The Worst Counties to Live In

Joblessness in the United States recently hit its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last year; and America is now home to ...
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25 Highest Paying Jobs

Americans entering the workforce can have a number of different reasons for pursuing one career over another. Some look for an occupation that allows them to utilize their natural gifts, ...
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30 Companies Getting the Most From the Government

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the budget's largest portions go toward benefit programs like Social Security and Medicaid, hundreds of ...
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Meet the BlackRock Multifactor Rotation ETF: Actively Managed Hedge Fund(esque)

  The king of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world is BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) with its ownership of the $1.5 trillion or so iShares ETF family. BlackRock has been ...
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Is China Putting Its Thumb on the Scale Against Boeing?

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued a statement updating the agency's "continued operational safety activities" related to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 ...
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Powerball Lottery Hits $625 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win!

It is almost undeniable that winning the lottery has become the new version of the American Dream. The odds of winning might be worse than being struck by lightning on ...
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Apple is once again the world’s most valuable public company

Apple’s market cap overtook Microsoft’s Thursday, if only briefly.   Reminder: Market cap = share price x shares outstanding. My take: Apple and Microsoft could switch places again before ...
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Levi Strauss Enters the Market With a Bang

Levi Strauss & Co (NYSE: LEVI) entered the market with a bang in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock launched at just over $22, well above its initial pricing ...
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Rite Aid Adopts the Dreaded Reverse Stock Split

Stock splits are not supposed to matter. That said, investors over the past few decades have viewed it as a heroic move to split a stock as a sign of ...
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Darden Restaurants Takes a Bite Out of Earnings

When Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) released its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, the company posted $1.80 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.25 billion ...
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Natural Gas Price Holds on In-Line Withdrawal Total

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stockpiles decreased by 47 billion cubic feet for the week ending March 15. Analysts were expecting a ...
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An Even Stronger Turnaround Analyst Call for Chipotle

It seems like not even bad news lasts forever. After having recovered from the scandals around making its customers ill, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) has been on fire. ...
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Why SPI Energy Is Booming

SPI Energy Co. (NASDAQ: SPI) has announced that it completed its second-stage acquisition of 100% of the equity interest of Heliohrisi, which owns 1.998 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic projects in ...
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More Evidence That Jobs Market Is Peaking

Since the robust growth of the economy began to peter out in late 2018, economists, business owners and investors alike have looked to see if the jobs market would begin ...
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Why This Alzheimer’s Study Is Crushing Biogen Shares

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) shares were crushed in Thursday’s session after the firm announced that it would be discontinuing its late-stage trial for Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the firm is discontinuing ...
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