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  1. Pfizer to Buy Rival's Antibiotics Business (PFN)

    August 24, 2016
    Days after acquiring cancer drug developer Medivation for $14 billion, Pfizer has made yet another noteworthy buy: AstraZeneca's ...
  2. Who is Driving Berkshire Hathaway's Management Team? (BRK.B)

    August 24, 2016
    A look into Berkshire Hathaway’s core management team and how they work together to deliver consistent returns over the long ...
  3. U.S. Banks Struggle To Reduce Branches (JPM)

    August 24, 2016
    The efforts by U.S. banks to get lean by reduction in branch network are getting challenged by customers who won’t give up ...
  4. Intuit Price Levels To Watch After Earnings

    August 24, 2016
    Intuit is testing July breakout support near $109, after a poorly received earnings report, and could reach double digits ...
  5. Awaiting These Major Breakouts (DIS, NFLX)

    August 24, 2016
    These three stocks are moving in patterns that can't last. Watch for the breakout.
  6. Who Is Driving Fitbit's Management Team? (FIT)

    August 24, 2016
    These four members of Fitbit’s management team have worked together to help double and triple the company's revenues and ...
  7. Who Is Driving Wal-Mart's Management Team (WMT)

    August 24, 2016
    Wal-Mart's management team includes three senior executives who drive important strategic initiatives at the company. Included ...
  8. Identifying a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    August 24, 2016
    Pension fund managers are not the only entities owing a fiduciary duty to stockholders. Corporate officers and directors ...
  9. Top 3 Health Care REIT ETFs in 2016

    August 24, 2016
    These three REIT ETFs give individuals the opportunity to invest in health care-oriented real estate.
  10. Who Is Driving IBM's Management Team?

    August 24, 2016
    Find information on some of the key executives at IBM that have kept driving the company forward in the technology sector ...
  11. How the Macy's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (M)

    August 24, 2016
    Learn about the different Macy's Credit Cards available to consumers, with a summary of the rewards and benefits, who should ...
  12. Top 5 Timber Stocks of 2016 (WY, PCH)

    August 24, 2016
    These five stocks offer appealing investments in the timber industry, based on dividend yield, financial health, valuation ...
  13. U.S. Upholds Import Ban Against Arista Networks

    August 24, 2016
    The U.S. Trade Representative recently upheld an import ban by the International Trade Commission (ITC) against Arista Networks' ...
  14. Is It Time to Buy Mining Stocks? (GLEN.L)

    August 23, 2016
    The sector has come a long way from the lows of January, but arguably there is still more to come, especially if global stock ...
  15. Sony’s PlayStation Now Is Coming to Windows PC (SNE, MSFT)

    August 23, 2016
    Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming service will provide access to Playstation games on Windows PCs.
  16. Twitter Stock Recovering From Downgrade (TWTR, FB)

    August 23, 2016
    What can be said about Twitter in 140 characters that hasn't been said already?
  17. Is Netflix Stock a Smart Buy at Current Levels? (NFLX)

    August 23, 2016
    Netflix shares might be stuck in their $95 range for a while.
  18. Facebook Messenger Becoming More Independent (FB)

    August 23, 2016
    The emergence of Snapchat has raised the stakes in Facebook's battle to make its platform to be both more immersive and functional. ...
  19. Apple Co-Founder Steven Wozniak Predicts Removal of Headphone ...

    August 23, 2016
    Back in March Wozniak criticised the Apple watch and its pricing.
  20. Two Senators Investigate Pricing of Mylan's EpiPen (MYL)

    August 23, 2016
    Mylan is coming under attack by two U.S. Senators who are demanding to know why the price of the EpiPen allergy drug has ...
  21. BP Capital Made Savvy Oil Investments in Q2 (EEP, PAA)

    August 23, 2016
    The Texas-based hedge fund purchased new stakes in oil and energy companies during the second quarter.
  22. Citigroup's Fraught Rollout of Costco Card (C, COST)

    August 23, 2016
    Citigroup's roll out of the Costco Anywhere Visa card has been marred with problems since its launch in June.
  23. Silicon Valley’s Highest Paying Companies (FB, TWTR)

    August 23, 2016
    Home to startups transformed into global tech forces, Silicon Valley offers six-figure median total compensation salaries ...
  24. Tableau Software Names a New CEO

    August 23, 2016
    Data analysis specialist Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) has ascertained that it needs a new person in the CEO position. The ...
  25. Chipmaker Intersil in M&A Talks for $3 Billion (ISIL)

