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Chesapeake Energy: A Turnaround Rally Worth Buying Into

The transformation at Chesapeake Energy is well underway as it looks to become a leaner and more disciplined entity – one that is more suited to weather the ongoing turmoil in the energy markets.<p>Crude oil and natural gas prices have been highly volatile over the past two years. West Texas …

Freeport-McMoRan: Digging Up A Turnaround

Freeport-McMoRan has been struggling to post profits for the past two years due to sluggish global economic growth, weak commodity prices and wrong bets on oil and gas. In the past 24 months, the company’s stock has lost over 70% in value and the mining giant has also added more debt to its balance …

US Banks Should Prepare For Tough Times Heading Into 2017

The start of 2016 was not the best of times for the financial sector. Global markets tumbled as a result of mounting concerns regarding emerging economies and other macroeconomic slurves. In the midst of the storm, the U.S. banking sector saw trouble of its own on various fronts.<p>There is no doubt …

Tesla On Pole Position As Automakers Rush To Bridge Emissions Gap

Have you ever wondered why large automakers are increasingly coming up with new electric car models, despite raking fat profits from the sale of gas-guzzlers? Automotive executive Bob Lutz says car makers produce EVs not for making profits but to meet the standards of a tightening fuel economy.<p>A …

Department Store Rally: Bucking The Retail Trend In A Short Lived Respite?

Last week, three major U.S. retailers, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Kohl’s, each reported upbeat second-quarter earnings, sparking optimism on Wall Street of a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike by the Fed.<p>The SPDR S&P Retail ETF spiked to a three-month high of $45.59 on August 11, the day the three …

Allergan chief's $140M-plus golden parachute tops pharma--and most other industries, too

Allergan CEO Brent Saunders recently told investors that his company isn’t looking for any more “transformational” M&A. But on the chance a merger …

Why Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. Is Clawing Higher Today

Shares pop on rumors of a potential buyout.<p><b>What:</b> Investors in <b>Raptor Pharmaceutical</b> (NASDAQ:RPTP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating …

2 Cancer Therapy Stocks That Are Ridiculously Cheap Right Now

The cancer drug market is already valued at over $100 billion but is still growing at one of the fastest compound annual growth ratesin entire the pharmaceutical industry. The underlying reason for this surge in oncology drug sales is the emergence of breakthrough products like <b>Bristol-Myers …

eBay Inc (EBAY) Joins Yahoo and Etsy to End Wildlife Trafficking

eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) has joined hands with Yahoo and Etsy. The aim here is to fight illegal online wildlife trafficking. Yahoo is almost synonymous …

Deere Lifts Profit Outlook

Deere & Co. said profit and sales fell again in its third quarter as global markets for farm and construction equipment remain weak.<p>Still, the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast after posting a surprise increase in per-share profit, and the sales decline wasn't as bad as Wall Street …

The world's biggest hedge funds have loaded up on these 10 stocks

During the second quarter, the 50 biggest hedge funds started buying stocks again, increasing their equity exposure by 0.3%, according to a new …

'Flash Boys' IEX stock exchange opens. Its goal: Rein in high-frequency traders

At mutual fund giant Capital Group, investment managers study stocks, looking to buy when they're underpriced and sell when they're overpriced. That's how the downtown L.A. firm has made healthy returns for its millions of investors since the 1930s.<p>But over the last few years, Capital Group has …

A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

After decades of fighting to keep how much Medicare pays individual doctors a secret, the federal government bowed to pressure from journalists and consumer groups and released the information in April.<p>The data let reporters — and anyone else — figure out who is getting paid by Medicare for what.<p>A …

Is this procedure the first step toward genetic engineering?

A new piece in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> looks at the growing controversy surrounding three-parent fertilization. The procedure introduces a donor's cytoplasm into the mother's egg, potentially adding a third parent's genetic data to the child, but effectively treating mitochondrial disorders and …

Mexico to launch cap-and-trade pilot to help meet climate goals

Dive Brief:<p>Mexico will begin experimenting with a cap-and-trade system later this year, rolling it out for a 12-month test before moving to full …

Corporate Customers Pressure Electric Utilities to Step Up Their Game

This month, Apple did something unprecedented in its history.<p>No, it didn't set an iPhone sales record, or launch a new form of artificial …

U.S. markets closed a tad higher Wednesday as utilities surged

U.S. stocks closed barely higher Wednesday as big gains for utilities balanced out losses for retailers like Lowe's, Target and Staples.<p>Stocks fell in morning trading as a recent slump in phone company and utility stocks continued. But the indexes reversed directions after noon as those stocks …

Samsung Galaxy C9 Details Leaked

Earlier this year, Samsung introduced the all new Galaxy C series. The first handset in the line up was the Galaxy C5 featuring a premium design and …

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From bear to bull market in 16 days: Oil hits highest level since Brexit vote

• <b>Oil on track for seventh straight day of gains; hitting highest level since Brexit vote</b>• <b><br>Pound slides below $1.31 on reports May wants to trigger Article 50 by next spring</b>• <b><br>FTSE 100 drops into negative territory</b>• <b><br>Asian stocks slide as dollar edges higher</b>• <b><br>UK public finances improve less than expected</b> …

Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016 (BHP, RIO) | Investopedia

Mining stocks have tracked commodity prices lower between 2012 and 2015. After four years in the doldrums, both have shown signs of a recovery in the …

Viacom CEO Is Out in Reported Settlement

Viacom and controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone have come to an agreement on terms of a settlement that would result in the departure of Chief …

Apple: A Saga Of Big Bets And Discounted Valuation

These are troubling times for the smartphone industry, and Apple seems to be in a conundrum of its own. Aside from facing a tough time in China, the company is also having trouble convincing investors that it is destined for sustainable growth in the longer term.<p>Apple’s performance at the recent …

Alibaba: Q1 Results To Vindicate Mobile Thrust

In 1999, a man out of mainland China named Ma Yun began a journey that would transform his dream of developing fluency in the English language to connecting China with the rest of the world.<p>Professionally known as Jack Ma, he founded Alibaba as a business-to-business (B2B) online portal that …

UK Banks Caught In Crossfire As BoE Combats Brexit Aftermath

Monetary policy may not determine the future of Britain’s economy, but the central bank can certainly support necessary adjustments. While low interest rates have put pressure on banks’ earnings as they deal with ongoing uncertainties, they may see a silver lining in the Bank of England’s latest …

F-35 Now Operational: Lockheed Martin A Good Bet?

Lockheed Martin’s F-35A was awarded Initial Operating Capability (IOC) status by the U.S. Air Force on August 2, allowing a single USAF squadron to use the aircraft, potentially in combat. This marks an important milestone for the project that has long been criticized by Congress and potential …