Square, Salesforce and More Big Earnings to Watch This Week

In the past week, markets have recovered slightly after being largely driven lower as the result of a sharp increase in volatility. All three major exchanges gained on average less ...
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Macy’s, Nordstrom and More Major Retailers Reporting This Week

The return of volatility has created a lot of confusion in the markets over the past few weeks. However, we’re now reaching a point in the earnings season when a ...
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IPO News This Week: Holiday Doldrums Continue

There were no initial public offerings (IPOs) during the holiday-shortened week and there is just one IPO on the calendar for next week. There was some action on the filing ...
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Tesla to Lose Federal Tax Credit Sometime This Year

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is about to find out how appealing its cars are if the $7,500 tax credit to the buyer disappears. It's really not a question of if, ...
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Caterpillar Launching New Phone at Mobile World Congress

Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) mostly makes products that are too big to fit into your pocket or purse. Way too big in most cases. The exception is Caterpillar's ...
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GM Problem–NRA Giving Away Chevy Silverado

GM (NYSE: GM) can't do anything about it. The NRA has a sweepstakes and the prize is a 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, heavily modified by a race car builder. The ...
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100 Towns Founded Before the American Revolution

Do you know just how old your town is? The United States is a relatively young nation, but some American towns have been around for over three centuries, and some ...
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25 Surprising Facts About Polar Bears

The distinctive profiles of polar bears are easily recognized by children and adults all over the world, and yet they live farther from population centers than almost any other ...
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6 Things to Avoid When Getting a Mortgage

2018 is shaping up as a pretty good year for homebuyers. The nation's homebuilders are building more, the nation's banks are lending more and the home price increases we've experienced ...
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Boeing Locked In as Dow’s Top Stock

Despite a tiny share price gain last week, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains the best performing stock for the year to date among the 30 equities that comprise the Dow ...
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General Electric Unchallenged as Dow’s Worst Performer

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock posted a dip of about 0.9% last week, not much, but not good enough to shake the company's ranking as the worst performing Dow ...
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Annual Buffett Shareholder Letter Highlights War Chest, Belief in US

Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) starts the way they all start, with the company's gain in net worth for the year just passed ...
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Why Analysts Are Still Sidelined on Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Thursday. Investors cheered this stock to an all-time high following these solid results. ...
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What to Read Into Warren Buffett’s Retirement From the Kraft Heinz Board of Directors

Having Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) as a large investor in a company is generally deemed to be one of the strongest endorsements a company can have. ...
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Car Sales Expected to Falter in February, With Chrysler and Ford Hit the Hardest

According to a major car industry research firm, U.S. new vehicle sales will be 4% lower in February, another sign the American car market peaked in 2016 and 2017. Total ...
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