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  1. The 3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels

    August 6, 2015
    Staying at a luxury hotel is the stuff of daydreams for most people. The few who do regularly stay, or even live, in upscale ...
  2. Sony Launches 2 New Mid-Range Smartphones

    August 6, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) recently unveiled two new mid-range smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5, which both rely on ...
  3. Coca-Cola Benefits Most From 3-Way Merger?

    August 6, 2015
    The recent news that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) was in talks to merge with its German counterpart Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke ...
  4. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40

    August 6, 2015
    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  5. ConAgra Goes BPA-Free

    August 6, 2015
    BPA is PNG, persona non grata. ConAgra (NYSE: CGA) is the latest food company to eliminate usage of the controversial chemical ...
  6. Papa John's Raises Dividend by 25%

    August 6, 2015
    The dividend at Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) is rising like dough in an oven. The pizza purveyor has increased ...
  7. DISH Reacts as NBC Rebuffs Sling TV Ads

    August 6, 2015
    DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) recently launched an on-air ad campaign for Sling TV that paints bundled television offerings ...
  8. The 5 Biggest Financial Advisory Firms in the US

    August 6, 2015
    Read about the five largest financial advisory services firms in the United States, including big names such as Vanguard ...
  9. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans

    August 6, 2015
    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  10. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home

    August 6, 2015
    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  11. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the US Economy

    August 6, 2015
    Find out more about exchange-traded funds that track the U.S. economy, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Vanguard S&P 5 ...
  12. How Groupon Makes Money

    August 5, 2015
    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
  13. AMC Gives "Fear The Walking Dead" a Second Season

    August 5, 2015
    Continuing a trend we have seen elsewhere, AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) has ordered a 15-episode second season of Fear The ...
  14. Lockheed Martin Wins $460 Million in New Contracts

    August 5, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $661 million in new defense contracts yesterday to diverse companies like Goodwill Industries and Lockheed ...
  15. Which Currency ETFs to Buy and Sell

    August 5, 2015
    Here are two currency ETFs to watch for further strength, one which should be avoided--at least for now--and one which could ...
  16. Lumber Liquidators Floored by Losses

    August 5, 2015
    The supplier scandal that has carved up much of the growth and goodwill at Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) continues to wreak ...
  17. Electronic Arts Digital Sales Exceed Disc Sales

    August 5, 2015
    The video game CD may soon follow the cartridge into obsolescence. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) reported in its fiscal first ...
  18. Sonic Puts a Veteran Executive in Charge of Growth

    August 5, 2015
    While some of its fast food rivals have struggled amid changing consumer demand, Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) has continued to be ...
  19. SodaStream International Looks Ready to Go Flat

    August 5, 2015
    Higher costs and lower revenues. That is the future SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) has to look forward to. In an ...
  20. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Aluminum

    August 5, 2015
    Discover information about how investors can use ETFs to obtain exposure to the aluminum market, including information on ...
  21. The Top 5 ETFs For Investing in Japan

    August 5, 2015
    Look at a list of some of the best Japan ETFs in today's market, and how investors can use hedged or leveraged ETFs to mitigate ...
  22. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  23. The Top 4 ETFs For Investing in US Government Bonds

    August 5, 2015
    Discover the top four ETFs that invest in U.S. government bonds with maturities ranging from zero to 25 years, including ...
  24. Elbit Ramps Up Missile Defense Business

    August 5, 2015
    Slowly but surely, Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) is gaining scale in missile defense -- and making air travel safer for consumers. ...
  25. Vista Outdoor Takes on More Debt

    August 5, 2015
    Two weeks after Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) announced its expansion into watersports with a $40 million acquisition of "stand-up ...
  26. The Weakness In Commodities Continues

    August 5, 2015
    Traders are looking to ETFs that track the commodities markets for clues of a reversal. We'll take a look at several and ...
  27. Office Depot Broadly Meets Expectations for Q2

