Apple Earnings Dominated by Major Stock Split and Dividend Hike

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is out with its second quarter earnings for 2014. The pressure has been on and off for Tim Cook to do something more aggressive, and this ...
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Qualcomm Revenues Stall

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reported second fiscal quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Wednesday. The chipmaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.31 and revenues of $6.37 ...
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Facebook CFO Punches Out, As Earnings Blow Out Estimates

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reported its first quarter earnings for 2014. The social media behemoth posted adjusted earnings of $0.34 per share and revenues of $2.502 billion. We had ...
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The 4 Stocks That Couldn’t Pull Markets Up

April 23 2014: Markets opened lower on Wednesday following the worst report on new home sales since last July. Profit-taking seemed to be the order of the day in the ...
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Why Investors Are Not Chasing Gilead Endlessly Higher

By any stretch of normal measurement in earnings season, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) should have been a rocketing stock on Wednesday. Gilead blew away earnings and revenue estimates. Its ...
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U.S. EPA Lists Nation’s Top Renewables Users

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Wednesday its list of the top 100 organizations in the county that “are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources like ...
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Are Parents of Adopted Kids More Educated Than Biological Parents?

The U.S. Census Bureau releases some interesting studies throughout the course of the year. Considering that it has the Census report, it does after all have access to solid data ...
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Can Staples Break The Postal Service?

Union workers for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plan to protest a deal between the Post Office and Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) that was struck late last summer and has ...
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Lombard Signals More Evidence of IPO Market Reality Check

The market for initial public offerings was getting to be a bit ridiculous. Now that volatility has returned in the broader stock market, a reality check is starting to be ...
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Reason to Worry Ahead of Caterpillar Earnings

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) earnings are coming out on Thursday, and the expectations have to be far better than they were in quarters past. There are just a few problems ...
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MEGA Brands Joins Mattel Toy Empire

MEGA Brands formally will become a part of Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT). The Canadian toy company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. This merger was to require approval of at least ...
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Absolute Sticker Shock for New Home Prices

After the U.S. Census Bureau released data on new single-family home sales for March Wednesday morning, the big shocker was that new home sales fell by a whopping 14.5% to ...
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Verizon Earnings Excitement Muted by AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) did manage to show growth in its first-quarter 2014 earnings, but investors should not at all be surprised about the "sell the news" reaction that has ...
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Four Seasons Launches Flying Luxury Hotel

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has launched its flying luxury hotel schedule for 2014. A round-the-world trip for two on the customized Boeing 757 will set you back $119,000 per ...
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Lamar to Debut as REIT With Almost 5% Yield

Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ: LAMR) has announced that the outdoor advertising and logo sign display company has received communication from the Internal Revenue Service regarding its plan to convert to ...
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