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Twitter Admits Workforce Is Not Diverse

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), like other new world tech companies, admitted it does not employ enough women and minorities. It will try to erase that with programs to increase the ...
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Gas Prices Above $3 in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada

People looking for low gasoline prices had best stay away from Alaska, California, Hawaii and Nevada. Oil prices may have increased in the past few days, but overall they have ...
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Illinois Lottery Gives Winners IOU

Is the State of Illinois running out of money, or are lottery payments caught up in legislative red tape? Either way, winners of over $25,000 have to take an IOU. ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

August 28, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among the 17 equities making new 52-week lows today. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) dropped about 7.5% on Friday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held Down the DJIA on Friday

August 28, 2015: Markets opened lower on Friday, and except for a brief visit above the break-even line, the blue chips traded lower all day. Crude oil settled at $45.22, ...
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Leveraged Loan Default Rate Soars on Coal Miner Bankruptcies

Since the beginning of March, 77% of leveraged loan default volume has come from metals/mining and energy companies. While the institutional rate for the trailing 12 months was 1.4% at ...
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10 Cities With the Worst Traffic

 Urban commuters collectively lost 6.9 billion hours, and 3.1 billion gallons of fuel to traffic delays last year. Excess fuel and lost productivity cost American commuters $160 billion in 2014, ...
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Fed’s Fischer Givers More Clarity on Rate Hike Path

The markets are getting a new look at "just one more" view from the Federal Reserve on the timing of the interest rate hike cycle. Stanley Fischer, Vice Chairman of ...
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Will the Jump in Crude Oil Prices Last?

The spot price for October delivery of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil settled up more than 10% on Thursday and traded up about 3.5% more in the late morning ...
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Big Lots Rises on Solid Earnings Beat

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company had $0.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.21 in revenue. ...
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Despite Solid Earnings, GameStop Tumbles on Guidance and Downgrades

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, but despite solid results this game retailer suffered in Friday’s session. The company posted ...
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Xerox: Work Can Work Better and the Art of Losing Money

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has decided to waste several million dollars on a marketing campaign about what the company can do for business customers. The title for the campaign is ...
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Consumer Sentiment Drop Takes Stock Market Volatility Into Account

It is the last Friday of the month, so we get to see the revised consumer sentiment reading from the University of Michigan. It is usually the case that revisions are ...
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How Amgen Can Disrupt the Market for Cholesterol Drugs

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), known as a leading biotech in its field, made waves in the market on Friday morning. This biotech giant has the potential to disrupt the market ...
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Do KC-46A Tanker Problems Jeopardize Boeing Bid for New Bomber?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains confident that it will meet its commitment to deliver 18 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force by August 2017. The Air Force is not ...
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