Female Stars Earn $1 Million Less Per Movie Than Males

Hollywood may be known for being socially progressive, but when it comes to equal pay for women, it’s still in the Dark Ages. In general in the U.S. today, according ...
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Wall Street Tries to Look Past FedEx’s Worst Day Since Financial Crisis

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday. While the actual earnings from the quarter were not that bad, guidance is what ...
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US Oil Stockpile Posts First Build in 5 Weeks

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1.1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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Is That New Car Smell Worth $14,000?

The average transaction price for a new vehicle last month was $37,401, down slightly from the July average, but up 2% year over year. Perhaps that's one reason that franchise ...
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Is a Recession on the Horizon? CFOs Grow More Pessimistic

While U.S. markets are holding near all-time highs, the concerns about recession seem to be mounting. The Duke University quarterly survey of CFO Global Business Outlook gave some credence to ...
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CDW Set to Break Into the S&P 500

CDW Corp. (NASDAQ: CDW) shares jumped on Wednesday after the firm announced that it would be joining the S&P 500. The stock will take the place of Total System Services ...
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Amazon Wants a Larger Share of Cash-Paying Retail Consumers

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has barnstormed America and gone internationally, and it has become almost every retailer's nightmare. Amazon is frequently referred to as the Death Star when compared to ...
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Is This Epilepsy Cannabinoid Treatment Really in Trouble?

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYNE) shares dropped on Wednesday after the firm announced results from its midstage epilepsy trial. Specifically, the top-line results are from the Phase 2 Believe 1 ...
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These Are the Cars Americans Keep the Longest

The average age of a light-duty vehicle (passenger car, pickup truck or sport utility vehicle) currently traveling U.S. roads and highways is 11.8 years. Research firm IHS Markit estimates that ...
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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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