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  1. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 2000 Index

    August 7, 2015
    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  2. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Platinum

    August 7, 2015
    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that investors utilize to obtain exposure to the platinum ...
  3. Top Stocks to Get into Iron Ore Mining

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about the two best stocks to get into iron ore mining. Iron ore is a cyclical industry so the balance sheet is an important ...
  4. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  5. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Stock Market

    August 7, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  6. Honda Notches Best July Sales Ever

    August 7, 2015
    Honda Motors (NYSE: HMC) set a new record for car sales in July, moving more than 146,000 vehicles off dealer lots in the ...
  7. Healthcare Takes Bulk of Pentagon Awards Thursday

    August 7, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $1.67 billion in new defense contracts Thursday, in a day dominated by healthcare spending. The biggest ...
  8. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    August 6, 2015
    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  9. Glu Mobile Plunges on Weak Guidance

    August 6, 2015
    Shares of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) have cratered nearly 18% since releasing earnings this week, although the mobile game ...
  10. BASF Secures Financing for Syngenta Bid

    August 6, 2015
    There is apparently a new player in the ongoing Monsanto (NYSE: MON) takeover play for Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). According to ...
  11. T-Mobile Passes Sprint to Take the No. 3 Spot

    August 6, 2015
    While it has been predicted for some time, the results are finally in. T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has passed Sprint (NYSE: S) ...
  12. Fox Facing Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

    August 6, 2015
    Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA), a company that has come under fire for its Fox News channel being too conservative ...
  13. Teradata Stock Takes a Beating After Poor Quarter

    August 6, 2015
    It has been a tough year for Teradata (NYSE: TDC) shareholders. Its stock price is down about 30% year-to-date as of later ...
  14. Constellation Brands Investors Object to Candidate

    August 6, 2015
    Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) held its annual meeting last month. While such events rarely host drama, it is fair to ...
  15. Keurig Launching New "Ultra-Premium" Coffee

    August 6, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has always been a particularly unpretentious brand. While some coffee companies attempt ...
  16. Delta Jumps on Cecil the Lion Bandwagon

    August 6, 2015
    We will give Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this much credit: Management at this air carrier is able to see the writing on ...
  17. Southwest Airlines to Keep a Lid on Bag Fees

    August 6, 2015
    Fly Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), and your bags will continue to fly along with you for free. That is the message CEO ...
  18. Priceline Crushes Second Quarter EPS Estimates

    August 6, 2015
    Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) is flying high on the back of its most recent set of quarterly results. For its second quarter, ...
  19. Time Warner Trounces Second Quarter Estimates

    August 6, 2015
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) turned in an excellent performance in the limelight of earnings season. On Wednesday, the company ...
  20. U.K. Begins Sale of Royal Bank of Scotland Stake

    August 6, 2015
    The British government has begun the process of divesting its large stake in troubled financial services group Royal Bank ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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. ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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, ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. Netflix's Future Growth: Greater Than You Think?

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

    August 5, 2015
    As the price of oil slides are these five frackers in trouble?
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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, ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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