National Economic Growth Slowed in August

The regional branches of the Federal Reserve release regional economic data, but some of the regional banks issue national economic reports. It is those national economic reports that usually stand ...
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Can Target Afford a $15 Minimum Wage?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is setting a new precedent among most major retailers, and thousands of Target employees are going to see a nice addition on their checks. The company ...
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Switch Announces Potential Pricing for IPO

Switch has registered an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to price its 31.25 million shares ...
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South Had Most Exports by US Region in First Half of Year — Before the Hurricanes

Exports from metropolitan areas in the South generated the most revenue of any region in the United States in the first six months of the year, according to the latest ...
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5 Blue Chip Stocks to Buy That Pay at Least 5% Dividends

Despite multiple Federal Reserve interest rate increases, and the prospect of yet another one in December, long-term rates have gone nowhere. While the stock market has boomed for growth investors, ...
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How Netflix Made the List of 100 Top Brands

Once a brand has been established as one of the world's best, dislodging it becomes something akin to Sisyphean. Of the top 100 brands in this year's ranking by Interbrand, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Albermarle, Blue Apron, Box, Dish Network, GM, Transocean, Under Armour and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Monday morning after hitting all-time highs last week. The primary trend that has dominated this eight-year bull market is that investors keep finding new ...
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Frequent Overdrafters Hold 9% of All Accounts, Pay 79% of Overdraft Fees

Frequent overdrafters at banks account for 9% of all accounts but paid 79% of all overdraft and not sufficient fund (NSF) fees, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer ...
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Top 10 Pirated Movies From Last Week

Pirating movies has been a growing problem in recent years, costing studios millions of dollars in lost ticket sales. In the past year alone, the Motion Picture Association of America ...
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Top Strategist Gives Bull Market a Year: Buy Old-School Tech Now

It has gone on now for over eight years and is one of the longest running bull markets in history. While it only truly became a secular bull market in ...
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General Electric Sells Industrial Solutions Group to ABB for $2.6 Billion

Last December, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced that it planned to sell its industrial solutions business. Monday morning Switzerland-based ABB announced that it has agreed to acquire GE's industrial ...
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Apple Named World’s Most Valuable Brand at $184 Billion

Interbrand has issued its annual ranking of the world's 100 most valuable brands. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) finished first with a valuation of $184 billion, up 3% from 2017. The ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Interbrand has named Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) the world's most valuable brand. The figure hit $184 billion, up 3% from last year. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is selling its ...
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Nike, Micron and More Earnings Coming This Week

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of a few major companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this coming week. The broad markets have reached all-time highs and ...
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IPO News This Week: Roku, PQ Group Lead 7 Offerings Due Out

There were seven initial public offerings (IPOs) on the calendar last week, and all seven succeeded in gaining access to the public markets. The total amount raised was $1.2 billion ...
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