10 States With Best and Worst Business Taxes

Much of the toughest U.S. competition for new businesses and new jobs comes not from developing countries like India or Pakistan, but from one of the 50 United States. The ...
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SEC Taking Insider Trading Charges All the Way to Peru

When most investors hear about insider trading charges being filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, they probably think of someone profiting from leaked merger news. They probably are not ...
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Student Loan Default Rate Continues to Decline

It is no secret that the student loan burden has reached a serious level in America. In fact, student loans for college and graduate degrees are muting the ability for ...
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SEC Fines UBS for Inadequate Employee Training

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just announced that UBS Financial Services has agreed to pay over $15 million to settle charges regarding a failure to adequately educate and ...
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Anheuser-Busch Settles FCPA Charges With SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices ...
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Tempur Sealy Slides on Updated Guidance

Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) issued a business update for its guidance for its third quarter and 2016 full year, as well as provided some information on its sales ...
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Coty to Replace Diamond Offshore on the S&P 500

Changes are coming to the S&P 500, effective after the markets close on Friday, September 30. Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) will be replacing Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) on ...
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German Data Protection Authority Challenges WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is feeling the pressure from German regulators after they ordered the social media giant to stop collecting data on German users from its subsidiary WhatsApp. The ...
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Dip in Crude Oil Inventory Offset by Rise in Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.9 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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7 Giant Companies Raising Their Dividends for 25 Years or More

It is no secret that investors love receiving dividends. With up to half (or more) of all total returns through time coming from dividends, companies that are raising their dividends ...
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Janet Yellen Addresses Further Regulation and More Capital Reserves at Largest Banks

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning. While this is a testimony on supervision ...
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Why Ferrellgas Units Are Getting Hammered

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE: FGP) sank to a new 52-week low Wednesday morning after reporting a net loss per share of $6.68 for its fourth fiscal quarter. In the fourth ...
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Anavex Soars on Biogen Agreement

Shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: AVXL) soared on Wednesday following a material transfer agreement with Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB). As for the terms of this agreement, Biogen will ...
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Paychex Earnings Fail to Impress Investors

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.60 in earnings per share (EPS) on $785.5 ...
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Fed Vice Chair Fischer Talks Labor Participation and Mobility

Outside of Chair Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is one of the most closely followed people in the financial markets. Speaking at the Convocation for the ...
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