    August 5, 2015
    In what is possibly one of its last quarters as an independent company, Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) has reported its second ...
  28. Nokia Sells Its HERE Mapping Unit for $3.1 Billion

    August 5, 2015
    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has finally agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of German automakers, including BMW, ...
  29. Invest In Consumer Staples With This ETF

    August 5, 2015
    The consumer staples sector is showing signs of strength in a weak market. We'll take a look at a couple ways to make a trade.
  30. Latest "Mission: Impossible" Wins Box Office

    August 5, 2015
    After three years of improvements at the broader U.S. box office, Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) and its Paramount Pictures division ...
  31. NVIDIA Recalls 88,000 SHIELD Tablets

    August 5, 2015
    Citing overheating batteries and a potential fire hazard, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has issued a voluntary recall of 8-inch ...
  32. Goldman Settling Investor Lawsuit for $270 Million

    August 5, 2015
    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is reaching into its coffers in order to put legal action to rest. The investment bank has agreed ...
  33. European Regulators Launch Probe of FedEx-TNT Deal

    August 5, 2015
    European authorities are clearly uncomfortable with FedEx (NYSE: FDX) taking over TNT Express. Last Friday, the European ...
  34. UPS Makes a $1.8 Billion Acquisition

    August 5, 2015
    UPS (NYSE: UPS) is buying into a burgeoning segment of the logistics business. The company announced last week that it had ...
  35. Southwest Airlines: Delta's Worst Enemy?

    August 5, 2015
    Learn about the rivalry between Southwest Airlines and Delta. For decades, Delta was the major operator in the South, but ...
  36. Zillow Reshuffles C-Level Executives

    August 5, 2015
    For nearly a month now -- since current Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) Chief Financial Officer Chad Cohen announced he would be leaving ...
  37. These are the S&P's 5 Most-Shorted Stocks

    August 5, 2015
    Shorts are betting heavily against these five stocks, but a closer look shows a different outlook on some of them.
  38. J.C. Penney: Identity Crisis or Buy Opportunity?

    August 5, 2015
    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  39. Advisors: Use Tech to Attract, Retain Clients

    August 5, 2015
    Investors want an investment approach that blends technology and the human touch. Therefore, financial advisors should embrace ...
  40. Netflix's Future Growth: Greater Than You Think?

    August 5, 2015
    The potential for Netflix could be considerably greater than you think.
  41. Are These 5 Frackers in Trouble?

    August 5, 2015
    As the price of oil slides are these five frackers in trouble?
  42. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms

    August 5, 2015
    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  43. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in South Korea

    August 5, 2015
    Learn more about the small yet growing number of South Korea ETFs, which track the often forgotten Asian Tiger responsible ...
  44. 5 Ways to Get Funding For Your Billion-Dollar Idea

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how current billion-dollar companies gone about funding. Learn about five funding strategies to fund a billion ...
  45. The Best Sports Car for Investors

    August 5, 2015
    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  46. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  47. The Economics of Gaming Consoles

    August 5, 2015
    Gaming consoles are sold at a loss or minimal profit to boost their sales. Companies make money on each game sold.
  48. Toyota Posts Record Quarterly Profit in Q1

    August 4, 2015
    For Toyota (NYSE: TM), its fiscal 2016 first quarter was one to remember. The vehicle giant recorded the highest quarterly ...
  49. Does FireEye Stocks Look Like A Good Opportunity?

