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Visa Earnings Do Not Impress Investors

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported fiscal second quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.20 and revenues ...
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Starbucks Earnings – Growing Stores AND Operating Margin

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) is out with its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2014. The coffee retailing giant reported earnings of $0.56 per share on revenues of $3.87 billion. ...
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Microsoft OEM Sales Saves the Quarter

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported third fiscal quarter 2014 results after markets closed Thursday. The software behemoth reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 on revenues of $20.4 billion. ...
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Amazon Continues With Almost Zero Margin in Earnings

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is out with its first quarter earnings report for 2015, and the company did not follow Apple in its effort to make shares more affordable via ...
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The 4 Stocks That Mixed the Markets

April 24 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following solid earnings reports last night from Apple and Facebook. Sentiment turned quickly, however, following reports that Russian troops were planning military ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Common Jobs

The job market is an important indicator of the economy’s health. A look at the most and least common jobs reflects the industries that are critical to the economy, as ...
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Can America Fix 63,000 Bridges?

There are more than 600,000 bridges in the U.S. and the average age of a bridge is 42 years. Drivers make approximately 210 million trips daily across deficient bridges in ...
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Analysts Raise Targets for F5, as Confusion Reigns After Earnings

F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) investors must be very confused if they go to quote pages for their news. The company beat earnings expectations and raised guidance, at least that ...
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Earnings on Deck: What to Expect From Ford

When Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reports first-quarter results before markets open Friday, the company is expected to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on revenues of $34.06 billion. ...
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National Bank of Greece Capital Raise Maybe Not Enough — S&P

Standard & Poor's has affirmed its CCC rating on National Bank of Greece S.A. (NYSE: NBG). The call sounds like it is one of stability on the surface, but S&P's ...
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Microsoft Earnings Preview: Satya Nadella’s Day to Shine

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to report earnings after the close of trading on Thursday. This could be the most widely followed Microsoft report in years. The reason: Satya ...
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Starbucks Will Have to Raise Prices

Coffee prices started spiking in late January, from less than $1.20 a pound to near $2.15 a pound today. Milk and sugar prices are also higher, and eventually this confluence ...
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Inflation Evidence Grows in Retail: Walmart vs. Target, and Others

With all the funny money printed and quantitative easing measures after the recession, it has been amazing that the cost of goods has not risen through the roof. In fact, ...
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Natural Gas Supply Improving Slowly

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 49 billion cubic feet for the week ending April 18, compared with an expected ...
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UPS Joins Others Down in the Dumps

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday, and no surprise, winter weather was its theme of the day. And no surprise either that ...
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