New Housing Construction Jumps Nearly 3% in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Control4, Cree, NetApp, Twitter, Yahoo!, Yelp and More

Stocks are trying to recover from their recent selling pressure, but investors remain wary. These same investors are caught between a rock and a hard place -- they want upside, ...
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Is Pepsi Looking at a Stake in SodaStream?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported Wednesday morning that SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the Israel-based maker of home soft drink dispensers, is holding talks related to selling a stake of ...
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Why You Should Expect Higher Coffee Prices Ahead

The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) go on until it has to boost ...
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Bank of America

Bank of America Earnings Hammered by Legal Costs

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Monday. The most heavily traded of the big bank stocks reported a diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss ...
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Mortgage Rates Down, Applications Up Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a drop ...
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Gas Prices Rise Again, Move Closer to $4

In what has become almost a daily pattern, gasoline prices have risen again, reaching $3.653 as the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide. The comparable price for premium ...
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Tesla Shares Down 17% in Past Month

Maybe it is the competition from several electric cars launched or announced in the past few months, or maybe it is a valuation that is a remarkably large multiple of earnings ...
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Yahoo! Posts Modest Profits, Promises More Buybacks

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) reported fiscal first quarter 2014 results after markets closed Tuesday afternoon. The Internet portal company reported quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.38 on ...
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Intel Earnings Appear Good Enough, Despite the Era of No Growth

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is out with its first quarter earnings report. The top company for processors and semiconductors, and a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, reported earnings of $0.38 ...
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The 4 Stocks That Pulled the Markets Out of the Doldrums

April 15, 2014: Markets opened slightly higher on Tuesday with shares moving up before bouncing down after headlines related to confrontations in Ukraine. By afternoon markets had recovered somewhat to ...
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Are Rising Car Prices a Good Thing for the Economy?

Despite the highly promotional theme that seems to always be present in the car sales market, it turns out that new vehicle prices have been rising steadily over the past ...
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Eight Serious Market Indicators to Watch During This Correction

Any time a market peaks, investors and commentators talk about the expectations of a sell-off. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked less than two weeks ago. Now ...
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Workers Say Walmart Chairman Owes $7.8 Billion Tax

A new report from a coalition called Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) claims that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Chairman Rob Walton and the entire Walton family owe the United ...
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As Netflix Keeps Falling, Is Apple More Tempted to Buy It Out?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) saw its shares get hit yet again on Tuesday. The leader in online video subscription services has hardly traded up in the past two months as ...
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