    August 4, 2015
    Analysts argue that FEYE stock is a good opportunity right now, especially given the big dip.
  50. Wendy's Experiments with Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    August 4, 2015
    With Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) announcing it will soon begin serving an antibiotic-free chicken next month, it is clear the ...
  51. Saudis to Ink $5.4 Billion Patriot Missile Contract

    August 4, 2015
    The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress last week of plans to sell the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia $5.4 ...
  52. Sony Gets Into the Drone Business

    August 4, 2015
    No longer content with making TVs and camcorders, Sony (NYSE: SNE) will begin launching drones through a newly created subsidiary ...
  53. Tyson Foods Misses on Q3 Figures -- Guidance Cut

    August 4, 2015
    Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) seems to have acquired a case of indigestion following the release of its third quarter results ...
  54. Corning Forecasts Higher LCD Glass Volume

    August 4, 2015
    Demand for LCD glass continues to cause problems for Corning (NYSE: GLW), but there may be a little bit of relief in the ...
  55. ConAgra Sued Over Trans Fat Label

    August 4, 2015
    When does zero of an ingredient really mean it contains some? When it is the government setting the ground rules. But because ...
  56. Goodwill Impairment Test: When You Overpay in M&A

    August 4, 2015
    Overpaying for acquisitions can result in goodwill impairment charges and loss in stock value. How do companies test whether ...
  57. Baidu Approves a $1 Billion Buyback

    August 4, 2015
    Chinese search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has approved the buyback of up to $1 billion in stock. The announcement comes ...
  58. AMC Proves Movie Theaters Can Still Grow

    August 4, 2015
    While many have predicted that streaming video, improving home television technology, and rising prices will bring about ...
  59. Wall Street: Herbalife Not A Pyramid Scheme, Trends Turning Around

    August 4, 2015
    Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after market close on Wednesday. The Estimize ...
  60. UAE Buying Missile Defense From Northrop Grumman

    August 4, 2015
    The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress last week of plans to sell the United Arab Emirates multiple ...
  61. Reynolds American Looks to Newport for Growth

    August 4, 2015
    With more than a month under its belt as a Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI), the cigarette maker is already plotting how to ...
  62. Marathon Petroleum Raises Dividend by Nearly 30%

    August 4, 2015
    The shareholder payout at oil refiner Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) is gushing. The company has raised its quarterly dividend ...
  63. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Copper

    August 4, 2015
    Learn about some of the best available ETFs, both commodity-based and stock-based, that investors can use to gain exposure ...
  64. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Commodities

    August 4, 2015
    Explore diversifying an investment portfolio through investing in commodities ETFs, and get information on some of the best ...
  65. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Sugar

    August 4, 2015
    Discover information about the exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that offer investors exposure to the basic agricultural commodity, ...
  66. Top ETFs for Investing in Coffee

    August 4, 2015
    Learn about the market for coffee, one of the largest agricultural markets, and two ETFs that investors can use to obtain ...
  67. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Mexico

    August 4, 2015
    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds available that offer investors exposure to the economy and stocks ...
  68. Las Vegas Strip Gaming Revenue Down 16% in June

    August 4, 2015
    The world's most iconic gambling hotspot is not on a winning streak. Collectively, casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw a ...
  69. BlackBerry Buys Emergency Alert Service

    August 4, 2015
    If there is one thing that sets BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) apart from its rivals, it is an emphasis on security. The Canadian ...
  70. What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    August 4, 2015
    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how ...
  71. TJX Goes Down Under With Trade Secret Buyout

    August 4, 2015
    TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) -- better known to consumers as T.J. Maxx, although it also owns the Marshall's and Sierra Trading ...
  72. The Logic Behind Sears' REIT

    August 4, 2015
    Learn what strategy Sears employed with the divestment of its 266 real estate properties to a separate real estate investment ...
  73. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI EAFE Index

    August 4, 2015
    Discover how the iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF is managed, and learn which investors may benefit from adding the fund to a ...
  74. 7 Oil Companies Near Bankruptcy

    August 4, 2015
    Small oil companies are to experience additional financial stress if oil prices stay at depressed levels for the next few ...
  75. How Nike (NKE) Continues to 'Do It'

    August 4, 2015
    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the ...
  76. How Honeywell (HON) Makes its Money

    August 4, 2015
    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.
  77. The Impact of 401(k) Outflows on Advisors

