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AK Steel Turnaround Shows Through Earnings

AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) has been caught between a rock and a hard place in its turnaround efforts. Just when the company looked as though it was recovering, ...
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U.S. Releases Draft Strategy for Offshore Drilling

While the low price of crude oil is threatening to shut down a fair amount of onshore drilling in the U.S., the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy ...
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What to Expect From Boeing Earnings

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) will report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings Wednesday before the market opens. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates for $2.11 in quarterly earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Is a Bloom Lake Restructuring Good or Bad for Cliffs?

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that it, Bloom Lake General Partner Ltd., as well as some affiliates had commenced restructuring proceedings in Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement ...
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US Teachers State Pensions Near $500 Billion in Unfunded Liabilities

If you think you have retirement worries, even teachers who are on a state-run pension may be in the same boat, or even worse down the road. A new report card ...
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What to Expect From AT&T Earnings

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.55 in earnings per share and $34.26 billion in revenue. ...
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Will Starbucks Become the Next Major $100 Stock?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported its fiscal first-quarter results, which were totally in line with estimates. The coffee giant stuck with the optimistic tone and guided higher for 2015 ...
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Full 360-Degree Apple Earnings Preview: iPhone, China, Watch and Beyond

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is set to report its quarterly earnings after the close of trading on Tuesday. The preliminary analyst and media reports have signaled that expectations have been ...
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New Twitter Functions Fail to Boost Enthusiasm for the Stock

Stocks are tumbling Tuesday on weaker earnings from some blue chips, and there is not much appetite for risk as a result. That could be what is holding back shares ...
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Is This the End of an Era for the Chemical Giants?

Merrill Lynch’s Kevin McCarthy released a report on the major chemical companies early this week, and it takes a more cautious view on the industry. The caution is related to ...
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2014 New Home Sales Rise to 6-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for December. Sales jumped 11.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from a downwardly revised ...
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Merrill Lynch’s High-Yield Utility Stocks That Are Still a Good Buy

While the argument continues over when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in 2015, one thing seems pretty clear to all. The rate hikes will ...
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November Home Prices Drop Most in Chicago and Detroit

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for November increased by 4.3% year-over-year for the 20-city composite index and by 4.2% for the 10-city composite index. The national index rose 4.7% year-over-year, ...
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3M Solid Earnings, but Valuation Concerns Remain

Tuesday before the markets opened, 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) released its fourth-quarter financial results as $1.81 in earnings per share and $7.7 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates ...
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4 UBS Quality Growth at a Reasonable Price Tech Stocks to Buy

Despite a shaky start to 2015, all of the major indexes are still trading within striking distance of all-time highs. With the stock market still the most viable option for ...
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