33 Words People Misuse All the Time

English is an impressive language. It boasts a functional vocabulary of about 200,000 words (French and Spanish commonly use only about half that number each), and adds thousands more words ...
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Monday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

October 15, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.6% at 2,750.76. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 25,249.47. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.9% at 7,430.74. Monday was a down ...
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Sears, Exelixis Drop into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

October 15, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 212 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday's session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by about 1.57 ...
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Walgreens, Procter & Gamble Prop Up the Dow Monday

October 15, 2018: Markets opened lower Monday as cautious investors appeared to be waiting for someone else to make the first move after last week's losses. The report on retail ...
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Tesla’s Software Upgrade Included a Massive Jump in Visual Learning Power

Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) began updating all its vehicles with version 9 of the company's automated driving software. Among the new features introduced in the software update ...
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What to Look For When UnitedHealth Reports on Tuesday Morning

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates call for $3.29 in earnings per share ...
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US Gas Prices Slipped Last Week, Volatility Increasing

The average U.S. price for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped by 2.6 cents in the past week, to start this week off at a price of $2.88, according to ...
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What to Watch For in Morgan Stanley’s Q3

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is scheduled to report its most recent quarterly results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $1.02 in earnings per ...
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How Wall Street Is Looking at Q3 Earnings Season, Sector by Sector

The week of October 15 to October 19 is when third-quarter earnings will fly into hyper-drive. Endless numbers of America's biggest and smallest companies communicating the most recent quarter and ...
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50 Companies That Owe Their Employees a Raise

The average CEO base salary at a S&P 500 company is over $10 million. With stock options and other benefits, that income nearly doubles. By contrast, an ordinary worker employed ...
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Is Netflix’s Biggest Bear Changing Its Tune?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is set to release its third-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. While most analysts are fairly positive on the online streamer ahead of ...
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Goldman Sachs: How China’s slowdown squeezes Apple

Analyst Rod Hall puts dollar values on the effect of Chinese consumer spending on Apple’s top and bottom lines.   From a note to clients that landed on my ...
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Top 0.001%, Bottom 50% of US Taxpayers Pay Equal Shares of Income Tax

The top 0.001% of U.S. taxpayers paid 3.25% of all federal income tax collected in 2016. The bottom 50% paid 3.04% of all income tax collected that year. The top ...
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What to Expect When Johnson & Johnson Reports Tuesday

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $2.03 in earnings per share ...
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September Retail Sales Close Out Q3 as a Dud

The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported that U.S. retail sales rose by only 0.1% during the month of September. This was handily under expectations as the Dow Jones consensus ...
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