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September Small Business Optimism Improves a Little

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September rose 0.2 points from 95.9 in August to come in at 96.1. ...
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Who Will Buy IBM?

Now that EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) effectively has been taken over by Dell, and Nelson Peltz has run E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD), or DuPont, CEO Ellen Kullman ...
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10 Cheapest Cars in America

U.S. auto sales appear to be having a record year. With auto buyers encouraged by dealer discounts, inexpensive credit, and depressed gas prices, car and light-duty truck sales in September ...
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IEA Forecast: Too Much Oil in 2016

If there is too much oil in 2015, and too little demand, which has, in theory, kept prices down, there will also be too much oil in 2016. The global ...
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Ryder Tumbles on Updated Guidance

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) took a sharp downturn after the markets closed on Monday following the release of updated guidance. The company revised its earnings guidance for the third ...
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Janney Capital Markets Cuts KeyCorp Targets Ahead of Earnings

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) may be a top bank for safety of assets, but at least one firm has tempered some of its earnings expectations ahead of the super-regional bank's earnings ...
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Aetna Seen Having Solid Upside in Independent Research Report

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) may be worth quite a bit more than its current price, and that might be the case with or without its merger with Humana Inc. (NYSE: ...
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How Key Analyst Sees Semiconductors Closing Out 2015

With earnings season kicking into full gear this week, many investors, technology watchers and consumers are going to wonder what is in store for the consumer electronics sector heading into ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

October 12, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 25 equities making new 52-week lows today. VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) dropped more than 11% on Monday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Buoyed the DJIA on Monday

October 12, 2015: Markets opened mixed on Monday, but all three major indexes had bounced higher by noon, and all appear about to hang on to a modest gain for ...
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5 Under-the-Radar Analyst Upgrades on Monday: Exxon Mobil, GTT, Harris, Melco Crown and Raytheon

Monday was one of those days when many analyst upgrades and downgrades were seen. 24/7 Wall St. covers many of the analyst calls made each morning of the week, but sometimes there ...
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Facebook Makes It Much, Much Easier to Shop

The battle over mobile advertising is still in its early days, but Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) continues to push out new ad products that aim to drive not only more ...
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3 Pressures for Etsy Act as a Trifecta of Gloom

Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) is a well-run company, with a great outlet for those who make crafts and hand-made goods, that simplifies tasks for many people who create things. Unfortunately, ...
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Meet Chipotle’s Newest Addition to Its Executive Team

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is making waves in the market on Monday after it announced that it would be adding to its executive staff. The company announced the ...
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Have the Biggest US Banks Really Been Nationalized Already?

When investors and financiers hear the term "nationalization," there almost never anything good that comes to mind. So what are investors, and depositors for that matter, supposed to think when a ...
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