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  1. New Earnings Season Kicks Off: Alcoa, PepsiCo, Walgreens

    July 5, 2015
    The traditional kickoff to a new earnings season comes when Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) reports its most recent quarterly results, ...
  2. Celgene's $1 Billion Deal to Fight Cancer

    July 3, 2015
    Wall Street analysts are weighing today on Celgene Corporation after the pharmaceutical giant announced a 10-year broad collaboration ...
  3. The Fall of the Chinese Stock Exchange and its Impact on Alibaba, ...

    July 3, 2015
    Chinese stocks have been dropping recently and finally fell into bear-market territory on June 29, closing down 3.3%. The ...
  4. Obamacare Affirmed - What's the Investing Impact?

    July 3, 2015
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has been on quite a ride through the courts. However, it looks like that ride ...
  5. Sarepta Therapeutics One Step Closer to Drug Approval

    July 3, 2015
    Analysts are optimistic about the future of Sarepta as the biotechnology company submits a New Drug Application the FDA.
  6. Lions Gate to Bring Iconic Game to the Big Screen

    July 3, 2015
    Board games are about to become serious movie business. On Wednesday, Lions Gate (NYSE: LGF) announced a deal with toymaker ...
  7. Intel Looks Ahead, Shakes Up Management Team

    July 3, 2015
    As fans of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) know, CEO Brian Krzanich and team are in the midst of a significant transition. Intel's ...
  8. Sprint Becomes a Major U.S. Retailer

    July 3, 2015
    Sprint (NYSE: S) has decided to bank on convenience and customer service as it attempts to hold on to customers in order ...
  9. Why Cisco Bought OpenDNS for $635 Million

    July 3, 2015
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently agreed to buy network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million in cash. OpenDNS hosts a cloud ...
  10. Dunkin' Beats Starbucks in Customer Satisfaction

    July 3, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) compete for the same customers. One chain has an upscale image ...
  11. General Mills Losing Most Important Meal of the Day

    July 3, 2015
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is becoming a bigger fish in a smaller pond as cereal sales continue to decline but its share ...
  12. Frontline Merger Heralds Bullish Oil Play

    July 3, 2015
    Split apart three years ago during the one of the worst routs in oil tanker industry rates, Frontline (NYSE: FRO) announced ...
  13. Weight Watchers Still Too Pricey at 52-Week Low

    July 3, 2015
    Weight Watchers (-10%) at new all time low! That was the headline on Briefing.com after alarm bells were tripped over Weight ...
  14. Could Greece Find A Safe Haven In U.S. Markets?

    July 2, 2015
    It's no secret that Greece's public finances are in trouble. The nation missed a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF early Wednesday ...
  15. Why ConAgra Is Finally Dumping Private-Label Goods

    July 2, 2015
    There seemed to be so much potential when ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) bought private-label food maker Ralcorp in late 2012 ...
  16. DryShips Cashes Out of Tanker Business

    July 2, 2015
    It's official: DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is out of the business of transporting oil. Three months ago, the (mostly) dry-bulk ...
  17. The Pros and Cons of Buying on Amazon

    July 2, 2015
    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  18. IBM Bids Semiconductor Business a Fond Farewell

    July 2, 2015
    It was October of last year when IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it had reached an agreement to divest its commercial semiconductor ...
  19. Sony Turns to Crowdfunding for Employee Ideas

    July 2, 2015
    Crowdfunding has helped launch some innovative products in the marketplace, but it has generally been a realm inhabited ...
  20. Time Warner Gets a Piece of a Rock-Solid Franchise

    July 2, 2015
    Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary next year. Before then, in November, he will be back ...
  21. Salesforce.com Has Not Forgotten Its Roots

    July 2, 2015
    When Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings on May 20th, much ...
  22. Samsung Will Not Give Up On Its Tizen OS

    July 2, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has an operating system which it runs on some smartphones, smart TVs, and smartwatches. Known ...
  23. Baidu Invests $3.2 Billion in Nuomi

    July 2, 2015
    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the top search engine in China, recently announced plans to invest $3.2 billion over the next three ...
  24. Keurig Launches Green Line to Fight Toxic Image

    July 2, 2015
    While the company battles charges that its popular K-Cups produce too much waste, Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has ...
  25. Better Buy: Enterprise Products or Kinder Morgan

    July 2, 2015
    Today, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) are far and away the largest companies in ...
  26. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    July 2, 2015
    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  27. Are Bears About to Burst the Biotech Bubble?

