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Lessons of Force Majeure for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

Corporate law becomes very complicated during periods of unrest. In a world where several nations are dealing with civil unrest, war, military incursions and terrorist actions, 24/7 Wall St. wanted ...
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Shell-BG Deal Could Validate Petrobras Value, Sort Of

Since March 13, the value of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, has jumped more than 46%. The last 8% of that gain was posted Thursday morning, ...
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Rob Lowe

Will DirecTV Have to Kill or Tame Creepy Loser Alter-Ego Rob Lowe Ads?

Americans seem to have an endless love for funny commercials. If you are one of the consumers who think the creepy, loser and deadbeat Rob Lowe ads for DirecTV (NASDAQ: ...
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SEC Intercepts Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that fraud charges were filed against a former National Football League (NFL) player. He is alleged as having operated a Ponzi ...
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Emirates 777-300ER

Delta Loses Court Battle to Boeing Over Ex-Im Bank

Another skirmish in the war over renewing the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank concluded last week when federal district court in Washington, D.C., ruled against a claim by Delta ...
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credit cards

Fees for Prepaid Cards Vary Widely — and Wildly

From a total of 10 million prepaid debit and payroll cards in use in 2010, an estimated total of 25.6 million such cards are expected to be in consumers' hands ...
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Airbus A320neo

Airbus, Boeing Plan to Make Flying Even More Uncomfortable

Both Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and rival Airbus have generated thousands of orders for their new single-aisle passenger jets, with projected deliveries of the new Airbus A320neo starting in late ...
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Americans Drive 3 Trillion Miles

For the first time since 2009, U.S. drivers topped 3 trillion miles driven in 2014. It is the second-highest total on record -- 3.015 trillion miles -- according to the ...
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Pentagon

Credit Suisse Shows Top Defense Stock Picks

Defense contractors met with U.S. Department of Defense officials and members of Congress last week at a conference sponsored by Credit Suisse. On Monday morning, the bank’s analysts released a ...
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package delivery drones

Still a Long Way to Go for Amazon Drone Deliveries

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to a division of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) that allows the company to conduct outdoor testing of ...
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BP

Government Attacks BP Over Gulf Cleanup Assessment

The Deepwater Horizon spill has done much more damage to the Gulf of Mexico than BP PLC (NYSE: BP) claims, according to the Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council. Maybe the huge ...
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Does Bill Ackman Feel Humiliated When Herbalife Shares Rise?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) was under attack yet again on Friday morning by activist investor Bill Ackman on an appearance on CNBC’s "Squawk Box." However, despite stating his case against the ...
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dividends

Fed Approves Dividend Hikes for Most Major Banks, Citi Wins but BofA Does Not

The Federal Reserve has released its Comprehensive Capital Annual Review (CCAR) results and the news is overwhelmingly good for investors and operations inside of the major banks. While the stress ...
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Life Ring

Can Lumber Liquidators Save Itself?

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL) was recently fighting for its image against CBS news show “60 Minutes.” In short, “60 Minutes” alleged that the company’s products contained a high level ...
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cannabis

The 10 Most Important Companies in the Marijuana Industry

Whether it was the end of prohibition, the start of the biotech revolution or the explosion of growth tied to the first decade of the Internet, a new set of companies and ...
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