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  1. Fox Flops With "Independence Day: Resurgence"

    June 28, 2016
    Twenty years after the aliens of Independence Day landed in theaters, Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) unleashed ...
  2. Skullcandy Is Setting Itself Up for a Bidding War

    June 28, 2016
    Earbud and headphone maker Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) hasn't done much for long-term investors. The stock is down nearly ...
  3. Dow Chemical to Cut Around 2,500 Silicones Workers

    June 28, 2016
    Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) is readying a big stack of pink slips. The company announced that it will cut approximately 2,5 ...
  4. LendingClub Names Permanent CEO; Warns of Job Cuts

    June 28, 2016
    Most regulatory filings are fairly humdrum affairs, detailing only one or two mundane events for a company. That wasn't ...
  5. Pfizer to Build $350M Biotech Center in China (PFE)

    June 28, 2016
    Pfizer Inc. is investing $350M to build its first biotech center in Asia. What’s the real value proposition for Pfizer beyond ...
  6. Potash Prices Tumble on Belaruskali's India Deal

    June 28, 2016
    The price of potash just tumbled to its lowest level in a decade after Belaruskali announced it had signed a contract with ...
  7. Japanese Tech Firms Take a Brexit Hit (CAJ)

    June 28, 2016
    The world’s third largest economy grapples with the immediate impact of a devalued pound amidst an uncertain political and ...
  8. Skechers Wins a Decisive ITC Ruling Over Nike

    June 28, 2016
    Sneaker maker Skechers (NYSE: SKX) kicked Nike's (NYSE: NKE) Converse unit in court, stomping flat all of its rival's claims ...
  9. Why Teva Pharma Continues to Sell Assets (TEVA)

    June 28, 2016
    Teva is on an asset selling spree to fund its $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan.
  10. Wendy's Enters Brazil in Time for Olympics (WEN)

    June 28, 2016
    In the backdrop of the upcoming Olympics, the plan to enter Brazil seems to be perfectly timed by the fast food chain Wendy's. ...
  11. Sonic Keeps Pace in the Fast-Food Discount Wars

    June 28, 2016
    Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) has expanded its $5 "Boom Box" full meal deal by adding Loaded Cheddar Dogs as a choice. This marks ...
  12. Dow Chemical Restructures at a Critical Juncture (DOW, DD)

    June 28, 2016
    The restructuring comes at a critical juncture as Dow Chemical seeks antitrust approval for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours merger.
  13. Brexit Effects: Banks Reduce Dark Pool Trading (MS, BAC)

    June 28, 2016
    Dark pools, the major trading venues for big investors, saw reduced volumes amid Brexit, raising questions about their viability. ...
  14. Lower for Longer: Wells Fargo's View on Interest Rates (WFC)

    June 28, 2016
    Learn what Wells Fargo & Company believes about future U.S. interest rates and how low interest rates affect the bank's profitability.
  15. Ken Griffin's Citadel Advisors Slashes Honeywell Stake 45% (HON)

    June 28, 2016
    Griffin still holds 2.47 million shares, suggesting he's looking to diversify his positions after Honeywell has yielded some ...
  16. Sanofi Agrees to $25.1B Asset Swap (SNY)

    June 28, 2016
    Sanofi's $25.1 billion asset swap deal will get its non-prescription drug operations, while Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH will ...
  17. Smartphone Markets Are Maturing: Should You Still Own QQQ?

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the ramifications of maturing smartphone and PC markets for the PowerShares QQQ ETF, as well as a fund risk greater ...
  18. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    June 28, 2016
    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  19. SolarCity Appoints Directors to Study Tesla Offer (SCTY, TSLA)

    June 28, 2016
    SolarCity has named two board members to evaluate the offer from Elon Musk and Tesla as well as other alternatives.
  20. Lyft Hires Investment Bank For Potential Stake Sale (GM)

    June 28, 2016
    Lyft has tapped Qatalyst Partners for potential sale of stake in the company. Backer GM is named as a potential suitor.
  21. Best Buy Tests Free House Calls from Tech Advisors

    June 28, 2016
    For a while now, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has leaned on customer service as a way to differentiate itself from its online rivals. ...
  22. PepsiCo Returns Aspartame to Diet Pepsi's Recipe

    June 28, 2016
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) recently brought the artificial sweetener aspartame back to some of its diet sodas, less than year after ...
  23. PIMCO: 3 Thoughts on Opportunistic Credit

    June 28, 2016
    Learn why PIMCO believes the high-yield market is entering a new stage of the investment cycle, including areas in which ...
  24. Will South Korea Devalue the Won?