    August 23, 2016
    Due to weak computer and smartphone sales, leading chipmakers have undergone a series of mergers in order to enter new growth ...
  26. Amazon to Offer $5 Music Subscription Service (AMZN)

    August 23, 2016
    The music streaming industry becomes increasingly competitive as leading tech companies develop services to compete with ...
  27. Marcus: Goldman Sachs’s New Retail Banking Identity (GS)

    August 23, 2016
    Meet ‘Marcus’—the new brand with which Goldman Sachs will venture into retail banking.
  28. Tesla Announces Quickest Production Car (TSLA)

    August 23, 2016
    Tesla Motors announced a new car equipped with a 100 KwH battery that is also the third-fastest accelerating car ever.
  29. Amazon’s Prime Now Service Offering Hyundai Test Drives

    August 23, 2016
    We can expect more nontraditional partnerships to emerge from auto and internet players in markets.
  30. VLACX,WOGSX,FLCSX,FCNTX,DODGX: Top Large Cap Mutual Funds

    August 23, 2016
    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  31. Best Buy Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    August 23, 2016
    A positive response to second-quarter earnings has lifted Best Buy into a long-awaited test at major resistance between $38 ...
  32. Rio Tinto to Abandon Indian Diamond Project

    August 23, 2016
    When Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) announced a major business reorganization last month, many felt it was the mining giant was preparing ...
  33. Annuities vs. Fixed-Income ETFs: Which One Is Better (PFF)

    August 23, 2016
    Find out which investment vehicle is better for a retirement investor: an income annuity or a fixed-income exchange-traded ...
  34. How to Get a Credit Card Without a Social Security Number (SSN) ...

    August 23, 2016
    Learn the methods by which a borrower can get approved for a credit card, even if the borrower lacks a valid Social Security ...
  35. Top 5 Shareholders of HSBC

    August 23, 2016
    Learn about the business profiles, operations and investment strategies of the five largest institutional shareholders of ...
  36. Why Goldman Thinks the U.S. Dollar Will Stay Strong

    August 23, 2016
    Goldman analysts are bullish on companies that do business in the United States, in the face of a strengthening dollar and ...
  37. Monsanto, Bayer Said to Be Inching Closer to Deal

    August 23, 2016
    Don't be the last man standing. That seems to be the impetus driving negotiations between Bayer and Monsanto (NYSE: MON), ...
  38. Fitbit, GoPro Can Thank Best Buy for Stock Pops

    August 23, 2016
    Big box and online retailer Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) announced a surprisingly strong second-quarter of fiscal 2017 early on ...
  39. Performance Snapshot of the Biggest Tech ETF (XLK, FB)

    August 23, 2016
    Prospective investors who intend to increase diversified exposure to the US technology sector may have an interest in the ...
  40. Top 4 Companies Owned by Sears (SHLD)

    August 23, 2016
    Lands' End, Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, owned by Sears Holdings Company, have contributed to the turnaround efforts at ...
  41. Top 9 Companies Owned by Samsung

    August 23, 2016
    Samsung has established itself as one of the largest companies in the world through acquiring and managing subsidiaries in ...
  42. Tesla Shares Rise After Musk Tweet (TSLA)

    August 23, 2016
    Tesla's shares popped after CEO Musk said the company will make a product announcement this afternoon California time.
  43. Return Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV)

    August 23, 2016
    Investors who intend to build up exposure to the US healthcare industry may have an interest in the largest US-traded XLV ...
  44. Why Bank of America Stock Is Lower Than Pre-Crisis (BAC)

    August 23, 2016
    Rescued by the U.S. Government in 2009, Bank of America stock is still lower than it was before the Global Financial Crisis.
  45. How the J. C. Penney Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 23, 2016
    The JCPenney credit card has some nice perks, especially for frequent buyers, but it carries a relatively high interest rate. ...
  46. Why Did KFC Give Away Chicken-Scented Sunscreen?

    August 23, 2016
    In the fast-food industry, getting attention has become as important as selling a tasty product. Yum! Brands has been especially ...
  47. The 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to Australia (BCS, COF)

    August 23, 2016
    Almost any card will get you there, but these three offer the best value for your buck.
  48. WWE Loses Another Big Star to Injury

    August 23, 2016
    As a sport with predetermined outcomes, professional wrestling lacks some of the risk inherent in boxing or mixed martial ...
  49. Top 3 A Share ETFs of 2016 (ASHR, PEK)

    August 23, 2016
    Risk-tolerant investors looking to gain diversified exposure to China's A shares market should consider these top three A ...
  50. Top Dividend Stocks of 2016 (CNP, T)

    August 23, 2016
    These four high-yielding stocks have performed particularly well in 2016.
  51. How the Lowes Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (LOW)

    August 23, 2016
    Understand how the Lowe's credit card works, which customers benefit the most, its terms and conditions, and what alternatives ...
  52. Top 5 Automobile Stocks of 2016

    August 23, 2016
    Low rates, cheap gas, available credit and an improving economy should drive sales for these five industry leaders in 2 ...
  53. Smaller Biotechs Surging to New Highs

    August 23, 2016
    Small- and mid-cap biotechs are attracting healthy buying interest and setting off bullish divergences that support higher ...
  54. Venezuela's Food Shortage Explained

    August 23, 2016
    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  55. How Did Larry Ellison Get Rich?

