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4 Top Merrill Lynch Internet Picks for the Second Half of 2015

As hard as it may be to believe, the first half of what has been a very up and down stock market in 2015 is over. The question for many ...
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Federal Court Rules Apple to Pay $450 Million for Conspiring to Fix E-Book Prices

Nearly two years ago, in July of 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice won a decision against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) in U.S. District Court that ruled the company had ...
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Is It Time to Stop Chasing Netflix Higher?

Remember back in the day when Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) collapsed 80% in less than five months, from $295 to $63 a share? That was in 2011. It was catastrophic. ...
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Analyst Sees No Tech Bubble: 4 Stocks That Survive and Thrive

Anybody that was around in the 1999 to 2001 time period remembers well the tech bubble and explosion. The highs that the Nasdaq is setting now are breaking the old ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, CenturyLink, Fitbit, Mobileye, Eli Lilly, Netflix, AT&T and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday. With markets close to all-time highs, the one trend seen for nearly four years now is that investors have bought every single stock market ...
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Does Wal-Mart Sell Anything Offensive?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) CEO Doug McMillon does not want the company he runs to sell anything offensive. He wants his employees and customers to feel comfortable. While it ...
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Google Visits Hit 242 Million in May

Out of a total audience of 256.1 million unique U.S. Internet users, fully 95% (242.4 million) visited a property owned by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) in May. That is an ...
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Amazon Online Audience Doubles Wal-Mart’s Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) demonstrated again why it dominates the online retail field. In May, it posted 182 million unique visitors, fourth among all sites in the United States. Wal-Mart ...
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Why the Office Depot Merger Approval Still Has Many Hurdles

The office products space has been an industry in consolidation, and now we are closer to the three major players completing their consolidation into one. The acquisition of Office Depot ...
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Kroger Is Not Taking the Competition Lying Down

On June 18, Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) came out with its fiscal first-quarter earnings report. Kroger clocked in revenue of $33.05 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.25, representing ...
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Should Apparel Retailers Sell Exclusively on Amazon?

Apparel retailers operate in a highly competitive environment. They may sell fashionable items for a few years and then, suddenly, consumers will flock to something else. This leaves apparel retailers ...
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Why Amazon’s Cloud Business Promotes The Weather Channel

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud enterprise service owned by the huge online retailer, promotes it relationship with The Weather Channel. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) could pick from scores of ...
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Should Gap Close All Its Stores?

It is a tried and true formula. A retailer posts poor results, so it closes stores because it hopes to maintain sales per location. The CEO says the plan is ...
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Is Amazon Web Services Cowering to Greenpeace?

Green and renewable energy trends have been on the rise. They are expected to keep rising, even in the face of many tax credits set to expire. There have been a countless ...
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JC Penney Will Have to Close More Stores

The heir apparent at J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), Marvin Ellison, indicated he will not close more stores. As part of his plan, he will make more use of ...
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