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Miners Sink as Gold Edges Toward Yearly Low

The Comex December gold contract was down 0.6% Friday morning at around $1,220 an ounce, on a slide that began in mid-July when the price was about $1,350. The 52-week ...
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Atlanta Fed Increases Inflation Expectations Slightly

The Atlanta Federal Reserve released its inflation expectations Friday. According to its most recent business inflation expectations survey, the month of September had a reading of 2.1%, compared to the ...
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Leading Indicators in August Take a Sharp Left Turn

The Conference Board released the numbers for leading economic indicators in the month of August. The reading on leading indicators was 0.2%, against a Bloomberg estimate of 0.4%. The previous, ...
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Is Sears the Next Iconic American Company Headed for Failure?

It’s one thing to see the slow slide to oblivion of RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH). The business model is outdated and it can’t compete on price with the Internet or ...
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Live Coverage of Alibaba IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is set for its initial public offering (IPO) Friday. 24/7 will keep you updated throughout the day on all the moves that this company ...
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Alibaba Was Not the Only IPO This Week

What may be the world’s largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) is about to begin trading Friday, and the anticipation might suck all the air out of the IPO room. When Alibaba ...
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Home Depot Breach Largest Ever in Retail Sector

There have been a total of 546 data breaches recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Nearly 19 million records have been exposed -- and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Concur, Oracle and More

In what has been a whirlwind week for the stock markets, one that is set to be topped off by the highly anticipated Alibaba initial public offering (IPO), many investors ...
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Drop in Oil and Gas Prices Is a Buying Opportunity for Oil Services Stocks

After absolutely crushing most sectors of the S&P 500 over the past year, the energy services stocks finally started to see some serious profit-taking after West Texas Intermediate and Brent ...
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Gaming Dominates Mobile

By 2017, the global market for gaming is expected to reach $24 billion. For game developers it is useful to know what kind of game will get its fair share ...
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Can Sears Close 2,300 Stores?

In a widely publicized note to investors, Gary Balter of Credit Suisse said that it is best that Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) close its Sears and Kmart locations while they, ...
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Larry Ellison Is Still and Will Continue to Be CEO of Oracle

Larry Ellison will step down as CEO of Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL), a company he founded and fundamentally controls. His new title will be Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. ...
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Canada’s Shale Boom: More to Come in Montney

By James Burgess of Oilprice.com   In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to ...
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Scotland Independence Vote: It’s All Over but the Counting

The polls have been closed for about an hour in the Scottish referendum on independence. Votes are being tallied and early estimates on voter turnout are very high. According to ...
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Home Depot Breach Hits 56 Million Credit Cards

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) hack was huge -- 56 million cards to be exact. The company disclosed: Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had ...
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