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America’s Safest Cities

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. While the increase is discouraging, it is by no means a crime wave. Some ...
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Kroger, Oil Tanker Firm Sail into Tuesday’s 52-Week Low Club

September 27, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 43 equities making new 52-week lows in Tuesday's session. NYSE advancers led decliners by nearly 3 to 2 ...
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Nike, Microsoft Push DJIA Higher Tuesday

September 27, 2016: Markets opened slightly higher Tuesday even though the crude oil trade was crushed by word that there is no production freeze in the near-term frame. The tech, ...
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Nike Earnings Not Enough for Investors

Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.73 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.1 ...
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Could a US Fine Put Volkswagen Out of Business?

In June automaker Volkswagen agreed to settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California, and another with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will cost ...
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World’s 200,000 Richest People Hold 12% of World’s Wealth

Of the estimated 7.6 billion people on earth, just 0.004% (212,615 individuals) control some $30 trillion in wealth. That's slightly more than the 2015 GDP of the United States and ...
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SEC Hits Oilfield Services Firm Weatherford With $140 Million Fine

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that oilfield services company Weatherford International Inc. (NYSE: WFT) has agreed to pay a $140 million fine to settle charges that ...
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Why Hormel Shares Look Better Than Kellogg’s

Investors have proven over and over that they want to buy value when they find it. Now comes a Focus List change from Credit Suisse on what should be two ...
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What to Expect From Nike Earnings

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.56 in earnings ...
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Meet One of the Biggest Bears Against Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) is in the midst of a crisis right now. This German bank is facing capital concerns, and it does not seem like there will be ...
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Is West African Displacing Bakken Crude at Eastern US Refineries?

Back in the old days before horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing created a new source of crude oil production in North Dakota and Montana, refineries on the east coast of ...
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Americans Warm to Self-Driving Cars

One thing that companies developing self-driving, or autonomous, cars face is that Americans love the experience of driving themselves. Why buy a car you love and let it be driven ...
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Do Engaged Employees Create Higher Profits?

Gallup has a novel concept, based on metadata research. Employees who are more engaged (which is not entirely well defined) at the workplace help companies create higher profits. In a ...
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June Cash Home Sales Drop Below 30% for First Time Since 2007

In June of 2016, cash sales comprised 29.3% of all home sales, down from 31.8% in June of 2015, marking the 42nd consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales fell by ...
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Advanced Disposal Services Gears Up for IPO

Advanced Disposal Services has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering. The company intends to price its 19.25 million ...
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