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Toyota, Lexus Top Car Quality Survey

Consumer Reports magazine on Monday released its reliability rankings for 2017, and once again Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) snagged the top two spots in the league table with its ...
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What to Expect for the Third Quarter 2016 GDP Report

This Friday will mark the first real look at third quarter GDP. While this is a backward-looking number, this number is closely watched as it marks the official yardstick that ...
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How Long Can US Crude Oil Costs Remain Low?

Among the many factors that contributed to the two-year decline in crude oil prices that now appears to be lifting is the lower cost of producing a barrel of crude ...
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What to Expect From Merck Earnings

Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings report after before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $0.98 in earnings per ...
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Manufacturing Activity Ticks Higher on October

Monday's economic data included the PMI Manufacturing Index flash reading, which rose unexpectedly to 53.2 for October. The September reading was 51.4, and Bloomberg had its consensus estimate at 51.2 for ...
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Can Apple Sell 50 Million iPhones?

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2016 results after markets close on Tuesday, analysts are expecting the company to report iPhone sales of 45 million for the quarter ...
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What to Look for When Eli Lilly Reports Earnings

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) plans to release its most recent earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $0.95 in earnings ...
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Why Negative Analyst Views May Matter So Much on Ariad

Shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) were down handily on Monday. The drop follows news that JPMorgan downgraded the stock to Underweight from Neutral. The firm also set a $7 price target. ...
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Average Gas Price Rising Across US

The price of gasoline on Monday is higher than it was a year ago by just over a penny. In itself that doesn't seem like a big deal, but it ...
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Caterpillar Gears Up for Q3 Earnings

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. This has been the best performing Dow stock in 2016, easily beating ...
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What Rockwell Collins Gets by Acquiring B/E Aerospace

The way to describe the October 24 trading day would be a "merger Monday." Most people are focused on a huge media and telecom combination. Still, there is an aerospace ...
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What to Look for in Under Armour Earnings

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is set to report its third-quarter financial results after the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.25 in earnings ...
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St. Louis Fed Sees Interest Rates and Returns Remaining Low for Years

Another day, another Fed president speaking. St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard gave a speech called "One Equation to Understand the Current Monetary Policy Debate" at the Association for University ...
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Analysts Forecast Lower October New Car Sales

Automakers will be reporting new car sales for the month of October next Tuesday, November 1, and initial sales estimates are beginning to roll in. On an annualized basis, the ...
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aTyr Receives FDA Fast Track Designation

aTyr Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: LIFE) watched its shares climb early on Monday after the company received a key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The company announced that its product ...
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