Target Hires New CEO From Pepsi — Why Did He Leave?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), desperate due to falling sales and a data breach that exposed personal information from tens of millions customers, hired a PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) executive to ...
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3 of World’s Leading Smartphone Vendors Are Now Chinese

The reasons for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung to look over their shoulders in the smartphone business have increased since their current product lines have aged. Each has another ...
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Amazon Offers Local In-Home Services

Buy something from Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and need help setting it up, installing it or just making it work at home? The world's largest e-commerce company will arrange to ...
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Will an American Finally Reclaim the U.S. Open Title?

The US Tennis Open, the single biggest tennis tournament to hit American soil each year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, will be underway in less than four ...
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S&P Announcement As Argentina Rating Slashed On Pending Default

As far as S&P is concerned, holders of Argentina's sovereign paper may as well burn it The press release: RATING ACTION On July 30, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ...
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GE, Synchrony Financial Lower Sights for Thursday IPO

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) spinoff Synchrony Financial priced its initial public offering of 125 million shares at $23 at the bottom of the expected range of $23 to $26 ...
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Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday evening. For the quarter, the high-ticket grocery store chain posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Yelp Pulls a Twitter – Profits Instead of Losses!

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was trading higher ahead of earnings, likely feeling some of the joy from the Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook earnings. Still, an 8.8% gain to ...
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Today’s 52-Week Low Club

July 30, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) shares fell to a new post-IPO low of $23.00 after reporting ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held Back the Dow

July 29, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday after a very solid first estimate on second quarter GDP and some strong earnings reports. The FOMC announcement continued the tapering but ...
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Is a $1.3 Billion Fine for BofA Getting Off Cheap?

A sum of nearly $1.3 billion in a government fine would put most businesses out of business. However, if your corporate name is Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) or ...
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Back-to-School Season Isn’t What It Used to Be

The back-to-school shopping season is traditionally second only to the end-of-the-year holiday season for retail sales. Sales could reach $84 billion -- not really close to the nearly $600 billion ...
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Janet Yellen and FOMC Verdict on Tapering, Quantitative Easing, Rate Hikes

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve have released their statement for the July 29 to 30 FOMC meeting. As expected, we got more tapering of the monthly bond buying and ...
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Earnings and Value Duel for Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips

This week is the apex of earnings season, and we have the big three oil giants on deck to report. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) will ...
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Dear NQ, How Real Is Bison Capital?

Last October 24, shares of NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) dropped from an opening price of $23.00 per American Depositary Share (ADS) to close at $12.09 after falling as lows ...
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