10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s ...
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SanDisk’s Earnings Rise on the Cloud

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday. The flash memory maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.44 on revenues of $1.51 ...
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American Express Earnings, When 6% Customer Spending Gain Is Not Enough

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is finding a mixed reception after its earnings report. The higher-end credit card issuer reported a 16% earnings gain to $1.33 in earnings per share ...
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Google Earnings As Confusing As Its Stock Split

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday. The search engine behemoth reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $6.27 on revenues of $15.4 ...
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IBM Shows Its Continued Pressure on Earnings

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has now reported its first quarterly earnings report for 2014. Big Blue's shares were mixed ahead of the report with shares teetering between positive ...
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The 4 Stocks That Floated the Market

April 16, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday with shares getting a boost in midmorning from the report on crude oil and gasoline stockpiles. The midafternoon release of the Fed’s ...
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Zoe’s Kitchen Gets Rekindled Interest and Jump, All Over Again

Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) must think that another up day in the markets means that it is time to rally just like it was a normal IPO day elsewhere. ...
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Fed Beige Book Reflects Improved U.S. Economy

U.S. economic activity increased in most of the 12 Federal Reserve districts since the March report according to the April version of the Beige Book released Wednesday afternoon. Eight Fed ...
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Janet Yellen Talks Up Progress in Labor Market, Addresses Inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, April 16, regarding monetary policy and the economic recovery. The initial reaction was that the ...
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Medical Device Maker’s IPO a Modest Success

Some initial public offerings (IPOs) are considered a huge success if the stock appreciates more than about 20% on its IPO date. To some, though, that's an unsuccessful launch from ...
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Rival Earnings Expectations: Schlumberger vs. Baker Hughes

Earnings season is upon us, and Thursday will bring earnings reports from Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI). These two do not always report earnings on ...
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Full GE Earnings Preview

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning before the open. This would have come on Friday, but Good Friday has the markets closed. As ...
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Full IBM Earnings Preview

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is set to report earnings after the close of trading on Wednesday. Big Blue sounds cheap on the earnings front because of its buybacks, ...
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Two IPOs Show IPO Market Losing Luster

Of four initial public offerings (IPO) scheduled to begin trading on Wednesday, we have seen two and await the others. Both IPOs now trading priced below their expected range, and ...
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AT&T Adds Another Automaker to Its Wireless Scorecard

Volvo has tapped AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to provide wireless connectivity to its 2015 models, out later this year, in the United States and Canada. Terms of the multiyear agreement ...
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