The States With the Best and Worst Economies

Is your state a drag on the American economy or a boon? The 50 states -- as diverse as they are -- each contribute something to the U.S. economy. ...
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Tuesday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

June 27, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.8% at 2,419.59. The DJIA closed down as well 0.5% at 21,313.88. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 1.6% at 6,146.62. Tuesday was ...
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Marathon Oil, Schlumberger Drop into Tuesday’s 52-Week Low Club

June 27, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 20 equities making new 52-week lows in Tuesday's session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about 2 ...
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Microsoft, Cisco Sink the DJIA on Tuesday

June 27, 2017: Markets opened lower Tuesday with tech stocks weaker on news of the $2.7 billion fine the European Union hit Google with. The consumer confidence index rose a ...
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Facebook Reaches the 2 Billion User Milestone

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) shares took a dip on Tuesday despite the social media giant announcing a pivotal milestone. The social network has now broken 2 billion monthly active users ...
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US Island Homes Offering Peace & Quiet — No Cars Allowed

For most of us, the daily racket and clamor of cars and buses and trains are part of our daily landscapes. But that's not the way it is everywhere. There ...
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Darden Restaurants Wins Big in Q4 With Strong Comps

When Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday, the company said that it had $1.18 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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UPS Adding Green Vehicles, Looks to Cut Emissions 12% by 2025

Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) has said it plans to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its fleet of delivery vehicles over the next three years ...
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IMF Pulls Back Expectations of US Economic Growth

The International Monetary Foundation (IMF) lowered its forecast for U.S. economic growth for this year to 2.1%, down from the previous estimate of 2.3%. This is ultimately the result of ...
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Marijuana Consumers: Young, Well-Paid, College-Educated

As more states approve laws permitting medicinal or recreational marijuana use, a California start-up that has been described as the "Uber for pot" decided to profile its customers to try ...
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Bluebird Bio Gears Up for $350 Million Offering

Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) shares have made a steady gain over the course of the year, and now the firm is looking to cash in on this growth. The ...
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Consumer Confidence Makes Unexpected Gain in June

Consumer confidence held stronger in June, versus the preliminary expectations. The Conference Board released its Consumer Confidence Index, which showed a moderate increase in June over May: 118.9 versus 117.6. ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Just Became Much More Excited About Homebuilders

The housing market is one of the engines that drive the American economy. With most housing markets having fully recovered from the Great Recession, there remains at least some debate ...
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Social Media Stocks See Rise in Short Interest

Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. Many of these ...
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Companies Looking for Alternative Work Perks to Lure Millennials, Gen Z

More employers are looking at alternative work perks to lure top talent from the ranks of millennials and Generation Z, as the baby boomer generation gives way to younger generations ...
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