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  1. NuStar Raises Guidance at Energy Forum (NS)

    September 23, 2016
    At a presentation given to JP Morgan's Midwest Energy Infrastructure Forum, NuStar Energy told investors that Q3 is shaping ...
  2. Hecla Mining Rises With Higher Gold Prices (HL)

    September 23, 2016
    Shares of Hecla Mining Company continued their climb Thursday, adding 1.48% to a five-day return of almost 9%.
  3. Vanguard Natural Resources Gets Well-Timed Break (VNR)

    September 23, 2016
    Vanguard Natural Resources has been given a reprieve by lenders, but it may not be enough to avoid bankruptcy.
  4. Why Lululemon’s Plan Might Work (LULU)

    September 23, 2016
    Lululemon wants to increase sales to men, and it might work for one simple reason.
  5. Two Tex-Med Pipelines: Activist Radar (ETP, ETE)

    September 23, 2016
    Environmental activists see the Dakota pipeline halt as a great victory, and they're looking for more pipelines on which ...
  6. Comcast Chided for DirecTV Attack Ads (CMCSA, T)

    September 23, 2016
    Comcast got a scolding from the National Advertising Division over two ads that take direct aim at DirecTV.
  7. Top 5 Farming Stocks of 2016 (MON, DE)

    September 23, 2016
    The agricultural industry is likely to experience long-term growth as the world’s population increases. These top farming ...
  8. Traders Dump Wells Fargo in Wake of Scandal (WFC)

    September 23, 2016
    WFC has dropped into a third test of horizontal support in the mid-40s in reaction to the industry's latest scandal and is ...
  9. MGT Shares Decline Amid Series of Blows (MGT)

    September 23, 2016
    MGT Capital Investments stock declines all week after a series of blows to the company.
  10. Virgin Shares Fall After Justice Dept. Talks (VA)

    September 23, 2016
    Shares were down 4% yesterday and more than 1% this morning.
  11. Twitter Soars On Acquisition Rumors (TWTR, CRM)

    September 23, 2016
    The social media network's stock is soaring after rumors that a deal could happen as soon as the end of this year.
  12. Apple CEO Tim Cook Sold $65 Million in Stock (AAPL)

    September 23, 2016
    Cook has only reached the halfway mark of a stock compensation plan that could see him awarded several million more shares ...
  13. Imperva: Cisco, IBM Among Prospective Buyers (IMPV, CSCO)

    September 23, 2016
    News of interest from tech giants to acquire California-based cybersecurity software company sent Imperva shares soaring ...
  14. Assessing Schnitzer Steel Valuation (SCHN)

    September 23, 2016
    Schnitzer Steel, which has suffered share price declines of 22% and 50% in the respective three years and five years, is ...
  15. Nucor's Dividend, Value Strong as Steel (NUE)

    September 23, 2016
    You'll have to go all the way back to 1991 to find the last time Nucor didn't pay a dividend.
  16. Steel Dynamics Rise Despite Slashing Guidance (STLD)

    September 23, 2016
    Steel Dynamics lowered its third-quarter estimates for flat-rolled volumes and now expects recycling performance to underwhelm.
  17. Gains for Both Wearables and Fitbit Stock (FIT)

    September 23, 2016
    Fitbit shares continue to gain, closing up 3% on the back of research that shows adoption of fitness bands and smartwatches ...
  18. General Mills Will Give Them What They Want (GIS)

    September 23, 2016
    General Mills has seen some sales declines, but it has a simple adjustment strategy.
  19. Shake Shack, Next Generation Burger Joint (SHAK)

    September 23, 2016
    Fast food is out. Shake Shack, with its diverse gourmet menu items, is in.
  20. Will Rangegold Remain Rangebound? (GOLD)

    September 23, 2016
    The market is now in a "wait-and-see mode" for Rangegold, which has risen 95% from its 52-week low, to show it deserves Goldman's ...
  21. T-Mobile to End Free iPhone Upgrades Sunday (TMUS)

    September 23, 2016
    T-Mobile is ending its free iPhone 7 upgrade program on Sunday, Sept. 25.
  22. Starbucks Gets Fresher (SBUX)

    September 23, 2016
    This Starbucks subsidiary is expanding its product line with more food offerings.
  23. Verizon Unhappy Over Yahoo Data Breach (VZ, YHOO)

    September 23, 2016
    Verizon executives weren't aware of the size and scope of the Yahoo data hack until recently, raising questions about the ...
  24. Prudential Gets a Boost from Analysts (PRU)

    September 23, 2016
    The insurance giant gets an upgrade at Goldman Sachs, jolting shares.
  25. Moody's: America's Credit Still Good (SPY, VXX)

    September 23, 2016
    America still has the agency's highest rating thanks to a strong economy, but entitlements remain a threat.
  26. Duke's Solar Program Pays Customers $5M (DUK)

