Author Archives: 24/7 Wall St. Staff

22 Surprising Facts About Sgt. Pepper on Its 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles changed the world of pop music forever with the release of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To mark ...
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America’s Most Loved and Hated Telephone and Cable Companies

Greater competition and customer satisfaction are linked, and that is supported by the findings of the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, which was released Tuesday. Over the 12-month period, wireless ...
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80 Most Influential Americans Over 80

The United States is not known for respecting its elderly, who are often overlooked, perceived as lacking the value of the young who are still likely to be in the ...
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3 Big Pharma Stocks With Credible Threats to Their Blockbusters

A pharmaceutical company could face a threat to one of its products for a number of reasons, ranging from an improved formulation, a new drug approval to simply a patent expiry and the ...
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3 Underfollowed Infectious Disease Stocks That Deserve More Attention

Infectious diseases always have been a hot topic in biotech, but over the past half decade, with the outbreak of Ebola in Africa and more recently the Zika virus in ...
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At Its Current Price, Is Twitter a Better Allocation Than Facebook?

When Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reported its first-quarter 2016 financials, they pretty much missed across the board. A reported shift in focus, however, has a number of analysts suggesting that Twitter ...
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General Motors and Toyota Will Continue to Feast on Volkswagen Woes

Volkswagen has had a tough six months. After the revelation that nearly 800,000 of its diesel vehicles, including all of its major models, had been fitted with software designed to ...
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2 Companies With the Most to Lose as the PC Dies

The personal computer (PC) is slowly but surely dying. The latest evidence comes from U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), which just made public its intentions to cut 12,000 jobs ...
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Tesla or GM: Which Is the More Attractive EV Exposure?

Many remain adamant that internal combustion will dominate the automotive sector for decades to come, and there are plenty of valid arguments that underpin their reasoning. Over the past half-decade, ...
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3 Stocks With Catalysts That Could Capitalize on Biotech Momentum

Biotechnology is on the move. A familiar bull market pattern since 2008 may be about to reestablish itself. That is, the S&P 500 is moving higher, outpaced by the Nasdaq, ...
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Virtual Reality Picks for the 21st Century

Three-dimensional film and television repeatedly have tried to find their way into the mainstream, but a few highlights aside, like the film "Avatar," it has never happened on a large ...
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Will Terrorist Activity Hurt Tourism in Belgium?

The economic impact of social shocks is undeniable, and perhaps more relevant now than at any time over the past 10 years. At the end of November, the French government estimated ...
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Guns Everywhere Petition Highlights Rosy Manufacturer Outlook

Last week, a petition appeared on collecting signatures for the advocating of open carry gun rules at the GOP Republican National Convention in Ohio in July. Though it was ...
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Where Is Left for Wal-Mart to Expand?

At the beginning of this year, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced its intentions to open a minimum of 200, and up to as many as 240, international stores throughout ...
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Old Age Beach

Which Companies Will Suffer as the US Population Ages?

America is aging. At last count, the percentage of the U.S. population age 65 and over was 14.1%, or just shy of 45 million individuals. By 2050, estimates put this ...
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