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Wallet Wars

02/27/2015 Apple Pay is a promising advance in the way we make payments, but it will face strong competition from Google and others, as well as roadblocks from large retailers that are banking on the success of CurrentC.
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Retail Roundup: February 26, 2015

02/26/2015 Retailers continue to post mixed results as the operating landscape of the industry remains a bit perplexing. Indeed, holiday season results have been all over the place despite what seems to be overall improving consumer confidence trends.
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Oil Prices Finally Find Some Support

02/23/2015 Following months in freefall, oil prices have bounced off their January lows. But experience suggests there are more ups and downs to come.
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Drug Roundup : February 20, 2015

02/20/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the drug space recently, which will likely have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies mentioned in this review include Pfizer Inc., Hospira Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Actavis plc, and Allergan Inc.
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REIT Roundup: February 13, 2015

02/13/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry of late, which may have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies mentioned in this article include Public Storage (PSA), HCP, Inc. (HCP), Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN), Ventas, Inc. (VTR), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST), Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM), Equinix, Inc. (EQIX), Windstream Corp. (WIN), Corrections Corp. of America (CXW), The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), and Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT).
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Energy Roundup: February 5, 2015

02/05/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the energy sector of late. For our purposes, we will be highlighting key news items in the coal, renewable, and oil & gas sectors. Companies mentioned in this report are Haliburton (HAL), ConocoPhillips (COP), Schlumberger (SHL), Baker Hughes (BHI), BP (BP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Transocean (RIG), Ensco (ESV), Seadrill (SDRL), NOBLE (NE), Peabody Energy (BTU), SunEdision (SUNE), Sunpower (SPWR) and FirstSolar (FSLR).
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Retail Roundup: January 29, 2015

01/29/2015 The holiday shopping season is behind us and early data suggests that spending was up overall. Indeed, The National Retail Federation said that 2014 holiday sales increased 4.0% over the year-before period, the biggest increase since 2011, despite disappointing December results.
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Technology Round Up: January 15, 2015

01/15/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the technology space recently. Some of these will likely have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies featured include Qorvo (QRVO), SanDisk (SNDK), Samsung Electronics, Infosys (INFY), Riverbed Technology (RVBD), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Netflix (NFLX).
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Dogs Of The Dow: 2014 Year-End Review And The New Lineup For 2015

01/13/2015 Stocks extended their bull run to a sixth straight year, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index setting multiple new highs throughout 2014. However, the advance was considerably more subdued this time around. The Dogs of the Dow performed admirably throughout, but were overcome by weakness in several issues in December.
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