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Janet Yellen and Fed Keep Rates Flat, Hint at Future Hike Chances

The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has decided to leave interest rates unchanged at its two-day June meeting. This should hardly be a surprise to any economist or ...
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What to Expect From Whole Foods Earnings

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is scheduled to report fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.37 ...
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What Saved Freeport-McMoRan’s Q2 Earnings

On the face of it, shares of copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) should be trading down about 2.5% after the company's Tuesday night earnings report. Instead the ...
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What to Look for in ConocoPhillips Earnings

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for a net loss of $0.61 per ...
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Fed Has to Deal With Worst Durable Goods Report in Almost 2 Years

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released its reading on durable goods for the month of June. Durable goods matter because they sum up what is happening in the big-ticket ...
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How to View Gold Mining Earnings for Barrick, Goldcorp, Kinross, Agnico

After markets close on Wednesday, four U.S.-traded gold miners will report earnings: Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) and Agnico Eagle Mines ...
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What to Look for in Amgen Earnings

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is expected to report its second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. In the most recent earnings report, this biotech giant beat estimates on both the ...
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How Jeep Keeps Saving Fiat Chrysler’s Profits

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) reported-second quarter 2016 results before markets opened Wednesday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of €0.448 ($0.49) on revenues of €27.89 ...
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Crude Oil Price Plunges on Surprise Inventory Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Why Many More Analysts Are Finally Getting Bullish on Apple Again

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) managed to offer a positive surprise with its earnings report. One thing that stood out was an unexpectedly better iPhone sales, on a relative basis. This was ...
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What to Expect From Facebook Earnings

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings report after the markets close on Wednesday. The huge social media leader posted gigantic first-quarter numbers that truly blew ...
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4 Surprising Quality Growth Stocks That Pay at Least a 5% Dividend

It gets harder every day to find quality yield in a world where most people are thinking that the “lower for longer” mantra is starting to become a reality. They ...
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Why Airbus Struggles With Delivering New Planes

The second quarter of 2016 may indicate that Airbus has brightened its prospects for the second half of the year. But it's not a slam dunk. Airbus took a charge ...
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Why Coca-Cola Is Floundering on Earnings and Guidance

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. This is one of the “middle-of-the-pack” Dow stocks, as it has made a reasonable gain ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Enterprise Products and Top MLPs Rising Higher After Earnings

With oil prices down over 15% from the highs recently posted, some have become a touch nervous on the energy sector. The reality is this is probably a pretty normal ...
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