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Caesars Shares Bust on Bankruptcy Ruling

Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) kicked off the week by watching its shares take a dive following an unfavorable ruling in bankruptcy court. A Chicago judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy ...
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Did Rackspace Shareholders Get Enough From the Apollo Buyout?

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX) said Friday morning that it has agreed to be acquired for $32 a share in cash by affiliates of private equity firm Apollo Global Management ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks: Apple, Wal-Mart, Phillips 66, Deere and More

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of June 30, 2016. What makes this so interesting for Warren Buffett fans, outside of Buffett being one ...
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As Powerball Lottery Nears $500 Million, the 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

July's Powerball lottery jackpot just keeps rising, and the drawing for Saturday, July 30, 2016, has now reached a $478 million annuity value. Its discounted lump sum cash value is ...
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10 Alternative Investments Outside of Stocks and Bonds

Investors in 2016 have to be scratching their heads when it comes to where to invest. The trend has been set for years now that investing in Treasury notes and ...
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Jefferies Says Buy These Ultra High-Yield Stocks Into Q2 Earnings

Once again interest rates continue to sink as investors from around the world buy U.S. Treasury securities at some of the lowest rates in the history of our debt. The ...
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4 Stocks to Buy Yielding 8% or More as Yields Continue Plunge

Most investors know that buying the U.S. 30-year Treasury bond at a 2.17% yield logically makes little sense, especially with yields hitting lows seen just once in almost 60 years. The ...
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Polycom Gets Private Equity Bid

Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) shares made a healthy run early Friday after the company announced news that it received an offer to be acquired. Siris Capital Group submitted an offer to Polycom ...
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The 5 Best Performing Warren Buffett Stocks of 2016 — With IBM and Wal-Mart?

Warren Buffett is currently among the world's most closely followed investment gurus. As he was the world's richest man on paper, it seems pretty certain he must know a few things ...
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Warren Buffett’s Worst Performing Stocks of 2016

Warren Buffett is generally considered to be the best investor of modern times. After all, becoming the world’s richest man on paper lends itself to credibility and it probably means ...
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SEC Settles Insider Trading Charges With Chinese Consultant

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that a former consultant to two China-based private equity firms has agreed to pay over $756,000 in order to settle insider ...
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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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Polycom and Mitel Each Post Solid Uptick From Private Equity Offer

Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) and Mitel Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: MITL) saw their shares take a small uptick in the face of their upcoming merger. The catalyst behind this uptick is an ...
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11 Crucial Things to Consider About Warren Buffett’s New Apple Stake

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was back in the news on Monday, but with a bright side for a change. Apple's stock trajectory and news flow have been less than positive ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings — Including Apple

Being the wealthiest man in the world on paper tends to draw some attention. This is why investors and outsiders watch new equity investment positions taken by, or sold by, ...
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