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  • Stock Futures Steady, Higher As Alibaba Waits In The Wings @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Stock futures held onto solid early gains ahead of Friday's open, as a positive vote in Scotland and the pending launch of China's Alibaba topped the morning's busy news docket. Dow futures were steady, ...

  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Teardown: 5 Key Suppliers Inside @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Smartphone users just want to know what the Apple (AAPL) iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can do. But for investors and many tech companies, what's inside the latest handset is almost as important. Tech repair ...

  • Obama, Unions, Trial Bar Take Aim At Franchise Model @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    If the Obama Administration has its way, Ronald McDonald may soon have to wipe that grin off his face as he stands beneath the Golden Arches. One of the most successful models for expanding small-business ...

  • Check Out 5 Hot Stocks Mutual Funds Are Buying Now @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    What's one sign of solid growth prospects? Institutional ownership. Today's Accelerating Mutual Fund Ownership Screen of the Day features top-rated stocks that have caught the eye of many a mutual fund ...

  • Apartment Rents Jump — Especially In Silicon Valley @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Job gains helped drive annual effective apartment rent growth to 4.1% in August, the highest in over two years, according to a report from real estate data tracker Axiometrics. California cities rose sharply, ...

  • Wireless Is Growth Engine At Verizon Communications @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Verizon Communications' (VZ) top-line growth is picking up. The improvement is due to it having full control of Verizon Wireless, as well as consumers taking a shine to 4G smartphones and tablets. In February, ...

  • Trinity, Greenbrier Soar On Strong Railcar Demand @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Railcar makersTrinity Industries (TRN) and Greenbrier (GBX) continue to push higher on strong demand amid the U.S. energy boom and an improving economy. Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Greenbrier jumped to a new ...

  • Trucking Stocks Doing Their Share For Transportation Sector @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    As the transportation sector leads the market, the trucking industry finds itself in the driver's seat. Several of the group's leaders are hitting new price highs, while a couple are forming bases. In ...

  • Five Leading International Stocks Near Buy Points @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Half of the stocks on IBD's Top 10 World Stocks are in buying range or otherwise near buy points. In buying range means a stock has passed a buy point, but is not yet extended 5% from it. Investors should ...

  • Six Leading Stocks Still In Buy Range After Breakouts @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Leading stocks across a wide range of sectors have been breaking out or are still in buy range as the Dow industrials and S&P 500 forge ahead to new highs. Actavis (ACT) has advanced since clearing a 229.50 ...

  • Beware Of Climax-Run Signals After Long, Spectacular Runs Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    It's sad, but true. Good things don't last forever. In the market, stocks can have monster runs that go on for months or more. But when these massive rallies come to an end, they typically do so in dramatic ...

  • Alibaba Prices High For $168 Bil Value, Nears Biggest IPO Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    In one of the most hotly anticipated IPOs of all time, Alibaba Group did not disappoint. The China e-commerce giant priced 320.1 million shares at 68, the high end of its upwardly revised range. The initial ...

  • Oracle CEO Ellison Exits; Earnings, Sales Miss Views Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Oracle's future remains cloudy, and going forward the business software giant won't have Larry Ellison at the helm. Ellison will step down as CEO after 37 years, Oracle (ORCL) said after Thursday's market ...

  • GNC, Vitamin Shoppe to sell? Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Vitamin retailer GNC (GNC) has met with banks to explore a possible sale, reported the Financial Times, though no potential buyers have made formal bids. Meanwhile, activist investors are pushing supplement ...

  • Apple waits on China license Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    While the new iPhone 6 has been granted 2 important regulatory approvals, a necessary network-access license must also be OK'd before Apple (AAPL) can start selling the device in China, according to news ...

  • Rite Aid dives on guidance Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    The pharmacy's Q2 EPS jumped to 13 cents per share, up from 3 cents a year ago, beating views for 6 cents. Revenue climbed 3.5% to $6.5 bil, slightly above views for $6.49 bil. Same-store sales rose 4.1%. ...

  • Apple's Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Apple's (AAPL) new smartwatch may start at $349, but the gold version could cost $10,000 or more, according to John Gruber of tech website Daring Fireball.

