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Samsung Now Expects a Massive Earnings Hit From the Note 7 Crisis

The Galaxy Note 7 line has officially been axed. What does it mean for Samsung, and who could benefit from the fallout?

Alphabet Should Aggressively Repurchase Stock

Alphabet has more cash than it needs, and the stock is positioned for attractive returns going forward.

Why Alkermes PLC Skyrocketed Today

Positive phase 3 data from the biotech's depression drug sends shares skyward.

Illinois Tool Works: How Margin Expanded

How the industrial company continues to leverage tepid revenue growth into meaningful earnings improvement.

Athenahealth, Inc. Q3 Earnings Soar With Solid Customer Growth

Controlling costs were a key factor in boosting the healthcare technology provider's earnings in Q3.

5 Great Reasons to Buy Reynolds American Inc.

Reynolds American has gone almost nowhere over the past year, but it’s still a solid income investment for long-term investors.

How Domino's Pizza Is Crushing the Competition

The pizza chain has a simple and effective recipe for success.

Top Telecom Stocks to Buy Now

When it comes to investing in U.S. wireless companies, AT&T and Verizon still stand head-and-shoulders above T-Mobile and Sprint.

3 Reasons Why Skechers Stock Is Getting Pounded on Friday

The footwear specialist gears disappoints with its fiscal third-quarter results and offers up weak guidance for the current quarter.

Vanguard Healthcare Fund: 3 Things You Must Know Before Buying This Health Fund

Among medical mutual funds, the Vanguard Health Care Fund stands out for performance, low expenses, and its managers' buy-and-hold philosophy. But don't buy it just for the yield -- its high dividend is an illusion.

How eBay's Strong Quarter Was Overshadowed by Weak Guidance

The online marketplace fell hard despite another solid quarterly report. Here's why.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Why collect less from Social Security than you can? Here are three ways to get more out of the program.

Tesla Model 3 Unveiling Will Include a "Part 3"

Slowly but surely, Tesla will reveal details of its $35,000 electric vehicle.

Mattel Stock Jumps on Q3 Earnings, With Barbie Saying, “Take That, Disney Princesses!”

The toy maker’s sales and earnings were flat with the year-ago period, but that’s quite an accomplishment, since it lost the lucrative Disney Princess and Frozen business in 2016.

Slow Trading Is a Drag on Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.

Third-quarter 2016 results were hurt by a slow market overall. But that won't last forever.

Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Is Cool Again?

Darden Restaurants nabs another analyst upgrade as the parent company of Olive Garden continues to deliver encouraging results.

How Should You Buy the BRICs?

Brazil, Russian, India, and China may not all have delivered the stunning growth pundits were predicting, but you should still get some exposure to them.

Gilead Sciences: Is the Bar Set Low Enough for a Beat?

Gilead Sciences shares are struggling this year because of intense competition in hepatitis C, and soon investors will find out if the third quarter offered any signs that pricing pressure is easing.

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