    July 2, 2015
    The recent biotech rally has richly rewarded many investors. So will the fortunes be soon swept away?
  28. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    July 2, 2015
    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  29. How Financial Advisors Can Tweet Like Pros

    July 2, 2015
    A quick guide to how advisors can tweet like the elite.
  30. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    July 2, 2015
    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  31. Why Yahoo's Core Business is Negatively Valued

    July 2, 2015
    Due to its steadily declining sales, Yahoo has been categorized as a relic of the past.
  32. Top 5 Coding Camps To Launch Your Career

    July 2, 2015
    If you have been following the NASDAQ over the past few years then you know that the technology sector has been on fire. ...
  33. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    July 2, 2015
    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  34. Ink Plus or Starwood Preferred, Which Credit Card Is Right for ...

    July 2, 2015
    Maximize Your Business Rewards: Chase Ink Plus vs. Starwood Preferred.
  35. Stocks Breaking to Downside - Time to Sell?

    July 1, 2015
    These stocks have broken patterns or trendlines to downside, indicating more selling could be coming.
  36. Is Texas The Future Of America?

    July 1, 2015
    The top three fastest-growing cities are located in Texas and 20% of jobs created between 2009 and 2014 were in the Lone ...
  37. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    July 1, 2015
    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  38. Essential Software for Financial Advisors

    July 1, 2015
    A comparison of top software solutions for advisors in an industry that’s becoming increasingly driven by technology.
  39. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    July 1, 2015
    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  40. Rite Aid's 5 Key Strategies for Long-Term Success

    July 1, 2015
    Drugstore-chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has turned itself around impressively, having spent a huge amount of time and effort ...
  41. 3 Reasons ARM Holdings' Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of semiconductor specialist ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) have more than quadrupled in value over the past five years ...
  42. 2 Major Product Launches for Intel This Year

    July 1, 2015
    The second half of 2015 will be a busy one for chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). The company has two major product launches ...
  43. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    For long-term investors, Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has been one of the most resilient stocks in the market, defying lawsuits ...
  44. 3 Reasons Johnson & Johnson Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    There are few companies these days that can truly be classified as "safe" investments, but I'd opine that healthcare conglomerate ...
  45. The Big News at Annaly Capital Management

    July 1, 2015
    Last month, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) issued a press release that, if you weren't paying close attention, could ...
  46. Is United Airlines About to Expand in Brazil?

    July 1, 2015
    On Friday, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) announced it had reached an agreement with No. 3 Brazilian carrier Azul on a long-term ...
  47. Is Emerge Energy Services Stock a Buy?

    July 1, 2015
    Ever since Emerge Energy Services' (NYSE: EMES) IPO back in 2013, its shares have been on a journey that looks an awful ...
  48. Why Marvin Ellison Is an Ideal CEO for J.C. Penney

    July 1, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has made its fair share of mistakes over the past five years -- particularly during former-CEO Ron ...
  49. 3 Reasons Zillow Group Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) have fallen more than 20% over the past month, hurt by the release of the online real ...
  50. 3 Key Numbers for Nuance Communications Investors

    July 1, 2015
    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a provider of voice and language software, has seen its stock rise nearly 25% so far ...
  51. Analysts Battle Over MannKind -- but Who's Right?

    July 1, 2015
    Source: YCharts. The past two months have brought about some very turbulent times for MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) shareholders. ...
  52. 5 Things Cognex's Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    As Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX) CEO Rob Willet noted in the company's first-quarter earnings release: "..revenue, net income, and ...
  53. 3 Reasons Why Opko Health's Stock Could Soar

    July 1, 2015
    Opko Health's (NYSE: OPK) CEO Phillip Frost has a proven track-record of building and growing successful biopharma companies, ...
  54. 5 Things Proto Labs' Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    When it comes to delivering consecutive record quarters, quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB) has been on an ...
  55. 3 Reasons PotashCorp Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    The ups and downs of fertilizer stocks in recent years have drawn widespread surprise from investors, as many believed the ...
  56. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    July 1, 2015
    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  57. Are Hotel Chains Too Big?