    August 23, 2016
    Learn how Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation and rated fifth richest person in the world in 2016, literally programmed ...
  56. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    August 23, 2016
    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  57. 4 Fintech Firms Emerging in San Francisco (PYPL, BBVA)

    August 23, 2016
    Learn why fintech companies are prospering, and discover three emerging companies in this realm that are located in the San ...
  58. Why Gold-Backed ETFs Have More Gold Reserves Than China

    August 23, 2016
    Uncover the factors behind investors' increased demand for gold while discovering the impetus behind the surge in bullion-backed ...
  59. Buy The Tobacco Dip

    August 23, 2016
    After smokin'-hot performance since 2009, tobacco stocks pulled back to key support levels after early July's risk-off exodus ...
  60. Top 5 Coal-Mining Stocks of 2016 (CLF, BHP)

    August 23, 2016
    In an industry under stress, but still dominant in energy generation, these coal producers could prove to be diamonds in ...
  61. Is Starbucks Getting Greedy? (SBUX)

    August 23, 2016
    Has Starbucks made a rare strategic error by raising prices and altering its rewards program?
  62. Top 4 Shareholders of Transocean

    August 23, 2016
    Learn about the business profiles, investment philosophies and assets under management of Transocean's four largest shareholders, ...
  63. Why Sysco is an Underappreciated Stock (SYY)

    August 23, 2016
    Sysco is the biggest food distributor in the country. Here's why you should consider it a good buy right now.
  64. Top 6 Pharmaceutical Companies Globally

    August 23, 2016
    Johnson & Johnson leads the pack in both market cap and revenue.
  65. 3 Reasons Credit Cards with Chips Are Safer (MA, V)

    August 23, 2016
    Discover the three ways chip-embedded cards are safer that those with magnetic stripes and how the integration of PIN codes ...
  66. Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2016 (MANU)

    August 23, 2016
    Learn which teams are the most valuable sports franchises in 2016, including which organization overtook Real Madrid as the ...
  67. Behind Encana's 82.3% Fall in 10 Years (ECA)

    August 23, 2016
    Encana's stock price has moved with other energy firms, though production mix, the Cenovus spinoff and financial results ...
  68. Shorting Nintendo After "Pokémon Go"? (NTDOY)

    August 23, 2016
    Nintendo shares have attracted short interest as investors are questioning the staying power of "Pokemon Go."
  69. American Funds Shedding Dividend Payers for Growth (BABA, MO)

    August 23, 2016
    American Funds, with $1.3T in AUM, is shifting towards a growth strategy.
  70. Top 10 Shareholders of Pfizer (PFE)

    August 23, 2016
    As of 2016, approximately 72% of Pfizer's 6.19 billion outstanding shares are owned by [mutual funds] and institutional investors.
  71. What is Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry?

    August 23, 2016
    Adverse selection impacts the markets for health insurance and automobile insurance, but interfering with actuarial work ...
  72. 5 Lessons From Google's Machine Learning Development (GOOG)

    August 23, 2016
    Google challenges its employees to explore machine learning technology and strives to implement artificial intelligence across ...
  73. 6 Fintech Firms Emerging in New York City (ONDK)

    August 23, 2016
    Some of New York City's top fintech companies are already disrupting the financial services industry.
  74. Top 5 Companies Owned by Whirlpool (WHR)

    August 23, 2016
    Whirlpool's major acquisitions go back to the 1980s, and the companies that it owns has helped make it the second-largest ...
  75. Zoes Kitchen Stock Falls on 2016 Guidance

    August 23, 2016
    The share price of Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant operator Zoes Kitchen (NYSE: ZOES) took a hit in after-hours trading ...
  76. Traders Turn To The Stability of Utilities (XLU, DUK)

    August 23, 2016
    The relatively low correlation between utilities and the broader equity markets make this an ideal segment for investors ...
  77. The Biggest High-End Housing Risk May Be Money Laundering (TOL, ...

