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Mega Millions Lottery Rolls to $233 Million: What to Do (or Not Do) If You Win

The $214 million Mega Millions lottery drawing did not produce a jackpot winner on Tuesday night. That means that the lottery drawing will grow and will be announced on Friday ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ambarella, eBay, Rite Aid, TiVo, Yahoo, Valero, Virtu and More

Stocks were looking for a slightly positive opening on Wednesday, an effort to unseat recent market weakness. The one trend that is now nearly four years old is that investors ...
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Will Hormel Be Taken Seriously in Organic Meat With Applegate Buyout?

It is no secret by now that more consumers want to eat more and more organic or naturally raised foods. The fight against antibiotics, hormones and use of GMO franken-feed ...
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Are North Dakota Oil Rig Counts Signaling a Trough Is Near … or Here?

Is it possible that the never-ending rig count decline is ending in North Dakota? There could be good news headed the way of companies like Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL), ...
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Guru and Activist Chasers Likely Unhappy Over EMC Buying Virtustream

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has made the daily news flow after signing a deal to acquire the privately held Virtustream. The size of this $1.2 billion deal does not exactly ...
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5 Turnaround Companies That Came Back From the Brink of Disaster

With the bull market now over six years old, investors have to have considered on multiple occasions which stocks are still offering great value and which ones may need to ...
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Why Short Selling Hedge Funds Are Likely So Much Against Disney

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has been one of the best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks year to date in 2015. Disney shares were last seen up 17% ...
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biotech

The Most Loved Biotechs of Big Hedge Funds

With such a mixed performance over the past decade, some of us wonder why hedge funds are so revered. Ditto for many of the so-called guru fund managers. Still, investors ...
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The Top 10 Dividend Stocks of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

With the bull market now more than six years old, investors are looking for value and means of keeping upside in the stock market with at least some degree of ...
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Estimated $10 Billion Marijuana Sales in 2015 Far Too Low

When new business segments start to reach $1 billion in annual sales, they often get noticed by new business and venture seekers. But when new business segments reach $10 billion ...
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Mega Millions Lottery Rolls to $214 Million – What To Do (or Not Do) If You Win

The Mega Millions lottery of $194 million generated no ultimate winner in Friday night's drawing. That means that it rolls on to next Tuesday, and the jackpot just got even larger ...
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Janet Yellen Tempers Rate Hike Scares Ahead of Holiday Weekend

It can be very dangerous for a Federal Reserve president to speak on the last business day ahead of a holiday. After all, most of the A-team traders and investors ...
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What to Do (or Not Do) If You Win the $194 Million Lottery

Winning the lottery is the dream of millions of Americans. When those lotteries get up into the tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars, they become instant dynasty ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BP, Netflix, Otonomy, Salesforce.com, Total, Verifone and More

Stocks were lower on Friday after some concerns that April consumer prices might allow the Federal Reserve to justify rate hikes. Still, the major stock indexes are barely off of ...
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Gap Earnings Continue to Show a Gap

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) had recently showed some poor sales trends, and now the earnings report has been released. Gap reported that its fiscal first-quarter net income was $239 million, ...
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