Why Penguins Are So Much More Important Than You Think

Sometimes called “the best-dressed animals on the planet,” penguins do a lot more than make people smile. They are important players in the balance of the ecosystem. Almost all of ...
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Who Won the Oscar for Best Director Every Year Since the Oscars Began

Movie directors are the authors of the motion picture. From screenplay writing or supervision to cinematography, the vision, tone, and, of course, direction, of the film belongs to them. That’s ...
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Actors With the Longest Careers

One of the most popular movies in theaters right now is “Mary Poppins Returns” -- a follow-up to the classic musical “Mary Poppins” from 1964. Among the sequel’s cast of ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

Property taxes, the single largest revenue source for local governments, are ratified, collected, and spent almost entirely at the municipal level. As a result, the United States is a patchwork ...
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Wednesday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

January 16, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,615.85. The DJIA closed up 0.6% at 24,202.55. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.2% at 7,034.69. Wednesday was a positive ...
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Merrill Lynch Calls for Big Upside in Life Insurance Sector Leaders

It has been a while since there has been much great to say about the banking and financial sector leaders. That said, the woes of the big banks might not ...
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Morgan Stanley Doesn’t Think PG&E Bankruptcy Will Topple Yieldcos

When PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) announced Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy by the end of January, the company detailed at some length the liabilities it faces. What ...
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How Much Home You Can Buy for $200K in Every State

Buying a home is the biggest purchase millions of Americans make in their lifetimes. Within a given market, a higher price tag generally corresponds with a larger house. However, real ...
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States With the Highest and Lowest Gas Taxes

Not including the cost of crude oil, taxes are the single largest factor in determining how much Americans pay at the pump. Combined, federal and state taxes add more to ...
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Nordstrom, Tailored Brands Drop Into Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 16, 2019: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among just 15 equities that have posted new 52-week lows by the noon hour Wednesday. On the New York ...
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Are Goldman Sachs Earnings Signaling a Recovery?

When Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) released its fourth-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Wednesday, the investment house said that it had $6.04 in earnings per share ...
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Shutdown Could Cost Economy $4 Billion a Month

The cost to the U.S. economy for the missing paychecks for some 800,000 federal employees who were not paid last week runs to an estimated $4.3 billion. The economy will ...
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Where Does Aptinyx Go Next After Disappointing Midstage Results for Pain Treatment?

Aptinyx Inc. (NASDAQ: APTX) shares were absolutely crushed on Wednesday after the firm reported midstage results from its clinical study in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Specifically, Aptinyx ...
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Sears Survives: Here Are Its 8 Largest Competitors

An eleventh-hour bid of around $5.2 billion from Eddie Lampert, the company's former CEO, rescued Sears Holdings from a liquidation sale in the venerable retailer's bankruptcy case. The bid must ...
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Retailers Closing the Most Stores in 2019

This week, children’s clothing chain Gymboree is expected to file for bankruptcy protection and begin shuttering its 900 U.S. locations. The company had been in the process of closing hundreds ...
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