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Half of Immigrant Households Use US Welfare Programs

In a recent Census Bureau study that examined legal and illegal immigrant compared with native use of welfare programs in the United States, researchers found that in 2012, 51% of ...
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Factory Orders Growth at Half of Expectations

With economists seeking any signs of life that they can find, all economic readings are being given a closer look than might be otherwise expected. The U.S. Department of Commerce ...
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Big Media Stocks Collapse

It has not been a particularly good year for some of the country’s biggest media firms. Only a couple of them have managed to eke out a share price gain, ...
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Heartware Moves to Acquire Valtech Cardio

HeartWare International Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR) is looking to continue its strong performance in 2015, and one of the better options that the company sees for growth is an acquisition. The ...
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The Best and Worst Dow Performers During the Recent Collapse

It has been an incredible two weeks. Volatility has been extreme, not just in stocks but in commodities as well. Giants are moving up and down almost like microcaps, traders ...
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TrimTabs Showed Better Jobs Report for August Than ADP

As economists and investors are looking for any signs of life or death in the jobs market, as well as for rate hike ammunition, the TrimTabs estimate of U.S. jobs ...
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What to Expect From Five Below Earnings

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.13 in ...
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ADP Payrolls Report Comes in Soft

Investors and economists are using every jobs reading they can get their hands on to presage this Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. The ADP National Employment Report is often used ...
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Ambarella: When Earnings Are Great and Guidance Is Not

Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results on Tuesday after the markets closed. The company saw its earnings per share (EPS) more than double year over year ...
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Does Lifting the US Ban on Oil Exports Really Make a Difference?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its report on the impact of lifting the current ban on exporting U.S. crude. The report has a little something for both sides ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ARM, AT&T, Hasbro, Lending Club, PNC, Vodafone, Disney and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday after the Dow dropped more than 400 points on Tuesday. It is another attempt to buy the dips, a trend that is now about ...
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How Intel Hopes to Boost PC Sales

In a move it hopes will help revive personal computer (PC) sales, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is overhauling its flagship line of computer chips. The sixth generation of its Core ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mixed as Applications Rise Sharply

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 11.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Mercedes Smart Car Disappears

Mercedes-Benz USA sold 31,250 cars and light trucks in August, up 3.2% year over year. Sales of its tiny Smart car were only 617 units, down 53.7% from August last ...
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13 of the 15 Cities With Highest Gas Prices Are in California

Gasoline price taxes and fees, and the lack of refineries, have more than offset the sharp drop of crude, at least throughout most of California. Of the 15 cities in ...
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