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The 10 Nations That Own the Most Gold

While gold may no longer have the luster that it had in recent years, each major nation is a large owner of gold. Most currencies are now fiat currencies, meaning ...
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Former Chesapeake Energy CEO Taking His Act to Australia

After co-founder and former chairman of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), Aubrey McClendon, was replaced in April 2013, he didn’t waste any time moving on. Just a few weeks later ...
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Amber Road Lands Amway for Supply Chain Client

Amber Road Inc. (NYSE: AMBR) has not had a great year, down over half from the start of 2015 and down almost 75% from its 52-week high. Now the company ...
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Qantas Commits on Order for 8 Boeing 787s

Australia’s Qantas Airlines has been through a rough patch over the past several years. So rough, in fact, that the airline cancelled an order for 35 of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: ...
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Russian Retail, Car Sales Tanking

Retail sales in Russia plunged 9.2% year over year in July and have declined by 8.1% in the first seven months of 2015. Sales of new cars were down 27.5% ...
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From Aluminum to Zinc, China Devaluation Hurts Metals Miners

The 2% devaluation of the renminbi (yuan), announced early Tuesday morning by the People’s Bank of China, is playing havoc with commodity prices and, as we might expect, commodity producers. ...
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Boeing, Airbus Chase Potentially Huge Order from Indian Airline

One of India’s leading low-cost airlines, SpiceJet, has been talking with both The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and rival Airbus regarding orders that could total more than 100 single-aisle passenger ...
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Japanese Economy on the Mend Says IMF

Japan's economy is still troubled, but it is getting better, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After decades of struggle, gross domestic product (GDP) there may begin to improve, ...
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Strong Dollar Curbs International Buyers of US Homes

In the first four months of 2014, 2.5% of all homes sold in the United States were sold to foreign buyers. In the same period in 2015, that percentage dropped ...
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5 Chinese Companies for the Value Investor’s Watch List

The Chinese stock market is in shambles. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 25% over the past three weeks, according to Forbes. A value investor may want to take a hard ...
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ETFs, ETPs Add $152 Billion in Net Assets During First Half of 2015

Globally listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) added $152 billion in net new assets during the first half of 2015, bringing total assets in the 11,295 ...
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Will Sailing to Cuba Really Matter for Carnival?

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) has announced what many tourists have hoped would come about for years. It will now be able to take you and thousands of other tourists to ...
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Wider US Trade Deficit for May

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Department of Commerce have released their monthly reading on international trade. Most economists and investors refer to this as the trade deficit, of ...
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Puerto Rico’s Chances of Bankruptcy Look Weak to Credit Suisse

The United States may have a problem closer to home than Greece. Puerto Rico just made debt payments that were previously under question. Many investors worry about the fallout's impact ...
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Puerto Rico vs. Greece

It is no coincidence that Puerto Rico publicly admitted its debts could not be repaid at the same time that Greece technically defaults to the International Monetary Fund. The world ...
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