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Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States by New Year’s Day

By the first day of the new year, more than half the states will have passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 first established in ...
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More Than a Third of Americans Will Be Shopping This Saturday

Retailers don’t call the last Saturday before Christmas “super” for no reason. More than a third (36%) of shoppers polled in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stores last Saturday plan ...
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U.S. Average Gas Price Drops Below $2.50 for First Time in 5 Years

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has dropped to $2.48, the lowest price since October 2009. And the holiday cheer will continue, as prices ...
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Natural Gas Price Slumps After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 64 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 12. That compared with an ...
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The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014

With 2014 another strong year for stocks, and with the bull market nearing six years old, investors have to be wondering what to expect in 2015. Many stocks have risen ...
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9 Big Stocks That Doubled in 2014

The S&P 500 index has gained just over 12% in the past 52-weeks, a good effort, but far below the 32% return in 2013 and not quite up there with ...
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Why Windstream Faces a Cold Reception for Its New Structure

Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has provided an update on its real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff. The company expects to retain 19.9% of shares in the REIT and distribute ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Consistent

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the weekly jobless claims for the week ending on December 12. Overall claims fell to 289,000, against the Bloomberg consensus of 295,000. The ...
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Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery Rolls Out in Manhattan

Among online retailers, Thursday is “free-shipping day,” a promotional event aimed at getting nearly last-minute shoppers to order online and receive their packages in time for Christmas. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Are The Pantry Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

The Pantry Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) announced Thursday morning that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Couche-Tard. It will be an all-cash transaction that is worth $36.75 per ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Ally, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet, Tyco and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday after a monster snap-back rally on Wednesday. With the Fed indicating a dovish stance in 2015, investors are looking for value and overlooked stocks. ...
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Rite Aid Earnings View: Its Explosive Turnaround Gains More Steam

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The drug store chain reported quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.10 on revenues ...
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How RadioShack Could Lose 90% of Its Value This Year

RadioShack Corp.'s (NYSE: RSH) shares traded at $0.33 Wednesday, down from a 52-week high of $2.79. One more tiny slip by management, lower same-store sales or ongoing fighting with its ...
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Why Zynga Will Lose 50% of Its Value This Year

Zynga Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ZNGA) market value will be down by 50% or more this year. A combination of a failed business model and insider sales have sunk the stock to ...
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Will Oracle Earnings Keep the Tech Rally Alive?

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) reported its second-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market close. This was the first earnings report the company has had in the wake of Larry Ellison stepping ...
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