    July 1, 2015
    In America, the six largest hotel chains dominate the industry and more likely than not you’ll end up staying at one on your ...
  58. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    July 1, 2015
    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  59. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    July 1, 2015
    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  60. What Greece Can Learn From Argentina’s Mistakes

    July 1, 2015
    Contingent on fiscal reform, Greece can learn from Argentina in determining the terms of restructuring its debt.
  61. 3 Reasons Peregrine's Stock Could Fall

    June 30, 2015
    Small-cap biopharmaceutical company Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PPHM) could be sitting in the sweet spot when it ...
  62. 5 Things Micron's Management Wants You to Know

    June 30, 2015
    Shares of memory-maker Micron (NASDAQ: MU) haven't had the greatest year. Following the disappointing earnings results and ...
  63. 3 Important Charts About Costco

    June 30, 2015
    Because a large majority of Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) earnings come from membership subscriptions as opposed to retail sales, ...
  64. 3 Insights From Etsy Management

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  65. Is Breitburn Energy's Dividend Sustainable?

    June 30, 2015
    Income investors have had a rough year. Weak energy prices have taken a bite out of the cash flow of several of the energy ...
  66. Distil Networks Raises $21 Million To Protect AOL, Staples And ...

    June 30, 2015
    Distil Networks has raised $21 million to make the Web a better place. The Series B was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, ...
  67. Top 6 Best Value Hotels

    June 30, 2015
    Here are the top value hotels across America, most of which can be had for less than $100 per night and less than $50 per ...
  68. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    June 30, 2015
    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  69. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    June 30, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  70. Vertex Approaches Its Make-or-Break Day

    June 30, 2015
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) is circling in a holding pattern. But touchdown is going to be so spectacular that ...
  71. 3 Ways To Trade The Bounce In Coal

    June 30, 2015
    News from the Supreme Court has caused active traders to turn their attention to the coal markets. We'll take a look at how ...
  72. is It Wise To Copy Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy?

    June 30, 2015
    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  73. The Rise of Netflix

    June 30, 2015
    Video streaming giant Netflix has certainly come a long way since starting as a mail-order movie rental service in 1997. ...
  74. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  75. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    June 30, 2015
    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  76. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    June 30, 2015
    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  77. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    June 30, 2015
    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  78. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    June 30, 2015
    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  79. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  80. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    June 29, 2015
    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  81. 3 Reasons Sierra Wireless Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Though Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) offered solid first-quarter results early last month, beating analysts' expectations ...
  82. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  83. 3 Reasons ExOne's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    Since its IPO debut in 2013, ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) has struggled to meet Wall Street's earnings projections, as well as its ...
  84. Time for Dividend Investors to Buy Union Pacific?

    June 29, 2015
    The Federal Open Market Committee concluded its June meeting with a decision to keep interest rates near zero for the time ...
  85. 3 Reasons Seadrill's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    The offshore drilling industry continues to struggle under the weight of a very weak market outlook. That outlook is why ...
  86. 3 Reasons Baidu Is Borrowing Money

    June 29, 2015
    How much money is enough? Some investors who are attracted to Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) on the merits of its top-heavy balance ...
  87. Why 78% Is Galena Biopharma's Magic Number

    June 29, 2015
    Have you ever had a feeling of deja vu? You know, that uncanny feeling that you're experiencing something you've been through ...
  88. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    June 29, 2015
    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  89. MLPs: Is Now the Right Time to Invest?

    June 29, 2015
    Here's what you need to know about MLPs, those under-the-radar investment vehicles.
  90. How Investors are Profiting from Cyber Crime Fear

    June 29, 2015
    An ETF that has seen significant gains this year in the growing field of cyber security, and the threat and fear of cyber ...
  91. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    June 29, 2015
    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  92. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    June 29, 2015
    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  93. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  94. Why Chimera Is a Different Kind of REIT

    June 29, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock, and a real estate investment trust in particular, then it isn't ...
  95. 3 Reasons Melco Crown Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Macau has become the focal point for global gaming, with the Chinese special administrative region having given Asian gamblers ...
  96. 4 Things to Watch When CalAmp Reports Earnings

    June 29, 2015
    It's that time again, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) investors. The machine-to-machine communications specialist is scheduled ...
  97. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  98. Fifth Street Finance Is Cleaning Up Its Portfolio

    June 29, 2015
    The past 12 months have been nothing but trouble for Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC). Its dividend was slashed twice ...
  99. How to Track Costco's Performance

    June 29, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a unique business model. Even though its warehouses generate an average of $168 million in sales ...
  100. 3 Lessons J.C. Penney Has Learned

    June 29, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has a tough row to hoe when it comes to revitalizing its brand. In the process of doing so, its ...
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