America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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Global Wearables Market to Reach 126 Million

A rising tide that will lift all ships should help sales of the Apple Watch and an endless number of competitors. According to research firm IDC, the wearables market will ...
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Amazon Launches Home Services Operation Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will help consumers clean, install electronics devices and take out the garbage. It is hard to imagine why Amazon would bother because this service is nearly ...
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Early Stage of IBM Recovery as It Signs Weather Channel

For some reason, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) decided to announce it would form a partnership with The Weather Company, operator of The Weather Channel, to offer real-time weather ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

March 30, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 71 equities making new 52-week lows today. Vale SA (NYSE: VALE) dropped about 1.4% on Monday to post a new 52-week low ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Monday

March 30, 2015: Markets opened higher on Monday on news that China may loosen lending requirements on second homes and last week’s comments by Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen that the ...
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Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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Can Urban Outfitters Keep Its Rally Alive?

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has managed two surprises for investors in 2015. First, its chart has entered into a possibly serious breakout pattern as it has cleared all-time highs. ...
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Why the Caltex Sale Makes Chevron Dividend Safer

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has been unable to avoid the carnage of the oil and gas sector. Despite a 2% gain, mostly tied to the broader stock market rally, Chevron ...
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Are Auspex Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

It is always a fair question to ask if shareholders are getting enough whenever a buyout is on the table. News broke Monday that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) will ...
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Bracing for a New Product Line From Tesla, and Not a New Car

What does a visionary CEO like Elon Musk do when he sees that his shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) are close to 52-week lows and down over 35% ...
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Can Boston Scientific Keep Its Turnaround Gains Going?

The turnaround for medical devices maker, Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX), has finally turned. Its shares were among the best performing S&P 500 Index stocks so far in 2015. With its ...
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Why Chesapeake Is Doing Even Worse Than Oil and Gas Peers

It has been a little over two years since Aubrey McClendon said farewell to Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), the company he co-founded and of which he was once chairman ...
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Can Skyworks Keep Up Its Robust Stock Performance?

Skyworks Solutions Inc. has been one of the outright best performing S&P 500 stocks so far in 2015. Even farther back, over the past year, the stock has in fact grown about ...
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Texas Manufacturing Starts to Shrink: Sub-$50 Oil Reality Sets In

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has released its Manufacturing Outlook report for the month of March. It was widely expected that regional manufacturing would be at least at risk ...
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