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Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) have come up with a new way to target ads. It will “see” which apps a user has downloaded to allow marketers to aim their messages. Twitter needs the service. It......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The short interest data are out for the November 14 settlement date. Biotech companies are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big upside and big downside. FDA rulings can make or break them.......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247chrislange | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Total online traffic on Thanksgiving Day rose 14.3% this year compared with 2013, but the average order value was about 2% less. Mobile traffic accounted for over half (52.1%) of all online traffic,......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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The Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) website is down. The site’s front page says “We’re sorry. BestBuy.com is current not available. Check back soon” What a disaster on Black Friday......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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For the third consecutive year, strikes and protests are taking place at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations around the country. Protesters are seeking minimum pay of $15 an hour and full-time......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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About one-third of all data breaches in the retail sector are traceable to a third-party vendor. That’s what happened earlier this year when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) were hit with a hacking......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Thanksgiving Day online shopping posted some good news and some not-so-good news. As of 6:00 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day, online sales are up 12.2% compared with the same period a year ago and the......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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With the holiday-shortened week taking place, many equity investors have been very thankful for another tremendous year in the stock market. Still, one can only wonder what sort of upside the bulls......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247lee | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Why has oil dropped below 70? Analysts and traders appeared to believe Saudi Arabia did not mean what it said when the country announced in October that it did not care if the price of crude fell to......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). But while the scope of gender inequality has narrowed in......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247alex | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Based on both youth and total unemployment, Italy looks like Spain and Greece did during the depths of the recession. Italy’s overall unemployment number was a record low 13.2% last month, and......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Friday, November 28, 2014
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There are several reasons retailers drop prices over the holidays. One is to bring in shoppers and hope they will buy products which are not deeply discounted. Another is to fight for market share,......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has dropped the price of its failed Fire Phone to $199 from $449. It seems like a good idea, since evidence shows the smartphone is not selling well. To make the phone even more......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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In the month of October, Japanese automakers were responsible for eight of the top-20-selling vehicles in the U.S. The four top-selling cars come from Japanese makers, and trail behind only the three......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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For some reason, analysts and traders seemed to think that Saudi Arabia did not mean what it said when it announced in October that the country didn’t care if the price of crude fell to $80 a barrel......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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November 26, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday but a blizzard of economic data sent the DJIA into the red where it spent the rest of the day. Trading was thin today ahead of tomorrow’s......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Lower crude oil prices typically mean lower profits for exploration & production (E&P) companies, and this time around is no different. The recent sharp drop in crude prices has generated a......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 162 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 21st, compared with an expected......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose from a final October reading of 86.9 to a final November reading of 88.8, down from the preliminary November reading of 89.4.......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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As 2014 draws to a close, analysts are looking ahead for what to expect in the coming year. One of the big questions that they are confronting is whether or not the bull market that we are currently......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247chrislange | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Short interest data for major oil stocks was released for the November 14 settlement date. Most of the top oil stocks, with the exception of ConocoPhillips, saw their short interest rise in this......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247chrislange | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The short interest data for the semiconductor industry have come out for the November 14 settlement date. These chip stocks all took a hit during the market sell-off in mid-October, but recent short......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247chrislange | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The U.S. Census Bureau this morning released data on new single-family home sales for October. Sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, from a downwardly......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1.9 million barrels last week,......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in October. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an upwardly revised index......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Commerce released the durable goods orders report for the month of October Wednesday morning. The new orders index came in at 0.4% against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247chrislange | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Stocks are enjoying another stellar year in 2014. The S&P 500 Index was up 14% year-to-date right before Thanksgiving, and the bull market is now more than five and a half years old. 24/7 Wall......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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By James Stafford of Oilprice.com When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Consumers have spent $17.5 billion via e-commerce during the first 23 days of November. That is an 11% increase over the same period in 2013. The data is for desktop computers, according to research......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Both airlines and passengers lose. One sheds revenue, and the other may not make it home for Thanksgiving. Exactly 222  flights “within, into, or out of the United States” have been......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) reported fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday morning. For the quarter, the farm and heavy equipment maker posted diluted......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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As another indication of how fast gasoline prices have fallen, they have dropped below $2.60 in five states, based on the price of an average gallon of regular. The national price is $2.81 according......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After the strong performance......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: 247lee | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The drop in the price of oil has felt monumental considering that the U.S. economy is still holding up well when the world’s growth engine is idling. This may be a welcome event for many consumers,......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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