  • Apple, Google app sales jump Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Revenue for Apple's (AAPL) mobile apps store will jump 32% to $15.1 bil in '14, while rival Google's (GOOGL) Play store sales will soar 66% to $8.5 bil, Citigroup forecasted. Google and Apple share 70% ...

  • Air Products will restructure Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Shares of the specialty gases, chemicals and equipment maker hit an all-time high after it said that it would restructure into 7 segments that reflect its geographic diversity. Electronics materials and ...

  • Wal-Mart Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Wal-Mart (WMT) plans to hire 60,000 seasonal workers for the holidays, a 10% rise from '13, while Target (TGT) intends to hire 70,000 seasonal workers, flat from last year. Wal-Mart shares rose 0.03%. ...

  • Boeing taxi gets tourist seat Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    The aerospace giant's new space taxi will feature a seat for tourists, and the price for a trip to space would be comparable to what Russia charges space tourists, according to Reuters. So far, 7 paying ...

  • Red Hat tops, buys FeedHenry Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    The top provider of Linux-based open-source software late Thu. reported better-than-expected Q2 results. Red Hat (RHT) EPS rose 17% to 41 cents, beating by 3 cents on a 19% hike in revenue to $445.9 mil ...

  • What's Making High-End Mortgages Easier To Get? Investor's Business Daily - 16 hours ago

    After frosty years, mortgage lending is warming up a bit, at the top. The window of opportunity has opened a crack for high-end borrowers with good credit as lenders have become more willing to write jumbo ...

  • Phillips 66 Partners Stokes Oil Investors, Gains Fast @ Investor's Business Daily - 16 hours ago

    Like other master limited partnerships, or MLPs, Phillips 66 Partners has seen a big rise in financial returns and stock price this year thanks to a combination of beneficial industry trends and a favorable ...

  • Top European Stock Funds Having Bad Year @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    What have European stock mutual funds done for investors lately? Not much. They still have a big performance margin over the S&P 500 in the past 15 years, but most are in negative territory this year. ...

  • Schwab Adds 65 ETFs to Its ETF OneSource Platform @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Charles Schwab announced Thursday that it has added seven exchange traded fund providers and 65 ETFs to Schwab ETF OneSource, which provides commission-fee ETF trading under certain conditions. The new ...

  • S&P 500, Dow Hit Record Highs; Chipmakers Rally @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Stocks extended their gains into the close, lifting the S&P 500 and Dow to new record highs. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied 0.7%, the Nasdaq 0.6% and the S&P 500 0.5%. Volume was slightly lower ...

  • Rite Aid Dives On Generic Drug Reimbursement Warning @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Rite Aid (RAD) shares plunged Thursday after the pharmacy lowered full-year guidance on expected decreases in reimbursement rates and lower profitability from generics. The No. 3 U.S. drugstore chain said ...

  • TransCanada Shares Jump On Report Funds Seek Breakup @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Some of TransCanada's major shareholders have reportedly held talks with activist funds about a possible breakup of the pipeline company. TransCanada's (TRP) board has also begun discussion on how to deal ...

  • Big Cruise Lines Sail In To Hoist China Travel Market @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Forget slow boats to China. The nation could be the next "major force in cruising" as new ships from more mature cruising regions head to China to tap into its growing middle-class family-vacation ...

  • SolarCity Competitor Vivint Solar Sets IPO Terms @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Vivint Solar, a competitor to Elon Musk-backed SolarCity (SCTY), announced terms Thursday for an IPO that seeks to raise $350 million. The Provo, Utah-based company plans to offer 20.6 million shares at ...

  • Which Retail Stocks Will Win This Holiday Season? @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    IBD Leaderboard stock Under Armour and the highly rated G-III Apparel Group are likely to be among the companies to enjoy some good cheer from shoppers this holiday season when clothing sales are forecast ...

  • Union Pacific, Rail Stocks Ride New Highs On Oil Boom @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    IBD's Transportation-Rail group -- which includes IBD 50 stocks Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific Railway -- pushed to a new high in the stock market today as railroad operators continue to benefit from ...

  • TerraForm Coverage Initiated With Outperform @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Macquarie Group initiated TerraForm Power coverage Thursday with an outperform rating and a 37 price target, as the spinoff adds more solar projects to its portfolio. At least four other investment banks ...