    August 4, 2015
    The trend in the growth of assets in 401(k) plans has shifted as Baby Boomers retire, creating opportunities for financial ...
  78. Top 10 Airlines to Work For in 2015

    August 4, 2015
    Find out why Southwest Airlines and JetBlue lead the list of the top airlines to work for in 2015.
  79. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Gold Miners

    August 4, 2015
    Learn about Market Vectors Gold Miners, one of the most volatile ETFs in the market, which fell 75% from 2011 to 2015 after ...
  80. ETF Analysis: Powershares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund

    August 4, 2015
    Explore information and detailed analysis of two popular currency exchange-traded funds, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish ...
  81. The 5 Biggest ETF Companies

    August 4, 2015
    Review a list of the five largest and most influential ETF providers in the world: BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Deutsche ...
  82. Apple's New Siri Feature (That Google Had First) Could Be Popular, ...

    August 4, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly developing a new voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe messages. Analysts ...
  83. Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars

    August 3, 2015
    Tens of millions of connected cars travel the world's roads, and at least 1.4 million of them are due to be recalled. Fiat ...
  84. Explaining Clients Why They Need a Budget

    August 3, 2015
    The truth is that budgeting isn't just for times when your money is tight or your life is undergoing a major transition. ...
  85. Network Subscriber Growth Drives Earnings at WWE

    August 3, 2015
    WWE (NYSE: WWE) had a strong second quarter led by impressive growth in paid subscribers for its subscription-based digital ...
  86. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the Russell 200 Index

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about three ETFs that track the Russell Top 200 Index and how these ETFs have a very high correlation with the S&P ...
  87. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Agriculture

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about some the best available exchange-traded funds for profiting from exposure to the agricultural sector through ...
  88. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Hong Kong

    August 3, 2015
    Discover information and analysis of three exchange traded funds that investors can use to access potential profits from ...
  89. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Canada

    August 3, 2015
    Learn specific information about three of the most popular and best performing ETFs that offer exposure to Canadian equity ...
  90. TransDigm Bulks Up in Aerospace

    August 3, 2015
    Aircraft components supplier TransDigm Group (NYSE: TDG) announced a $325 million acquisition last week -- and it is virtually ...
  91. Nokia Introduces Its Own Take on Virtual Reality

    August 3, 2015
    It has been an eventful summer for Finland's Nokia (NYSE: NOK). To the surprise of some industry pundits, the European Union recently ...
  92. Big Changes at Citrix Drive Soaring Stock Price

    August 3, 2015
    Following its second quarter earnings announcement, Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) investors are feeling pretty good. But ...
  93. Help Wanted: Avianca Holdings Needs a New CEO

    August 3, 2015
    Memo to Avianca Holdings (NYSE: AVH): If your purpose in publishing a news release is to convey news to investors, it might ...
  94. T-Mobile Passing Sprint to Become No. 3 Carrier

    August 3, 2015
    The battle between Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) for bragging rights as the No. 3 wireless carrier appears ...
  95. Intel and Micron Unveil Next-Gen Memory Technology

    August 3, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) recently announced the development of a next-gen memory chip that ...
  96. Krispy Kreme Expands Its Grocery Store Push

    August 3, 2015
    Following its major coffee rivals Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks, Krispy Kreme Donuts (NYSE: KKD) has extended its reach to ...
  97. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Biotech

    August 3, 2015
    Discover the investment management style of SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, and learn which investors can benefit from the fund's focused ...
  98. Top ETFs For Investing in Greece

    August 3, 2015
    Find out if it's time to add the GREK ETF -- the only major Greece-centric exchange-traded fund in the world -- as a risk/reward ...
  99. ETF Analysis: Vanguard International Stock

    August 3, 2015
    Discover how the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is managed, and learn which investors may find it suitable as part ...
  100. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in England

    August 3, 2015
    Discover how beneficial ETFs are for investors looking for exposure to the English economy, and find information on three ...
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