    June 28, 2016
    Learn why the largest countries in Asia are devaluing their currencies. Discover how South Korea may respond and what this ...
  25. Consumer Staples Could Offer Relief From Brexit (KO, PG)

    June 28, 2016
    Consumer staple stocks could soon play catch-up with utilities, bonds, precious metals and other defensive groups benefiting ...
  26. Soros Bet Against Deutsche Bank After Brexit Vote (DB)

    June 28, 2016
    The billionaire investor places a short position on Deutsche Bank after Brexit vote
  27. 2 Reasons Why the Stock Market Leads the Economy

    June 28, 2016
    Pay attention to how economic strength can follow a sustained stock market advance and how economic weakness can result from ...
  28. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL)

    June 28, 2016
    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  29. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU)

    June 28, 2016
    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  30. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    June 28, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  31. Volkswagen Plans $15 Billion Emissions Settlement (VLKAY)

    June 28, 2016
    Volkswagen settlement will settle lawsuits with consumers, regulators and other parties over the emissions scandal.
  32. 13 Most Risky Post Brexit Stocks (EBAY,NEM,APA)

    June 28, 2016
    If you want to avoid stocks with high exposure to the U.K. following Brexit, take note of these 13 stocks.
  33. Lending Club Announces Layoffs And More Founder Malpractices ...

    June 28, 2016
    The fintech startup, which fired its founder earlier this year, announced layoffs due to lower loan volume and said that ...
  34. Facebook Announces the Release of Slideshow (AAPL, GOOG)

    June 28, 2016
    Facebook announces the release of Slideshow moviemaker in its quest to dominate social media video.
  35. Why Bank of America Lowered Its S&P 500 Target (BAC)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the reasons for Bank of America's double down on its downgrade of the year-end price of the S&P 500, and why it may ...
  36. How the "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market May Fade

    June 28, 2016
    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  37. Apple And Netflix Back In Bear Market Territory (AAPL, NFLX)

    June 28, 2016
    Apple and Netflix have sold off after Brexit and are testing support levels that, if broken, will signal the start of active ...
  38. Brexit's Effect on BP Sends Shares Lower (BP)

    June 28, 2016
    Britain's decision to exit the European Union is likely to impact London-based BP in ways that are different from other energy ...
  39. Brexit Could Impact Valeant's Asset Sales (VRX)

    June 28, 2016
    Britain's decision Friday to leave the European Union could negatively impact the company's divestment plans.
  40. Billionaire Carl Icahn's Q1 Moves: PYPL, AAPL

    June 28, 2016
    Billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn reduced his holdings in PYPL and AAPL in Q1. Let's find out why.
  41. These 3 Investors Are Betting Against the Stock Market

    June 28, 2016
    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros and Carl Icahn are betting against the stock market in 2016.
  42. Can the Fed Really Eliminate Too Big to Fail? (C, JPM)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the efforts to curb "too big to fail" banks, why the Dodd-Frank Reform bill has failed and why the measures taken ...
  43. Newly Launched: Fallen Angels iShares ETF (FALN)

    June 28, 2016
    Bond investors seeking high returns may be interested in the recently issued fallen angel corporate bond ETF called FALN.
  44. Intel Gears Up for Its Third Wave of Layoffs

    June 28, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) will start its third wave of layoffs by the end of the month, according to a recent Digitimes article. ...
  45. Monsanto Stock Declines Ahead of Q3 Earnings (MON)

    June 28, 2016
    Wall Street expects the genetically modified seed company to deliver a decline in revenue, while profits are expected to ...
  46. An Inside Look at Morgan Stanley's S&P 500 Target (MS)

    June 28, 2016
    Beware of an economic slowdown in China and possible strengthening of the U.S. dollar, because these two events could significantly ...
  47. The True Value of Gold, If You Are Rich (GLRE)

    June 28, 2016
    Discover why wealthy investors should consider converting part of their portfolios to gold as a way to short the Federal ...
  48. General Mills Stock Rises Ahead of Q4 Earnings (GIS)

    June 28, 2016
    Wall Street expects the packaged food company to deliver year-over-year declines in both revenue and profits.
  49. 5 Investing Strategies if the Market Crashes (HDGE, BIS)

    June 28, 2016
    Identify how to protect your investments from a market crash, and potentially save your portfolio from heavy losses in the ...
  50. Brexit Bad for Facebook, but Not Why You Think (FB)

    June 28, 2016
    The media giant could take a significant hit to it business if Britain's decision to exit the European Union results in a ...
  51. Why Goldman Says Equity Investors Have No Safe Haven (GS)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the reasons behind Goldman Sachs' forecast for increasing drawdowns in the market, similar to the corrections of ...
  52. Is Turkey Facing an Energy Crisis?

