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Amazon's Holiday-quarter Forecast Disappoints, Shares Dive By Clip Syndicate Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday. After an unusually busy first half of the year that saw the online retailer spend on developing everything from mobile phones and Hollywood-style production to grocery deliveries, investors were ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits. ...Read More »
States rank low in career women By Clip Syndicate South Dakota, Wyoming women lag in pay and management positions. ...Read More »
Wall St Finally Turning On Amazon As Bezos Magic Fades By Clip Syndicate Amazon's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. ...Read More »
Out-of-patience Investors Sell Off Amazon By Clip Syndicate Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, up-ended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits. After the Seattle company on Thursday reported a huge third-quarter loss and issued a disappointing holiday forecast, the stock sold off by nearly 10 percent. It's now lost 28 percent of its value since the beginning of the year, closing at $287.06 Friday. Investors are increasingly signaling that Amazon needs to work harder at turning a profit.

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Lindsay Lohan Snaps A Topless Photo In Dressing Room, Is Overshadowed By Completely Nude Portrait Behind Her By Clip Syndicate Turns out Instagram isn't policing all the nipples online... Remember when Lindsay Lohan posed nude for Playboy in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired shoot? Well, in this selfie that the star of stage and screen snapped in her dressing room this week, there's a memento behind her, right...there. ...Read More »
Fannie Mae Settles Shareholder Lawsuit For $170 Million By Clip Syndicate Fannie Mae has reached a $170 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders about its finances, risk management and mortgage exposure before it was seized by the U.S. government during the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement requires court approval, and was disclosed in a Friday filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It allocates $123.8 million to common shareholders and $46.2 million to holders of preferred stock between Nov. 8, 2006 and Sept. 5, 2008.

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HP Seeking Buyers For Corporate-networking Business In China - WSJ By Clip Syndicate According to the Wall Street Journal Hewlett-Packard has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country. HP is expected to sell at least 51 percent of the business, H3C Technologies Co, which could be worth roughly $5 billion in a full sale. The buyer likely needs to be based in China if the deal is to win Chinese government approval.

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Weekly Market Wrap: October 24, 2014 By Clip Syndicate The forty-third trading week of 2014 comes to a close with the S&P 500, NASDAQ composite and Dow Jones all higher in early-afternoon trading on Friday. Most actively traded stocks include DryShips (DRYS) down 21.5%, Ford Motor (F) down 4.5%, Microsoft (MSFT) higher by 1.7%, and Apple (AAPL) flat on the day. ...Read More »
Friday Sector Leaders: Medical Instruments & Supplies, Metals Fabrication & Products By Clip Syndicate In trading on Friday, medical instruments & supplies shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.2%. Leading the group were shares of Invacare (IVC), up about 14.6% and shares of Merit Medical Systems (MMSI) up about 14.1% on the day. ...Read More »
Friday Sector Laggards: Education & Training Services, Shipping Stocks By Clip Syndicate In trading on Friday, education & training services shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 4.2%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Education Management Corporation (EDMC), off about 41.3% and shares of ITT Educational Services (ESI) off about 5.8% on the day. ...Read More »

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