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If you’re still using an iPhone 4S and were waiting for the iPhone 6 to come out before upgrading to an iPhone 5S which you figured would drop in price to around $100, here’s a better deal. Visit......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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In a world in which internet companies have stated that video rental and video advertising models are critical their futures, there is Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube and then there is everyone......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Of the dozen initial public offerings (IPOs) scheduled for last week, all but one made it out the door. That one is now scheduled for the coming week along with one more that has been rescheduled......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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In the past year, solar stocks have mounted an almost unbelievable recovery. At one time the stock price was were up nearly 1,000% for the best performer and several have at doubled or better. The......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The nation’s second-best selling vehicle is on sale for an extraordinary $8,162 below its sticker price. The discount shows just how desperate General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has become in......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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24/7 Wall St. evaluates the cost of many major holidays and events in an attempt to measure what the economic contribution is. The National Retail Federation has a 2014 Easter Spending Survey which......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) said Friday its global subscriber base passed 300 million. That is less than a third of Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB). However, many investors believe that......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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In an announcement Friday, the U.S. State Department said that it will provide more time for the eight federal agencies that have a legal responsibility to review the proposed Keystone XL pipeline......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Gas prices continue to move sharply higher as the Memorial Day driving seasons approaches. Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has reached $3.667. A month ago, the price......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Chobani, the top seller of Greek yogurt in the United States, reportedly is exploring its options to raise capital, perhaps by taking the company public or by selling a stake to a private investor.......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Friday, April 18, 2014
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McDonald's stores in China are mostly company operated, and it plans to overhaul a number of its stores there in an effort to attract more customers as China's economy continues to slow down....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, April 18, 2014
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At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, President Obama announced that the number of Americans using the public exchanges to enroll in a health insurance plan rose to 8 million after the......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Following Thursday's announcement from Sony that it had sold 7 million units of its PlayStation 4 video game console, Microsoft said that it had sold 5 million units of the Xbox One since November....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, April 18, 2014
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For at least one day this year, an app for the iPad generated more revenue for its creator than one of the two most popular games for the mobile device. TurboTax finished number two on the charts....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, April 18, 2014
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In a city where the government recently decided to sell homes for as little as $1,000, there is only a single house for sale for over $1 million. Its address is 97 Winder Street, not far from the two......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Congressional Budget Office released a report which claims that an increase in the national minimum wage to $10.10, will cost American businesses $15 billion in 2017. The debate about the cost......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rise. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech companies hold over......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Friday, April 18, 2014
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According to  Gallup, 70.5% of Americans surveyed in 2012 and 2013 said they felt safe walking alone at night. This is effectively unchanged from 2011, when 71% of respondents said they felt safe. In......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247alex | Friday, April 18, 2014
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April 17, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday as traders reacted to weak earnings results from a couple of the tech giants. But strength in other sectors pulled shares up to trade higher through......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) has just scored on its earnings report. Unfortunately, no one is around to know about as this report was after the closing bell ahead  of a three-day weekend......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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When Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported first quarter earnings Thursday morning, the company specifically noted higher commodity costs for beef, avocados, and cheese as the drivers for......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has had more than a normal share of investigations and probes of late. Now it turns out that it is confirming a probe from the State of Illinois, following similar actions......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) recently received great accolades for its earnings, and Goldman Sachs even gave it an incredible upgrade. On top of the stock still screening cheaply against peers on......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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No longer the sole domain of avid collectors, luxury collectibles are now considered viable alternative investments. Prices of luxury items, such as classic cars, ancient Chinese ceramic art, and......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Vince Calio | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Target isn't about to let Amazon.com keep nibbling away its market share, not without fighting back. So, the retailer announced Thursday it will vastly expand the goods available to order by......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 24 billion cubic feet for the week ending April 11. That compared with an expected......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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As a reward for Antonio Perez's outstanding performance as CEO of Eastman Kodak last year, he received $6.71 million. Perez was named CEO in 2005 and led the company into bankruptcy in 2012....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Ahead of its IPO, Weibo both priced shares at the low end of its expected range of $17 to $19 apiece, and it reduced the number of shares offered. Shares opened even lower, before rising 13%....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Business Outlook Survey jumped from a reading of 9.0 in March to 16.6 in April. That was the strongest reading since last September, and it beat a......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A recent study of the U.S. airlines industry reviewed and analyzed customer complaints against the major U.S. carriers for the five-year period from 2009 to 2013. The study concluded that passengers......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In yet another foray into the banking business, Walmart announced Thursday morning the launch of a money transfer service that allows customers to transfer funds to the more than 4,000 Walmart stores....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In a new research report, the oil service and equipment analysts at Deutsche Bank say that the time to own top oil service stocks is now. Here are the top stocks rated Buy with raise price targets....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The analysts at Jefferies point out that corporate travel was up in March, and that could bode well for the top companies and the economy. Here are some of the airlines stocks rated Outperform at......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In a proxy filing Wednesday, Yahoo! nominated founder David Filo to the company's board of directors. Filo left the board in 1996 but has been an advisor since the hiring of CEO Marissa Meyer....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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DuPont reported first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday that fell short of consensus expectations. It said adverse weather conditions reduced earnings but operating margins improved....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The U.S. Labor Department has released its tally on weekly jobless claims, and the figure rose by 2,000 to 304,000. The prior week’s reading was revised higher to 302,000 from 300,000. Dow......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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These are this Thursday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from Wall Street. They include Alcoa, Bank of America, Boardwalk, Netflix, NBG and SanDisk....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Goldman Sachs is still a new Dow Jones Industrial Average component, and now the bulge bracket investment banking firm is out with its first-quarter earnings for 2014....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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PepsiCo reported better-than-expected first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning, due largely to cost-cutting and higher snack-food sales....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Schlumberger and Baker Hughes reported mixed first-quarter results before the markets opened Thursday. Their earnings were dominated by activity in North America....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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UnitedHealth Group reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings before markets opened Thursday, but revenues fell short of consensus estimates.
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Trey Thoelcke | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Weibo has priced its initial public offering of 16,800,000 shares at $17 per share for trading on Thursday. What investors will want to keep in mind was that it was expecting to sell 20 million......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is out with its first-quarter earnings report for 2014. All in all, this looks like another great quarter on earnings expectations but one with slightly lower revenues....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Workers at two of Amazon's logistics centers began a one-day strike Thursday morning that could see more than 1,000 employees on the picket lines.
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Morgan Stanley reported better-than-expected first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The bank has now posted a profit -- and beat earnings estimates -- in five consecutive quarters....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In another sign that the housing crisis has ended and that home sales and home prices have recovered, people view real estate as the best long-term investment they can have. According to a new poll......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Whatever recall and sales growth problems General Motors may have in the United States, its money-losing European operations have finally started to turn around....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sony, desperate for any success to help turn around its faltering prospects, announced some good news: sales of its PlayStation 4 have topped 7 million. It reached the milestone on April 6....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. McIntyre | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase.......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247alex | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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