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  1. Lifeway Foods Increasing Kefir Production Fivefold

    August 28, 2015
    Probiotics, or the so-called "good bacteria" in your gut, have gone mainstream, and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ: LWAY), as the ...
  2. Monsanto Ends Pursuit of Syngenta

    August 28, 2015
    The long courtship is over, and it won't end in marriage. Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has officially dropped its bid for Switzerland-based ...
  3. The European Effect on Google's Bottom Line

    August 28, 2015
    The EU is turning up the heat on Google. What effect will it have on the company's bottom line?
  4. Did 1 Billion People Really Use Facebook In 24 Hours?

    August 27, 2015
    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message on Thursday to promote the company's newest milestone. ...
  5. How To Buy Penny Stocks (While Avoiding Scammers)

    August 27, 2015
    Penny stocks are risky business. If want to trade in them, here's how to preserve your trading capital and even score the ...
  6. How To Calculate Minority Interest

    August 27, 2015
    Minority interest calculations require the use of minority shareholders’ percentage ownership of a subsidiary, after controlling ...
  7. Value Stocks Offer Stability in a Volatile Market

    August 27, 2015
    With volatility on the rise, investors are turning to segments of strength such as value stocks. We'll take a look at several ...
  8. Synergy Resources Names a New CFO

    August 27, 2015
    Synergy Resources (NYSEMKT: SYRG) has drawn from within its sector for its latest executive hire. The company announced ...
  9. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  10. Showdown Looming Over Mondelez Cost Cutting?

    August 27, 2015
    Is this a case of "what have you done for me lately" or can international snack food maker Mondelez International (NASDAQ: ...
  11. LINN Energy and LinnCo Both Get a New CFO

    August 27, 2015
    LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and its publicly traded subsidiary LinnCo (NASDAQ: LNCO) both have a new CFO. The parent company ...
  12. Southern Makes a $12 Billion Acquisition

    August 27, 2015
    Southern (NYSE: SO) has added a big new asset to its portfolio, reaching a definitive agreement to acquire natural gas utility ...
  13. Westlake Chemical Raises Dividend by 10%

    August 27, 2015
    Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) has concocted a higher dividend for its shareholders, lifting its quarterly payout to $0.1815 ...
  14. Anheuser-Busch InBev in Royal Trademark Row

    August 27, 2015
    The King of Beers doesn't want to share the throne. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent ...
  15. TASER Floods Market With More Police Body Cams

    August 27, 2015
    Made famous by its eponymous stun guns, TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) is becoming more and more a company whose fortunes ...
  16. Should You Follow Millionaires into This Sector?

    August 27, 2015
    Millionaire investors—and those who follow them—should take another look at the current economic situation before making ...
  17. Kratos Completes Electronic Products Divestment

    August 27, 2015
    Nearly three months ago, San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) announced plans to sell ...
  18. Crawford & Co. Searches for New CEO

    August 27, 2015
    Recent volatility in the stock market makes this a particularly bad time for any company to be without a leader. Yet that's ...
  19. Biogen And Gilead Sciences Catch The Eye Of Short Sellers

    August 27, 2015
    Between the July 31 and August 14 settlement dates, the number of shares short in the leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical ...
  20. Gap Quickly Becoming a Fast Fashion Retailer

    August 27, 2015
    Based on the success it has had with its Old Navy brand, Gap Stores (NYSE: GPS) is getting out of the slow lane of retail ...
  21. McDonald's Inks Second Franchising Deal in Russia

    August 27, 2015
    Hard as it is to believe, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has had but a single franchisee in Russia ... until now, that is. Last ...
  22. Stocks to Short...When the Dust Settles

    August 26, 2015
    Four short trades to consider, but not quite yet. Let the dust settle and wait for a pullback to resistance for a higher ...
  23. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    August 26, 2015
    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  24. 10 Reasons The Stock Market Rebounded Two Mornings After Black ...

