Is Toyota Spending on NASCAR Paying Off?

When Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) fielded its first NASCAR racing team in 2007, there were plenty of upset fans. The following year, Joe Gibbs Racing, for years a Chevrolet-powered ...
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More Pain Ahead for the Footwear Industry

There is even more pain for the footwear industry, and this includes the retailing shops that rely on shoe sales. It is no secret Americans in general need to be ...
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French Energy Giant Total Acquires Maersk Oil in $7.5 Billion Deal

Paris-based oil supermajor Total SA (NYSE: TOT) said Monday that it has agreed to pay $4.95 billion in stock and assume $2.5 billion in debt to buy Maersk Oil, a ...
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How Many People Have Preexisting Conditions in Every State

Prior to the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 – commonly referred to as “Obamacare” – most insurance providers would issue policies based on a customer's current health ...
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Analysts Say Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Stock Could Run 50% to 100%

The quiet period for Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNNA) is over after its initial public offering. The Westlake Village, California-based company recently sold just 4,983,333 shares of common stock at ...
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Coherus Bio Jumps on Private Placement

Coherus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) saw its shares jump on Monday after the company announced that it plans to raise up to $150 million in a two tranche private placement. ...
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Was the Greece Credit Rating Upgrade Ignored?

It was not that long ago that credit ratings agencies ruled the roost for troubled countries in the lands of the PIIGS. Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain were all ...
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A First Look at the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season Indicates E-Commerce Spending Surge

For retailers, it's never to early to think about the Christmas holiday season, when an average retailer makes about a fifth of its annual sales. A first read from ...
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Ironwood Pharma Muted Despite FDA Approval

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) shares remained relatively muted on Monday after the firm announced a key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its gout treatment duzallo. The ...
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Why Baker Hughes Now Looks So Attractive After Its GE Merger

Being in the oil and gas services business has been painful for investors of late. Many oil and gas outfits have recovered massively from the 2015 and 2016 sell-off, but ...
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Price of Gasoline Pulls Back in 40 States as Peak Driving Season Winds Down

Average gasoline prices in the United States slipped last week, declining 2 cents a gallon to $2.32 as oil prices failed to return above the $50 a barrel level, according ...
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Will Herbalife Go Private?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has been under fire for years with many investors betting against the firm calling it a scam or a pyramid scheme. Notable among those betting against ...
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How Much Difference Does Education Make in Homeownership Rates?

The conventional wisdom says that the more education people have, the higher their income. And higher incomes generally increase homeownership rates. The rule is if you want to own a ...
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Chicago Fed Slips in July

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is of course a regional Fed branch, but the institution releases a national economic reading called the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI). After ...
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How Drug Overdose is a Leading Cause of Death Among Young People

America is hooked on pain-relieving opioids. In 2015, more than 33,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a synthetic ...
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