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10 Must-See Earnings for the Coming Week

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major companies reporting their quarterly results this week. We are in the heart of earnings season, in which ...
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Google Has Largest US Internet Audience, Followed by Facebook

Experts point out that Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) together have almost three-quarters of the online ad revenue in the United States. Is it any wonder? ...
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A New Amazon Prime Benefit: Cheaper Student Loans

Where federally guaranteed student loans were once reasonable profit-makers for private lenders like banks and credit unions, that situation changed in 2010 when the federal government began making direct loans ...
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A 7-Step Plan to Save Best Buy

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), nearly beaten to death by Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and big-box retailers with built-up consumer electronics departments, has kept turning itself around and around ...
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Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook Is Best-Selling Game on Amazon

The best-selling video game at Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a dual pack called Pokémon Sun and Moon Steelbook for the handheld Nintendo 3DS. Given the near-hysteria over Nintendo's Pokémon ...
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Best Buy Clearance Sales Offer 50% Markdowns

Out with the old, in with the new. That's the story at least a couple of times a year for retailers, and now is one of those times for consumer ...
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Will Back-to-School Season Put a Bullet in Sears?

Back-to-school season is a big deal for brick-and-mortar retailers, according to the Deloitte research on the subject for the 2016 shopping season. Other than the final 10 weeks of the year, ...
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Amazon Chops Prices of Preowned, Open-Box Items

What happens when people buy products from Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) that they then returned, but in good condition? It resells them to get some revenue from inventory that is otherwise valueless. ...
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Has the Pokémon Go Stock Craze Returned to the 1990s?

If you are young, chances are pretty good that you may be a part of the Pokémon Go craze. To an adult who has seen trends for more than a ...
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Amazon Hammered for Counterfeit Sales

The development and growth of online megastores like Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) have led to increased numbers of counterfeit ...
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Coca-Cola Named Most Powerful Brand, Followed by Hershey

How much does a brand contribute to a company's value? The answer to that question is likely to produce different answers depending on who's talking. A chief financial officer may have ...
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Ross Stores Opens 31 Locations Months After Macy’s Closes 40

Someone is doing something right in retail, and someone is doing something wrong. Mid-tier retailer Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) said it would close 40 stores in an announcement released in ...
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Best Buy Promotes Connected Home, Internet of Things

While there has been plenty of buzz for several years about the Internet of Things (IoT) and several products have brought to market that have IoT capability, only a relative ...
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June Retail Sales Leap Past Estimates

U.S. consumers are spending again after a slow start to the year. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that in June some retail businesses have posted solid year-over-year gains, led ...
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Verizon and AT&T: Perfect Stocks as Market Runs Higher

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) are not flash companies in the world of high tech, but they have been perfect investments as the market has ...
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