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Apple, Caterpillar Plague the Dow Friday

October 5, 2018: Markets opened mixed Friday even though the September jobs report was reasonably good and the headline unemployment rate fell to a half-century low of 3.7%.  The 10-year ...
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Amazon Still Plagued by Counterfeits as Prime Day Approaches

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is about to kick off its Prime Day, the largest single e-commerce event in the United States. Amazon continues to press its dominance in online retail. ...
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Counterfeit Items Plague Amazon, eBay Holiday Shoppers

The holiday shopping season is not just big business for virtually every retailer, it is also the season to be jolly for a lot of crooks. And with 90% of ...
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Data Breaches Continue to Plague Democrats

More hacking attacks against various arms of the Democratic Party came to light last week. The party's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) systems were breached, and U.S. security officials attributed ...
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These Are the 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

By Chris Dalby of Oilprice.com Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's ...
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Bond Fund Outflows Plague Bill Gross and PIMCO — or Do They?

The media debate over PIMCO about who said what between "bond king" Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian is not in the news so much right now, but the reputational damage ...
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Texas and Nevada Join Drought-Plagued California

Drought is so severe in some parts of California that scientists have observed that conditions may not significantly improve for decades. The problem's worst effects reach across the state's inland ...
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Negative Home Equity Still Plagues 13 Million Mortgage Loans

Just over 13 million U.S. mortgage loans are currently underwater, meaning that homeowners owe more on the mortgages than the property is worth. The number is shrinking, but homeowners with ...
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Low Inventories Plague Housing Market

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in March declined 0.6% to 4.92 million from a downwardly revised total of ...
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Losses in Europe Continue to Plague GM

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results before markets opened this morning. For the quarter, the automaker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.54 on ...
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October Trade Deficit Plagued by China and Oil Imports

The U.S. trade deficit, also known as the international trade balance, rose by 4.9% to $42.24 billion in October. The Commerce Department reported that the September trade deficit was revised ...
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Share Lockups Continue to Plague Facebook

Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) put up another new post-IPO low today after analysts at BMO Capital Markets cut the social networking company’s target price from $25 to $15. ...
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The Student Debt Plague Soon To Hit $1 Trillion

Have you heard of students in law school and medical school racking up over $100,000 (or much more) in school loan debt?  It is now not that uncommon for students ...
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North Sea Leak Continues to Plague Total (TOT, RDS-A, BP)

A leaking well in the North Sea continues to hamper crude oil production from the Elgin field operated by Total SA (NYSE: TOT). The company has shut-in about 130,000 barrels/day ...
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Unemployment Plague Ruins EU’s Future

lEurostat announced the October unemployment level for what is calls the euro area, or the 17 nations at the heart of the eurozone. The number was 10.3%, up from 10.1% a ...
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