Largest Industry in Each State

One of the strengths of the United States is its diverse economy, which comprises many industries that contribute to overall economic development and greater stability. Total U.S. economic output topped ...
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Why This Is the Best Quarter Applied Materials Has Ever Had

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday. The general consensus after seeing these results is that Applied Materials had its best quarter in ...
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Thursday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

August 17, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 1.5% at 2,430.15. The DJIA closed down 1.2% at 21,752.17. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 1.9% at 6,221.91. Thursday was a very ...
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Chesapeake Energy, General Electric Slide into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

August 17, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 233 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by more than ...
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Cisco, Walmart Tank DJIA on Thursday

August 17, 2017: Markets opened lower Thursday as traders looked more closed at the FOMC and wondered how the Fed will choose to deal with inflation. The Fed may also ...
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Energen’s Would-Be Permian Buyout — Are 2 Activist Investors Better Than 1?

It's one issue to have a well-known activist investor out calling for change and action in a company. It's a completely different issue when you get two activist firms nipping at ...
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How Sam’s Club Stacks Up Against Costco

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported second fiscal quarter results Thursday morning, a noticeable laggard appeared in the results of the company's three segments. Operating income at the company's ...
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Slow Growth for State Personal Income Persists in 2017

The current economic expansion, one of the nation’s longest, has increased personal income in all states above pre-recession levels, according to a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts. However, the ...
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What to Expect From Deere Earnings Tomorrow

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) is set to report its most recent quarterly results before the markets open on Friday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are calling for $1.95 in earnings ...
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Solar Eclipse May Cost Employers $694 Million in Work Disruption

A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states on Monday, August 21, costing employers $694 million and taking its place among special events such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball ...
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Gets Boost From FDA Update

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) saw a handy gain on Thursday after the company provided an update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Specifically, the ...
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Thursday’s Mixed Economic Reports: Jobs, Production, E-Commerce, Leading Indicators

On top of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes, there have been multiple economic reports issued this week. Thursday brought five different major views that measure broad economic activity, ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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No, You Can’t Have a Personal Account at the Federal Reserve Bank

While the ways of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank may be shrouded in arcane details about interest rates, inflation and monetary policy, one thing is absolutely clear: individuals cannot establish ...
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What Analysts Are Saying After Cisco Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the results did not live up to expectations and investors sent the ...
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