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Rising Temperatures Could Kill 17% of Sea Life by Century’s End

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that global warming could trigger the death of 17% of sea life by the end of ...
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This Baseball Team Draws Practically No Fans to Their Games

Baseball is a 162 game sprint, every season between April and September. At the end of the sprint is the World Series. Over that period MLB teams make money several ...
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Will Gap Close All Its Stores?

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has disappointed investors again, and they have paid the price. Revenue for its most recent quarter was down 2% to $3.7 billion. That does not tell ...
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One of Asia’s Smallest Countries Now Has a More Competitive Economy Than the US

Singapore, the small island city-state, has taken the crown of the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual, widely followed, study. The United States dropped to third ...
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Mount Everest Is Not the Tallest Peak in the World, This Volcano Is

The peak of Mount Everest, where 11 people have died in the last week, is 29,035 feet above sea level. That makes it, according to almost every measure, the world's ...
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1939’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ Remains the Top-Grossing Movie of All Time

"Gone With the Wind," the lavish romantic movie about the Civil War and the years just afterward, based on a best-selling novel, remains the top-grossing movie of all time. On ...
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1939’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ Remains the Top-Grossing Movie of All Time

"Gone With the Wind," the lavish romantic movie about the Civil War and the years just afterward, based on a best-selling novel, remains the top-grossing movie of all time. On ...
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This Is How Amazon Could Be Broken Into 3 Pieces

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is one of the leaders in polls about who may get the Democratic party nomination for president, wants Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) broken into pieces. Amazon ...
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IBM Becomes Best Performing Dow Stock of 2019

Hand it to Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty, board chair, president and chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). After a long period of quarterly revenue drops and ...
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The Public Sees America in Decline: Why?

Many Americans no longer see America as a thriving nation with a bright future ahead of it. A major new poll by Pew Research shows just the opposite. America is ...
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Small Grocery Chain Has Best Reputation of Any US Company

Amazon.com is not the most admired company in America. Neither is Walt Disney or Apple, which often top the most admired lists. The honor in a major annual poll done ...
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Small Grocery Chain Has Best Reputation of Any US Company

Amazon.com is not the most admired company in America. Neither is Walt Disney or Apple, which often top the most admired lists. The honor in a major annual poll done ...
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Victoria’s Secret May Become New Company

Victoria's Secret, one of America's iconic apparel brands, has struggled recently. Some investors want it to become a new company, separate from parent L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), as a ...
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The 8 Things That Have Kept Inflation Near 0%

U.S. inflation is not 0%, but it is fairly near, up only 1.9% in January. A recovery of the sort America has gone through since the bottom of the Great ...
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The 8 Things That Have Kept Inflation Near 0%

U.S. inflation is not 0%, but it is fairly near, up only 1.9% in January. A recovery of the sort America has gone through since the bottom of the Great ...
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