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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Exxon, Lowe’s, Paycom, Under Armour, Wal-Mart, Verizon and More

After a promising start Tuesday, the markets once again fizzled out to close mostly flat. With the markets looking flat to start Wednesday's trading, some positive earnings news has started ...
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Is Walmart Taking Aim at Check Cashing?

For some time now Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been making forays into banking. The company holds a stake of about 4% in Green Dot Corp. (NYSE: GDOT), a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked Wednesday’s Market

January 14, 2015: Markets opened lower on Wednesday after the Commerce Department’s report on retail sales came in below expectations. The crude oil inventory report came in at an 80-year ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people. It may irritate consumers with bad customer service, upset employees by paying low wages, and disappoint Wall ...
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Costco Same-Store Sales Up 5% in December

Proving once again that it is the champion of big-box retail, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) announced U.S. same-store sales in the important month of December rose 5%. Demonstrating that ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Wednesday

January 7, 2015: Markets opened higher on Wednesday after ADP and TrimTab reports on unemployment came in a shade above expectations. The U.S. trade balance improved in November primarily on ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Wal-Mart in 2015

With the bull market nearing its sixth year, investors have to be wondering how to evaluate stocks ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained about 7.5% in 2014, and ...
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Lithium Battery Is Tech Product of 2014

It sits in consumer devices from portable games to flashlights to toys to cameras, using among the most widely used technology in American. It is the lithium battery. Tech developments have ...
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Will the Whole Foods Turnaround Outperform in 2015?

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) appears to have been on Santa’s nice list, as its shares have done very well in the company’s fiscal first quarter as we approach ...
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The 4 Stocks That Pushed Friday’s Market to New Highs

December 26, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday on a morning when it was difficult to find any market-moving news at all. Energy opened higher but traded about $1 a ...
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Sears Dumps E-Commerce Chief

Maybe Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), parent of Sears and Kmart, had a rough holiday in terms of e-commerce sales. The company's management may never say. For some reason, though, ...
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Walmart Will Exchange Gift Cards From More Than 200 Merchants

Unused gift cards are a $750 million bonus payment to the card issuers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) spotted an opportunity here and is kicking off an offer that begins ...
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Keurig Recalls Millions of Coffeemakers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers made by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) between 2009 and 2014. The ...
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Stores Stay Open Longer for Last-Minute Shoppers

It is either a sign that sales have been poor and retailers are going all-out to pick up more revenue any way they can, or it is a sign that ...
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Walmart’s Last-Minute Christmas Specials

“Super Saturday” was this past weekend, the last Saturday before the Christmas holiday, and a day that ShopperTrak said would be the number one selling day of the year, surpassing ...
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