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Was the Twilio Secondary Offering Fairly Priced?

Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) was one of the best initial public offerings we have seen in some time. Shares had risen as high as almost $71.00 after the IPO was ...
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When Does ‘Too Much Oil’ Become the Problem?

Until about 2008 or so, discussion about the future price of crude oil was directed by the concept of peak oil. That is, when does the world reach peak production, ...
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As Powerball Lottery Hits $151 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

The Powerball jackpot has quietly risen to $151 million, and the drawing is set for Saturday, October 22, 2016. While this $151 million is an annuity value, the discounted cash ...
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UTC’s Role in Bombardier’s Decision to Shed 14,500 Jobs

Canadian commercial jet maker Bombardier announced Friday morning that it plans to cut an additional 7,500 jobs over the next two years. The company had already announced in February that ...
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E*Trade Rises on Strong Earnings Beat

When E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) reported its third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, it posted $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $486 million in revenue. ...
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UK Road Rage Study: Women Are Angrier

If someone were to tell you that women are angrier than men when they get behind the wheel of a car, you might be a little skeptical. But luckily that's ...
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What Boosted Synchrony Financial Earnings in Q3

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) released its third-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Friday. The company posted $0.73 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.48 billion in revenue, versus ...
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Skechers Shares Drop Sharply on Missed Earnings, Guidance

Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) shares tanked on Friday, following the third-quarter financial report after the markets closed on Thursday. Although the company might have had a small miss on the bottom ...
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Analyst Has 4 Dividend Stocks to Buy With Big Q4 Potential

Portfolio managers and others in charge of investments are facing an up year, but many are trailing their benchmarks. There is nothing worse for active managers than trailing your benchmark, ...
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Why GE Earnings Miss the Mark

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported its third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday, it said that it had $0.32 in earnings per share (EPS) and $29.27 ...
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Major San Francisco Earthquake Could Cause 6,000 Deaths, $8 Billion in Damage

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently published a paper about the chance of an earthquake that would include the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults simultaneously. Earlier studies suggest the results could ...
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2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Diabetes Risk

The European Society of Endocrinology has just published a study that soda manufacturers will not like. People who drink two diet sodas a day can double their risk of Type ...
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Labels About Dangers of Fast Food Are Ignored

Good news for McDonald's and its smaller rivals. People rarely pay attention to labels about calories or other fast-food content that might cause risks to health. According to Science Daily: Researchers ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, Chesapeake, Lululemon, Microsoft, PayPal, Wal-Mart, Yahoo and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday as earnings looked mixed. So far, earnings season has gotten off to a decent start, and investors still seem willing and able to buy ...
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McDonald’s Profits Rise on Improved Same-Store Sales

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported third-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Friday. The fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.50 on revenues of $6.42 billion. In ...
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