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Yum Fortunes Ride With China

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Monday. The fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and revenues ...
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An Earnings Tale of Two Biotechs – Gilead vs. Amgen

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) have both reported earnings. This is a definite difference in how the reports look, and it could throw a wild ...
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A Sell The News View For AT&T Earnings

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) managed to show something new in its earnings - growth. The telecom giant was a dog for quite some time, but value investors had been snapping ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Markets

April 22 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday on strength in the healthcare sector following Valeant’s proposal to acquire Allergan for around $46 billion. Another sector that kept the markets ...
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Earth Day’s Reckoning For Solar Power

One of the lasting legacies of the 1960s is Earth Day, first observed in the U.S. in 1970 and now celebrated (or at least, observed) in 192 countries around the ...
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Aereo, Broadcasters Get Their Day in Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving a start-up called Aereo on one side and virtually every major TV network and entertainment company producer on ...
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Fitch’s More Favorable Rating Outlook on Ford

Fitch Ratings has keyed in on the Issuer Default Ratings for Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F). The ratings cover the automaker's underlying credit ratings and that of Ford Motor Credit ...
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Sales Taxes Do Indeed Hurt Amazon’s Sales

When Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) charges state and local sales taxes for its online purchases, shoppers spend about 10% less. And large purchases fall even more. The data come from ...
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Biotech Earnings Previews: Amgen, Biogen Idec, Gilead, Celgene

Biotech stocks took it on the chin during the sell-off. In fact, biotech stocks may have even led the sell-off of momentum stocks in a reality check. The problem is ...
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What to Watch for in Boeing Earnings

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reports first-quarter earnings Wednesday morning, investors will get to see whether the gloomy guidance the company gave when it reported fourth-quarter results did indeed come ...
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March Sales of Existing Homes Slip Again

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in March fell 0.2% to 4.58 million from a total of 4.6 million ...
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GW Pharma Dual Cannabinoid Endorsement: Morgan Stanley and Jim Cramer

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: GWPH) is far from your typical pharma or biotech stock. It is also far from your typical legalized marijuana or medical marijuana stock. That being said, ...
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Xerox Earnings Analysis: A Turnaround Value Trap

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) wants to be thought of as a company that has migrated from a copy machine giant to an imaging and document storage provider. Unfortunately, its earnings ...
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Why Aereo’s Case Is So Important

In July of 2012, a New York court ruled that a TV-rebroadcasting start-up named Aereo did not violate copyright law by using its miniature antennas to capture over-the-air signals and ...
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Jefferies Initiates Coverage on Specialty Pharmaceutical Takeover Candidates

The specialty pharmaceutical sector is exploding with news of takeovers, exchanges and possible mergers. The biggest is the possible deal between activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, Valeant ...
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