Is Apple or Roku a Bigger Threat to Amazon’s Fire TV?

Does a direct comparison with competitor Roku 3 on the Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) home page indicate that the company is worried about its $99 Fire TV streaming media box? ...
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Shutterfly That Much Closer to Disappearing

Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) has been fighting an uphill battle for a while against big dogs like Facebook in the online photo publishing industry, and it thinks it has had ...
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consumer electronics

Full 360-Degree Preview for Hewlett-Packard Earnings

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) will report its third-quarter earnings after the close of trading on Wednesday. We have featured an earnings preview for the PC and IT-services giant, as well ...
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Caterpillar Grappler

Caterpillar Dealer Sales Trends Looking Less Bad

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has had a wild ride in 2014. Its fundamentals have never really improved to where they had been in the prior years, and it looked at ...
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Crude Oil Inventory Drops Sharply, Driving Prices Higher

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Major Insider Buying at GNC: A Key Gamble or a Dream?

GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) has had a very rough and tough 2014, with its shares having lost almost half of their value from its peak at the end of 2013. ...
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A New Way to Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday unveiled a new website that will allow car buyers, owners and lessees to check to see if their vehicle has had ...
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Target’s Results Could Have Been Worse — and That’s Where They’re Headed

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The big-box retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.78 and $17.41 billion in revenues. In ...
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Analyst Says Buy These Retail Stocks Before Earnings Come Out

Retailers and the consumer discretionary sector as a whole have had a very dismal year. It is even more dismal when you compare the sector performance to some of the ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision, BHP Billiton, Dunkin’, Hertz, JetBlue, Panera and More

Stocks were down by a tiny amount on Wednesday morning, following two days of gains and ahead of the FOMC's minutes. Investors have gotten used to volatility again, but they ...
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6 Biotech Stocks to Buy Now With Up to 100% Upside Potential

With the biotech space having its usual volatile ups and downs this year, the analysts at Stifel have stepped back into the coverage world and have reinitiated research analysis on ...
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solar power

JA Solar Stumbles on Falling Sales in China

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The China-based solar panel maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) of ...
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Staples store

Staples Beats Estimates for First Time in 5 Quarters

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The office supplies retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12 and $5.22 billion in revenues. ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Continue Downward Trend

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted an increase of 1.4% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index, following a rise ...
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The 10 Most Dominant Warren Buffett Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) recently released its latest changes to the company's public equity holdings, as of June 30, 2014. What stood out the most was just how large ...
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