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Home Prices Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.5% sequentially in the month of August. Compared with August 2013, the house price index has ...
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3M Takes the Lead in Conglomerate Earnings Reports

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.98 on revenues of $8.1 billion. In the same ...
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Federal Reserve Showing Better Economic Picture at National Level

The Chicago Federal Reserve's National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to +0.47 in September from –0.25 in August. Three of the four economic categories made positive contributions to the index in ...
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GM Still Getting Killed Financially in Europe

General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) net of $1.4 billion in the third quarter would have been much better, if it did not post another of the years-long losses in its ...
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Companies That Benefit as Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Keep Growing

Although it is a subject many investors would like to avoid, for obvious reasons, the growth in the number of sexually transmitted diseases (or STDs, as they are called) is ...
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Comcast Delivers Solid Earnings

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) reported its results before the market opened Thursday as $0.99 in earnings per share and $16.79 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates ...
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Russia, Not Recalls, Tamps Down GM Earnings

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.97 on revenues of $39.3 billion. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post Larger-Than-Expected Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest installment of weekly jobless claims. The report came in at 283,000. Bloomberg was calling for 285,000. The prior week's reading was ...
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Caterpillar Earnings, Guidance Rise After Company Slashed Jobs

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The heavy equipment firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.72 on revenues of $13.55 billion. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Angie’s List, Boeing, Yelp, AT&T and More

Stocks traded higher on Thursday morning in the middle of another volatile week. What we keep seeing is that investors will step up and buy value stocks and overlooked stocks ...
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J.P. Morgan Energy Stocks to Buy If $80 a Barrel Oil Is Here for Good

While everybody who drives a vehicle to and from work or anywhere else is seeing the price of gasoline plummet, energy investors are taking it on the chin. The costs ...
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Unemployment in Spain Still Almost 25%

Spain announced what economists claimed was good news. The National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that unemployment dropped to 23.67% in the third quarter (la tasa de paro es del 23,67%) from ...
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40% of Online Users Have Been Harrassed

According to a new study by the Pew Research Internet Project, online harassment is not an aberration. It is actually closer to the norm. Pew researchers reported: Harassment -- from ...
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American Executives Move Manufacturing Out of China

In a reversal of decades of American companies moving manufacturing from the United States to China -- presumably to save money -- executives of large firms have changed their minds ...
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Yelp Earnings and Guidance Take a Reality Check

Yelp Inc. (NASDAQ: YELP) reported its third-quarter results Wednesday after the market closed as $0.05 in earnings per share and $102.5 million in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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