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  1. Stock Analysis

    HP and Intel Team Up on New Chromebook

    Introducing a new notebook in the midst of the current PC market sales swoon -- shipments dropped 9.6% in the first quarter to their lowest level in nine years -- as HP did on Thursday may cause a bit ...
  2. Stock Analysis

    Boyd Gaming Buys Yet Another Vegas Casino Operator

    For the second time in a week, casino operator Boyd Gaming (BYD) has bought another smaller gaming house in Las Vegas. Boyd, which owns or has interests in nearly two dozen casinos in Las Vegas and around ...
  3. Stock Analysis

    Judge OKs Pinnacle's Casino Sale, Lease-Back Deal

    Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) got a judge's approval to sell a casino to a real estate investment trust and then lease it back, despite the objections of the casino employees' union. The ...
  4. Term

    What Is Contractionary Policy?

    A contractionary policy is a macroeconomic tool used to slow down an economy.
  5. Investing

    The Difference Between Book and Market Value

    Book value is the price paid for an asset. It never changes as long as the asset is owned. Market value is the current price at which the asset can sell.
  6. Term

    What Is Corporate Inversion?

    Corporate inversion occurs when a U.S. company buys or combines with a foreign company in a country with a lower corporate tax rate.
  7. Savings

    The Difference Between Compounding Interest and Simple Interest

    Interest is the cost a borrower pays to use someone else’s money. Interest can be either simple or compounded.
  8. Term

    What Is Stockholders' Equity?

    Stockholders’ equity represents the equity that shareholders own in a company.
  9. Stock Analysis

    Priceline CEO Quits After Relationship Misconduct

    Beware the office relationship: Priceline Group CEO and President Darren Huston has unexpectedly stepped down from both positions, effective immediately, following an internal company investigation that ...
  10. Stock Analysis

    Oracle Buys Textura to Expand Its Cloud Footprint

    Like some other firms in the tech industry, Oracle (ORCL) was a bit late to recognize the opportunity the cloud and its related markets represent. Despite that, Oracle has quickly established itself as ...
  11. Stock Analysis

    Time Warner's New FilmStruck Channel to Skip Cable

    In the same week federal regulators agreed to allow Charter Communications (CHTR) to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $65.5 billion, Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Turner Broadcasting announced plans ...
  12. Stock Analysis

    IBM's Watson Finds a New Home on "Sesame Street"

    IBM (IBM) has been slowly finding new, consumer-facing ways to make commercial use of its Watson cognitive computing technology, and now it has found one that will put it to work alongside Kermit the ...
  13. Stock Analysis

    Mondelez International Posts Strong Q1 Growth

    Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) jumped 3% on Wednesday after the snack food and beverage maker posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. Revenue fell 17% annually to $6.5 billion, but ...
  14. Stock Analysis

    Michael Kors Stock Jumps on a Luxurious Upgrade

    Shares of fashion house Michael Kors (KORS) jumped 3% on Thursday morning after Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy upgraded the stock to "neutral" with a $67 price target. Murphy attributes the upgrade ...
  15. Stock Analysis

    Domino's Keeps Growing, but Misses Estimates

    Sometimes, good is not good enough when a company grows but misses expectations. That's what happened to Domino's Pizza (DPZ) when it reported its first quarter 2016 results before the market opened on ...
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