    June 28, 2016
    In a rush of activity, Turkey has made diplomatic gestures to both Israel and Russia that could pave the way for lucrative ...
  53. HPE Management Shakeup Doesn't Reassure Wall Street (HPE)

    June 28, 2016
    The tech giant announced changes to its management aimed at making the company not only more innovative, but also more efficient ...
  54. Dow Chemical Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (DOW)

    June 28, 2016
    Dow Chemical will send its dividend payment on July 29 to shareholders of record as of June 30.
  55. What Facebook Owns That Other Social Media Do Not (FB)

    June 28, 2016
    Examine Facebook's competitive advantage to understand how the network effect and application suite set it apart from other ...
  56. All-Day Brexit Is Bad for McDonald's (MCD)

    June 28, 2016
    With some 37% of McDonald's sales coming from Europe, investors aren't taking chances, sending McDonald's shares lower Monday ...
  57. (GLD, ABX)

    June 28, 2016
    The UK decision to leave Europe has sparked a move to safe assets such as gold and other commodities. The breakouts on these ...
  58. Billionaire Dan Loeb's Mohawk Stake Gets Trimmed (MHK)

    June 27, 2016
    What Mohawk lacks in headline appeal, it has made up for in execution, leading to some 230% returns in the past five years. ...
  59. The Yankees Ink a Peace Deal With eBay's StubHub

    June 27, 2016
    The New York Yankees have made nice with eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) ticket resale unit StubHub, signing an agreement under which ...
  60. Grocers Launching Centers of Culinary Excellence

    June 27, 2016
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Kroger (NYSE: KR) are launching new culinary training centers, not to cater to the whims of foodies, ...
  61. Who Bought What Amid Brexit Carnage (EPC, CMG)

    June 27, 2016
    Many fund managers running premium funds used the Brexit event to cherry pick key stocks. Here’s a look at who picked what.
  62. Medtronic to Buy HeartWare for $1.1 Billion (MDT, HTWR)

    June 27, 2016
    The leader in the lucrative medical device market will buy HeartWare to provide more diagnostic tools and treatments for ...
  63. Why Medtronic's Spending $1.1 Billion on HeartWare

    June 27, 2016
    Medical device maker Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is plunging deeper into the cardiac care segment: The company on Monday announced ...
  64. Cabela's May Be Getting Ready to Sell Its Bank

    June 27, 2016
    The possibility of a buyout of Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) has been the subject of a lot of speculation since private equity firm ...
  65. Cisco Inks a "Smart Country" Deal With Israel

    June 27, 2016
    In keeping with former CEO and current Executive Shairman John Chamber's long -time objective to dominate the smart city ...
  66. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, ...

    June 27, 2016
    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  67. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    June 27, 2016
    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  68. Tech Stocks Affected By Brexit (IBM, AAPL)

    June 27, 2016
    IBM, Apple, and HP Inc. are among technology companies that could face serious currency headwinds due to the British Pound's ...
  69. British Petroleum Caught In Brexit's Maelstrom (BP, XOM)

    June 27, 2016
    British Petroleum now faces its biggest economic challenge since the Deep Horizon Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010
  70. Could Intel Exit the Data Security Business?

    June 27, 2016
    It was nearly six years ago that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) wrote a $7.68 billion check to acquire antivirus and data security ...
  71. GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: Which Should You Consider for Evaluation?

    June 27, 2016
    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor ...
  72. Barnes & Noble Bringing Back Pop Culture Event

    June 27, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has gotten creative in recent years in its efforts to bring people into its struggling stores. ...
  73. Legal Risk Study: XLK, How Many Fines Have Component Companies ...

