Low Pay

Companies Paying Americans the Least

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company and private employer, recently raised the minimum wage of its employees to $10 an hour. Since the company’s announcement last year, several of the ...
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Costco Earnings Beats on Earnings, Revenues a Little Light

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full year 2016 results after markets closed on Thursday. The big box club store posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Stock Price

Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo Tumble into 52-Week Low Clubs

September 29, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 42 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. NYSE decliners led advancers by 3 to 1 ...
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Goldman, Merck Lead DJIA Thursday Plunge

September 29, 2016: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday following Wednesday's announced agreement among OPEC members to rein in production. Comments various Fed officials talking a rate hike later this ...
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10 Things That May Scare the Hell Out of Investors Going Into the Fourth Quarter of 2016

It is no secret that 2016 has been a complicated year. U.S stocks have risen while bond yields remain muted. The election has many on edge, as does the central ...
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August Pending Home Sales Drop as Prices Rise, Inventory Falls

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for August. The pending home sales index fell 2.7 points (down 2.4%) to ...
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OPEC

Oil Rises Even as OPEC Oil Production Cuts Already Questioned

The price of oil has responded to news of OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, production cuts. If there is one thing that seems true more often than not, ...
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Catabasis Skyrockets on Sarepta Partnership

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CATB) shares skyrocketed on Thursday following an announcement that it would be partnering with Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) for a joint research collaboration for a ...
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Holiday Shopping: 34 Million Already Started

With nearly three months to go until Christmas Day, some 34 million Americans (about 14% of adults in the country) have already launched their hunt for the perfect gift. Well, maybe ...
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2 Animal Health Stocks Still Look Attractive for Investors

If there is one trend that has worked in America, it is the trend of betting on the public taking care of their pets. Now Merrill Lynch has issued a ...
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Alcobra Tumbles on FDA Clinical Hold

Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ: ADHD) saw its shares get halved on Thursday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a clinical hold on its late-stage trial. Specifically, the Division ...
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Natural Gas Price Cuts Loss After Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 49 billion cubic feet for the week ending September 23. Analysts were expecting a ...
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McDonald's

McDonald’s Dividend Increase Another Sign Turnaround Is Working: CEO

Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced Thursday morning that it is raising its quarterly dividend by 6% ($0.05) to $0.94 per share ($3.76 annualized). At the current dividend rate ...
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M&A

National Instruments Proposes Merger of Viacom and CBS

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) saw their shares jump on Thursday after Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements sent a letter to the boards of directors proposing a merger. ...
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Mylan Woes Pushing Stock Back Toward 52-Week Low

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) just has been unable to recover from its EpiPen pricing hike issue. Shares were down over 4% on Thursday morning, and now the stock is dangerously ...
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