25 Counties With the Widest Income Gaps

In a capitalist economy, like that of the United States, some level of income inequality is to be expected. In recent years, however, the increasing consolidation of wealth in the ...
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NASCAR Speeds to Acquire International Speedway

International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA) shares rose handily on Wednesday after the company announced that it would be acquired by NASCAR. The transaction was approved by a special committee comprised ...
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Qualcomm’s Not So Good, Very Bad Day Could Get a Lot Worse If Apple Demands a Do-Over

Last month, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced a settlement in the long-running dispute between the two companies over Qualcomm's licensing fees for its modem chips. ...
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What to Expect When Best Buy Reports Thursday Morning

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.86 in earnings ...
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How Eli Lilly Is Making Insulin More Affordable

Drug companies have been decried in the United States for high prices, but Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is looking to fight this trend — at least a little. ...
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Tesla’s in Trouble but Don’t Panic — Yet

In a worst-case scenario for electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. (NYSE: TSLA), analysts at Morgan Stanley on Tuesday said that the company's stock price could plummet to $10 a share. ...
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Wireless and Communications Firms Face More Uncertainty in Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Saga

The pending acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has taken yet another turn. After Monday's news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair would ...
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Largest Employer in Every State

Walmart is by far the largest employers in the United States, employing about 1.5 million Americans. Other companies, however, are beginning to close in on Walmart’s headcount. Amazon, thanks to ...
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How Lowe’s Earnings Measure Up Against Home Depot

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported its most recent quarterly results early on Wednesday, and unfortunately they don’t stack up well against rival Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which reported ...
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Why Target Was One of the Best Retailers in Q1

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The retailer said that it had $1.53 in earnings per share (EPS) and $17.63 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision, Diamond Offshore, FLIR, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Nucor, Redfin, Tesla, Vishay and More

Stocks were indicated to open down by about 0.5% on Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 futures on Wednesday. Investors have seen more than just a couple of reasons that ...
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Lower Mortgage Loan Rates Boost Refinancing Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Why These 4 Semiconductor Stocks May Be the Absolute Best 5G Play

The incredible growth in the wireless industry since the turn of the century is truly staggering. The massive increase in data bandwidth since 2000 is only overshadowed by the incredible ...
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Where Does the US Go to Manufacture Goods After China?

China has by far the largest manufacturing economy in the world. It is followed by the United States. For companies that want to flee China because of tariff wars, the ...
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Best HBO Original Series

The series finale of HBO’s television sensation “Game of Thrones” drew 13.6 million viewers during its initial telecast -- the most in the network’s history. Adding those who watched ...
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