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Netflix’s stock split may be bad news

Stocks are lower Wednesday but shares of Netflix (NFLX) are bucking the trend. Netflix soared to a new all-time high in early trading before falling back later in the trading

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Stocks surge on Greek debt deal optimism; Nasdaq hits record

Stocks surged Monday as a relief rally around the globe is underway that sent the Dow up more than 100 points and the Nasdaq to an all-time record high. Stock

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Nasdaq new high but up just 0.2% from 2000 peak

The Nasdaq composite made history yesterday, topping its old intraday record high from March 2000. Markets cheered the news. But the sad truth is the Nasdaq is simply back to

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Wait continues for easier access to mainland China shares

Want an easier way to invest in  shares of Mainland China stocks? Well, that day is getting closer, but investors will have to wait a little bit longer. Currently, American

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Study: $24B in company matches left behind

Over the past decade, employers have increased efforts to enroll workers in retirement savings plans. And they’ve paid off. Participation rates are at all-time highs with nearly eight in 10

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S&P 500 hits record as stocks end mixed

The S&P 500 inched up to set a new closing high for a second straight day as stocks closed mixed on an otherwise listless Friday. Both the Dow and the

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Fresh data this week will turn speedometer on economy

Coming off Friday’s mixed report on April employment, this week’s news calendar should bring more clarity on whether the U.S. economy is picking up speed or merely cruising. The Labor

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Stocks fall for 2nd day; oil rises above $61

An early rally on Wall Street quickly evaporated, as the combination of rising oil prices and higher interest rates took a toll on stocks for a second straight session. After

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Wall St. fails to savor McDonald’s turnaround recipe

Wall Street isn’t lovin’ McDonald’s (MCD) latest turnaround effort as its new management team attempts to revive the world’s largest

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ExxonMobil beat was best in quality among supermajors

Exxon Mobil on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts’ expectations. Exxon Mobil’s shares were little changed in

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Salesforce.com is target of takeover interest

Shares of Salesforce.com closed up sharply following a report that the company has hired financial advisers to handle takeover inquiries.

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Nikkei closes above 20,000 for first time in 15 years

The jury may still be out on “Abenomics,” but Japanese investors are rendering at least an interim verdict on the

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NYC brokerage pays $15M SEC settlement

Let’s say you’re lead underwriter on a $108 million stock offering by a U.S. issuer that purportedly owns a 90%

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Food stocks rise after Kraft-Heinz merger disclosure

The mega-merger announced Wednesday between Kraft Food Group and H.J. Heinz may be helping the financial fortunes of other major

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Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food company

In a jolt certain to be felt in food pantries across the globe, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group will

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Wall Street hopes to avoid Greek tragedy

The fate of cash-strapped Greece, which has become front-page news as its new anti-austerity government looks to get bailout concessions

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Coupons.com shares get clipped by 30%

Wall Street clipped nearly 30% off of shares of Coupons.com in pre-market trading after the digital coupon player posted a

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Stocks up on Coke’s beat, Greece speculation

Stocks are higher Tuesday as Wall Street reacts to an earnings beat by Coca-Cola and rumors that the chill in

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Apple just made history – again!

Apple, one of the stocks analysts are calling a screaming buy – notched another all-time stock high and is on

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Utilities power up as S&P 500 powers down

Investors looking for a hiding place in a tough market for stocks in January found it in the utility sector,

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