States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million ...
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Active investor

Plug Power Holders Win, and Lose, from Capital Raise

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) is doing something that is good for the company, but at the expense of existing shareholders. The controversial alternative energy company filed to raise an ...
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Solar rooftop installation

SunPower Shines With Google in Residential Solar

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced Wednesday morning that it would join with Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to provide up to $250 million in new financing for residential solar installations. Google ...
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Refinery Activity Could Thwart Rising Gas Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 3.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Why Facebook Has to Blow Away Its Earnings Numbers

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is set to report earnings for its first quarter after the close of trading on Wednesday. The long and short of the matter is that Mark ...
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Companies Betting on the Next 10 Blockbuster Drugs

The biotech sector has seen its valuations hit hard in many cases in 2014, but many investors remain excited about the future wave of big biotech drugs -- and big ...
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home prices

March New Homes Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for March. Sales fell 14.5% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 from an upwardly ...
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Xerox HQ

Xerox Turnaround Continues to Collapse

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) disclosed two important sets of information recently. The first is that long-time CEO Ursula Burns received another huge compensation package -- in this case for 2013. The ...
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Apple mobile/touch devices

Apple Earnings Preview: iPhone 6 Launch vs. Dividend and Buyback

Wednesday afternoon likely will be make or break for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) after it reports its second-quarter earnings. The consumer electronics giant has seen its former days of the ...
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Rising Coffee Prices Threaten Profits

Since the end of January, coffee futures have jumped from around $1.20 a pound to trade near $2.16 a pound on Wednesday for July futures. Coffee prices have not been ...
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Cost Cuts Drive P&G’s Earnings Story

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) managed to turn in a profit gain of less than 2%, due to lower expenses -- a theme that is very common yet again ...
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Cowen Says Go With the Big Oil Names for Dividends and Best Returns

Despite their relatively good performance, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil pricing that has remained strong and above $100 per barrel, many investors, especially institutional investors, are underweight the big ...
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UBS Top Stocks to Buy Working for Cancer Cures

Cancer is the leading cause of death globally, and a disease that touches almost every person in our nation one way or another. In a new research report, the Healthcare ...
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Boeing Earnings Look Good, but Don’t Be Fooled

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The aerospace company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.76 on revenues of $20.47 billion. ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Allergan, Galmed, GM, Sirius XM, SunPower and More

Stocks have recovered and are yet again within striking distance of new all-time highs. With earnings season is in full swing, investors want the strong upside stocks but want to ...
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