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Mortgage Loan Rates Continue Falling on Market Volatility

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a week-over-week increase of 9.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Apple Short Interest Dips Again

The short interest in Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock fell 3.7% in the latter weeks of last month to 63.5 million shares. That was for the period that ended January ...
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2 Cent Gas in Venezuela

Depending on who is counting, based on currency exchange rates, whether gasoline is priced by liter or gallon, the price of a gallon of gas is about two cents in ...
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Public Company Unicorn: Groupon

On November 4, 2011, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) began trading, after pricing its initial public offering at $20. The stock opened at $28 and moved as high as $31 that ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again

Among the six most heavily shorted stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, short sellers continued to pile on Alcoa and Freeport-McMoRan between the January 15 and January 29 ...
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The 6 Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks: Short Sellers in Retreat

As the market volatility continued in late January, what were the short sellers up to? Well, among the most heavily shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq, they mostly retreated between ...
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US Foods Files for IPO

U.S. Foods Holding Corp. filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). There were no pricing details given in the filing but ...
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Disney Earnings Appear to Not Be Enough for Investors

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) reported fiscal first quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company had $1.63 in earnings per share (EPS) on $15.24 billion ...
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SolarCity Stock Outlook Crushes Stock

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results after markets closed Tuesday afternoon. For the quarter, the solar PV installer posted an adjusted diluted net loss per share ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

February 9, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 659 equities making new 52-week lows today. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) dropped about 2.5% on Tuesday ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held the DJIA Nearly Flat Tuesday

February 9, 2016: Markets opened lower again on Tuesday but after bouncing around for most of the day equities seem destined for a positive close. Basic materials have added more ...
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Should Alternative Asset Managers Be Buying Back Their Own Shares?

When investors hear about stock buybacks and share repurchases, the aim is generally considered to be one of the two top methods of returning cash to shareholders. The other method ...
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Anadarko Slashes Dividend 81%

Oil & gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Company (NYSE: APC) announced late Tuesday afternoon that it is cutting its dividend from $0.27 per quarter to $0.05. The dividend is payable on ...
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Wholesalers Running on Lower Inventories

Among this week's top economic reports is the monthly wholesale trade data for December 2015. This can impact gross domestic product revisions if they are off by much. Tuesday's report ...
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