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Holiday Online Sales Up 18% to Record $108 Billion

The 2017 holiday shopping season saw online sales hit a record $108.2 billion, up 17.7% compared with 2016. Revenue generated by mobile devices rose to $35.9 billion, 33.1% of all ...
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McDonald’s Packaging to Go Completely Green by 2025

Fast-food behemoth McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced Tuesday that by 2025, all the company's guest packaging will be made from renewable, recycled or certified sources. Perhaps more ambitiously, the company ...
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Older Workers Driving US Job Growth

Since 2000, the number of U.S. jobs has grown by 17 million. All that growth has been among workers aged 55 and older, and some economists think that the aging ...
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Merck Wins Big With Late-Stage Lung Cancer Drug Results

Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) saw a handy gain on Tuesday after the pharma giant reported that its late-stage trial of Keytruda met its dual primary endpoints ...
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The Poorest County in Every State

The typical U.S. household earned $55,322 in 2016, an increase of $1,433 from the year prior. While income in the United States is increasing overall, so is income inequality. The ...
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GE Shares Plummet on $6.2 Billion Charge

Just when investors were looking at General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock as a good value, the stock got hammered Tuesday morning following the company's statement that it will take ...
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BP Finally Swims Away From Deepwater Horizon With Environment Still Damaged

On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling platform Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and dumping nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC (NYSE: ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is under political pressure to end its relationship with a China-based telecom company. According to Reuters: U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T, to cut all commercial ties to ...
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Lesotho Mine Gives Up Giant Diamond

Lesotho's Letšeng mine recently delivered a 910-carat diamond to its owner, London's Gem Diamonds Ltd. The stone is believed to be the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered. According to the ...
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Ram Draws a Bead on Silverado With 2019 Pickup

The third best-selling vehicle in the United States last year was the Ram pickup from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU). And it fell short of second place by only ...
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Citigroup, Bank of America and Others Reporting as Earnings Season Ramps Up

The second week of 2018 is in the books, and markets are continuing to rise. All three major exchanges reached new milestones and all-time highs this past week, setting the ...
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Goldman Sachs, IBM and More Dow Stocks Reporting This Week

Earnings reporting season for the fourth quarter is just starting, and 24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the top Dow Jones Industrial Average companies due to report ...
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Ford, GM Show Off New 2019 Pickups

With the 2018 model year safely in the bag, automakers that actually make cars and light trucks are looking ahead to model year 2019. Unlike last week's CES 2018 show ...
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How the Waltons Control Walmart

The most recent annual meeting of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was held in Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas Campus, the same state where the world's largest ...
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8 Stocks Analysts Want You to Sell Into the Raging Bull Market

Now that the bull market is nearing nine years old, and after the Dow rose 25% and the S&P 500 rose 19% in 2017, investors are considering how they want to ...
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