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Merrill Lynch Top Healthcare Stock Picks for 2015

Merrill Lynch released its report looking forward to 2015 and which stocks it believes will outperform in the healthcare sector. In 2014, many of these same companies had very strong ...
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Best Car Deals for December

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the final two weeks of December. There are ...
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What Are the Implications of a Declining Workforce?

The Chicago Fed has released some data on the potential implications of a declining workforce on the U.S. economy. The labor force participation rate had fallen to 62.7% at the end ...
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7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends and stock buybacks. After all, these are the two most common forms of returning capital to shareholders under corporate governance. With 2014 coming to an end, and ...
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Juno, the Last IPO of 2014, Enters the Market With a Bang

Juno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: JUNO) debuted on the market Friday morning and has made a big splash. The pricing for the offering was $24 per share, outside of the original ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Semiconductor Stock Picks for 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its 2015 Semiconductor Playbook, which ultimately remains positive but becomes more selective. The major themes that Merrill Lynch’s Vivek Arya sees impacting the sector ...
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Carnival Earnings Set Sail

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. The cruise line operator reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.27 on ...
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Hats Off to Red Hat Earnings

Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) reported its third-quarter results Thursday after the market close as $0.42 in earnings per share and $456 million in revenue. That was against consensus estimates ...
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CarMax Takes Earnings to the Max

CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The used-car retailer reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.60 on revenues of $3.40 billion. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Anadarko, Atmel, GrubHub, Potash, Rackspace, Seadrill and More

Stocks were indicated higher yet again after a monster snapback stock market rally. What has held true is that investors keep buying stocks on sell-offs, and they are constantly looking for ...
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BlackBerry Earnings Not Escaping Slow Device Sales

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings before markets opened Friday. The smartphone maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01 on revenues of $793 million. ...
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Air France Delays Delivery of Boeing 777 Jets

Many analysts and observers of the aircraft market have suggested that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) may face a financial issue in the transition from its current version of the 777 ...
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A Recession for North Dakota?

North Dakota, while small, has been one of the jewels of the U.S. economy. Its unemployment rate was the envy of the rest of America over the course of the ...
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