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Who Are the 12 OPEC Members?

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed in September of 1960 with five founding members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Since then its membership has risen ...
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Why This Analyst Still Sees IBM Shares Falling to $125

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has had a very hard time finding any real fans of late, short of Warren Buffett's wrong timing to invest in Big Blue. Credit ...
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4 Top UBS Homebuilder Picks Could Deliver Solid Earnings

With many sensing we are in the final stretch of record low interest rates, some firms on Wall Street are expecting the fortunes for the top homebuilders to start picking ...
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United Technologies Earnings Overcome Strong Dollar Headwind

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The industrial conglomerate posted an adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.51 on revenues of $14.5 ...
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Why Teva Really Wants to Acquire Mylan

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) has just approached Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) with a public takeover bid valued at $82 per share in cash and stock. The offering would consist ...
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Why Arch Coal Just Cannot Make Any Money

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The coal miner posted an adjusted diluted net loss of $0.54 on revenues of $677 million. ...
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Are Analysts and Investors Still Disappointed With Verizon Earnings?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reported its first-quarter financial results Tuesday before the markets opened. The telecom giant said it had $1.02 in earnings per share (EPS) and $32.0 billion ...
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Are 2 Social Media Stocks Going to Blow Out Numbers?

Any way you look at it, technology remains king, and the Nasdaq continues to roar past the S&P 500 as investors pull money out of multinationals and look for stocks ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, IBM, Bristol-Myers, Encana, Halliburton, Rio Tinto, WhiteWave and More

Stocks were indicated up on Tuesday, even after Monday's big gains. The trend that is nearing four years old now is that investors keep buying stocks on weakness. 24/7 Wall ...
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Countries That Hate America the Most

In 2014, 45% of the population across the 135 countries reviewed approved of the United States, roughly unchanged from the year before. Of major global powers, the United States received ...
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Lockheed Martin Rocket Launches Boost Earnings and Guidance

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings Tuesday before markets opened. The defense contractor posted adjusted operating earnings per share (EPS) of $2.74 on revenues of $10.11 billion. ...
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Why Massive Solar Installations in China Could Drive 4 Solar Stocks Higher

In an effort to suppress a slowdown in growth and the economy in China, the nation's central bank cut the reserve requirement ratio for all banks by 1% to 18.5% ...
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Under Armour Finds That Meeting Estimates Not Enough With Its High Valuation

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is finding out that having a high earnings and revenue multiple demands that you do more than simply meet earnings expectations. The sports apparel company ...
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Cost Savings Help DuPont Earnings, Strong Dollar Hurts

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings Tuesday before markets opened. The chemical giant posted adjusted operating earnings per share (EPS) of $1.34 on ...
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IBM Continues Sharp Spin Downward

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) shares did not rally on its first-quarter results. They were far too poor and offered no proof that the company has begun to recover. As it moves ...
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