35 Top Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

Hollywood seems more risk averse these days. Filmmakers are increasingly using proven characters and stories instead of original screenplays. These time-tested, big-budget films are rarely in the running for best ...
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The Case for Amazon to Rise Yet Another 40%

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) saw a handy gain on Monday ahead of the earnings report due this week. One key analyst also issued a call for the stock to ...
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Gas Price Sees Weekly Rise, Pace Slowing

The price of gasoline on Monday morning was higher by a single penny a gallon compared with last week's national average pump price for regular gasoline. Compared with the same ...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Economy Grows Faster Than US Total

The U.S. ocean and Great Lakes economy is growing faster than the total U.S. economy both in terms of new jobs and in contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). According ...
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Why Investors Are Looking Past Netflix Raising $1 Billion in Needed Capital

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a strong performer, along with many of the key Nasdaq stocks. The world’s leading independent internet television network has been able to raise capital ...
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Q1 Mortgage Fraud Risk Up 8%; Youngstown, Ohio Rises Most

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 132 in the first quarter of 2017, according to researchers at CoreLogic, a ...
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Ocean Power Technologies Wins Big After Japanese PowerBuoy Deployment

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTT) saw its shares surge to kick off the week after the company announced the deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy off the coast of Japan. ...
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IBM Dividend Looks Imminent, but Will It Be Enough for Investors?

Will investors ever get excited about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) ever again? This may seem hard to imagine, but IBM was looking as though it was set to ...
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Why Panera Is Boosting Delivery Effort Ahead of Acquisition

With a $7.5 billion acquisition pending, Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ: PNRA) said Monday morning that it will go ahead with plans to boost its delivery service by 35% to 40% ...
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T-Mobile and 4 More Top Companies Reporting Earnings After the Close on Monday

Markets made a handy gain across the board Monday morning, following the first round of the French election. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were each up roughly 1% in response. ...
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Massive DRAM and 3D NAND Demand Drives 4 Top Tech Stocks

It’s been percolating for a while, and some of the top stocks already reflect the growth, but demand for DRAM and 3D NAND flash memory is continuing at a pace ...
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Why France’s Economy Matters So Much: France by the Numbers

Western financial markets got a major boost on Monday morning. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up over 1% (200+ points), the CAC 40 in France was up 4.5% (230 points), ...
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Should Boeing Worry as China Preps Jetliner for First Flight?

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as Comac, on Sunday completed the final ground test of the country's first big commercial passenger jet, the C919. Its first flight test ...
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Hasbro Rises on Solid Earnings Beat

Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Monday. The company posted $0.43 in earnings per share (EPS) and $849.7 million in revenue, versus ...
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Merrill Lynch Raises Price Targets on 5 Top Buy-Rated Growth Stocks

The higher the market goes, the harder it is to justify many of the multiples being applied to shares. The big moves in the market since the election last November ...
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