    August 26, 2015
    After the famed – yet infamous – Black Monday market selloff, indices have started to recuperate. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
  25. China Mobile and Its Telecom Peers Swap CEOs

    August 26, 2015
    China has just shuffled the leaders at its three state-owned telecoms -- China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), China Telecom (NYSE: ...
  26. Intel Invests $100 Million in Mirantis

    August 26, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently led a $100 million investment in Mirantis, which develops a version of OpenStack, an open-source ...
  27. Glaxo in $1 Billion Ofatumumab Deal With Novartis

    August 26, 2015
    In the latest deal between two pharmaceutical majors that clearly like doing business with each other, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: ...
  28. NVIDIA Aims New Chip at Competitive Gamers

    August 26, 2015
    For as much as NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has expanded in recent years, the company still does plenty to cater to the gamers ...
  29. IMAX Gaining Traction in China

    August 26, 2015
    China is rapidly becoming the most important market for IMAX (NYSE: IMAX). Last week, the company announced a deal to bring ...
  30. Investors Greet Intuit Earnings with a Sell-Off

    August 26, 2015
    Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), the biggest name in tax-preparation software, recently reported full-year fiscal 2015 earnings with ...
  31. Pentagon Lays Out Cash for SatCom Sets

    August 26, 2015
    Late last week, satellite communications company ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) won a major Pentagon contract worth $514.3 million. ...
  32. Altria Extends Streak With Another Dividend Raise

    August 26, 2015
    Altria Group (NYSE: MO) is once again lighting up its dividend. The tobacco giant has increased its quarterly distribution ...
  33. Cinemark Theaters Taps Dreamworks COO for New CEO

    August 26, 2015
    After a short tenure as COO of DreamWorks Animation and a long career in a number of positions at Disney, Mark Zoradi has ...
  34. Schlumberger Acquires Cameron International

    August 26, 2015
    A major development took place in the US Oil Services sector when Schlumberger, the largest oil services company in the world, ...
  35. Survey Shows Need for McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

    August 26, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) customers have long lamented that late-morning turnover where the company switches its breakfast ...
  36. What to Expect from Skechers' 3-to-1 Stock Split

    August 26, 2015
    Footwear maker Skechers (NYSE: SKX) has ridden the trend away from overpriced sneakers, watching its stock soar to record ...
  37. Activist Investor Quickly Wins Sysco Board Seat

    August 26, 2015
    Just days after activist billionaire investor Nelson Peltz revealed a 7% stake in Sysco (NYSE: SYY) that was taken with ...
  38. Yum! Brands Sells "Better Chicken" Chain

    August 26, 2015
    After only briefly experimenting with the concept of "better chicken" restaurants, Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has sold its ...
  39. Salesforce.com Tops Second Quarter Estimates

    August 26, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on the top and bottom ...
  40. Oceaneering International Shuffles Its "C" Level

    August 26, 2015
    Big changes were afoot on the executive deck at Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) last week. The biggest name in underwater ...
  41. The Safest Stocks You Can Invest in Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    These stocks are likely to hold up better than others in a bear market, but there's a twist.
  42. Are Hedge Fund ETFs Suitable for Your Portfolio?

    August 26, 2015
    Are hedge fund ETFs right for you? Here's what investors need to consider.
  43. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  44. Traders Step Back to Assess Commodities Damage

    August 25, 2015
    Traders are turning to these exchange-traded notes and exchange-traded funds to analyze key commodities and determine what ...
  45. Rise of Netflix Making Nielsen Ratings Obsolete

    August 25, 2015
    Netflix is a major disrupter of traditional television programming production and distribution. The once all-powerful Nielsen ...
  46. Ralph Lauren Introduces Wearable Tech Shirt

    August 25, 2015
    Now this is how to be fashionable and tech-forward at the same time. Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL), famous for its long-established ...
  47. Raptor Pharmaceutical Makes an Acquisition

    August 25, 2015
    In a bid to widen its portfolio of rare disease treatments, Raptor Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: RPTP) has opened its wallet. ...
  48. Zillow Splits Its Stock -- What Now for Investors?

