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Chrysler-Fiat Merger Dodges a Pothole, Paves the Way to IPO

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has avoided its latest challenge and now appears on its way to an initial public offering (IPO) in New York as early as October. ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Fall 8%

Volkswagen got some good news this week. It finished near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of cars sold in the United States. The effects of the ...
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Fracking in California Gets New Approvals

Fracking may be critical to increased U.S. oil production, but it is also one of the most controversial, widespread technologies in America. Repeatedly, critics of the practice have warned of ...
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AT&T Offers Amazon Fire Phone for ‘$0 Down’

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has decided to offer Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Fire phone for "$0 down." It is not clear whether AT&T has an oversupply of the smartphones, cannot ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

August 28, 2014: Among the nearly 30 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following four firms: Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ: LVNTA) which dropped about 50% on Thursday following the ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

August 28, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday and even an estimate for second quarter GDP that was revised up couldn’t put any air under equities. The day’s trading got ...
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Record-High Meat Prices for U.S. Consumers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on August farm prices Thursday afternoon. The all-products price index was unchanged month-over-month at 109, with the crop index down ...
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Apple Sets September 9 for a Major Announcement

While rumors have been flying that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) would be introducing its latest iPhones on September 9, the company did not make an announcement until Thursday morning. Even ...
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America’s Favorite Six-Figure Jobs

The nationwide median household income was $53,891 as of June, according to Sentier Research, down nearly 5% from where it was at start of the recession. And while household incomes ...
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Qantas Defers 787 Order, Hurts Airbus

Australia’s struggling Qantas airline has deferred its purchase options on the first five of its total of 50 of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) 787-9 Dreamliners. And while that sounds like it ...
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New Technology Could End the Debate Over Pipeline Safety

By James Stafford of Oilprice.com Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ...
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How Much Can RadioShack Expect to Get From Standard General?

RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) shares are still soaring on Thursday after reports earlier in the week that shareholder Standard General could offer a financing package that might help the struggling ...
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Lending Club Files for IPO

Lending Club Corp. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were released for the filing, but it will be ...
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The Worst Credit Cards in America

The abundance of rewards programs for U.S. credit card users might lead one to conclude that the best credit cards offer the best rewards. Not even close. According to J.D. ...
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Slower Natural Gas Inventory Growth Gives Prices a Boost

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 75 billion cubic feet for the week ending August 22. That compared with an ...
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