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Banks Likely To Raise Dividends After Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve has finally released the results of the 2016 stress tests. If there is one thing you need to take away from this, it is that all of ...
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Federal Court Boots Obama Administration Fracking Rules

A federal district court in Wyoming on Tuesday struck down tough U.S. Department of the Interior rules related to hydraulic fracturing  (fracking) of oil and gas wells in the United ...
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Microsoft Partners With KIND Financial for Marijuana ‘Seed-to-Sale’ Tracking

Software behemoth Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is getting into the legal cannabis industry through a partnership with startup firm KIND Financial that will be known as KIND Government Solutions. According ...
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Boeing Nears Matching Airbus Deal With Iran

Back in January, Airbus announced an agreement with Iran's flag carrier, Iran Air, for 118 new aircraft at a list price total of around $27 billion. On Tuesday, word got ...
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FCC Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Court

The federal court of appeals for Washington, D.C., on Tuesday upheld a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The so-called net ...
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LendingClub Just Can’t Stop the News Flow

When LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned a month ago, the company's stock dived more than 25%. A rumor Wednesday morning suggested that Laplanche was interested in putting ...
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Germany Approves Fix for 1.1 Million Volkswagen Vehicles

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved a plan by Volkswagen Group to modify the software in 1.1 million VW vehicles with the EA 189 two-liter TDI engines. These ...
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Kinder Morgan Gets Go-Ahead for LNG Project

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) reported Thursday morning that two company subsidiaries have received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to proceed with the company's Elba Liquefaction Project ...
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New York Sues Domino’s for Wage Theft

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday announced a lawsuit against Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) and certain affiliates and franchisees alleging that they had underpaid workers ...
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Nomura Raises Price Target on Noble Energy

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a deal that he and members of his ruling coalition hope will get the ball rolling on developing a huge offshore natural ...
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Are There More Insurance Giant Merger Risks?

Many investors, and the millions of insured Americans, are concerned about insurance premiums. After all, "Affordable Care" hasn't proved to be that affordable for many people who already had insurance ...
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3 Banks Called to Outperform After Fed Stress Tests (CCAR)

It may be the time ahead of the summer doldrums, and you may have heard "Sell in May and go away," but investors and traders alike are looking for opportunities ...
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EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Requirements for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday released its proposed renewable fuels requirements for 2017. As always, renewable fuels producers don't like it and fossil fuels producers don't like ...
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GM to Compensate Buyers of SUVs with Incorrect Mileage Labels

Late last week General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) told its dealers to stop selling nearly 60,000 large crossover sport utility vehicles (SUVs) until the company could replace incorrect mileage labels ...
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US Steel Tariffs Rise 500% on Chinese Exports

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday ruled that imports of cold-rolled steel from China will be subject to a maximum 266% anti-dumping duty plus a 256% anti-subsidy duty. Cold-rolled ...
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