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9 Well-Established Companies That Just Refuse to Pay Dividends

Investors are still in love with dividends. After all, dividends can account for a large portion of total returns through time. With a bull market that is now six years old, ...
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Hotels in New York City Cannot Raise Rates

Hotels in New York City were only able to raise rates 1% last year, compared with 15% in Nashville, the highest increase among the top 50 markets. If anyone needed ...
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10 Disappearing Middle Class Jobs

The United States shed 8.7 million jobs from the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 until the economy began regaining jobs in March 2010. Although the ...
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Worst Company of 2015: Avon

Several large companies are in the midst of turnarounds. Some, like Radio Shack, did not make it. The most badly flawed of these efforts, among America's large companies, is the one of Avon ...
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All 31 Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Pass Preliminary Fed Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve released the results of supervisory stress tests on Thursday. What stands out first and foremost is that the largest bank holding companies based in the United States ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

March 5, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 82 equities making new 52-week lows today. Abercrombie & Fitch Inc. (NYSE: ANF) posted a new 52-week low on Thursday. Shares ...
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The 4 Stocks That Raised the DJIA on Thursday

March 5, 2015: Markets opened higher on Thursday following a higher-than-expected number of new claims for unemployment benefits combined with lower-than-expected productivity and lower-than-expected factory orders. What saved the day ...
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Earnings and Yieldco News Driving Solar Stocks Higher and Higher

Solar stocks have been on a tear of late. The news is not just earnings. It is not just low energy prices not being as bad as some investors may ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Finds Cheaper Borrowing Costs in Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made some interesting news this week. The conglomerate under Warren Buffett has successfully borrowed over $3 billion in new note and bond offerings. What ...
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What to Expect From Staples Earnings

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Friday morning before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.30 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Apple Watch Forecast to Dominate Smartwatch Market

Opinions are divided on whether or not the Apple Watch will add to the fortunes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The division isn’t equal however, as arguments for another huge ...
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Is Pacific Ethanol Finally Safe?

After the markets closed on Wednesday, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results. The ethanol fuel maker had $0.41 in earnings per share (EPS) on revenues of ...
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Is a Crude Oil Super Contango in Our Future?

As U.S. crude oil inventories continue to pile up, some observers are beginning to wonder what happens when all the storage tanks fill up. Storage tanks have reached approximately 60% ...
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Are the Major Growth Days Over for Sirius XM?

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) could be facing some tough times going forward, according to analysts. Many recent analyst calls are looking for very little upside ahead. Sure, there ...
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Retail’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Retailing is a notoriously competitive business and retail winners and losers can switch positions in a relative heartbeat. For the losers, the writing is often on the wall for a ...
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