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Wells Fargo Earnings Helped by Loan Growth, Higher Interest Rates

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results before markets opened Friday morning. The banking giant posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 on revenue ...
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Does SpiceJet’s $23 Billion Order for 205 Boeing Jets Change Anything?

Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) Friday morning announcement of a significant order from India's SpiceJet was expected; the size of the order was not. Maybe it's all about how Boeing counts ...
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DryShips, Vista Outdoor Drop into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 11, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 29 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about ...
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Disney, Microsoft Lead DJIA Drop Thursday

January 12, 2017: Markets opened lower Thursday and politics -- or the lack of policy -- gets the blame following President-elect Donald Trump's press conference that failed to have anything ...
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natural gas pipeline

Is Williams Companies Really Simplifying Its Business?

Whenever an energy pipeline company says it is taking an action in order to simplify its structure, a wise investor prepares for complexity. The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) is ...
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Why McDonald’s Wants to Sell a Big Stake in Its Japan Business

Had it not been for a solid fourth quarter, the world's largest fast-food company, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) would likely have shown no year-over-year profit growth. As it is analysts are ...
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Blue Flame

Natural Gas Price Pops on Larger-Than-Expected Inventory Drop

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 151 billion cubic feet for the week ending January 6. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Boeing 747 Designs

How Much Does a Boeing 747 Cost: 2017 May See Last Flight on US Carriers

In September of last year, the chief engineer on Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) 747 jumbo jet program, Joe Sutter, passed away at the age of 95. Now, the last two ...
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rich poor

America’s 400 Richest Taxpayers Could Get $7 Million Tax Cuts If ACA Is Repealed

A certain beneficiary of the Republican congressional delegation's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — widely known as Obamacare — will be the 400 richest households in the United ...
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Airbus A380-800

Boeing Gets Some Good News From India; Airbus Not So Much From Emirates

Last month Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) booked an order for 100 of its 737 MAX jets from an unidentified customer. According to reports, those planes are destined for India's low-cost ...
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3D printer

Falling Short Interest in 3D Printing Stocks Continues

Short interest during the two-week period ending December 30 fell on all four 3D printing stocks we follow. Trading was less active than in the prior two-week period, with days ...
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sustainable energy

Short Sellers Get Selective in Solar, Alt Energy Stocks

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on December 30. Of the companies we watch, short interest fell on ...
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Macy’s, Teva Join Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 11, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 25 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday's session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by more ...
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Merck, IBM Pace DJIA to Wednesday Gain

January 11, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher Wednesday as politics ruled the news. Energy was today's best performing sector even though the EIA inventory report was hugely bearish. Countering the ...
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Nearly 2 Million High-Tech Employees Are Underpaid

A recent study by analysts at Paysa, released on Tuesday, pointed to a 10% gap between the actual pay and the market value for more than a third of professionals ...
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