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Walmart Employees Group Cites Simon’s Leadership Failures

A labor group made up of employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been pushing the company for nearly two years to raise its minimum annual wage for full-time ...
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Will Homebuilders Revisit 52-Week Lows Soon?

What ever happened to that prolonged, multiyear housing market recovery? Maybe the private equity buyers bought up all the bargains so fast that public transition cycle from owner to renter ...
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Why Verizon Earnings Beat AT&T

When AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reported earnings after markets closed Wednesday evening, the company said it added 634,000 new wireless subscribers in the second quarter bringing its total number of ...
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Meet the $100 Facebook Analyst Stock Call

It is without a doubt that Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and founder Mark Zuckerberg hit a home run on their earnings report on Wednesday night. The reaction on Thursday was an increase ...
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Has China Lost Its Addiction to Gold?

By now, speculators and investors have learned over and over that gold is a very fickle commodity. The daily rationale for why gold rises and falls is sometimes hard to follow. ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Posts Another Weekly Gain, Prices Remain Low

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 90 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 18. Natural gas futures prices ...
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Pennsylvania Proves the Lottery Is an Idiot Tax, and Wants Even More

From time to time, 24/7 Wall St. covers the upcoming large lottery announcements and events. It is fun for most people to imagine what they would do if they won ...
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June New Home Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Thursday morning released data on new single-family home sales for June. Sales fell 8.1% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, from a downwardly ...
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Workers Won’t Miss Walmart U.S. Chief Bill Simon

Update: In a statement Thursday commenting on the departure of Bill Simon as President and CEO of Walmart USA, labor organization OUR Walmart highlights Simon’s failure to provide a ...
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Yieldco Stocks Are Exploding — the Top Ones to Buy Now

The rise of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as an asset class coincided with investors' desire for stable and growing cash flow. In 2013, there were more than 20 initial public ...
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GM Earnings Hammered Again by Recalls

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.58 on revenues of $39.6 billion. In ...
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An Astounding and Amazing Weekly Jobless Claims Report From the Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department's report on weekly jobless claims blew the doors off the hinges. After last week's reading was revised to 303,000 from 302,000, the number came in at ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boeing, Facebook, Markit, Qualcomm, Verizon, Unisys and More

Stocks were again indicated slightly higher Thursday morning. Earnings season is well underway, and we are seeing many big winners -- and many big losers. Investors still want upside and they ...
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5 Analyst Stocks to Buy Yielding 10% or More

After many years of very low interest rates, stock investors have had plenty to cheer about -- the market is up almost 200% since the lows in March of 2009. ...
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Caterpillar Cuts Costs to Boost Earnings as Outlook Softens

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The heavy equipment firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.69 on revenues of $14.15 billion. ...
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