Consumer Confidence Surges to Post-Recession High, Strong 2014 Outlook

The Conference Board is out with its monthly reading of consumer confidence in the month of July. It posted its third consecutive gain, but perhaps the real news is that ...
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Could Verizon, AT&T, Level 3 and Others Follow Windstream in REIT Creations?

There is a potential game changing blueprint for the telecom and data carrier industry now. This may seem far-fetched on the surface, but imagine if telecom giants such as AT&T ...
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Case-Shiller Reports Slowing House Price Growth

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for May tumbled 1.5% for both the 20-city and the 10-city composite indexes. The 20-city composite rose 9.3% year-over-year, well below the consensus estimate for ...
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FOMC Preview Ahead of GDP and Unemployment

Tuesday marks the beginning of the July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting of the Federal Reserve. This is a two-day meeting and the FOMC meeting announcement is slated for ...
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Sears.com Sold Erectile Treatment With Viagra Ingredients

A purported herbal sexual health supplement called O.M.G. has been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to contain generic sildenafil, the active ingredient in Pfizer Inc.'s (NYSE: ...
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Windstream Gets Creative in REIT Transformation – It Matters!!!

This story has been updated below. Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has been a controversial stock for more than just a little while. Now the communications and technology solutions ...
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UPS Stock Hammered on Lowered EPS Outlook

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The package delivery service reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 on revenues of ...
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Analyst Sees Strong Earnings From Twitter, Yelp, LinkedIn

With more than half of the S&P 500 companies second-quarter earnings now on the books, the stock market begins the sprint toward the end of earnings season and the dog ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Alcoa, Costco, Lululemon, Walmart, Trulia and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning despite sanctions in Russia. Investors still want upside from their investments, but they seem to be looking at individual companies and sectors rather ...
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BP Stock Falters After Earnings on Threat of More Russian Sanctions

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The oil and gas supermajor posted diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) of $1.09 on revenues of ...
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Top Large Cap Stocks That Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers Are Selling Now

As the market grinds slowly ever higher, leadership in stocks is taking a turn. Sectors like technology and energy are strong outperformers this year versus last year. In an effort ...
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Sirius XM Delivers on Earnings and Buybacks

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has released its second-quarter earnings, showing that revenue grew 10% and has crossed the $1 billion mark. The company's net income was $120 million, ...
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Drugmakers Merck, Pfizer Eke Out Profit Hikes

Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The company posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.85 and revenues ...
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Huawei Success Threatens iPhone Sales

Despite the success of smartphone sales, as is true with almost any other business, there are only so many customers to go around. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung have ...
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States Where People Have the Fewest Debt Problems

Debt, as measured by share of debt in collection, is less of a problem in states with low unemployment, in many cases. According to the Urban Institute, the national average ...
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