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Keep An Eye Out On These Dates For Blue Chips

Keep An Eye Out On These Dates For Blue Chips

Ok, they aren't the most exciting investments. But these dividend blue chip stocks are going ex-dividend soon. In Las Vegas, a blue chip can be worth as little as $1. On Wall Street, a blue chip can be worth as little as…

Buffett Banks On Apple

Buffett Banks On Apple

Whatever Buffett wants, Buffett tends to get. And at the moment, he wants a tech company in Cupertino.  Warren Buffett's circle of competence just got a bit sweeter. On Monday, the billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway…

CO2 Emissions Near Scary Threshold

CO2 Emissions Near Scary Threshold

Once the global concentration of carbon dioxide reaches 400 parts per million, there's no turning back. When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, 400 is the most important number. A recent atmospheric reading from a Cape…

Wireless Carriers Look to Cuba and the Future

Wireless Carriers Look to Cuba and the Future

Roaming in Cuba and 5G trials—here's what the big four U.S. wireless carriers are working on these days. Airplanes, Airbnb and hotels aren't the only U.S. companies with their sights set on Cuba. On…

Wages Are Growing, But Are They Growing Fast Enough?

Wages Are Growing, But Are They Growing Fast Enough?

The April jobs report was weak, though higher wages was a bright spot. Still, all is not well on the wages front. Everybody's working for the weekend, but most Americans are doing it for lackluster wages. According to an NPR report,…

Sell In May and Go Away?

Sell In May and Go Away?

Just as schoolchildren learn "April showers bring May flowers," investors know "Sell in May and go away."  "Sell in May and go away" is one of Wall Street's most beloved cliches. The idea behind…

The Dire Straits of Puerto Rico

The Dire Straits of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico can't pay its creditors, and Congress is dragging its heels with a relief measure to help the island. May Day is a holiday celebrated around the world, but this year, the first day of May signals the dawn of a…

All It Takes Is One Bad Apple (Earnings Report)

All It Takes Is One Bad Apple (Earnings Report)

Apple's first-quarter earnings fell short of expectations because people just aren't buying iPhones like they used to. Unlucky number 13 reared its ugly head when Apple (AAPL) released its first-quarter earnings after…

How Much Would You Spend On a Smart Home?

How Much Would You Spend On a Smart Home?

Talk of smart homes has floated around for years, but what will it take for smart home to become the norm? The smart home is nothing new—just watch an episode of The Jetsons for a glimpse of…

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