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GNC Holdings Larger Than S&P 500 Component E*trade Financial

Source: Business Balla | Dec 19 2013, 4:11pm CST | by Forbes

GNC Holdings Larger Than S&P 500 Component E*trade Financial
In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:...
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major averages did Tuesday

Oct 28 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

Strong corporate earnings pushed up stocks across industries on Tuesday, with the energy sector and small companies leading the gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 187.81 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 17,005.75. The S&P 500 rose 23.42 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 1,985.05. The Nasdaq composite climbed 78.36 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 4,564.29. For the week: The Dow is up 200.34 points, or 1.2 per cent. Th ...
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ROSENBERG: Bear Markets Don't Just Happen — They're Caused By These Two Conditions

Oct 28 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg isn't rattled by the recent volatility in the financial markets. "For stocks, it always comes down to the Fed and the economy," Rosenberg said to Business Insider. "The reality is that bear markets do not just pop out of the air," he wrote. "They are caused by tight money, recessions, or both. These conditions do not apply, nor will they until 2016 at the earliest." We recently aske ...
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Boards Aren’t as Global as Their Businesses

Oct 28 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

There’s a growing consensus that companies need strong, independent boards full of qualified directors if they are to sidestep risks and seize opportunities in our complex and dynamic international economy. Being generally “impressive” is no longer enough—investors and corporate watchdogs expect a well-defined rationale for each appointment, an articulation of how the board member will provide meaningful oversight and counsel on critical issues. One of the most important ...
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Top Industry Groups in a Tough Market

Oct 28 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

The market did a good job of absorbing Monday’s selling pressure with the Dow Industrials and Nasdaq 100 closing a bit higher with the S&P 500 showing a small loss. The market internals were slightly lower on the day and the McClellan oscillator declining to -172. There is a full slate of economic data today and the FOMC meeting starts, so many are waiting for their announcement on Wednesday afternoon. As ...
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Wall Street Expects Already Fat Profit Margins To Expand Into 2015

Oct 27 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

America's big companies have managed to generate healthy profit growth despite weak revenue growth. They've been pulling this off by improving operational efficiencies, which often means laying off workers and getting more out of the workers who stick around. This story has been captured neatly by widening profit margins. According to data from FactSet, Q3 earnings per share grew at a 5.6% rate while revenue climbed ...
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major averages did Monday

Oct 27 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as the price of oil slipped and more disappointing news on the global economy emerged. Investment bank Goldman Sachs lowered its forecast for oil prices because of ample supply and weaker demand, and business confidence in Germany declined for a sixth straight month The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12.53 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 16,817.94. The S&P 500 lost 2.95 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,961.63. The Nasd ...
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4 Sector Stalwarts Enter the Earnings Hot Zone

Oct 27 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

The release of the Euro bank stress test results is hitting the Italian and Spanish stocks the hardest as they are down well over 1%. The German and French markets are holding up better but are still lower in early trading as are the US futures. The crude oil market moved sideways last week but the technical outlook discussed in Friday’s Week Ahead column indicates this market is still vulnerable to a further decline. Of course, the energy sector has been hit very hard as the Sect ...
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Wall Street dips at open as energy drags

Oct 27 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Business Standard

This, after the S&P 500 closed its best week in nearly tw ...
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