    August 25, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) (NASDAQ: ZG) split last week, fulfilling the promise the real estate portal made in July ...
  49. Starbucks Finds a New Partner in Puerto Rico

    August 25, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been successful in rapidly expanding into new markets by allowing experienced local operators ...
  50. A Day In The Life of A Professional Forex Trader

    August 25, 2015
    The professional forex trader lives an affluent lifestyle but pays the price with many hours of research and market watching.
  51. Why Google Chromebooks Are a Hit in Schools

    August 25, 2015
    Google Chromebooks have been on a roll in the education technology market. What are the reasons for this success?
  52. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks

    August 25, 2015
    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  53. Can an Android Phone Save BlackBerry's Business?

    August 25, 2015
    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) CEO John Chen has done an admirable job making his company no longer dependent on its handset ...
  54. Target and Visa to Settle Over Data Breach

    August 25, 2015
    The impact from Target's (NYSE: TGT) massive data breach two years ago continues to be felt as the retailer is said to have ...
  55. Abercrombie Poaching Competition to Shake Up Sales

    August 25, 2015
    Suffering from sagging sales as fast fashion rivals lure away customers, teen retailer Abercombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) ...
  56. Investors Overreact to Boeing's Bad News

    August 25, 2015
    Last week, news reports emerged confirming that air safety officials in Britain are blaming a Honeywell (NYSE:HON) built ...
  57. U.S. Rivers Fouled With Bee, Bird Killing Neonics

    August 25, 2015
    The U.S. Geological Survey says chemicals made by industry giants like Bayer (NASDAQOTH: BAYRY) and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) ...
  58. Index or Target Dates in 401(k)s: Which is Better?

    August 25, 2015
    A common question is whether or not plan participants should choose index or target date funds in a 401(k). The answer depends ...
  59. Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    August 25, 2015
    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  60. Is Etsy Going to Sellout to Make a Profit?

    August 25, 2015
    Is Etsy going to sellout to make a profit?
  61. Steve Ells Biography

    August 25, 2015
    Steve Ells is a bit of an anomaly in the fast food world. By refusing to bow to the rules of fast food, Ells has created ...
  62. Jack Ma Biography

    August 25, 2015
    Jack Ma is not tech savvy and is far from a traditional tech genius like his predecessors who founded and grew ecommerce ...
  63. Hewlett-Packard Company Prepares to Split

    August 25, 2015
    Analysts weigh in on HP post-earnings as the technology company prepares to split
  64. Is Alphabet the Next Berkshire Hathaway?

    August 25, 2015
    Google has made headlines for self-driving cars and biotech products, but the most profitable part of the business remains ...
  65. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    August 24, 2015
    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  66. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  67. Strategizing for a Market Fall...or Rally

    August 24, 2015
    The downtrend isn't confirmed yet, so be prepared with trades for whether the stock market rallies or continues to fall. ...
  68. Deere Posts Big Q3 Declines but Beats Estimates

    August 24, 2015
    Is Deere (NYSE: DE) plowing the wrong field? Investors might be thinking so, after the agricultural machinery giant released ...
  69. Siliconware Precision Skyrockets on Buyout Talks

    August 24, 2015
    Investors may be getting a little ahead of themselves as it relates to the frenetic buying of Siliconware Precision Industries ...
  70. Pre-Split HP Beats on Q3 EPS, Misses on Top Line

    August 24, 2015
    Mere months before Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) divides into a pair of separate companies, it's not providing a great deal ...
  71. United Natural Foods Rises on Strong Revenue

    August 24, 2015
    Ever interested in the latest fad, Americans have become avid fans of "healthy," "organic," and "natural" foods. And with ...
  72. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  73. L Brands Meets and Raises for Its Second Quarter

    August 24, 2015
    This week, L Brands (NYSE: LTD), owner of both the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works brands, reported its financial ...
  74. Intel Gets Into the Reality TV Business

    August 24, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is teaming with the creator of Survivor, The Apprentice, and Shark Tank to create a new reality TV ...
  75. The Story Of Two Bears And A Bull: Abercrombie & Fitch Ahead ...

