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The 4 Stocks That Kept Gains Small

August 29, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday and dipped into the red briefly following this morning’s report on consumer spending. Volume was threatening to break below the year-to-date low ...
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Defense Department Awards Contracts to FedEx, UPS, Alaska Air

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Thursday the award of more than a dozen contracts for everything from environmental rehabilitation work to repair and maintenance work for missiles going ...
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Keurig’s New Technology Can’t Keep Pirates at Bay

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) lost patent protection on its single-serving coffee pods a couple of years ago, the company’s stock took a beating as competitors wheeled out ...
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Apple Hits 52-Week High

Following Thursday’s announcement of a mysterious event on September 9, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares posted a new 52-week and all-time high of $102.90 a share (or $720.30 on a ...
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Xerox Hits Another Multiyear High

Morgan Stanley analysts reiterated their Outperform rating on Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) Thursday, along with a $15 price target. But that seems to have been enough to lift Xerox shares ...
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Consumer Sentiment Up in August, but Outlook Dims

The final August reading on the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 82.5. A survey of economists by Bloomberg had a consensus estimate for a reading of ...
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Chicago Business Barometer Rebounds in August

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and MNI Indicators have released the Chicago Business Barometer for August. The Chicago Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose more-than-expected last month to a seasonally ...
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Decline in Consumer Spending Raises Concern for Deflation

In its report on personal income and spending for July, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data show that personal income in current dollars grew by 0.2% month-over-month, and personal ...
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40-Hour Workweek Actually 47 Hours Long

Only about four of 10 U.S. workers actually work a 9-to-5, 40-hour a week job. A full 50% say they work more than 40 hours a week, and just 8% ...
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Chrysler-Fiat Merger Dodges a Pothole, Paves the Way to IPO

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has avoided its latest challenge and now appears on its way to an initial public offering (IPO) in New York as early as October. ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Fall 8%

Volkswagen got some good news this week. It finished near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of cars sold in the United States. The effects of the ...
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Fracking in California Gets New Approvals

Fracking may be critical to increased U.S. oil production, but it is also one of the most controversial, widespread technologies in America. Repeatedly, critics of the practice have warned of ...
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AT&T Offers Amazon Fire Phone for ‘$0 Down’

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has decided to offer Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Fire phone for "$0 down." It is not clear whether AT&T has an oversupply of the smartphones, cannot ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

August 28, 2014: Among the nearly 30 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following four firms: Liberty Ventures (NASDAQ: LVNTA) which dropped about 50% on Thursday following the ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

August 28, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday and even an estimate for second quarter GDP that was revised up couldn’t put any air under equities. The day’s trading got ...
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