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Dollar General Turns Up the Heat on Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) Tuesday morning upped the stakes in the battle to acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO). The discount retailer raised its all-cash offer for Family ...
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U.S. Home Prices Rise Most in Northeast

Home prices in the United States rose for the 29th consecutive month in July, but the increases have slowed sharply in the past two months. Compared with July of 2013, ...
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Small Business Hiring Trends Look Less Robust

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is signaling a mixed bag in pre-unemployment and pre-payrolls data for the month of August. The reading only started being issued earlier this year and it ...
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Why Has Boeing Stock Underperformed the Market?

For the first seven months of 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is up more than 3% and the S&P 500 is up more than 8%. Boeing Co. (NYSE: ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Tech Hardware Still the Stocks to Own in 2014

With the Nasdaq up about 9%, the most of any of the top indices this year, and the technology sector absolutely on fire, up almost 20% year-to-date, investors have to ...
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Top-Yielding Stocks Dominate UBS Equity Focus List for September

With the holiday and the traditionally slow dog days of August over, trading volume and the equity capital markets should all start returning to normal. With only one-third of 2014 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avago, Exelixis, Gap, Groupon, Staples, Tesla and More

Stocks were firm on Tuesday morning after the Labor Day weekend. Investors remain optimistic now that the DJIA has crossed 17,000 and after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 last week. ...
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Disney Out of Blockbusters for 2014

The summer movie season ended on Labor Day, and we’ve now entered the fall season, which runs through the Thursday November 6. The summer champion was crowned over the final ...
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Why the Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses the Point

By. Chris Dalby of Oilprice.com The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in ...
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Will Celebrity Photo Hack Cost Apple iCloud Customers?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is not the only company that offers cloud-based services to its customers. And this may hurt the company after the iCloud service got hacked and hundreds of ...
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Bank of America Still in Big Trouble

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) may have settled on a $16.65 billion fine for mortgage law violations. However, if faces at least one more large lawsuit, customer service problems ...
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Apple and Collapsing Music Sales

Of the $15 billion in 2013 global sales of recorded music, nearly 40% came from digital sources such as ad-supported and subscription streaming or paid digital downloads. That may sound ...
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Will Apple’s Rumored Digital Wallet Work Where Others Have Failed?

Reports hit the web Sunday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) had signed an agreement with American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) to work on an iPhone payment system that will allow ...
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Can Tesla Be More Valuable Than GM?

Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) market capitalization is $35 billion. That of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is $55 billion. Can Tesla pass GM by this measure? It is not ...
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Google Self-Driving Car Has Problems With Snow and Parking

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) self-driving car may drive itself, but the conditions in which it can operate effectively are very limited. These observations come from an article in the MIT ...
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