Why L Brands’ Q2 Was a Little Too Skimpy

L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The retailer said that it had $0.24 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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CEOs Who Need to Be Pushed Out This Year

The turnover rate for the chief executive officers of major American companies is relatively small when retirements are taken out of the equation. Most have good relationships with their boards. ...
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European Electric Vehicle Sales Jump by 34% in First Half of 2019

European sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) totaled 259,000 in the first six months of 2019, up 34% compared with the same period in ...
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These Companies Paid Their Boards Over $10 Million

Chief executive officer pay levels have become part of a heated debate about how much public company leaders should be paid. Some packages have risen into the tens of millions ...
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Why Your Cooking Is Bad for the Environment and How to Make It Better

If you’re concerned about the health of the world around us, you’ve probably already adopted certain measures to help minimize your negative impact on the environment -- turning off unneeded ...
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Americans Spend Almost $150 Billion a Year on Illicit Drugs

Drug-users in the United States spent almost $150 billion on cocaine (including crack), marijuana (both legal and otherwise), heroin, and methamphetamine in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Dillard’s, Home Depot, Jumia, Lowe’s, Slack, SQM, Target, Wayfair and More

Wednesday's gains effectively erased that huge one-day drop last week, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes did not offer enough vinegar to upset the markets late in the ...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Can Do No Wrong, It Seems

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) reported second-quarter 2019 results before markets opened Thursday. The retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.26 on revenues of $2.26 billion. ...
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15 Top Defensive Stocks for the Next Recession at Sky High Valuations

With a bull market that is now well over 10 years old, and with a global economy that is facing slower growth ahead, many investors are wondering how they should ...
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Despite Recent Volatility, RBC Still Very Bullish on 4 Semiconductor Stocks

The stock market is starting to remind some investors of going to a theme park and riding a roller-coaster. Huge up and down days are becoming the norm, and with ...
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Amazon to Open 84,000 Square Foot Expansion in Portland

In a sign of how rapidly Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to expand in the United States, it will open 84,000 square feet of new office space in Portland, Oregon. ...
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Eurozone PMI Rises Slightly, but Trouble Remains

Research firm Markit has posted its monthly Purchasing Managers' Index for the eurozone. A slowing world economy was reflected in the numbers, although they rose slightly from recent lows. According ...
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Most Americans Will Struggle to Pronounce These 50 Town Names

Most people probably know how to pronounce Des Moines or Boise. That’s because these are well-known American cities. But people might have mispronounced them when they came across them ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market is close to its highest value ever. The median sale price of a home sold in the second quarter of 2019 was $279,600, a 4.3% ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Housing Markets

More than a decade has passed since the U.S. housing bubble burst and the 2008 financial crisis began.  Home prices in major cities across the country lost about a ...
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