 52-week lows — unlike Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), which is near ...
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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Hits 61 Million Views

The Marvel super heroes are at it again. The trailer for the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" has already reached 61 million views, worldwide, in the first 24 hours. According ...
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Mattress Firm Moves to Acquire Sleepy’s and Announces Preliminary Results

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM), known to many as the nation's largest specialty mattress dealer, announced its preliminary fiscal third quarter financial results. More importantly, the company announced that ...
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SEC Settles Charges Against London-Based Standard Bank

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Standard Bank PLC with a failure to disclose certain payments in connection with debt issued by the Government of Tanzania in 2013. ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

November 30, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 55 equities making new 52-week lows today. Vale SA (NYSE: VALE) posted a new low on Monday. Shares ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the DJIA Monday

November 30, 2015: Markets opened higher on Monday but the upbeat start to the day didn't last long. Industrials and consumer discretionary stocks weighed most heavily on equity indexes today, ...
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Spark Therapeutics Files For Secondary Offering

Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a secondary offering. There were no pricing terms given regarding the offering ...
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Farm Prices Sink in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Monday afternoon. The prices-received index declined 8 percentage points month-over-month to 89, with the crop production ...
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Arena Pharma Soars on FDA Approval

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) saw its shares jump in Monday’s session on news of an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The company announced that the FDA has ...
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Gasoline Doesn’t Quite Break $2 Barrier Over Holiday Weekend

A week ago the forecast for the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States was $1.99, the lowest price for gas at any time in ...
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Anavex Takes Off on Positive Alzheimer’s Data

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: AVXL) was leading the bulls in Monday’s trading session on news of positive results from an Alzheimer’s study. The company announced the publication of further ...
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China’s Renminbi Now Officially a Reserve Currency

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday added China's currency, the renminbi, to the basket of official world reserve currencies. The renminbi, which is denominated in yuan, joins the U.S. ...
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