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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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. ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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: ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. SolarCity Seen Benefiting From Brexit (SCTY,TSLA)

    June 27, 2016
    Not every company is expected to struggle from the effects of Brexit.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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?
  43. 2 Mutual Funds That Invest in Companies With Female Executives ...

    June 26, 2016
    Learn about the two funds that invest primarily in companies that have women in leadership positions, with an investment ...
  44. Why America's Advantage Is Innovation (CHKP, GHDX)

    June 26, 2016
    Learn about the reasons why America has an advantage in regards to innovation. Discover three key innovation themes that ...
  45. Is Airport Lounge Access Worth the Additional Charge? (AC.TO, ...

    June 26, 2016
    Learn about the benefits of airport business lounges and their services, including elite services, and decide whether they ...
  46. 10 Global Regions Experimenting with Driverless Cars

    June 26, 2016
    Read about how 10 countries have been experimenting with driverless cars, and learn about some of the technology that comes ...
  47. Large-Cap Companies: Less Growth Potential Than Amazon? (AMZN)

    June 26, 2016
    Learn why one analyst believes Amazon.com may be the largest U.S. company by market cap by 2020, and why he may be overestimating ...
  48. David Einhorn Buys More Macy's (M)

    June 26, 2016
    What does hedge fund manager David Einhorn see in Macy's that the rest of the market has ignored?
  49. Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term

    June 26, 2016
    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from ...
  50. Lower for Longer: Negative Yield in Corporate Bonds (BAC, JNJ)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why for the first time in history, corporate bonds will drop into negative yield territory, joining sovereign bonds ...
  51. Why Billionaire Chanos Is Shorting Alibaba (BABA, JD)

    June 25, 2016
    Learn why famed short seller and hedge fund manager Jim Chanos believes that the price of Alibaba's shares is heading lower, ...
  52. The Brand and Business of Beyoncé Knowles (PEP, TWX)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why Beyonce is a global brand. Find out about her business investments, marketing strategies and her collaborations ...
  53. Why the Fed Says Banking Functions Are Too Complex (JPM, BAC)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise capital requirements for America's largest banks or move to limit complex derivative ...
  54. Top 5 Banks That Are Too Big to Fail (JPM, BAC)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover how the five largest banks have become so big that it would be detrimental to the financial health of the US economy ...
  55. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    June 24, 2016
    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  56. Twilio Shares Skyrocket in Market Debut

    June 24, 2016
    Perhaps the market for initial public offerings isn't so sleepy after all. The stock of cloud communications company Twilio ...
  57. Stocks Plunge Following UK's Decision to Leave EU (SPY, DIA)

    June 24, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  58. Hillary Clinton Gets Endorsements From Tech Bigwigs

    June 24, 2016
    Hillary Clinton released a new list of endorsements and not surprising it includes a lot of technology heavy hitters.
  59. The Economics of Mexico's Middle Class

    June 24, 2016
    Lean about Mexico’s expanding middle class society and the causes for its change from electronics to the manufacturing industry.
  60. Qualcomm Pushes Back on Patent Violations in China

    June 24, 2016
    After a lengthy battle with China's regulatory bodies over its patent licensing fees, which included paying a whopping $975 ...
  61. 3 Australian Mutual Funds to Avoid

    June 24, 2016
    Learn about several catalysts that may have a negative effect on the Australian economy. Discover three mutual funds to avoid ...
  62. Priceline's OpenTable Launches Mobile Payments App

    June 24, 2016
    Priceline Group's (NASDAQ: PCLN) restaurant reservation service OpenTable wants to expand its role the dining experience ...
  63. Sears House Brands Are Tackling the Smart Home

    June 24, 2016
    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) has been exploring ways to further exploit its house brands as it struggles to find a path forward. ...
  64. Barnes & Noble Going Into the Restaurant Business

    June 24, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has stores located on prime real estate all round the United States. The chain generally ...
  65. 3 Blue Chip Mavericks Glowing Green After Brexit (WMT, LMT)

    June 24, 2016
    These three resilient blue chips traded higher on Friday morning, despite a worldwide Brexit selloff.
  66. Israel Englander Cuts Stake in American Electric Power by 44% ...

    June 24, 2016
    Has American Electric Power shares, which has surged more than 22% in the past 12 months, topped out?
  67. Silicon Valley Eyeing China's WeChat (FB, AAPL)

    June 24, 2016
    The WeChat messaging app has evolved into a sticky platform that services every part of your digital life.
  68. U.S. Banks Pass First Part of Annual Fed Stress Test (JPM, C)

    June 24, 2016
    The 33 U.S. banks tested to ensure they have enough capital to weather a severe economic downturn all passed.
  69. Buffett's Moat: Analyzing Salesforce's Competitive Advantage ...

    June 24, 2016
    Analyze Salesforce.com's economic moat to determine if the network effect, brand and scale create a broad and sustainable ...
  70. 3 Flights to Safety After Brexit (GLD, UUP)

    June 24, 2016
    These three flight to safety plays offer solid choices for market players seeking protection or looking to profit from the ...
  71. Samsung Pay Rollout Challenges Apple Pay (AAPL)

    June 24, 2016
    Riding high on the success of processing $1 billion in South Korea, Samsung Pay is preparing to challenge Apple Pay globally. ...
  72. Heavy Bidding Worth $3B for McDonald's China, Hong Kong Stores ...

