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The Top 20 S&P 500 Companies Buying Back Stock in 2017

Long-term investors have generally been a fan of stock buybacks and dividends. After all, dividends can account for about half of all shareholder returns over time. And buybacks can help ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Now

Shares of once hot Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), operator of Snapchat, fell back to $17, its IPO price. Anxiety about user growth and engagement have hurt the company's ability to ...
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Hits 60 Million Sales, Maintaining Sales Pace 3 Years After Debut

Sales of Sony’s PlayStation 4 continue to purr. The Japanese technology company said on Tuesday that it has sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4 game consoles, maintaining a steady pace ...
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Sony Has Sold Over 60 Million PS4 Units Worldwide

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4 game consoles between the day it was launched on November 15, 2013, and June 11 of this year. Over the same ...
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6 Things You Need to Know: Apple Downgrade, New Xbox and More

Mizuho Securities' Abhey Lamba clipped his rating for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to Neutral from Buy. His concern is that all of Apple's near-term future success is baked into its ...
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Wounded Watson, IBM Shares Fail to Recover

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) shares haven't recovered from the beating they took earlier this year. Despite the company's effort spending tens of millions to promote Watson, its artificial ...
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Google Is World’s Most Valuable Brand at $246 Billion

Consultancy BrandZ came out with its annual list of the 100 most valuable brands. Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google led the list at $246 billion. Google was followed by Apple Inc. ...
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Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Drag DJIA Down Wednesday

May 31, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher Wednesday but the uptick didn't last long. Equities turned negative as crude prices tumbled, worries surfaced about Friday's non-farm payroll report, and the ...
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Apple’s Siri Leads in Answers That Are ‘Simply Wrong’

Personal assistants such as Alexa from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) or Google Assistant from Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) get a lot of attention as a new market for consumer electronics ...
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UnitedHealth, Travelers Boost DJIA Thursday

May 25, 2017: Markets opened higher again Thursday and both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite scored new highs. The energy has dropped about 2% following this morning's announcement from ...
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Is Apple’s iPad Mini Finished?

Tech industry website Boy Genius Report (BGR) cited a source Tuesday who said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is near a decision to eliminate the iPad mini from its product ...
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Defending Yourself — and Your Computer — From WannaCry Ransomware

Last Friday's outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, including thousands at U.K. hospitals. The malware spread through phishing attacks, malicious emails and infected attachments, ...
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Microsoft, Home Depot Weigh on DJIA Thursday

May 11, 2017: Markets opened lower Thursday but made slow, steady progress to near the break-even line by late afternoon. Macy's, among other retailers, reported quarterly results that were at ...
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IBM Shares Down 10% In Last Month

IBM's (NYSE: IBM) shares continue to tumble in the wake of its weak earnings and news that Warren Buffett of Berkshire (NYSE: BRK-B) has sold off some of his shares. ...
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How Warren Buffett’s IBM Sale Hurts the Dow and Hurts Ginni Rometty

When Warren Buffett talks, people listen. Buffett confessed on Friday morning, ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) annual meeting, that he and his team had unloaded part of ...
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