  • Microsoft's bad bet on Windows 8 exposed by low touchscreen use @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Touchscreen PC monitors made up just 0.4% of all monitor shipments in the second quarter, nearly two years after the release of Microsoft's (MSFT) touch-centric Windows 8 PC operating system. Touchscreen ...

  • Microsoft's Win 8 exposed by low touchscreen use @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Touchscreen PC monitors made up just 0.4% of all monitor shipments in the second quarter, nearly two years after the release of Microsoft's (MSFT) touch-centric Windows 8 PC operating system. Touchscreen ...

  • Winning Chipmakers Benefit In Apple Product Rollout @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    When Apple fans get their first up-close looks at the new iPhone 6 smartphones, a bevy of chipmakers hope that the fans will like what they see. Just which chipmakers have components inside the new products ...

  • Stocks Hold Near Day's Highs; Ambarella Surges @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Stocks stayed near their session highs late Tuesday amid a post-Fed rally and this morning's mixed data on jobs and housing. Helped by chip stocks, the Nasdaq led with a 0.6% gain. The S&P 500 and the ...

  • Facebook Video Usage Surges On Mobile Networks @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    More video is coming to 4G wireless networks thanks to growth at Facebook, and a new Netflix initiative might bring another rise, as service providers grapple with fast-growing bandwidth demand. Video ...

  • Video: Apple Keeps Police Out Of IOS8 IPhone, IPad @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Apple (AAPL) announced Wednesday night that it will no longer help law enforcement unlock iPhone, iPad and other devices running its new mobile operating system, iOS8. In fact, the tech titan says it can't. ...

  • Demand For Alibaba Stock 'Absolutely Overwhelming' @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Research firm IPO Boutique said that its channel checks reveal, according to underwriter guidance, that the Alibaba Group IPO has "absolutely overwhelming demand." The demand suggests that the ...

  • Weibo Seen Poised For 'Strong Growth,' Alibaba Boost @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Weibo (WB) stock rose Thursday after the company got a positive report from an investment bank, which cited the China microblog's partnership with Alibaba Group, the China e-commerce leader that is poised ...

  • How Apple Pay Helps MasterCard, Visa One-Up Merchants @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Apple Pay's endorsement of MasterCard and Visa helps the incumbent payment networks "beat back advances" from a rival merchant-run payment system, according to an analyst. Big U.S. retailers ...

  • BlackBerry Expands E-Payments On Heels Of Apple Pay @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Joining the chorus of other mobile e-payment debuts, BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) said it is expanding its mobile payment options for users of its messenger service BBM, which includes a new version of e-wallet ...

  • Boeing Heats Up Space Race With Tourist Seat In Taxi @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Boeing's (BA) new space taxi will feature a seat for tourists, pitting the aerospace giant against another billionaire in Richard Branson after beating out Elon Musk's SpaceX for the lead in a NASA program. ...

  • Albert Gallatin's Wizardry Saved Early U.S. Economy @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Albert Gallatin was one of the most important Founding Fathers, serving America for 60 years. Today he's barely remembered. He remains the longest-serving Treasury secretary. He held the job more than ...

  • Self-Starters Are Quick Studies And Expedient Workers @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Dynamos have a do-it-now mentality. How to meet hassle with hustle: Break it down. Marketing can feel like a monster to tame for small-business owners. "They overcomplicate the thing. As a result, ...

  • Air Products Hits New High After Reorganizing @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Air Products and Chemicals continues to make changes amid pressure from activist investors, including top shareholder Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital hedge fund. Shares of Air Products and Chemicals ...

  • ConAgra's Fiscal Q1 Earnings Lifted By Cost Cuts @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    ConAgra Foods reported mixed fiscal first-quarter results as private brands sales fell but cost cuts boosted earnings. Profit for ConAgra (CAG), a packaged-food company, rose 5% to 39 cents per share, ...

  • Indexes Extend Gains As Casinos, Chinese Stocks Rise @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Stocks extended their gains in early-afternoon trading as the major indexes held at or near session highs. The Nasdaq led with a 0.6% advance, while the Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 0.5% ...

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