Salt: Not as Bad As We’ve Been Told?

Salt may have gotten a bad rap all these years. At least that's the conclusion of a new study published this week in the U.K. medical journal The Lancet. According ...
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How Macy’s Slipped Up in Q2

When Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.59 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Worker Productivity Hits 3-Year High

The U.S. Department of Labor has released data indicating that nonfarm labor productivity rose by 2.9% in the second quarter of 2018. This was the strongest productivity gain in over ...
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Apple giants: Who bought, who sold last quarter

Berkshire Hathaway, Fidelity, Invesco and BofA were buying. Everybody else sold.   Below: Four quarters of Apple hedge fund trading activity in one snazzy interactive chart. Not seeing it? ...
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What to Expect When Walmart Reports Thursday

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results on Thursday before the markets open. The consensus estimates call for $1.22 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Global Data Breaches Exposed Nearly 2.7 Billion Records First Half of 2018

There were 2,308 global data breaches in the first half of 2018 that exposed more than 2.6 billion user data records. Both totals were well below last year's 2,439 breaches ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Health Care Sector Offering Solid Growth, and as Value and Defensive

Each month brings new views from firms on Wall Street. This includes the actively followed RIC Report from Merrill Lynch, showing views on many sectors and many markets for the ...
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Why Casa Systems Is Wednesday’s Big Earnings Loser

When Casa Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) released its second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday, the company posted $0.24 in earnings per share (EPS) and $68.7 million in ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Dips Slightly in August

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August slipped one point from July's index reading of 68 to 67. The HMI posted an 18-year ...
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Crude Oil Price Tanks on Huge Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 6.8 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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Is This the Quarter That Kills MoviePass?

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY), the parent company of MoviePass, is continuing to hemorrhage cash. The company is on the verge of collapse, and its most recent update ...
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Recognizing Infrastructure’s Role as a Local Economic Anchor

By Joseph Kane, senior research associate and associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution In the race to grow their economies and create new jobs, localities ...
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What to Look For in Cisco’s Earnings Report

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been one of the top Dow Jones industrials stocks for most of 2018 so far, and while this momentum has been impressive, earnings need ...
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Current Bull Market Not Over Until It’s Over: 5 US Stocks to Buy

It may be hard to believe, but on August 23, according to Merrill Lynch, the current bull market will be the longest in history, reaching back to the lows printed ...
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What the FDA Has to Say About Regeneron’s Eylea

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) is facing some difficulty after it received an update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially, the agency issued a complete response letter ...
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