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Best Buy Presidents’ Day Sale Features Apple Products

If it seems as though every holiday is an occasion for a retailer to promote special pricing, that's probably because it's true. One case in point is Presidents' Day, which ...
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LPL Earnings Do Not Live Up to Expectations

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The company had $0.37 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.02 billion in ...
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What Weighed on Whiting Petroleum Stock Friday?

Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) fell more than 15% in early trading Friday to $4.15, after closing at $4.91 on Thursday. Volume was very heavy, with about 12 ...
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Why AIG Is Rising Despite Q4 Earnings Miss

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The company had a net loss of $1.10 per share on $13.49 billion ...
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Clovis Gears Up for NDA Discussion in April

Clovis Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) traded down in Friday’s session on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement. The company said that the FDA scheduled the New Drug Application ...
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January Retail Sales Up 0.2%

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for January on Friday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales rose 0.2% to $449.9 billion, compared with December 2015 ...
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Federal Reserve Won’t Raise Rates: 4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Well, the Chinese appear to have backed the Federal Reserve into a corner, and with our economy sputtering along at a very tepid rate, future increases in the fed funds ...
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SEC Charges California Man in Phony Stock Selling Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged an unregistered broker in Oceanside, Calif., with fraudulently selling purported stock in a medical device company and pocketing investors’ money. In the ...
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Internet to Remain Free from Taxation

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) as part of a larger customs bill, and the legislation now goes to President Obama, who has ...
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Which Companies Lose on Twitter’s Numbers?

When Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reported its fourth-quarter financials on Wednesday, and they pretty much disappointed across the board. User growth remains stagnant, interaction is flat and, while revenues are ...
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Huge Cisco Quarter and Outlook Could Benefit 5 Top Companies

One good rule of thumb for technology investors is to do exactly the opposite of what the Wall Street “experts” recommend on Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). When they are ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision Blizzard, Boeing, FireEye, Gilead, Groupon, Netflix, Pandora and More

Stocks were trying to stage a solid bounce on Friday despite Japan reopening weaker. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst reports each day to find new investing and trading ...
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Groupon Earnings Wow Investors

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The company had $0.04 in earnings per share (EPS) on $917.2 million in revenues. That ...
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Crude Oil Rises on Wishful Thinking

It looks like the crude oil market is getting set to once again tempt investors and traders with higher prices, only to pull the football away at the last instant. ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Old-School Dividend Tech Stocks to Buy in Volatile Markets

While younger investors probably would snicker some at the thought of adding the large cap old-school technology stocks to a portfolio, there are two huge reasons to consider them, especially ...
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