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Microsoft Adds Two Board Members, Increases Dividend

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) lost two board members and added two. The huge software company, in the midst of one of the largest transformations in its history, also increased its dividend. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Oracle, Visa and More

Stocks were soft on Tuesday after mixed fanfare on Monday. Investors are still looking for opportunities now that some stocks have pulled back. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst ...
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Amazon Is Google’s Top Search Advertiser

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) spent $158 million in 2013 to buy search advertising from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), nearly twice as much as the $82 million that second-ranked ...
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Minecraft Now Officially to Become Part of Microsoft

News reports were out last week that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) was trying to acquire Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind Minecraft. That deal is now being confirmed -- for ...
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Top Stocks That Will See Huge Buying in S&P Index Quarterly Rebalancing

All stock market indexes rebalance on a quarterly basis, as price movement constantly upsets the actual percentage that is supposed to be allocated. With the S&P 500 being the most ...
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Top Pharmaceutical Stock Highlights This Week’s Insider Selling

With the summer doldrums over, the stock market is starting to return to more normal conditions. This week finally saw the equity capital markets return from summer vacation and volumes ...
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Sirius XM Keeps Top Spot Among Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks

Short sellers shied away from three of the top five most shorted stocks on the Nasdaq between the August 15 and August 29 settlement dates. The biggest drop was in ...
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Apple’s U.S. Smartphone Share Lead Widens Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

For the three months ending in July, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added 1% of the U.S. smartphone market to its share of OEM sales. Apple now claims 42.4% of the ...
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AARP Gets Into the Tablet Business at Walmart, With Intel and Google Inside

The tablet business was dominated by the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) after it launched its iPad, with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) entering the ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dragged Down the Dow

September 2, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Tuesday with the blue chips spending most of the day in the red. The energy and basic materials sectors took a beating today ...
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Top-Yielding Stocks Dominate UBS Equity Focus List for September

With the holiday and the traditionally slow dog days of August over, trading volume and the equity capital markets should all start returning to normal. With only one-third of 2014 ...
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Will Celebrity Photo Hack Cost Apple iCloud Customers?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is not the only company that offers cloud-based services to its customers. And this may hurt the company after the iCloud service got hacked and hundreds of ...
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Companies That Have Cut Their U.S. Tax Bills the Most

The agreement between Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) and Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) has brought the tax inversion issue back to the front burner again. That Warren ...
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Google Ranks 3rd in Market Cap Among All U.S. Companies

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has passed Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) to become the third most valuable U.S. company as measured by market capitalization. The search company's number ...
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China to Launch OS, Challenge Microsoft and Google

In what is likely to become a major challenge to Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android, China will release its own operating system. According to ...
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