13 Fresh Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

It is no secret that investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. What they love even more is when companies increase their ...
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10 Cities With the Most McMansions

Sometime in the mid-1980s, many home buyers and some builders really bought into the "your home is your castle" meme (before there was even such a thing as memes). The ...
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Boeing Remains Dow’s Top Stock

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) shows no sign of relinquishing its rank as the best performing stock for the year to date among the 30 equities that comprise the Dow Jones industrial average. ...
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General Electric Still Dow’s Worst Performer

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock posted a gain of about 0.7% last week, much better than the 4.5% loss of the prior week, but still not good enough to ...
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2018 Data Breach Count Remains Below Year-Ago Levels

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 124 data breaches recorded this year through February 16 and that nearly 3 million records ...
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Chevy Tries to Boost Silverado Pickup Sales With $9000 in Incentives

The Chevy Silverado is the second best-selling vehicle in America. It cemented that position with sales of 40,716 in January, up 14.5% year over year. Nevertheless, in the ultra-competitive field of ...
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Why Analysts Are Chasing Shopify Higher

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) released its fourth-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Thursday. While the online retailer was left holding the bag in this most recent quarterly report, ...
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Cisco Is Finally Back in Front of Wall Street

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is one the few major technology companies that has still never recouped its share price from the dot-com bubble in 1999 and 2000. But now ...
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Are Analysts Behind the Curve on Applied Materials?

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The initial response to the report was not positive, but by Friday the stock ...
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Black Panther Brings in $25 Million Thursday, Aims at $200 Million Weekend

The Presidents Day weekend is often where studios place movies they believe will shine. "Black Panther" from Walt Disney Co.'s (NYSE: DIS) Marvel Studios is no exception. The Marvel character–based ...
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American Cities With the Most Property Crime in Every State

The vast majority of crimes committed in the United States are nonviolent property crimes -- larceny-thefts such as shoplifting, vehicle thefts, and burglaries. There were nearly 8 million such ...
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20 Best Events in Sports This Week

As the calendar moves toward late February, winter sports are in the spotlight. However, for some sports fans, thoughts are starting to turn to baseball. Pitchers and catchers have begun ...
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Friday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

February 16, 2018: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,732.22. The DJIA closed relatively flat at 25,219.31. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 7,239.47. Friday was a somewhat mixed day ...
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Kraft Heinz, Impinj Topple into Friday’s 52-Week Low Club

February 16, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 31 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday's session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by less than ...
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Pfizer, UnitedHealth Boost DJIA on Friday

February 16, 2018: Markets opened mixed Friday but set a course for solid gains following the report the consumer sentiment had reached its second-highest level in 14 years. Consumers were ...
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