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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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Pain Therapeutics and Durect Stung by Pfizer Move

Pain Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares dropped significantly in Monday’s trading on news that Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) had discontinued its agreement to develop and commercialize Pain’s Remoxy extended release ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Boosted the Market

October 24, 2014: Markets opened slightly higher on Friday, and following a short trip below the break-even line, marched higher and appear headed to close up for the second consecutive ...
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Pfizer Stock Buyback Plan Just Too Large to Ignore — It Is on Viagra

A Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) press release on Thursday evening was honestly given the wrong title by the company's investor relations department. The new release titled "Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held the DJIA Down

October 16, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday following a sharp drop in crude oil prices overnight and a better-than-expected report on new claims for jobless benefits. St. Louis Fed ...
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Short Sellers Getting Smart in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 30 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Key Stock Picks for the Fourth Quarter

With or without mid-term elections, the last quarter of 2014 and January of next year could be a bonanza for stock investors. In a new report out from Merrill Lynch, the ...
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5 Defensive Stocks Largely Avoiding the Sell-Off

Thursday has been one ugly day for the U.S. equity markets, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.3% with just over two hours until the ...
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Short Sellers Run for Cover in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 15 settlement date are out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Is Treasury Plan for Tax Inversion REALLY Trouble for Merger Stocks?

The U.S. Treasury has finally made its proposed effort to deal with the waves of corporate tax inversions that have created such a stir of late. The move is also ...
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The 4 Stocks That Boosted the Market

September 17, 2014: Markets opened slightly mixed on Wednesday and traded in a narrow range around the break-even line until the FOMC meeting announcement in mid-afternoon. The word that interest ...
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The 4 Stocks That Shored Up the Dow

September 15, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower on Monday after the OECD lowered its U.S. GDP growth forecast. The Empire State manufacturing index rose sharply in September. That rise was ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the August 29 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Facebook More Valuable Than IBM

A great deal was made of the value of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) as it crossed the $200 billion market cap level. As a sign of just how meaningful the ...
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Short Interest Swings in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a sense of what short sellers may be ...
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