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  1. 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, ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Netflix's Future Growth: Greater Than You Think?

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

    August 5, 2015
    As the price of oil slides are these five frackers in trouble?
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond

    August 3, 2015
    Explore information and analysis about the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF that offers broad exposure to the U.S. government ...
  75. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in France

    August 3, 2015
    Discover how investors can use exchange traded funds (ETFs) to easily obtain exposure to equities of major companies domiciled ...
  76. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Oil & Gas

    August 3, 2015
    Discover the investment strategy behind SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF, and learn what type of investor ...
  77. Activision Releases King's Quest Reboot

    August 3, 2015
    If Hollywood can recycle old movies into modern box office offerings, why can't the video game industry do the same? Activision ...
  78. How Expedia Makes Money

    August 3, 2015
    Expedia has grown from a small travel website to now selling everything from airline tickets and hotel rooms to car rentals ...
  79. Honeywell Buying European Utility Meter Business

    August 3, 2015
    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is back in the big acquisition game. The sprawling industrial conglomerate announced last week that ...
  80. Sonic Automotive Has a New Boss

    August 3, 2015
    One week after reporting second quarter earnings that came just shy of market expectations, Sonic Automotive (NYSE: SAH) ...
  81. U.S. Airlines Are Climbing the Global Charts

    August 3, 2015
    U.K. researcher Skytrax was out with its annual ranking of the world's top airlines last week. Several U.S. carriers improved ...
  82. Go Green with a Investment in Green Bonds

    August 3, 2015
    If you want to invest in a socially responsible way, green bonds may be for you. And as the market grows retail investment ...
  83. 4 Utility Stocks that May Stay Bright

    August 3, 2015
    With interest rates likely rising in the next year or so, there are a few utility stocks with potential to outperform their ...
  84. Builders FirstSource Amasses a War Chest

    August 3, 2015
    Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ: BLDR), a mid-cap residential construction supplies company, has seen the value of its stock ...
  85. Making Sense of Netflix's Balance Sheet

    August 3, 2015
    Understand how to assess Netflix's performance based on the major components of its balance sheet.
  86. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    August 3, 2015
    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand ...
  87. Short-Term Funds or Fixed Deposits: Is One Better?

    August 3, 2015
    Choosing between short-term funds and fixed deposits? Here's what you need to know.
  88. Starbucks Loyalty Program Members Get a Good Read

    August 3, 2015
    Forget dinner and a movie. At Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), it is going to be a cup of coffee and the morning news. Continuing ...
  89. United Continental Stock Buyback Angers Pilots

    August 3, 2015
    There is no major domestic airline worse than United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) when it comes to on-time arrival performance ...
  90. Internet Means Wal-Mart Doesn't Need 24-Hr. Stores

    August 3, 2015
    With more than 3,400 supercenters in its network, Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) decision to end 24-hour shopping at a few dozen ...
  91. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Italy

    August 3, 2015
    Find out about some of the exchange-traded funds that investors can utilize when they want to obtain exposure to the Italian ...
  92. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Scotland

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about three of the best exchange-traded funds with exposure to Scotland, the British pound sterling and the rest of ...
  93. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Australia

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about some of the best performing exchange-traded funds that investors use to obtain exposure to stock investments ...
  94. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Vietnam

    August 3, 2015
    Explore some of the best available exchange-traded funds that investors utilize to obtain exposure to the equities market ...
  95. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Grains

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about how investors can use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to obtain exposure to potential ...
  96. Long-Term Debt

    August 3, 2015
    Long-term debt consists of loans and financial obligations lasting over one year. Long-term debt for a company would include ...
  97. Outstanding Shares

    August 3, 2015
    A company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted ...
  98. Healthcare Stocks Continue to Be a Good Bet

    August 3, 2015
    Here are four stocks in the healthcare sector that have already put up big numbers, and could still go higher, if they breakout ...
  99. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&amp;P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  100. Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    July 31, 2015
    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex ...
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