    August 24, 2015
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is scheduled to report its second-quarter results before Wednesday's market open. ...
  76. Coca-Cola Makes a Juicy Investment in Suja Life

    August 24, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is continuing its efforts to diversify away from sugary beverages. The drinks giant has taken a minority ...
  77. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First?

    August 24, 2015
    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  78. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks

    August 24, 2015
    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  79. Nuance to Bring Beefier Transcription to iPhone, Android

    August 24, 2015
    For years, Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) has subsisted on sales of new versions of software. The faster the upgrade ...
  80. U.S. Government Creates Review System Through Yelp

    August 24, 2015
    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) wants to become more than just a service that allows people to complain about (or compliment) local restaurants ...
  81. LinkedIn Debuts New Search Feature

    August 24, 2015
    Remember when intranets were hailed as the answer to internal communication struggles, particularly within large organizations? ...
  82. Is Delta Shaming Passengers Into Paying More?

    August 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) wants you to feel bad about not paying more to fly. That's the argument of FlyersRights.org, ...
  83. Stillwater Mining Layoffs Climb As Platinum Falls

    August 24, 2015
    Falling commodity prices are taking their toll, even on pricey platinum group metals, causing miners like Stillwater Mining ...
  84. Urban Outfitters Warns of Coming Sales Slowdown

    August 24, 2015
    Despite Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) reporting higher second quarter sales, the fact it just missed analyst expectations ...
  85. Starbucks Kicks Alcohol Sales Into High Gear

    August 24, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has begun its radical transformation this week, accelerating the rollout of its Evenings concept ...
  86. Is Strategic Hotels & Resorts for Sale?

    August 24, 2015
    Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) may be ready to check out of the stock market game. That is the upshot of a press ...
  87. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential

    August 21, 2015
    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  88. How Twitch.tv Works and Its Business Model

    August 21, 2015
    Can someone make money by playing video games? Twitch offers money making for both the company and the gamers. Here’s how ...
  89. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies

    August 21, 2015
    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  90. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    August 21, 2015
    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  91. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    August 21, 2015
    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  92. Chart Advisor for August 21, 2015

    August 21, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  93. PayPal Buys Mobile Commerce Platform

    August 21, 2015
    Fresh off becoming an independent company, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has made its first acquisition. The company has purchased ...
  94. Toro Earnings Charge Ahead on Acquisition

    August 21, 2015
    Despite currency headwinds, Toro (NYSE: TTC) was able to charge through third quarter earnings on the strength of an acquisition ...
  95. Staples Meets on Second Quarter Earnings

    August 21, 2015
    For Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), a looming takeover of fellow office supplies retailer Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) looks like ...
  96. New Minimum Wage Hike Weakens Wal-Mart Profits

    August 21, 2015
    Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) second quarter profits missed Wall Street expectations, and though analysts were surprised, it should ...
  97. Fossil Unveils Its First Android Wear Smartwatches

    August 21, 2015
    Watchmaker Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) recently revealed its first three wearable devices, all powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) ...
  98. Seagate Purchase Pushes Dot Hill Stock Up

    August 21, 2015
    At last report, computer hard drive maker Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) had $2.48 billion worth of cash and equivalents ...
  99. Micron Technology Stock Slide Continues

    August 21, 2015
    Pricing pressure on dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, has long been a concern of industry pundits for key supplier ...
  100. Top Websites to Start an Online Business

    August 21, 2015
    The Internet offers nearly endless ideas and opportunities for new businesses. Here are some great resources to get your ...
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