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  • The 5 Best-Selling Cars of 2017
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 09:03 AM

    With just one more month to book before the year ends, it appears automakers' U.S. sales will be down year over year for the first time since 2009. Although a solid November performance has put the seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate at 17.4 million vehicles, they are still on track to come up short of the 17.6 million vehicles sold last year.

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  • Here's Why Bank Stocks Had a Stellar 2017
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 09:19 AM

    Bank stocks have consistently performed well since bottoming out in the wake of the financial crisis. But this past year was nevertheless one to remember for people who hold bank stocks in their portfolios.

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  • The 3 Best Marijuana Stocks of 2017
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 07:21 AM

    How well did marijuana stocks fare in 2017? It depends. Previous high-flying cannabinoid-focused biotech stocks didn't generate a lot of excitement for investors this year. Neither did most U.S.-based marijuana stocks.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • What You Need to Know Before Claiming the Premium Tax Credit
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 08:05 AM

    If you don't have access to an employer-sponsored health insurance policy, the Premium Tax Credit can make private health insurance far more affordable. However, if you don't provide the right information when you apply for your insurance plan, you might end up with a huge tax bill at the end of the year.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 3 Fools, 1 Deep Dive Into the Disney/Fox Deal
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 01:30 AM

    In this Market Foolery podcast, host Mac Greer, Total Income's Ron Gross, and Million Dollar Portfolio's Jason Moser dig into the details of 21st Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOXA) (NASDAQ: FOX) massive asset sale to Disney (NYSE: DIS).

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  • 3 Dividend Stocks With Better Yields Than Johnson & Johnson
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 08:21 PM

    Shares of medical products veteran Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) come with a household name, decades of proven success, and a 2.4% dividend yield. The stock is popular among income investors, and for good reason.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Now’s the Time to Create Your Personal Website for 2018 -- Here’s How
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 07:05 PM

    Nothing makes you stand out more than a personal website that showcases your education and experience, just like a standard resume would. There are a few reasons why personal resume websites are far better than traditional resumes.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The Tax Reform Bill Congress Will Vote on Next Week
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 07:29 PM

    Legislators in Washington have been haggling for weeks about how to reform the U.S. tax laws. After successive favorable votes by both houses of Congress, Republicans were faced with the daunting task of resolving two competing proposals into a single package that could satisfy lawmakers throughout Capitol Hill.

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  • Amazon Ramps Up AI at AWS
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 06:06 PM

    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is primarily known for the massive scale of its e-commerce operation and is the undisputed leader in the field. The company is also known for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing, a concept the company pioneered back in 2006.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Samsung to Launch Smart Speaker Next Year
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 04:27 PM

    Smart speakers are here to stay, and Samsung is the latest tech giant that is interested in jumping into the market. Archrival Apple recently announced that its forthcoming $349 HomePod would be delayed until early 2018, while Alphabet subsidiary Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) just launched its $399 Google Home Max this week.

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  • Even in This Rich Market, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Is Offering Investors Value
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 08:37 AM

    Major stock market indexes keep hitting record highs, but shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) have been moving in the opposite direction. Although profits have fallen in recent quarters, this biotech still generates bucketloads of cash, and the recent acquisition of a breakthrough cancer therapy could turn the tide. 

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  • What FIFO Is, and Why Congress Just Killed It
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 09:32 AM

    Tax reform efforts have been fast and furious in recent months, and with both the House of Representatives and the Senate having gone through their own processes to come up with proposals, key differences emerged.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 3 Tips for a Happy Retirement
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 07:18 AM

    We all want to be happy in retirement, but unfortunately, seniors seem to be growing increasingly dissastisfied with their post-work lives. In a recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, most seniors said they're experiencing at least some degree of disappointment, and the number of retirees who consider themselves content has dropped to its lowest point on record.

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  • US Concrete Stock: Buy at the High?
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 08:16 AM

    The top of the cycle had been reached. The industry was due for a slowdown. There was no way companies such as US Concrete (NASDAQ: USCR) could sustain its valuation metrics.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 3 Facts About IRAs Every Retiree Should Know
    Saturday - 12/16/2017 - 06:49 AM

    IRAs have helped millions of Americans set manage trillions of dollars in retirement savings. Smart taxpayers take full advantage of IRAs during their careers in order to maximize their savings and reap the valuable benefit of tax deferral and either up-front deductions for traditional IRA contributions or tax-free withdrawals from Roth IRAs.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Think 2017 Is Bitcoin’s Best Year? Think Again
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 06:33 PM

    The value of one bitcoin (BTCUSD) has risen by more than 1,600% as of this writing and currently sits at about $16,700 (BTC/USD). With performance like this, you may think that 2017 has been bitcoin's best year in its roughly nine-year history, but you'd be wrong.It's tough to say what the "starting value" of bitcoin is for the purposes of calculating its all-time gain.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Galapagos Cozies Up Closer to Gilead Sciences
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 07:00 PM

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) inked a collaboration deal with Galapagos NV (NASDAQ: GLPG) in 2015 to gain rights to the latter's JAK1 inhibitor filgotinib. Today, Galapagos decided to execute its co-commercialization rights to filgotinib in several European countries.

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  • 10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks: Are Any Worth Buying
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 05:33 PM

    Income investors naturally gravitate toward dividend stocks with high yields. However, just because a stock offers a big payout doesn't automatically make it a smart buy. In fact, more often than not, a high yield can actually serve as a warning sign.So are there any high yield stocks that are worth buying today?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Will Owning a Home Drive You Into Credit Card Debt?
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 05:54 PM

    The rent versus own debate has long been a heated topic on the housing front. Working Americans who can afford to buy homes are frequently advised to do so because of the tax benefits involved.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Why CSX, Fitbit, and Sirius XM Holdings Slumped Today
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 04:30 PM

    Friday was a great day on Wall Street, with the Dow climbing by more than 140 points and broader benchmarks rising even more on a percentage basis. Market participants celebrated the Republicans' apparent success in coming up with a tax reform package that could get passed by both the House and Senate as early as next week, and the corresponding drop in corporate taxes could bolster earnings for stocks beginning in 2018.

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