Amazon’s market cap is closing in on Apple

Would Steve Jobs have taken this sitting down?   A friend of the blog forwarded this Motley Fool link with these words: You like charts. Here’s one full of them. ...
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WSJ: Look who’s getting Apple, Starbucks stock

Starbucks gives company stock to its baristas. Apple awards shares to its retail workers. Not quite the same thing. From Apple, Starbucks Have an Answer for the Tight Job ...
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25 Names That Are Going Extinct

What’s in a name? William Shakespeare posed that question more than 400 years ago and it’s still pertinent today. Names go in and out of style, and it’s not always ...
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Friday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

July 20, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,801.92. The DJIA closed flat at 25,057.92. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 7,820.20. Thursday was a flat day for the ...
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Skechers, AT&T Plunge into Friday’s 52-Week Low Club

July 20, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 60 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday's session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by about 1.17 ...
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Microsoft, JPMorgan Hold the Dow Level Friday

July 20, 2018: Markets opened mixed Friday and never moved far from the break-even line after a short push higher in the mid-morning. The President complained again about the strong ...
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America’s Most Counterfeited Items

U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes over 278 million cargo and parcel shipments from overseas each year. While the majority of these contain legal goods, a small percentage contain counterfeit ...
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Old Fashioned Names Making a Comeback

Names wax and wane in popularity and it isn’t always obvious why. Sometimes they suffer from negative associations with unpopular people or unfortunate events. Sometimes they get a boost from ...
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US Oil Rig Count Down 5, Crude Price Set to Post Small Weekly Loss

In the week ending July 20, 2018, the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 858, down by five compared to the previous week and ...
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16 Most Segregated Cities in America

The United States Supreme Court stated in no uncertain terms in 1954 that a racially segregated school system deprives minority children of equal educational opportunities. While it has been ...
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Cities With the Most People on Food Stamps

Food is a basic need that an estimated 42 million Americans struggle to afford. Americans on fixed incomes, those with disabilities, and low-income households with children are among the most ...
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The Future of Money: Digital Currency

By Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow — Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution Editor's Note: On Wednesday, July 18, Eswar Prasad delivered testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives ...
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PTC Therapeutics Wins Big With Agilis Biotherapeutics Acquisition

PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) shares made a handy gain on Friday after the firm announced that it would be acquiring Agilis Biotherapeutics. The transaction was approved by the boards ...
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How Trump Is Trying to Lower Crude Oil Prices

In an interview Thursday, President Trump allowed that he was "not thrilled" about the Federal Reserve's continuing interest rate hikes. He argued that raising rates strengthens the dollar and that ...
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Tilray IPO Keeps Lighting Up

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) entered the markets with a bang on Thursday, and it is continuing its run to close out the week. This is one of the first marijuana ...
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