    June 27, 2016
    Learn how component companies of the Technology Select SPDR ETF's sector have recently had to pay fines for monopolistic ...
  74. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    June 27, 2016
    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  75. 4 Government-Funded FuelCell Energy Projects (FCEL)

    June 27, 2016
    Discover FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), an alternative energy provider developing renewable fuel cell power plants ...
  76. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  77. The Latest on Viacom's "Game of Thrones" Drama

    June 27, 2016
    With warring factions, family intrigue, and an ailing patriarch who may or may not be calling the shots, Viacom's (NASDAQ: ...
  78. Buy or Sell the Biggest Brexit Losers (BCS, SAN)

    June 27, 2016
    A "yes" Brexit vote hammered some stocks down more than 13% on June 24. Now it is time to decide if that presents a buying ...
  79. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  80. Top 5 Positions in Philip Falcone's Portfolio (CPN, SPB)

    June 27, 2016
    Philip Falcone was the former CEO and Chairman of Harbinger Capital Partners. This article analyzes his top four portfolio ...
  81. Gold Bulls In Control After Brexit (GLD, PHYS)

    June 27, 2016
    Gold funds lifted to the top of 4 month rising channels on Friday and should break out into healthy trend advances.
  82. The Decline of the Middle Class: An Inside Look

    June 27, 2016
    Find out what is behind the decline of the middle class in America and how the hourglass economy may effect consumption.
  83. 10 Summer Books to Read That JP Morgan Recommends (JPM)

    June 27, 2016
    Discover the 10 books included in JPMorgan's 17th annual summer reading list. The titles cover a range of topics, from sleep ...
  84. How Minimum Wage Increases Could Hurt These Sectors

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why the consumer discretionary sector, and in particular the leisure and hospitality industry, faces the biggest challenges ...
  85. Intel Could Sell Internet Security Business (INTC)

    June 27, 2016
    Intel is mulling a sale of the Internet Security business as it focuses on restructuring amid a decline in PC sales.
  86. Ford Faces Calls For Compensation From Indonesian Dealers (F)

    June 27, 2016
    Indonesian car dealers are crying afoul about the carmaker's decision to exit the market.
  87. Is the ECB Failing as a Central Bank?

    June 27, 2016
    Deutsche Bank claims that the European Central Bank has failed. Discover the reasons for this accusation and the bank's proposed ...
  88. 3 Cases Against Long-Term Investment in Stocks

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why a rapidly evolving technology landscape, slowing population growth and single-product dominance have made long-term ...
  89. Goldman Sachs Shares Could Gain 30% Says Barron's (GS)

    June 27, 2016
    Goldman Sachs shares may gain as much as 30% in the next year on stock buybacks and cost cutting even as the Brexit vote ...
  90. Bill Ackman on Concentrated Portfolios, Lessons From Valeant ...

    June 27, 2016
    Explore the lessons of concentrated portfolios, including how Bill Ackman's strategy change at Pershing Square mirrors one ...
  91. Banks Survive Economic Shock in Fed Stress Test

    June 27, 2016
    America's most systemically important banks proved able to withstand a severe economic shock according to the Fed's annual ...
  92. Brexit Puts Big UK Banks at Risk

    June 27, 2016
    The uncertainty from last week's Brexit vote increases the risk of a U.K. recession, which could weigh heavily on the region's ...
  93. Is Hedging With ETF Indexes a Relevant Strategy? (QQQ, PSQ)

    June 27, 2016
    Discover four viable hedging strategies with index-based ETFs, including the use of inverse and leveraged funds, as well ...
  94. Nike Stock Declines Ahead of Q4 Earnings (NKE)

    June 27, 2016
    Wall Street expects the athletic footwear and apparel manufacturer to deliver a decline in earnings per share, while revenue ...
  95. US Banks Preparing to Relocate After Brexit

    June 27, 2016
    As the UK is likely to lose its financial privileges with the EU following the Brexit vote, major US banks have begun preparations ...
  96. SolarCity Seen Benefiting From Brexit (SCTY,TSLA)

    June 27, 2016
    Not every company is expected to struggle from the effects of Brexit.
  97. Microsoft Enters NFC Mobile Payments With New Microsoft Wallet ...

    June 27, 2016
    Microsoft has relaunched its mobile wallet which allows Windows 10 Mobile Users Tap-To-Pay feature.
  98. 3 Investments Under $500 That Are Potentially Worth Millions

    June 27, 2016
    Find out the various ways an investor can invest just an initial $500 or less, and eventually parlay that initial investment ...
  99. Brexit Might Force JPM to Reorganize in the UK (JPM)

    June 27, 2016
    Britain's decision to exit the European Union, which triggered a selloff in global markets, could have lasting impacts on ...
  100. How Will Brexit Affect the EU Employment Market?

    June 26, 2016
    Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, how will that decision affect its employment market?
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