Facebook Reaches the 2 Billion User Milestone

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) shares took a dip on Tuesday despite the social media giant announcing a pivotal milestone. The social network has now broken 2 billion monthly active users ...
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US Island Homes Offering Peace & Quiet — No Cars Allowed

For most of us, the daily racket and clamor of cars and buses and trains are part of our daily landscapes. But that's not the way it is everywhere. There ...
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Darden Restaurants Wins Big in Q4 With Strong Comps

When Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday, the company said that it had $1.18 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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UPS Adding Green Vehicles, Looks to Cut Emissions 12% by 2025

Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) has said it plans to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its fleet of delivery vehicles over the next three years ...
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IMF Pulls Back Expectations of US Economic Growth

The International Monetary Foundation (IMF) lowered its forecast for U.S. economic growth for this year to 2.1%, down from the previous estimate of 2.3%. This is ultimately the result of ...
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Marijuana Consumers: Young, Well-Paid, College-Educated

As more states approve laws permitting medicinal or recreational marijuana use, a California start-up that has been described as the "Uber for pot" decided to profile its customers to try ...
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Bluebird Bio Gears Up for $350 Million Offering

Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) shares have made a steady gain over the course of the year, and now the firm is looking to cash in on this growth. The ...
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Consumer Confidence Makes Unexpected Gain in June

Consumer confidence held stronger in June, versus the preliminary expectations. The Conference Board released its Consumer Confidence Index, which showed a moderate increase in June over May: 118.9 versus 117.6. ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Just Became Much More Excited About Homebuilders

The housing market is one of the engines that drive the American economy. With most housing markets having fully recovered from the Great Recession, there remains at least some debate ...
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Social Media Stocks See Rise in Short Interest

Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. Many of these ...
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Companies Looking for Alternative Work Perks to Lure Millennials, Gen Z

More employers are looking at alternative work perks to lure top talent from the ranks of millennials and Generation Z, as the baby boomer generation gives way to younger generations ...
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Analyst Predicts Major Short Squeeze in 4 Biotech Stocks to Buy

If any industry has done a head-spinning turnaround recently it was biotechnology. Last week saw the Nasdaq Biotech Index spike up almost 9%. While some was given back so far ...
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Short Sellers Grow More Selective on Cybersecurity Stocks

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue that companies have to address as they continue to develop new platforms and mobile apps. Hackers have been able to steal credit card ...
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Short Sellers Still Wary of Price Rises in 3D Printing Stocks

Short interest during the two-week period ending June 15 rose on just one of four 3D printing stocks we follow. As of that date, the four stocks had posted year-to-date ...
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Short Sellers Back Off Major Semiconductors

Semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and broader electronics demand. In a wider sense, semiconductor and tech stocks are considered to be leading indicators for the ...
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