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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

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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Does the Puerto Rican Default Risk Hurt MBIA More Than Assured?

While most of the market has been focused on a Greek exit or even default, MBIA Inc. (NYSE: MBI) shares are suffering from a potential default closer to home. Puerto Rico ...
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Will the Greek ETF Lose Its ETF Status?

There is a big lesson here for Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEMKT: GREK) investors during the looming Greek default and likely exit from the euro. The end game for ...
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Boeing Loses Korean Tanker Contract to Airbus

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and European rival Airbus compete with one another for essentially every sale either company makes. It is no wonder then that keeping score has become a ...
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Puerto Rico Unemployment at 12.6%, Poverty at 41%

At the depth of the recession, unemployment reached 10.1% in the United States. Today, its sits at 5.5%, and job additions have surged at an average rate of over 250,000 ...
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The Fallout of Greek Shame

OK, so the news out of Greece is about as bad as one can get, short of military involvement. The financial markets are in turmoil, after somehow actually having been ...
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Will Marijuana Use Become Legal Nationwide?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage raises some interesting questions about another taboo that is losing its might almost as rapidly. Almost half the states have already enacted ...
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