Chesapeake Denies Plans to File for Bankruptcy

Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) were halted in the late morning Monday after the stock had plummeted by about 50% with news pending. Early reports citing people familiar ...
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Employment Trends Confirm Payrolls Uptick

The Conference Board has released its Employment Trends Index (ETI), which showed a slight increase in January. Monday's report probably acts like more of a confirmation rather than anything that ...
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Eight Medical Breakthroughs of 2015

Medical advancement is often a long and slow process -- decades can sometimes pass before an amazing idea finally materializes into a practical application. Amazing ideas often take years or ...
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Energy Transfer Equity Changes CFOs, Stock Plummets

With crude oil prices diving below $30 a barrel again Monday morning, announcing a change in top management at an already-weakened master limited partnership (MLP) is having a huge negative ...
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Is BioCryst Reaching Crush Depth?

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) is getting crushed after announcing results from OPuS-2 for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. Unfortunately, the company said that this treatment failed to ...
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3 Stocks to Buy That Were Absolutely Hammered Last Week

It’s bad enough when you own a stock that absolutely flops and gets killed after missing an earnings number, giving poor forward guidance or, even worse, both. What really adds ...
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Gas Prices Drop More than 6 Cents a Gallon Across the US

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen to $1.732 Monday morning, after posting a benchmark reading of $1.736 at about 3:30 a.m. That's a decline ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Big Upside From Apple iPhone 7 and Other Add-Ons

Some investors have started to worry that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is now almost entirely about its iPhone refresh cycles. That might not sound good, but there is research pointing ...
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4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now If Continued Market Volatility Making You Queasy

It’s one thing to have scary up-and-down markets, but it’s quite another when there are very few alternatives. Income investors, and most investors in general, can’t “go to cash” as ...
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Home Depot Adds 6,000 Canadian Workers for Spring Season

The spring gardening and home fix-up season mirrors for home improvement stores the December holiday season for most other retailers. To underline the importance of the spring season, Home Depot ...
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Automakers Spent $90 Million on Super Bowl Ads

The auto industry spends a small fortune on advertising during the Super Bowl. Some industry folks even think of the game as the second-largest auto show in the United States. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Athenahealth, Baker Hughes, Cisco, LinkedIn, Orbital-ATK, Tableau and Many More

Stocks were getting pounded on Monday after a rough Friday, on the continuation of oil and a weak Europe, even as China was closed for Chinese New Year. The stock ...
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4 Big Dividend Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy That Are Very Cheap Now

If you ever want to look for value in a sector in the stock market, then when you see Congress calling in some of the top companies to scold them ...
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Diamond Offshore Scratches Dividend After Huge Impairment Charge

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened on Monday. The offshore drill rig operator posted a quarterly diluted net loss per share ...
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Public Company Unicorn: Zynga

Zynga Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ZNGA) business really never got off the ground after the company had its initial public offering on December 15, 2001. It raised $1 billion, based on an ...
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