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Jeff Kagan: Why Windstream CEO Must Change Direction

Jeff Kagan | |

Windstream Hldgs. (WIN)  of Little Rock quietly replaced its long time, well-known and well-liked President and CEO Jeff Gardner with Tony Thomas, former CFO. Why was the change made and

Activist Investors Taking a Heavier Hand in Their Investments

Jacob Harper | |

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) is in a particularly bad place, and has been for some time. At the beginning of 2011 the struggling brick-and-mortar retailer attempted to right the ship and replaced

Motorola Solutions Misses Earnings Expectations, Gives Dim Forecast, and Plunges

Jacob Harper | |

Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) fell below analyst’s expectations for its earnings and subsequently provided a dim outlook for future growth. The news sent shares of the company’s stocks

Implications of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) of 2013

Michael Teague | |

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, co-written by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), purports to address the lack of legislative grounding for

Motorola Solutions Profits Surge in Q4 on Higher Government Sales

Andrew Klips | |

Communication solutions and services provider Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) reported Wednesday that fourth-quarter operating earnings swelled by 53 percent compared to the year prior quarter,

Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Slumps on Europe

Sector Recap | |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher to 12,730.09 but by 10:00 AM was down to 12,653.46. After a short period of stabilization the Dow slumped to 12,521.84 in afternoon trading, which is

Equities Sector Coverage: Apple's Resurgence Carries Wall Street

Sector Recap | |

Durable Goods Orders were weaker than expected with a decline of 4.2% in March, down 1.1% excluding Transportation. The Fed Statement - The economy is expanding moderately with an improved labor

Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Ends Lower As Market Enters Possible Holding Pattern

Sector Recap | |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed below 13,000 with a day’s low at 12,927.77. The NASDAQ stayed below 3000 for the second day with a day’s low at 2968.00. Dow Transports and Russell 2000

Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Recover From Early Losses to Close Flat

Sector Recap | |

The National Association of Realtors reported that contracts for pending sales of previously-owned homes jumped 2% in January, the highest level since April 2010. Keep in mind that this housing

Equities Sector Coverage: Opportunistic Investors Help to Reverse Early Losses

Sector Recap | |

Personal Income rose 0.5% in December but Spending was flat as the Savings Rate increased to 4% from 3.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to a day’s low at 12,529.41 on Monday,

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