August Housing, Single-Family Starts Show Solid Gains

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in August rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 ...
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Why Verizon May Play Catch-Up to AT&T’s 2019 Gains

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has underperformed the Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 in 2019 with a gain of just 6.5%, and it has greatly lagged the recovery rally ...
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Will This Ebola Vaccine Be the Next Big Thing?

NewLink Genetics Corp. (NASDAQ: NLNK) shares jumped on Wednesday after the firm announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Merck & Co.’s (NYSE: MRK) Biologics License ...
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Global Electric Vehicle Sales Up 46% in First Half of 2019

Worldwide sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including both battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV), totaled 1.13 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 46% compared to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Apple, AT&T, Chewy, Corning, Dow, FedEx, NCR, Square, Tellurian, Zscaler, Zynga and More

Stocks managed to squeeze out a small gain on Tuesday after a negative open, but Wednesday's indications were a tad lower after disappointing earnings and ahead of what may be ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Rose Last Week, Applications Flat

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decline of just 0.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Why Adobe’s Record Quarter Wasn’t Enough for Investors

Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Tuesday. The firm posted $2.05 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.83 billion in revenue, ...
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Is FedEx in Trouble After This Report?

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The firm said that it had $3.05 in earnings per share (EPS) and $17.08 ...
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How Record Unemployment Could Play Into a Huge Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that comes the busy period for retailers. An unemployment rate near record lows could prove to be a big catalyst ...
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After Fed Enters Repo Operation, Odds of FOMC Rate Cut Now Questionable

It has become more difficult to forecast the Federal Reserve's next move, or at least the timing of it. The odds of a September 18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
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Is SeaWorld in Trouble After This CEO Departure?

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) shares took a step back on Tuesday after the firm announced that there would be a big change in its executive leadership. Gustavo Antorcha has ...
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It’s About Time Shopify Had a Secondary Offering

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) has seen an incredible 2019 so far, even if shares have backed off over the past month. Year to date, shares are up 144%, and that ...
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What to Expect When Adobe Reports After the Close

Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) is scheduled to release its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $1.97 in earning per share ...
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Homebuilder Sentiment Defies Endless Recession Calls by the Media

The National Association of Home Builders has released its latest Housing Market Index (HMI), with a reading of 68 for September. That is a high in 2019, higher than the ...
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32 Companies With the Lowest-Paying Full-Time Jobs

Debate in recent years over rising income inequality and poverty in America has taken center stage in political discourse and led to a number of new labor policies in both ...
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