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‘Focus’ Steals Weekend Box Office for Warner

Following on the huge success of “American Sniper,” Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and its Warner Bros. studio took over the top spot in this past weekend’s U.S. box office ...
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5 Software Stocks That Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, IBM, Isis, J.C. Penney, Wayfair and More

Stocks were slightly higher on Monday morning after a Chinese interest rate cut over the weekend, but stocks hit all-time highs last week. The trend that has prevailed without fail ...
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Can Stratasys Rekindle 3D Fever?

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Monday. For the quarter, the 3D printer maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.48 ...
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3 Blue-Chip Tech Stocks That Are Cheaper Now Than Last Year

With the Nasdaq up 5.32% already this year, and the technology sector up 8.87%, there is already a buzz within the financial media, both televised and on websites, that we ...
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In Deal Worth $11.8 Billion, NXP Semiconductor Pays No Premium for Freescale

In an announcement made late Sunday night, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) said the two firms had reached a definitive agreement under which NXP ...
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The States Where the Rich Are Getting Richer

Income inequality has widened in all 50 states in the last few decades. More recently, as the United States recovered from the latest recession, the gap between the richest and ...
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Who Will Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Samsung will release its new Galaxy S6. The South Korean company is up against one of the largest challenges of consumer electronics. People only have so much money. Apple Inc. ...
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In Spain and Greece, 25% of Adults Still Unemployed

The unemployment rate in the euro area continues to drop. In January the figure fell to 11.2% from 11.3% in December. Eurostat made that improvement the headline of its release ...
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Best Buy Shares Outperform Amazon’s

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) was the primary whipping boy for Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) success as the destroyer of brick-and-mortar retailers. It would be hard to support that argument ...
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7 Top Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the larger companies reporting in the first week of March. We have reviewed the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson ...
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Toyota and Honda Gain Market Share

Rising gasoline prices made a difference in car buyers’ decisions in February. Sales of compact cars and small sport utility vehicles (SUVs) rose in the month, with Toyota Motor Corp. ...
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February New Car Sales Forecast: GM, VW Losing Market Share

February was a good month for new car sales in the United States. A total of around 1.29 million new cars were sold during the month, which pencils out to ...
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Number of States With Gas Below $2 Drops to Zero

If gasoline prices below $2 represented the positive effect collapsed oil prices have to help consumers, that benefit is fading quickly. Not a single state has an average price for a ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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