Consumers Union Rips Comcast-Time Warner Merger

In a filing on Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Consumers Union (CU), the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, urged the commission to deny the proposed ...
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3 Business Development Company Stocks With Attractive Dividends

The business development company (BDC) segment may have come under fire this summer, but looking forward it still provides investment potential in the form of its dividends. The pressure was ...
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With Nearly 19,000 to Choose From, There Is an Android Device for That

Among the charges leveled against Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android operating system is that every implementation of the free mobile platform is different. Not only that, but only some of ...
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Yellen Sees Negative Labor Market, Undermines Rate Hike Chances

After reciting the current reasonably upbeat data on the labor market, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reminded her audience at the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson, Wyo., that the labor ...
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10 Fresh Higher Dividends and Buybacks That Should Not Be Overlooked

The trend has been around for years: companies reward their shareholders by paying out dividends or buying back stock. Some companies do both. But what stands out the most is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aeropostale, AK Steel, Cyberonics, Gap, and More

Stocks were mixed to soft in early Friday indications. There were no formal economic reports on deck, and the corporate earnings coming out have not been from market-moving companies. Investors ...
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9-Year Delay Could Sink ‘Sin City’ Movie Sequel

In 2005, the original “Sin City” film opened to a weekend box office of $29.12 million. That movie’s sequel, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” opens on 2,894 screens ...
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Foot Locker on Target for All-Time High After Earnings

Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Friday. The footwear retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64 and $1.87 billion in ...
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Labor Day Travel to Rise as Gasoline Prices Plunge

A gallon of gasoline costs less today than at any time since last February, and the price is expected to continue dropping as U.S. motorists head into the Labor Day ...
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King Digital Finally Gets Candy Crush Live in China

King Digital Entertainment PLC (NYSE: KING) is taking Candy Crush to China. The mobile games maker announced early on Friday that a localized version of Candy Crush Saga is now ...
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Ebola Outbreak and Liberian Economy by the Numbers

Arguably, Liberia has been affected most by the Ebola outbreak, with 576 deaths as of August 20, according to the AP. That figure is expected to rise sharply. Among the world's ...
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How Soon Will Wireless Plans Be Free?

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) announced a new plan that costs $60 a month for unlimited data. T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) has one that costs $80. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) ...
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Cities Where Housing Is Most Affordable

Among the top 100 U.S. cities based on population, the share of income needed to afford a median home based on the typical price in that market was 15.3% last ...
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Intuit Keeps Growing Sales, Offers Guidance out to 2017

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) has reported earnings. The tax software giant’s earnings came in at -$0.14 in earnings per share and $714 million in revenue. Thomson Reuters had estimates of ...
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GameStop Hardware Sales Doubled on Xbox One, PlayStation 4

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) reported second quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday. The video game retailer posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22 on $1.73 billion in ...
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