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The Worst US Consumer Banks

The recent $185 million fine assessed on Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) and the subsequent congressional hearings have deservedly put the big bank squarely in the media spotlight. But ...
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What Matters About New Self-Driving Car Guidelines

If there is one new technology that promises to affect virtually every American, it is autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. Everything from highway big rigs to taxis are under development by ...
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Why JPMorgan Adding Warren Buffett Investment Manager to Board Matters So Much

If there is one thing a company can do to signal just how solid an underlying business is, one of the top "best" things would be to get a deal ...
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Obama Administration Halts Work on Dakota Access Pipeline

In a joint announcement released Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Army have stopped further work on the Dakota Access ...
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Wells Fargo Enters the Penalty Box

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is supposed to be the best run and most insulated bank from many of the current industry woes. The bank is supposed to have ...
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US Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

In a court appearance in Detroit Friday, former Volkswagen engineer James Liang pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud against U.S. regulators and customers. The plea marks the first criminal ...
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Rite Aid Buyout Hopes Now Look More Likely, With Serious Potential Upside

The ongoing merger climate has been very prone to deals being blocked by regulators if there are any serious competitive concerns. One deal that has been a long shot has ...
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SpaceX Explosion May Help Boeing

When the Falcon 9 rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, exploded on its launch pad September 1, it might have changed the face of the U.S. ...
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How This Analyst Views Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Drug Price Hike Monitoring

It is an election year, and that brings all sorts of proposals and promises to the American people. Whether you are voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or one ...
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Amazon’s $49.48 Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration will allow commercial drone use, a revision to old laws, which permits America's skies to be filled the flying marvels. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans eventually ...
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Will Fraud Investigation Weigh on New Airbus Orders?

Over the past weekend, the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said it had launched a formal criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption against Airbus. At issue in ...
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Amazon’s $24.99 Drone

In late July, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) received government approval to expand its tests of drone delivery in the United Kingdom. The company has been testing drone deliveries in Australia ...
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Could Fiat Chrysler Become the Valeant of the Auto Industry?

Reports are now emerging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is being investigated by both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The former ...
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3 Companies That Destroyed Shareholders This Past Week

The markets have made their comeback from the initial shock of Brexit, and the S&P 500 and Dow are near their all-time highs. Also with earnings season about to begin, things ...
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6 Impressive Bank Dividend and Buyback Hikes After Fed-CCAR Results

It was just last week that investors learned that all of the major banks were shown to have passed their Federal Reserve stress tests. Now the capital return plans (CCAR) ...
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