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Book by Cadillac Remains a Major Failure

The so-called Book by Cadillac program, the equivalent of a high-end lease program, looked like a major winner. It was a special approach never introduced by its German or Japanese ...
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JC Penney Posts Profit but Is the Company Disappearing Before Our Eyes?

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) used all-caps Friday morning to report positive net income for fiscal year 2016. The company also announced (again in all caps) that it will ...
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As Oil Stabilizes These 4 Stocks Could Be Big Takeover Targets in 2017

What a difference a year can make. This time last year, oil was in the mid $20s and some of the naysayers on Wall Street were saying that the per-barrel ...
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Trump Administration’s First Words on Marijuana: ‘Greater Enforcement’

Responding to a reporter's question at a Thursday press conference, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he believes we will see "greater enforcement" of federal marijuana laws. This is ...
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February Car Sales Expected to Fall 3%, With Chrysler Plunge and VW Surge

Experts have been worried that the U.S. car industry cannot continue to grow annually. Results this year have started to calm that anxiety. Car and light truck sales are expected ...
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Why Herbalife Earnings Didn’t Impress Investors

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results after the markets closed Thursday. The nutrition and weight loss company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00 ...
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Can Gap Keep Pushing Higher With Q4 Earnings?

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company posted $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.43 billion in revenue, versus ...
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Gold Faces Critical Chart Set Up Into End of February

It sometimes feels strange when stocks, oil, gold and other assets rise without a big sell-off in bond prices for higher bond yields. That being said, the price of gold often ...
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Are Tesla Stock Options Enough to Beat Back Union Organizers?

Efforts to unionize production line workers at Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) made the news earlier this month following a Tesla worker's blog post outlining pay and working conditions at the ...
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tronc Shows Financial Improvements as Media Landscape Changes

tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) has held its own so far in 2017 as its shares were last seen up about 6% year to date. Now tronc's investors and its media partners ...
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Apple iPhone Owners Spent $40 on App Purchases in 2016

Not only are U.S. iPhone owners willing to pay a premium price for their smartphones, they are also willing to spend more at the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store. ...
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What Boosted Kohl’s Shares After Earnings

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company posted $1.44 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.21 billion in revenue, ...
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Does Chesapeake Energy’s Adjusted Profit Signal a Turnaround at Last?

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted earnings per share ...
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Large Cap Biotech Stocks to Buy May Be the Cheapest in Years

Almost every asset class is overbought now, and the few that aren’t — with the exception of one — have good reasons. Utilities and other income proxy stocks that were big in ...
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The Other Shoe Drops: Exxon Cuts Reserves Total by 20%

You can't say you weren't warned. After markets closed on Wednesday, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) announced that its proved reserves total at the end of 2016 amounted to 20 ...
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