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Zacks: What's your stock's price target?

Zacks: What's your stock's price target?

This Screen of the Week shows that calculating a stock's price target is easier than you think. In spite of the market trading near all-time highs, last week’s pullback has many concerned what the market will do…

Windows 10 has finally arrived

Windows 10 has finally arrived

The day everyone was waiting for after Windows 8 came out in 2012 has arrived: the release of Windows 10. Microsoft (MSFT) released Windows 10, its newest operating system software, on Wednesday. This is the first new…

A Tale of Main Street vs. Wall Street: Wal-Mart and Amazon

A Tale of Main Street vs. Wall Street: Wal-Mart and Amazon

E-commerce's meteoric growth is sending Amazon's shares on a tear while Wal-Mart shares are on the decline.​ Excitement over the growth in Amazon.com’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Services, or AWS, was so strong that the stock…

From Google to LinkedIn, everyone is looking at ad revenue

From Google to LinkedIn, everyone is looking at ad revenue

Ad revenue is Google's bread and butter, and it's becoming more important to Facebook and LinkedIn too. Google (GOOG) impressed the market when it reported its second-quarter results on July 16. Revenue was up 11 percent year…

Are you saving enough for your life?

Are you saving enough for your life?

Good financial behavior focuses on the past, present and future, but it should incorporate medium-term goals. There are a lot of things you should do with your money. Paying your bills on time and in full, paying down your debt, keeping…

US infrastructure is aging and in dire need of a refresh

US infrastructure is aging and in dire need of a refresh

Our country relies on it, but very few much-needed improvements to US infrastructure are taking place. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden made a joint appearance Monday afternoon to announce major…

What is NCR, the company behind ATMs, worth?

What is NCR, the company behind ATMs, worth?

How much is that ATM manufacturer in the window? In the case of NCR, it's $10 billion. ATM-maker NCR Corporation (NCR), which boasts a market capitalization of $5.2 billion, is in play. Two private equity firms—Blackstone (BX)…

China takes a plunge

China takes a plunge

The Chinese stock market had a terrible Monday, falling the most it has in one day in eight years. After three weeks of government-induced calm, the Chinese stock market dropped by over 8 percent on Monday, its biggest tumble since…

FCC gives AT&T the thumbs-up to acquire with DirecTV

FCC gives AT&T the thumbs-up to acquire with DirecTV

It was widely expected to happen, and thanks to the FCC, the AT&T-DirecTV merger is officially good to go. Time Warner Cable (TWX) and Comcast (CMCSA) weren't able to do it, but AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV)…

Intel moves from the PC to the IoT

Intel moves from the PC to the IoT

Once know for its work with PCs, Intel is embracing a new sector: the Internet of Things, or IoT. The Internet of Things, or IoT, has become quite popular. It is now so mainstream that even Intel (INTC), a chip giant in the computer…

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