“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Gross Tops $220 Million, Should Make Disney Lead Studio For 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" live up to the billing that it would post one of the largest openings in U.S. history. Its gross topped $220 million. It is estimated ...
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Nike, FedEx and Other Earnings on Deck This Week

We are counting down the final few days until Christmas this week, but there will still be plenty of action on the earnings front for investors to keep an eye ...
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IPO News: Four  IPOs This Week Seeking $827 Million

There were two initial public offerings (IPOs) last week that raised a combined $358 million, well below the anticipated level of $749 million, and the average first-day pop was around ...
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GM Unveils 2019 Silverado Pickup

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Saturday took the wraps off its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado pickup, the company's best-selling light vehicle. The 2019 model-year pickups will hit the market late ...
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2017’s Top Real Estate Tips — Good for Next Year Too

Buying or selling a home can be more than usually stressful. For buyers there are worries about finding the right home at an affordable price and securing the financing needed ...
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Delta Will Stage Last Commercial Flight Of Boeing 747

Airlines have been phasing out the use of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747, which first took to the skies in 1969. The last U.S. commercial flight will be a Delta ...
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Could a Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Work?

Earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that his country would introduce a digital currency to be called the "petro" backed by the country's vast (300 billion barrels) proved ...
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Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? Yes, Sometimes

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) scientists have looked into whether spending time on social media can be bad for some people. That answer is "yes", and the experts Facebook called on to ...
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9 Things Investors and Savers Will Love About Tax Reform

The passage of tax reform now appears to be almost a done deal. The formal vote still has to be taken this coming Tuesday, but the merged House and Senate plans ...
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20 Fresh Stock Buybacks Could Send $100 Billion Back to Shareholders

Investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. With the tax reform goal of taking corporate taxes down to 21% from 35%, there ...
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Top 8 News Stories Affecting the Housing Market in 2017

The end of a year routinely results in a blizzard of stories predicting what the new year will bring, along with a review of what the current year has seen. ...
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Dividend Hike Helps Boeing Retain Position as Top DJIA Stock

Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) share price added about 2.8% last week to maintain its position as the best performing among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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General Electric Holds On as 2017’s Worst DJIA Stock

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares gained a bit of ground last week, closing on Friday up about 1% and a boost of 11 cents (0.6%) for the week. Nonetheless, ...
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2017 Data Breaches Over 1,250, Up 20% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 1,253 data breaches recorded this year through December 13 and that more than 172 million ...
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Could Disney Buyout of Fox Cost 10,000 Jobs?

As usual when two companies in the same businesses merge, job cuts follow, due to "synergies." That usually means overlapping positions will be eliminated. One analyst has put the number ...
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