    August 22, 2016
    The next 12-24 months could be rocky for bullish housing investors, especially for those long high-end homebuilders. Here’s ...
  78. Apple Acquires Health Startup Gliimpse (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    With this acquisition, Apple may be looking to integrate Gliimpse’s platform with its devices such as Apple Watch, iPhone ...
  79. AMZN vs. BABA: A Look at Two E-Commerce Giants (AMZN, BABA)

    August 22, 2016
    From an investment perspective, you would have done well betting on either company.
  80. 5 Stocks in the New S&P 500 Real Estate Sector (SPG, AMT)

    August 22, 2016
    Real Estate will have its own sector on the S&P 500 index from August 31 onwards. Major banks expect substantial inflow to ...
  81. Apple to Launch 3 New iPhones in 2017 (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    Samsung, which is the only company that offers OLED displays in its smartphones, will be the primary supplier of OLED screens ...
  82. Apple to Remove "Store" From Retail Name (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    This change sets the stage for the type of experience and relationship Apple wants to cultivate from each sale within its ...
  83. Private Prison REITs Suffer on DoJ Decision (CXW, GEO)

    August 22, 2016
    The markets have overreacted to the Department of Justice ruling, tanking the private prison REITs to rock bottom levels.
  84. ChemChina Bid for Syngenta Wins Key U.S. Approval

    August 22, 2016
    The potentially record-setting acquisition of Switzerland-based agribusiness major Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) by China National ...
  85. Facebook Stock Will Reach $153: Barron's (FB)

    August 22, 2016
    With Facebook's market capitalization now at around $356 billion, Barron's $153 price target would put the market cap near ...
  86. Microsoft Acquires AI Scheduling Tool Genee (MSFT)

    August 22, 2016
    Microsoft got a little smarter Monday, thanks to its newly-added capabilities in artificial intelligence.
  87. NUSFX, NOIEX, NOSIX: Top Northern Trust Funds for Retirement

    August 22, 2016
    Discover how to use Northern Trust mutual funds to create a highly diversified and moderately conservative portfolio with ...
  88. Yum!’s Pizza Hut to Expand in Central and Eastern Europe (YUM)

    August 22, 2016
    Yum’s four-fold increase with a new refranchising model in newer, unexplored territories is expected to bolster its revenues.
  89. Gulf States Still Vulnerable Despite High Oil (EEM, GULF)

    August 22, 2016
    Moody's says Persian Gulf countries are likely to remain under pressure despite rising oil prices.
  90. LWBOX, SBLTX, LWCPX: 3 Top Legg Mason Fixed-Income Funds

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the three best mutual funds administered and managed by Legg Mason and its subsidiaries that specialize in investing ...
  91. DODGX, DODWX, DODFX: Top Dodge & Cox Funds for Retirement

    August 22, 2016
    Mutual fund firm Dodge & Cox sells a lineup of straightforward funds to provide a balanced retirement portfolio; most have ...
  92. FLPSX,SHRAX,VIMSX,VTSMX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of Seagate

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Seagate Technology shares, and learn if their investment styles can ...
  93. VTSMX,PRBLX,PRFDX: Mutual Fund Holders of Applied Materials

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Applied Materials shares, and determine if their investment strategy ...
  94. DSEFX: Domini's Highest Performing Fund Since Inception

    August 22, 2016
    Discover Domini Social Investments, and learn about various characteristics of its highest-performing mutual fund, the Domini ...
  95. 3 Ways You Can Invest in Argentina From the U.S. (ARGT, FM)

    August 22, 2016
    With its debt issues mostly resolved and exchange controls eliminated, Argentina is open for business.
  96. FPURX: Introducing Fidelity Puritan Fund's Top Holdings

    August 22, 2016
    Learn about one of Fidelity Investment's oldest mutual funds, the Fidelity Puritan Fund, and read about the fund's top holdings.
  97. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors

    August 22, 2016
    Learn about American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund, a highly rated growth and income fund from Capital Group, and ...
  98. FAMRX, FASGX, FSANX: Introducing Fidelity Target Risk Funds

    August 22, 2016
    Get a brief overview of Fidelity's seven target risk funds, with a description of each fund's asset allocation and expense ...
  99. CBLAX,NINDX,NTIAX,RDLAX: Top Columbia Funds for Retirement

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the advantages of using mutual funds to diversify your retirement savings. Learn which Columbia Funds build the ...
  100. Amazon Bets Big on Post-Brexit Britain (AMZN)

    August 22, 2016
    With the setup of new facilities leading to high job creation potential, Amazon joins the list of global businesses that ...
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