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GE Quarterly Results Well Received; Orders, Backlog and Profitability Rises as Operating Segments Decline

General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced third-quarter 2014 operating earnings of $3.8 billion...
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Fifth Third Bancorp Reports Solid Operating Results

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASD: FITB) reported third quarter 2014 net income of $340 million versus net income of $439 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $421 million in the third quarter of 2013.
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Bank of America Reports Solid Quarter in Face of Legal Settlements

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reported net income of $168 million for the third quarter of 2014.
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Johnson & Johnson Quarterly Results Beat Estimates and Raises Guidance

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced sales of $18.5 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.1% as compared to the third quarter of 2013.
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Bond Trading Boosts Citigroup’s Earnings as Announces Withdrawal from 11 Global Markets

Citigroup (NYSE: C) reported net income for the third quarter 2014 of $3.4 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, on revenues of $19.6 billion.
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Freeport-McMoRan Sells Canadian Mining Operation for $1.8 billion Cash

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced that it will sell its 80 percent ownership interest in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure to Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) for $1.8 billion in cash and contingent consideration of up to $0.2 billion.
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Dow Chemical Updates Planned Divestments and Outlines Other Portfolio Actions

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced several updates regarding divestiture and portfolio management actions.
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News Notes & Updates for October 2014: Johnson & Johnson and Janus

We still like the dividend for this great company, but we wouldn’t chase the stock at these levels.
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Sale Recommendation for October 2014: DuPont

DuPont’s stock jumped sharply a couple of weeks ago when activist investor Trian launched a campaign to break up the giant chemical company. We think you should take advantage of this jump to sell DuPont and lock in your profits. Let someone else play the activist game. If you like the chemical sector, and we still do, Dow Chemical (recommended in January of this year) looks like a better value.
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News Notes & Updates - October 2014

We still like the dividend for this great company, but we wouldn’t chase the stock at these levels.
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Laggards Among the Laggards: Small Caps with Big Contrarian Potential

These contrarian stock picks represent a diverse group of companies that have been among the worst performers in the Russell 2000 over the past year or so, trade reasonably actively and have decent businesses with good long term investing turnaround potential. Read More.

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