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Aeropostale Delivers Disappointing Revenue and Another Loss

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) has reported results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015. Net sales fell 17% to $326.9 million; and its comparable sales, which includes the e-commerce ...
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Why Analysts Will Be Covering Hot IPOs Much Faster Than Before

Get ready for big changes to how new research reports will be issued from Wall Street firms. While this will not impact any of the hot IPOs of the past, ...
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Was the Amazon Upgrade Too Aggressive? Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been one of the darlings of the stock market. After the massive sell-off from last week, it is almost as if the sell-off never happened. An upgrade ...
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Kansas City Fed Confirms Economic Weakness

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released its regional August Manufacturing Survey on Thursday. This is far from a market-moving event, but it does show regional economic weakness on ...
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2 Major Upgrades Seen for China: CNOOC and China Life

Are things really as bad in China as you might have been led to believe? The answer to that depends on whom you ask, and perhaps what country you live ...
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Euro Area Leading Indicators Ticked Up in July Too

The Conference Board has released its Leading Economic Index for the euro area in July. Despite all the fears and woes that were taking place then, the euro area's leading ...
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Q2 GDP Revised Even Higher Than Expected

Thursday's economic numbers brought a revision to the second quarter gross domestic product (GDP). While the number was expected to increase, it rose even more than anticipated. The prior 2.3% ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Lower

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 271,000 in the past week. This breaks what had been a growing series of upticks in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Monsanto, Schlumberger, SolarCity, Western Digital, Yelp, Abercrombie and Many More

Stocks bounced big on Wednesday, but unlike Tuesday, the rally held and gained strength throughout the day. Stocks were green on Thursday morning too. This trend of buying the pullbacks, ...
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Schlumberger Now That Much More Attractive, With Other Buyout Candidates Highlighted

The oil patch has been a very fickle sector of late. With the price of oil tanking to under $40 per barrel, profitability is going to be a tough road ...
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10 Stocks That Have Ignored the Recent Massive Sell-Off

The past month has been tough for many stock market bulls, but the past week added massive stress and losses to many stock market pros. Regardless of what you want ...
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Analyst Stays Positive in DSW, With More Conservative Targets

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) may still have a positive analyst view, but one of the targets just was brought down to a much more conservative level. 24/7 Wall St. has ...
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Can GDP Be Revised This Much Higher?

Thursday morning is going to be an interesting reading for second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP). This is the first revision for the second-quarter reading, and the preliminary report was shown ...
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After Poor Empire Manufacturing, NY Fed President Dudley Talks Up Regional Jobs Growth

William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke at an Economic Press Briefing on Wednesday on the ongoing economic recovery and ...
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Fitch Warns That Market Pessimism in China Could Be Overdone

Fitch Ratings has issued one of those reports that may actually move some of the most negative views from investors either more positive or at least toward being less negative. ...
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