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Altria Posts Solid Earnings on Diversification, Share Buybacks

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on revenues of $4.01 billion. ...
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Sirius XM Delivers More Records With Earnings

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has reported its first-quarter earnings results. Revenues rose by 11% to $998 million. Net income was $94 million, if you adjust for a Liberty ...
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Expired Patents Take a Bite out of Eli Lilly Results

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The pharmaceutical giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 on revenues of $4.68 ...
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Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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Why Investors Are Not Chasing Gilead Endlessly Higher

By any stretch of normal measurement in earnings season, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) should have been a rocketing stock on Wednesday. Gilead blew away earnings and revenue estimates. Its ...
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Can Staples Break the Postal Service?

Union workers for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plan to protest a deal between the Post Office and Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) that was struck late last summer and has ...
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Lombard Signals More Evidence of IPO Market Reality Check

The market for initial public offerings was getting to be a bit ridiculous. Now that volatility has returned in the broader stock market, a reality check is starting to be ...
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MEGA Brands Joins Mattel Toy Empire

MEGA Brands formally will become a part of Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT). The Canadian toy company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. This merger was to require approval of at least ...
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Lamar to Debut as REIT With Almost 5% Yield

Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ: LAMR) has announced that the outdoor advertising and logo sign display company has received communication from the Internal Revenue Service regarding its plan to convert to ...
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SunPower Shines With Google in Residential Solar

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced Wednesday morning that it would join with Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to provide up to $250 million in new financing for residential solar installations. Google ...
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Companies Betting on the Next 10 Blockbuster Drugs

The biotech sector has seen its valuations hit hard in many cases in 2014, but many investors remain excited about the future wave of big biotech drugs -- and big ...
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Rising Coffee Prices Threaten Profits

Since the end of January, coffee futures have jumped from around $1.20 a pound to trade near $2.16 a pound on Wednesday for July futures. Coffee prices have not been ...
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Cost Cuts Drive P&G’s Earnings Story

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) managed to turn in a profit gain of less than 2%, due to lower expenses -- a theme that is very common yet again ...
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Cowen Says Go With the Big Oil Names for Dividends and Best Returns

Despite their relatively good performance, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil pricing that has remained strong and above $100 per barrel, many investors, especially institutional investors, are underweight the big ...
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UBS Top Stocks to Buy Working for Cancer Cures

Cancer is the leading cause of death globally, and a disease that touches almost every person in our nation one way or another. In a new research report, the Healthcare ...
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