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Are Parents of Adopted Kids More Educated Than Biological Parents?

The U.S. Census Bureau releases some interesting studies throughout the course of the year. Considering that it has the Census report, it does after all have access to solid data ...
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MEGA Brands Joins Mattel Toy Empire

MEGA Brands formally will become a part of Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT). The Canadian toy company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. This merger was to require approval of at least ...
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Why the Netflix Price Hike Is So Different in 2014 vs. 2011

The big news around the camp fire is not just that Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) beat earnings this time around, nor is it just that the company's international subscriber growth ...
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What Comcast Would Divest for Time Warner Deal

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) know they will have to part with some parts of the companies if the proposed merger is going to receive ...
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The 2014 Economic Impact of Easter: Slightly Lower Than 2013

24/7 Wall St. evaluates the cost of many major holidays and events in an attempt to measure what the economic contribution is. The National Retail Federation has a 2014 Easter ...
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Pay TV Shows Troubling Subscriber Trends

The number of subscribers to pay-TV services dropped by about 588,000 in 2013, but that trend is set to reverse itself between 2014 and 2019, growing from about 101 million ...
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Netflix Payoff to Comcast Worked

In late February, Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) reached an agreement with Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) for direct access to Comcast's network, with the goal of providing better quality video streaming ...
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Can Colbert Save ‘The Late Show’ After Letterman?

Late night TV is a very competitive business for eyeballs. On top of "The Tonight Show" and many other choices of live and nearly-live entertainment venues for your eyeballs, the ...
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What Do Amazon’s Video Streaming Gains Really Mean?

Without giving any specific numbers, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Tuesday morning that Amazon Instant Video tripled the number of video streams it delivered year-over-year and that it now surpasses ...
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Three Reasons for WWE Investor Smackdown

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) investors are getting a true smackdown all on their own. This is already considered to be a volatile stock, but a Barron's bash over ...
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Yahoo! Making Big TV Programming Plans

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is trying to get into the content and programming business. And in a really big way. The Wall Street Journal reports that sources say Yahoo is ...
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Can Netflix’s Stock Drop Tempt Apple Buyout Ambitions?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is turning out to be in the midst of becoming an awful momentum reversal of fortune. The good news here is that this sharp stock drop ...
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GrubHub IPO Magic Value Now Almost $3 Billion

GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) raised a higher-than-expected $192 million in an initial public offering, after pricing the shares above the marketed range. Its sites include Seamless.com and Menupages.com, and its ...
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Companies Left in a Lurch as Tiger Woods Out of Masters

It's just not CBS Sports that is a loser if Tiger Woods does not play in the Masters Golf Tournament. CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) likely will lose out because a ...
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GrubHub IPO Price Range Raised, Strong Demand Despite High Valuation

The initial public offering (IPO) of GrubHub Inc. just got a bit pricier. The company is offering 4 million shares of common stock, and selling stockholders are offering an additional ...
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