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Is There Enough Room for a Sarah Palin Channel?

The world of cable and network TV has been converging with new media for years. Now it looks as though a new channel is soon to be launched -- The ...
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Family Dollar Store

Icahn ‘Extremely Pleased’ With Family Dollar’s Acquisition

When Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) announced that it would acquire competitor Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for a cool $8.5 billion, there was no word from activist investor ...
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Tyson’s Shares Rise on Asset Sale, Outlook

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) have bounced around Monday morning as investors try to decide whether the company's earnings and its plans to issue more equity are good ...
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Real Estate Agents Lose From the Merger of Zillow and Trulia

Monday morning's announcement that online real-estate listing sites Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) are merging clearly benefits both firms because it neutralizes each one's largest competitor. ...
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Active investor

Why GDP Could Trump Unemployment in Importance This Week

In most months, the biggest single economic report is the Employment Situation report issued by the U.S. Department Labor on the first Friday of the month. That may not hold ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales Post First Drop in 4 Months

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in June. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an index reading ...
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World Cup Advertising Drives Car Shoppers to Kia, Volkswagen

Automakers that advertised during the recent World Cup soccer tournament experienced twice the online consumer interest in their cars than did non-advertisers. The biggest surge came during the period when ...
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Pollo Loco

Is El Pollo Loco Riding Chipotle’s Wave?

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) had a very strong IPO debut on Friday, rising some 60% to close at $24.03 after selling 7.1 million shares at $15 per ...
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Zillow, Trulia Merge in All-Stock Deal Worth $3.5 Billion

Online real estate listing firms Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) have entered a definitive agreement under which Zillow will acquire Trulia in an all-stock transaction valued ...
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bank vault

Oppenheimer’s Top Bank Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

If any Wall Street sector has had headline risk for the past year, and some would say five years, it is the banking sector. Despite a horrible public relations nightmare ...
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5 Huge Biotech Catalysts Right Around the Corner for Top Stocks

A brand new research report from RBC highlights more than 50 biotech event catalysts that are on the horizon. These are trial data, FDA decisions and company presentations coming soon. The ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Cisco, CIT, Juniper, Pfizer, Xerox and Many More

Stocks were down marginally in Monday's early indications, but it felt more like a day looking for direction. Still, investors are seeking upside from stocks. The difference now is that ...
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Where Does Icahn Stand in the Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Merger?

Discount store operator Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) has entered a definitive merger agreement with Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) under which the former will acquire the latter in ...
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Tyson’s Plan to Issue New Equity Sinks Stock

Less than 90 minutes after reporting a pretty good quarter and a solid outlook, Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) said that it would sell 24 million shares of its Class ...
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Virgin America

Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to ...
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