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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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. ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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) ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Outstanding Shares

    August 3, 2015
    A company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. Thursday Defense Contracts Top $980 Million

    July 31, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $982 million in new defense contracts Thursday, handing out sizable contracts to several major defense ...
  71. Will Jack Dorsey Save Twitter?

    July 31, 2015
    Product visionary and co-founder Jack Dorsey may be the catalyst to turn Twitter's fortunes around if he is retained as permanent ...
  72. Starbucks Growth Is a Red Flag for Keurig

    July 31, 2015
    Already reeling from poor customer acceptance of its newest coffee brew system and criticized for a botched rollout of a ...
  73. Whole Foods Market Crafts Beer Sales in Texas

    July 31, 2015
    Craft beer sales continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) plans ...
  74. Guess Who Just Won a $4.3 Billion Defense Contract

    July 31, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $4.83 billion in new defense contracts Wednesday -- all but $495 million of which was contained in ...
  75. Visa Expands Its Online Payments Reach With Stripe

    July 31, 2015
    While many consumers think of debit or credit cards when considering Visa (NYSE: V), it bills itself as a "global payments ...
  76. Unsurprisingly, Wynn Resorts Q2 Profit Falls

    July 31, 2015
    On the back of a persistent slump in one of its main markets, Wynn Resorts' (NASDAQ: WYNN) second quarter results are down ...
  77. Fox Investing in Fantasy Sports Site DraftKings

    July 31, 2015
    Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) has increased its investment in one of the leading daily play fantasy sports sites, ...
  78. LongHorn Steakhouse Gets a New President

    July 31, 2015
    A lot of attention is paid to how Olive Garden is performing for Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI). As the biggest chain the ...
  79. Procter & Gamble Picks a New CEO

    July 31, 2015
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has selected its next leader, ...
  80. As E-Cig Sales Growth Slows, Big Tobacco Gains

    July 31, 2015
    Electronic cigarettes continue to grow, but their torrid pace of expansion is moderating, and that is positioning traditional ...
  81. Motorola Rolls Out New, Improved Moto G Smartphone

    July 31, 2015
    Motorola (NYSE: MSI) has taken the wraps off of the third generation of its low-cost Moto G smartphone, The new model, which ...
  82. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex

    July 31, 2015
    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  83. Nike Settles Class Action Lawsuit over FuelBand

    July 31, 2015
    Nike (NYSE: NKE) may have stopped making new versions of its FuelBand fitness tracker, but that has not ended its headaches ...
  84. SunPower Acquires 1.5 Gigawatts of Solar Assets

    July 31, 2015
    SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) has added to its power by making a fresh acquisition. The company announced this week that it has ...
  85. WWE Says It Releases Hulk Hogan From Contract

    July 31, 2015
    Ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan has been released by WWE (NYSE: WWE), arguably the entity most responsible for making him a star. ...
  86. Pandora Media Launches a New Ad Format

    July 31, 2015
    Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has a new way to make money. The Internet radio service has rolled out "Sponsored Listening," making ...
  87. United Paying Hackers to Find Security Holes

    July 31, 2015
    At least United Continental (NYSE: UAL) knows when to call for help. According a report from The Associated Press, the carrier ...
  88. Threat From Mining's Race to the Ocean Floor?

    July 31, 2015
    Although Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was granted a mining license to explore the ocean depths in 2013, and Nautilus Minerals ...
  89. Credit Card Review: Chase Freedom

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Chase Freedom card and how it earns 1% cash back on every purchase and up to 5% on purchases in quarterly ...
  90. Maybe McDonald's Needs to Go Upscale After All

    July 31, 2015
    Better burger chains like Five Guys and Smashburger have pressured McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) into a three-year slide in comparable ...
  91. How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using Options?

    July 31, 2015
    Does "Capital-Protection" guarantee in an investment product sound attractive? Wait! Here's how you can create a better one ...
  92. GrubHub (GRUB): Will it Deliver?

    July 31, 2015
    Analysts are all over the map on GrubHub, but its latest quarterly numbers look pretty solid.
  93. ChartAdvisor for July 30 2015

    July 31, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  94. Credit Card Review: Citi Double Cash

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Citi Double Cash credit card and its simple cash back program that pays a combined 2% rate on every card ...
  95. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P 500 Trust

    July 31, 2015
    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund and the suitability of investing ...
  96. These Four Industries Must Change to Survive

    July 30, 2015
    Tech innovations from new companies are threatening long-time industry stalwarts in transportation, hospitality and finance.
  97. Acorns: The Perfect Investing Tool For Millennials

    July 30, 2015
    We look at how the Acorns app works, how it makes money, and why is it innovative.
  98. Justifications For High CEO Pay

    July 30, 2015
    CEOs tend to command sky-high salaries in America. Companies cite a number of reasons for this, but they don't always ring ...
  99. Do Stock Splits Cause Volatility?

    July 30, 2015
    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  100. How China's Lenovo Makes Money

    July 30, 2015
    Lenovo has emerged as one of China's most renowned multinational corporations. We examine the strategy and business model ...
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