    June 24, 2016
    McDonald's has received more than half a dozen bids for its stores in China and Hong Kong, which could generate around $3 ...
  73. Potash Sellers Rise on Hints of Cartel's Revival

    June 24, 2016
    Shares of potash producers surged higher on Thursday after the president of Belarus hinted he would be willing to have the ...
  74. Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?

    June 24, 2016
    analyze if Apple has ever been an innovation company
  75. What Keeps You Up at Night, According to JP Morgan (JPM)

    June 24, 2016
    Discover J.P. Morgan's four economic and political catalysts for the last half of 2016. Learn how these events may effect ...
  76. Kia Top-rated Car in J.D. Power's Car Quality Survey

    June 24, 2016
    Kia Motors scored the highest in J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study, while three U.S. car makers improved.
  77. Lions Gate and Starz Rise on Merger Chatter

    June 24, 2016
    Shares of Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) jumped 5.5% and 5.8% respectively on Thursday after ...
  78. Katy Perry & Staples Team Up to Fight Classroom Poverty (SPLS)

    June 24, 2016
    Katy Perry and Staples are working together to bring awareness to a charity that supports American teachers and classrooms.
  79. Bed Bath & Beyond Rises Despite Weak Earnings

    June 24, 2016
    Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) closed up 1.5% on Thursday after falling nearly 5% earlier in the day following weaker-than-expected ...
  80. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    June 24, 2016
    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  81. Home Depot Stock Upgraded to 'Buy' Nomura (HD)

    June 24, 2016
    Home Depot received some encouraging comments by analysts at Nomura Securities, who upgraded the shares to "buy" from "neutral."
  82. Kroger Stock Rises on Buyback, Dividend Hike (KR)

    June 24, 2016
    The nation’s largest supermarket operator announced it plans to increase its dividend by 14%, while adding $500 million shares ...
  83. Tesla Stock Drops on Morgan Stanley Downgrade (TSLA)

    June 24, 2016
    Tesla shareholders are also worried about their investment in Tesla as the company is moving away from what investors initially ...
  84. Spotify Reaches 100M Users, But So What?

    June 24, 2016
    Spotify may be forced to spend even more money to maintain a lead in total monthly active users that may not even matter. ...
  85. Tata Motors May Reduce UK Investment on Brexit (TM, TTM)

    June 24, 2016
    Asian and Japanese car makers could curb their investments in the U.K. in light of the vote to exit the European Union.
  86. You Can Sue Starbucks for Underfilling Lattes (SBUX)

    June 23, 2016
    A federal judge has allowed customers to sue Starbucks for allegedly underfilling latte drinks against the advertised capacity.
  87. Google Fiber Grows via Webpass Acquisition (GOOGL)

    June 23, 2016
    Google Fiber has acquired the high-speed Internet provider Webpass. The acquisition expands Webpass's deployment in major ...
  88. Netflix Price Hike to Bring in $520M (NFLX, AMZN)

    June 23, 2016
    Netflix's price hike might cause 480,000 subscribers to leave, but the company will still pocket $520M.
  89. Amazon Facing Fines by FAA Over Shipments (AMZN)

    June 23, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc. is facing two new fines from the FAA, which is taking issue with the way Amazon shipped certain materials. ...
  90. Matter Ventures, Google and the NYT Create New Media Startup ...

    June 23, 2016
    The goal of the NY-based collaboration is to foster discourse between innovative media and ad tech startups and traditional ...
  91. Why Barnes & Noble's Quarterly Loss Widened

    June 23, 2016
    Shares of Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) are trading notably higher in the wake of the company's fourth-quarter and fiscal ...
  92. Equity Residential Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (EQR)

    June 23, 2016
    Equity Residential will send its dividend payment on July 8 to shareholders of record as of June 27
  93. Macy's CEO to Step Down in 2017; Successor Named

    June 23, 2016
    The succession picture at struggling retailer Macy's (NYSE: M) has suddenly become much brighter. The company announced ...
  94. Covanta Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (CVA)

    June 23, 2016
    Covanta will send its dividend payment on July 6 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
  95. International Flavors Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (IFF)

    June 23, 2016
    International Flavors will send its dividend payment on July 7 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
  96. Independent Bank Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (INDB)

    June 23, 2016
    Independent Bank will send its dividend payment on July 8 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
  97. Invesco Mortgage Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (IVR)

    June 23, 2016
    Invesco Mortgage will send its dividend payment on July 26 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
  98. Daktronics Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (DAKT)

    June 23, 2016
    Daktronics will send its dividend payment on July 8 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
  99. Costco's Credit Card Switch Is a Massive Headache

    June 23, 2016
    Shortly after finalizing its divorce from longtime credit card partner American Express (NYSE: AXP), Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: ...
  100. Korn/Ferry Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (KFY)

    June 23, 2016
    Korn/Ferry will send its dividend payment on July 15 to shareholders of record as of June 27.
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