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Boeing Can’t Give Away 787s

Last February, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) had 11 early models of its 787 Dreamliner sitting on the tarmac in Washington state. The planes were for sale at substantial discounts. Yet, ...
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NFL Number 1 Social Sport in US

The National Football League (NFL) season officially begins Thursday with an opening matchup between the Green Bay Packers and last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, the ...
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The 7 Lowest-Paying Jobs for College Graduates

College students who graduated with student debt in 2012 owed an average of nearly $30,000, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. While such a ...
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Chevy Offers $4,000 Incentives to Boost Silverado Sales

The Chevrolet division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) offers one of the top three selling pickups in America. However, sales growth of its Silverado has trailed that of its ...
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The City With the Highest Priced Gas in America

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is $3.43, down from $3.56 a year ago. But elements ranging from refinery locations to local taxes ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

August 29, 2014: Among the 24 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following four firms: Bob Evans Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) dropped about 2.2% on Friday as downgrades ...
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The 4 Stocks That Kept Gains Small

August 29, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday and dipped into the red briefly following this morning’s report on consumer spending. Volume was threatening to break below the year-to-date low ...
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Defense Department Awards Contracts to FedEx, UPS, Alaska Air

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Thursday the award of more than a dozen contracts for everything from environmental rehabilitation work to repair and maintenance work for missiles going ...
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Keurig’s New Technology Can’t Keep Pirates at Bay

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) lost patent protection on its single-serving coffee pods a couple of years ago, the company’s stock took a beating as competitors wheeled out ...
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Apple Hits 52-Week High

Following Thursday’s announcement of a mysterious event on September 9, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares posted a new 52-week and all-time high of $102.90 a share (or $720.30 on a ...
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Xerox Hits Another Multiyear High

Morgan Stanley analysts reiterated their Outperform rating on Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) Thursday, along with a $15 price target. But that seems to have been enough to lift Xerox shares ...
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Consumer Sentiment Up in August, but Outlook Dims

The final August reading on the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 82.5. A survey of economists by Bloomberg had a consensus estimate for a reading of ...
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Chicago Business Barometer Rebounds in August

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and MNI Indicators have released the Chicago Business Barometer for August. The Chicago Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose more-than-expected last month to a seasonally ...
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Decline in Consumer Spending Raises Concern for Deflation

In its report on personal income and spending for July, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data show that personal income in current dollars grew by 0.2% month-over-month, and personal ...
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40-Hour Workweek Actually 47 Hours Long

Only about four of 10 U.S. workers actually work a 9-to-5, 40-hour a week job. A full 50% say they work more than 40 hours a week, and just 8% ...
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