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April Same-Store Sales Lag Estimates

Retailers are announcing April U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning. Research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of 1.3% for the month. That's a significant improvement from an ...
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How the Tesla Is Different From Ford’s Model T

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) may be able to build fewer than 90,000 of its three models this year. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) produced 9,000 to 10,000 Model T cars a ...
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Why Wal-Mart Is Adding Store Greeters? Shoplifting

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced it will add greeters at its stores. They are not there to make customers feel comfortable as much as to keep people from ...
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April Same-Store Sales Forecast to Rise 1.3%

Several chain stores that still report monthly same-stores sales results will be announcing April numbers after markets close Wednesday and before they open Thursday. Analysts at Retail Metrics are projecting ...
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2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Sales Hit 250,000

Sales of America's most popular vehicle, Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) F-150, rose above 250,000 through the first four months of the year, posting numbers that mean that it cannot possibly ...
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Fiat Sales Collapse Again

Among the problems Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne has is that he cannot sell a car that has been successful in Europe after it was moved to the ...
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BMW Sport Utility Vehicle

Sales of Mercedes, BMW and Lexus All Fall in April

Last month, the three leading makers of luxury cars each struggled to match numbers from April 2015. Typically at least one of them would have a month during which it ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

May 3, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 47 equities making new 52-week lows in Tuesday's session. NYSE decliners led advancers by about 3 to ...
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US Gun Sales Still Soaring

Sometime in 2009, the number of guns in the United States for the first time exceeded the country's population. The gap has been widening ever since. In early April, the ...
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

GM April Sales Slip 3.5%

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted total April U.S. sales of 259,557 vehicles, a decrease of 3.5% compared with April 2015. Retail deliveries rose 3.3%, fleet deliveries slipped 5.1 points and ...
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Cadillac

Cadillac Struggles to Sell Cars

Across the figures for most car companies that released April sales results for their brands, Cadillac's have to be among the most disastrous. It is one more example that the General ...
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Ford F-150

F-Series Leads Ford April Sales Higher as SUV Sales Lag

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Friday reported a U.S. sales increase of 4% in April, to 231,316 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, compared with April 2015 sales of 222,498. Truck ...
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Jeep Wrangler

Jeep April Sales Up 17% to Lead Chrysler 6% Overall Increase

Year over year, sales rose 6% at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) in April to 199,631 units, the company's best April sales level in 11 years. The Jeep brand ...
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2017 Ford F250

Ford F-Series Takes 40% of April Pickup Sales

The Detroit Three automakers' stocks were getting punished Tuesday morning after reporting monthly sales for April that were short of the totals that analysts expected. All three carmakers, though, posted solid ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

May 2, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 24 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday's session. NYSE advancers led decliners by about 2 to ...
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