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Stocks Off to Stellar Start in May

Stocks were kicking off May in high style Tuesday, posting sharp gains after a much better-than-expected report on U.S. manufacturing activity. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was rising 103 points, or 0.8%, at 13,317, after hitting a four-year high at 13,338. The S&P 500 was up 14 points, or 1%, at 1413, and the Nasdaq was adding 23 points, or 0.7%, at […]

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Bank Of America, JPMorgan: Dow Midday Movers

U.S. stocks were rising in midday action Tuesday following a better-than-expected read on U.S. manufacturing activity.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 116 points, or 0.9%, at 13,330. The biggest percentage gainers within the Dow were Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Intel (INTC). Shares of Bank of America rose 2.59% to $8.32. The bank said Tuesday it plans to lay […]

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Monster Stocks Soar Amid Rumors Coca-Cola Is Set To Buy Energy Drink

Monster Beverage Corp’s shares soared on Monday following a report that Coca-Cola Co. was considering buying the energy drink maker. The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed people in reporting that the world’s biggest soft drink maker was in talks to buy Monster. If a deal transpired, Monster would be Coca-Cola’s largest brand acquisition ever. Monster declined […]

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Stocks Surge After Strong Manufacturing Report

Stocks were surging in morning action Tuesday after a much better-than-expected report on the pace of national manufacturing activity in April.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was rising 80 points, or 0.6%, at 13,294. The S&P 500 was up 12 points, or 0.8%, at 1410, and the Nasdaq was adding 29 points, or 1%, at 3075. Stocks finished modestly lower Monday, marking […]

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Bank Of America Keeps Shrinking

Bank of America (BAC)’s plan to lay off some of its highest-paid executives looks like the right response to the current banking environment. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday the bank will cut 2,000 positions in its investment banking, commercial banking and non-U.S. wealth-management units targeting “the high-earning employees whose efforts helped Merrill Lynch account for the bulk of […]

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Stock Market Story: May 1

The first trading day of May got off to a mixed start early Tuesday with all three major U.S. equity indices honing to close to the flat line ahead of a key report on the pace of U.S. manufacturing activity in April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 9.5 points, or 0.07%, at 13,204.The S&P 500 was up less than a […]

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Entertainment

Stop Everything And Watch Leo DiCaprio Attempt To Rap (Video)

Leonardo DiCaprio is a lot of things. He’s an excellent actor. He’s an international playboy. He’s a UN Messenger of Peace. And now, he’s also a rapper. Well, sort of. This past weekend, Leo was at 1OAK in Los Angeles, and while there, he got into the DJ area with none other than Jaime Foxx and […]

Food

This Flaming Hot Cheetos Bagel Looks Insanely Delicious (Photos)

A Buffalo, New York co-op unearthed a flavor-blasted creation known as the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bagel. You read that correctly. BreadHive’s Allison Ewing reports that the bagel was inspired by a local 10-year-old spending a few hours in the bakery’s kitchen. She suggested topping a bagel with her favorite snack food. Bakers begin by creating a […]

World

While You Were Watching This Kid Go Full Diva, These 5 Things Happened

We only get a few opportunities to shine in life. As Eminem once said, “Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip?” This video won the Internet this week because this audacious young man knew that he had […]

Envision

Father Develops Passion For Photography After Young Son’s Health Scare (Photos)

Adrian Murray and his wife, Michelle, found their 10-month-old son, Emerson, unresponsive in bed one morning. As horrifying as it sounds, the couple held themselves together and rushed Emerson to the closest hospital where he would undergo extensive testing to see what went wrong. They left without knowing what caused Emerson’s situation. He was fine […]