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New Google Products Fail to Impress Investors

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) introduced several promising new products this week, and a number of analysts recently have issued upbeat assessments of the company’s non-search businesses, but the stock has continued ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Beat Industry in May

Volkswagen, the car company that has had the most trouble improving U.S. sales for the past several years, is expected to outpace the industry in sales improvement in May. The ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

May 29, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 63 equities making new 52-week lows today. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) posted a new 52-week low on Friday. Shares dropped about ...
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5 Reasons American Express Shareholders Are Suffering

Over the past year, the shareholders of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) have seen the share price decline a whopping 12%, compared with an 8% increase for the Dow Jones ...
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Can Amazon Compete With Its Own Partners?

In yet another move to take over the world, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is reportedly getting ready to expand its line of private-label brands to include more grocery items. The ...
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Why General Electric’s Stock Price Has Been So Terrible

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shareholders doubtlessly will be unimpressed by the returns the stock has offered over the past decade. Over this time frame, GE stock is down around ...
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A New Wave of Bank Layoffs, With More to Come

Two things happened recently in the banking industry. First, The Wall Street Journal reported that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) will fire 5,000. The other was that Moody's ungraded ...
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Despite Optimistic Press Release, Xerox Prospects Look Gloomy

If investors want to read a really upbeat self-promotional press release meant to encourage troubled shareholders, Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) put out a great one last week. Solid financial position, a diverse ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

May 28, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 71 equities making new 52-week lows today. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) posted a new 52-week low on Thursday. Shares dropped about ...
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Is Boeing Holding Back Order Announcements Ahead of Paris Air Show?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced new orders for two 737s Thursday morning, bringing the 2015 total to 159 gross orders and 134 net orders through May 26. The company finished ...
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Why Amazon Prime Is Offering Free Same-Day Delivery

Just last week Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced a free shipping service for its customers willing to pay $50 a year. The offer was clearly a swipe at Amazon.com ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

May 27, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 73 equities making new 52-week lows today. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) dropped more than 24% on Wednesday to post ...
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How to Beat Weak Same-Store Sales: Stop Reporting Them

Is there a person out there who has never been told, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?” In the corporate world that typically translates to, ...
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Chrysler Sales Increase Expected to Top Industry in May

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s (NYSE: FCAU) U.S. sales have outdone the industry for most of the past three years, primarily because of the success of Jeep and the Ram pickup. May has ...
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Amazon to Add 6,000 Low-Paid Workers

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will add 6,000 new jobs at its U.S. fulfillment centers. It is extremely unlikely that the jobs will pay well. Based on the company's description, the ...
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