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Seadrill Sinking on Weak Outlook

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Wednesday. The company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 on revenues of $1.22 ...
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Are Triple-Leveraged ETFs on the Way Out?

August is generally considered to be the dog days of summer in the financial markets. It seems like most investors are more concerned with their last vacation of the summer ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Facebook, Garmin, Waste Management and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 for the first time this week, and with the DJIA having hit a record. Investors are still looking for value ...
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Will the 4% GDP for Q2 Hold Up in Thursday’s Revision?

The first revision to real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2014 will be reported at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first estimate released on real GDP ...
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Detroit’s Housing Market Has Never Recovered

S&P Case Shiller released its housing data for June, and Detroit did fairly well. Home prices rose 10.3%, compared to the same month last year. That was against a national ...
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Stocks With the Largest Short Interest

Several companies had more than 100 million shares sold short for the two-week period that ended on August 15. Among these was perennial leader Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), ...
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What Happened to All the Gun Buyers?

Something has gone wrong in gun land. The frenzy of pistol and rifle purchases has abated, without any easy answer for the trend. Large, publicly traded gun company Smith &Wesson ...
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America’s Disappearing Jobs

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States has added an average ...
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Can Tiffany, Williams-Sonoma and Abercrombie Earnings Please Investors?

While earnings season is underway, there are still several key earnings reports for investors to pay attention to. That is particularly true in the retail sector. 24/7 Wall St. has ...
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Companies That Have Cut Their U.S. Tax Bills the Most

The agreement between Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) and Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) has brought the tax inversion issue back to the front burner again. That Warren ...
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Mercedes Ranks Number 1 in Customer Satisfaction

Compared with the second quarter of last year, overall U.S. customer satisfaction with all products was down 0.1%. That’s not good, but far better than the drop of 0.8% in ...
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Consumer Confidence Strength Driven by Today Rather Than Tomorrow

The Conference Board has released its reading on Consumer confidence for the month of August. This is much broader than the recent consumer sentiment reading. Tuesday's headline reading "Improves Again" ...
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Football Season Arrives Early: Madden NFL 15 Has Arrived

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is starting football season early this year. At least it is with its annual NFL video game release. The company has now officially launched Madden ...
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Trina Solar Revenues, Margins Shrink on U.S. Tariff

Chinese solar PV maker Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL) posted second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Tuesday morning. The company posted diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) of $0.14, ...
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Jeep, Dodge Quality Rank Near Bottom of Customer Satisfaction Study

Chrysler and its brands often rank at the bottom of car quality surveys, which include, among others, industry research leader J.D. Power. This has not affected sales. Chrysler continues to ...
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