    September 23, 2016
    Duke Energy Corp said its Solar Rebate Program has paid nearly $5 million to customers who have invested in solar power.
  27. KeyCorp Acquires First Niagara Bank (KEY)

    September 23, 2016
    The bank's assets will get a boost of $40 billion.
  28. New Technologies Displayed at Glasstec 2016 (AEIS)

    September 23, 2016
    Despite some analysts recently downgrading Advanced Energy’s stock rating, the precision power company released new products ...
  29. After Wells Fargo, Republicans Still Attack CFPB (GS, MS)

    September 23, 2016
    Democrats are challenging a Republican plan to deregulate banks in the wake of the Wells Fargo (WFC) fake account scandal.
  30. PSX: Phillips 66 Dividend Analysis

    September 23, 2016
    The spinoff of the oil refining business from ConocoPhillips has benefited Phillips 66 in maintaining its earnings and dividend ...
  31. Assessing Agnico Eagle Mines Valuation (AEM)

    September 23, 2016
    Shares of Agnico Eagle, which have soared 115% year-to-date, have been one of the beneficiaries of the 25% rise in gold prices ...
  32. HP Inc. Surges Past 52-Week High (HPQ)

    September 22, 2016
    Investors see upside in HP Inc.'s variety of new long-term initiatives to sharpen its core businesses, cut costs and dive ...
  33. Away From Coal (or Diesel) Toward Gas (LNG)

    September 22, 2016
    One of the forces pushing up demand for LNG is environmental politics. Investors should understand the risk that such political ...
  34. Atlanta Police Purchase TASER Body Cameras (TASR)

    September 22, 2016
    The Atlanta Police Department becomes one of the latest in law enforcement to purchase the Axon Flex and Body 2 cameras.
  35. Tech Plays for Dividend Seekers (XLK, VGT)

    September 22, 2016
    A sector looked at by investors traditionally for high growth stock picks now boasts the largest annual dividend growth rate ...
  36. Is EOG’s Reputation for Premium Sites Intact? (EOG)

    September 22, 2016
    EOG Resources has maintained viability with a focus on premium wells, but can it profit from the Yates deal?
  37. Juniper Networks Welcomes Suitors (JNPR, CSCO)

    September 22, 2016
    While the networking and security hardware vendor appears to be on sale, the list of Juniper’s potential public suitors could ...
  38. Norfolk Southern Improves Safety & Service (NSC)

    September 22, 2016
    Strong safety and service numbers have been reported, but there might be better news ahead.
  39. Wal-Mart Curbside Pickup Hits Twin Cities (WMT)

    September 22, 2016
    Three Wal-Mart locations in the Twin Cities area now offer curbside pickup.
  40. Cisco Teams With Salesforce on Cloud, IoT (CSCO, CRM)

    September 22, 2016
    As old-guard Cisco restructures its core business to focus on cloud, collaboration and IoT, it secures a new alliance with ...
  41. Sarepta Announces Offering of Common Stock (SRPT)

    September 22, 2016
    Sarepta Therapeutics announces a $225 million capital-raising public offering.
  42. HPE Sees Growth in HPC Market (HPE)

    September 22, 2016
    As HPE slims down its core businesses, it aims for the growing markets for big data management and analytics, which could ...
  43. Markets Rejoice on Low Jobless Claims (SPY, TNA)

    September 22, 2016
    Stocks are rallying after jobless claims show an unexpected decline.
  44. Canadian Pacific vs. Minister Of Transport (CP)

    September 22, 2016
    Canadian Pacific wants increased safety. Minister of Transport sides with privacy.
  45. GM: General Motors Dividend Analysis

    September 22, 2016
    General Motors offered attractive dividend yields during the first half of 2016 and has a healthy dividend based on its earnings ...
  46. Baidu at Cusp of New Uptrend (BIDU)

    September 22, 2016
    Baidu has broken out above a 22-month trendline but needs stronger technical signals to confirm a new uptrend.
  47. Royal Caribbean Cruising in Hong Kong (RCL)

    September 22, 2016
    Cruise line is seeing a strong stream of business at this port, despite downward trends in Hong Kong tourism.
  48. L-3 Awarded All Nippon Airways Contract (LLL)

    September 22, 2016
    L-3 Communications Holdings Inc will install an Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator at an All Nippon Airways flight training ...
  49. The Battle for Dominance in AI is Heating Up (CRM)

    September 22, 2016
    As it competes with technology giants like Google, Salesforce looks to secure its place in the market for AI with its new ...
  50. T-Mobile: LTE Outages Have Been Fixed (TMUS)

    September 22, 2016
    T-Mobile gets hit with outage that Verizon uses to slam its competition.
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