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BlackBerry Passport: Microsoft Surface Part Deux

By Kofi Bofah: On June 19, 2014, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) CEO John Chen first revealed the new Passport handset in a limited demonstration at the company's annual general meeting in Waterloo. Upon initial review, the technology commentariat immediately mobilized to debate the merits of the Passport's box-like physical dimensions amongst themselves. Show More Summary

Q2 GDP Revised Upward

The positive GDP report today will likely not be enough to offset the overhang from Ukraine-centric worries in today’s session. But this is nevertheless a welcome and reassuring read on the economy.

Smartphones Slowing, Says IDC, But Emerging Markets Still on a Tear

Research firm IDC today wants you to know that growth in smartphones is still “strong” despite a slowing of sales in mature markets.  The firm doesn’t make any specific predictions about Apple (AAPL) or Samsung Electronics (005930KS), or other vendors, except to say that the “key for vendors now is to maintain a presence in the higher-margin [...]

3 Reasons Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Stock Could Rise

Falling debt, oilier production, and a Marcellus shale spinoff could fuel a rising stock price at Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Federal Reserve Nearly Halfway To Completing Its Policy Transition

By Value Line: By: Robert Mitkowski The Federal Reserve is close to ending its massive bond buying program. The next step is to normalize interest rates. But what is normal? The Fed is steadily marching toward the conclusion of its much-vaunted purchases of United States Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. Show More Summary

7 Lessons about Banking from 200 Years of History

Want to invest in bank stocks? Here are seven things to keep in mind before you do.

5 Things Prospect Capital Corporation's Management Wants You to Know

Tough questions were asked of Prospect Capital's management following disappointing earnings. Here are the five most important takeaways.

Why Gamers Dumped the Xbox 360 and Wii for Sony’s PS4

A Nielsen survey reveals that nearly a third of PS4 owners previously owned an Xbox 360 or Wii. Why did so many gamers switch over?

The Industrial 3-D Printing Market's Growth Can Propel Stratasys Higher

By Renu Singh: Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) shares have gained impressively over the past three months, appreciating 22%. Considering the expected growth of the industrial 3-D printing market, it isn't surprising to see that Stratasys is doing well. Show More Summary

Baidu, Inc. Wants to Become a Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Baidu's plan to become a global powerhouse involves artificial intelligence. Here is what you need to know.

Bullish Sentiment Above 50%

Bullish sentiment among individual investors ticked up 5.8 percentage points this week to 51.92% according to the American Association of Individual Investors. Over the last three weeks, AAII bullish sentiment has ticked up more than 20 points from its level of 30.89% on August 7th. Show More Summary

C-Suite Conversation: Nova Measuring CFO Dror David

By Robert Lakin: In line with my goal to provide useful information and investment insights about under-covered Israeli companies that trade on U.S. exchanges, I interviewed Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. Chief Financial Officer Dror David at his Rehovot, Israel office. Show More Summary

Can This Apple, Inc. Supplier Deliver in 2015?

Can Taiwan Semiconductor really accelerate 16-nanometer FinFET production to accomodate Apple's needs in 2015?

TAL International: Gradual Deterioration Turning Into Sudden Problems

By BrooklynShorty: I can't help but think of this line quote as I watch and analyze TAL International (NYSE:TAL). "How did you go bankrupt?" Bill asked. "Two ways," Mike said, "Gradually and then suddenly." The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway TAL's dividend coverage and earnings prospects have "gradually" weakened. Show More Summary

BHP Billiton Restructures For Growth, Continuing Reign As Global Mining Giant

By Don Dion: Reportedly, BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) will spin off a number of assets into a new company, the aptly-named NewCo. Headquartered in Perth, NewCo will list on the Australian stock exchange, as well as in Johannesburg. Things are certainly looking positive for BHP. Show More Summary

Embraer SA Comes Out With Flying Colors Once Again

Another successful quarter gives Embraer a much required leg up and points toward a bright future.

Personal Consumption Expenditures: July 2014 Preview

By James Picerno: Tomorrow's update on US personal consumption spending for July is expected to show a rise of 0.3% vs. the previous month, based on The Capital Spectator's median econometric point forecast. That's a slight deceleration in growth vs. Show More Summary

Frontline (FRO) Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

By SA Transcripts: Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call August 28, 2014 09:00 AM ET Executives Jens Martin Jensen - CEO of Frontline Management AS Inger Klemp - CFO of Frontline Management AS Analysts Jon...Show More Summary

Bloomin' Brands Looks Like A Good Contrarian Play

By Asean Century: Bloomin' Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) just cannot get any love. What caught my attention was when Deutsche Bank removed the restaurant operator from its short-term buy list. It only took shares to drop almost 32% for Deutsche Bank to notice that it should not be on its short-term buy list. Show More Summary

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