Anthony Plienis

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Alibaba’s profit doubles to $2.1B after another huge quarter of business

Alibaba had another blockbuster quarter of business as its profits almost doubled.<p>The Chinese e-commerce giant reported net profit of 14 billion RMB ($2.1 billion) for its recent quarter that finished June 30 — that’s up 96 percent year-on-year. Total revenue grew 56 percent to reach 50.2 billion …

3 Stocks to Buy and Never Sell

One of the best ways to succeed in the stock market over time is to own companies with strong brands. While no company is completely risk-free, there's not much that can derail the growth story built on a great brand. When customers identify a good experience with a certain brand, it keeps them …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …

3 Oil Stocks That Could Rocket if Crude Keeps Rising

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Crude's dive into the $20s earlier this year exposed a big problem for a trio of Canadian oil producers. At less than $50 a barrel, <b>Penn West Petroleum</b> , <b>Baytex Energy</b> , and <b>Pengrowth Energy</b> do not make enough money to sustain their operations. So with crude slumping well …

Xencor signs cancer-drug deal with Novartis; its stock surges 32%

Shares of Los Angeles-area biotech firm Xencor Inc. soared Tuesday by 32% after the company announced a deal with Swiss drug giant Novartis.<p>Under the agreement, Novartis will pay Xencor $150 million now and potentially much more in the future as the companies work to develop and commercialize two …

Meet the Winner of Fortune's Cool Companies Competition

<i>Fortune</i> went hunting on Tuesday for the coolest startup trying to turn sustainability into a business. After hearing the pitches and weighing the …

John McAfee's mysterious new company is the hottest stock in America right now

With over 108 million shares traded, it was the most active stock, ahead of Bank of America.<p>Tuesday was another day in a stream of strong upward moves for the stock after the company announced on May 9 that it was naming John McAfee, founder of antivirus firm McAfee Security, as CEO and re-branding …

J.C. Penney Shares Could Double in Price in Three Years

Shares of U.S. retailer J.C. Penney could double in price over the next three years, Barron’s reported over the weekend.<p>The report said the company …

This Software Company in Florida Grew 25% Last Year

When Ultimate Software’s headquarters was in Pembroke Pines, Fla., employees often could be spotted at a nearby Italian restaurant called …

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

If you want both income and growth from your portfolio, it's hard to beat dividend stocks. An average yield of around 2% for the stock market might not give you the income you're looking for, but if you look hard, you can find some promising stocks with yields of 5% or more.<p><b>TiVo</b> (NASDAQ: TIVO),</b> …

3 Retirement Stocks to Buy in March

Image source: Procter & Gamble.<p>Investors like to pick stocks they can count on for the long haul when they're saving for retirement. Whether you're already retired or have years to go, the best retirement stocks include current income along with prospects for future growth. Below, we'll look at …