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Full 360-Degree Payrolls and Unemployment Report Preview

Friday morning will bring the key Employment Situation Report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Here is a 24/7 Wall St. full preview for Friday's numbers, given that the Federal ...
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Buffett Drives the Gravy Train for Public Auto Dealership Sector

With news that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have gotten into the car dealership business with an acquisition of the privately held VanTuyl car dealership, 24/7 Wall ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, BofA, Kinder Morgan, Pandora, Twitter, Valero and More

Stocks were trying to hold firm with very small gains after Wednesday's major sell-off. So far, investors have shown repeatedly that they will eagerly buy oversold or overlooked stocks when ...
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European Central Bank Sits on Its Hands

The European Central Bank (ECB) may have found that it has its back up against the wall when it comes to monetary policy and interest rates, versus a declining economy ...
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BofA Promotes CEO Moynihan to Chairman as Well

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has made some serious corporate governance news that could change how the bank's oversight is handled in the years ahead. The company announced on ...
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Ratings Agency No Fan of eBay-PayPal Split

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) was given high marks by the market this week when the company finally capitulated to the outside pressure by Carl Icahn and others to begin the ...
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Relational Activist Fund Wind Down Weighing on Key Holdings

News that Relational is winding down could be a negative for several stocks. The Wall Street Journal reported that Co-founder Ralph Whitworth's throat cancer has returned and that the giant ...
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Credit Suisse Sets Record Straight on NOV

National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV) saw what felt like an unusual reaction to its $3 billion stock buyback announced on Tuesday. Its shares slid after the news and the ...
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Windows 10 Hope: Unified Robust Platform Without Windows 8 Mistakes

The news that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has unveiled its next version of Windows did not exactly command the same amount of fanfare as past operating system releases. The updated ...
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ISM Shows Slower Growth in Manufacturing in September

With Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report coming up, investors are looking for any glimmer of what to expect in directional movement. Wednesday already brought the ADP payrolls surprise higher ...
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Major Fallout Stocks After Confirmed Ebola Case in United States

Tuesday brought the very unfortunate news that a confirmed case of Ebola has arrived in the United States. With the CDC not releasing enough data on the patient, there could ...
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TrimTabs Shows Payrolls Remain Mostly Healthy in September

With all eyes on Friday's payrolls and unemployment report coming from the U.S. Labor Department, investors and economists are looking for any signs at all to get an opinion of ...
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ADP Shows Payrolls Recovery in September

ADP has released its September private sector payrolls data. This is used by economists and traders as a barometer for each month's U.S. Labor Department payrolls report. ADP said private ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boeing, eBay, Hecla Mining, Janus Capital, Orbitz, Ford and More

Stocks were soft on Wednesday after weak data in Europe and after an Ebola case was confirmed in the United States. Still, investors have shown over and over that they ...
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8 Stocks That Analysts Think Will Double

Now that October has arrived, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to review some of the most aggressive recent analyst calls. It doesn't get much more aggressive than calling a stock a ...
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