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In a headline that hardly sounds like good news, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time since September 2001 — a group referred to as Gulf War-era II veterans — edged down to 9.0% in 2013. A number that still seems enormous considering the current unemployment rate in the United States is hovering in the 6.7% area. Among Gulf War-era II veterans, the unemployment rates in 2013 for men (8.8 percent) and women (9.6 percent) were not statistically different from the prior year (9.5 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively). Among women, the unemployment rate for Gulf War-era II veterans (9.6 percent) was higher in 2013 than the rate for non veterans. Despite the best efforts of many of the nations largest corporations, jobs for returning veterans have been difficult to secure. … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: Follow Insider Buying Into These Cheap StocksThe 3 Cheapest Stocks in the World2 Cheap Bank Stocks to Buy Now Recent Posts: Get Paid by Following Insiders Follow Insider Buying Into These Cheap Stocks The Only Retail Stock on My Holiday Shopping List View All Posts I talked about insider trading last week, laying out how I use it to find value stocks. But we can also use the insiders screen to help solve one of the most difficult question facing investors today. We already know that the stock of companies with recent open-market purchases by the top two executives have a strong tendency to go up substantially over the next year. We can now screen for companies that have shown this type of positive activity from insiders and also provide a high dividend yield. Best High Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Volcano Corporation(VOLC) Volcano Corporation designs, … Continue reading

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT to discuss the results of its fiscal first quarter ending March 29, 2014. Wall Street anticipates that the chip-maker will breakeven for the quarter, which is $0.13 better than last year’s loss of $0.13 per share. iStock expects AMD to beat Wall Street’s consensus number. The iEstimate is $0.01, a penny, but infinitely more than expected. Sales, like earnings, are expected to grow, rising a muscular 23.20% year-over-year (YoY). Advanced Micro’s consensus revenue estimate for Q1 is $1.34 billion, more than last year’s $1.09 billion. [Related -Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD): How AMD Will Gain From Server Opportunity?] Top 5 Penny Stocks To Buy For 2015: Gentiva Health Services Inc.(GTIV) Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides home health services and hospice care in the United States. … Continue reading

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Chrysler and General Motors recorded April sales increases of 14% and 7%, respectively, while Ford sales fell 1%. Total industry new-vehicle sales, combining the Detroit results with tallies from European and Asian brands, were 1.39 million, up 8.1% from April a year earlier. The annual sales pace translated to 16.04 million, according to Autodata, up from a pace of 15.19 million a year ago. Automakers viewed April as a key test of consumer confidence after sluggish sales during the brutal wintry months to start the year, which delayed many consumers’ trips to the showroom. STORY: Asian brands strong, though Honda sags STORY: Euro brand results mixed For GM, an 8% increase in retail sales may calm fears that a highly publicized ignition switch recall could hurt sales. GM CEO Mary Barra said last week that the situation has had “no meaningful impact” on sales so far. The April numbers bear … Continue reading

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With shares of Pandora (NYSE:P) trading around $18, is P an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement Pandora is an Internet radio company that operates in the United States with over 125 million registered users. Pandoras Music Genome Project and its playlist-generating algorithms predict listener music preferences, play music content suited to the tastes of each individual listener, and introduce listeners to music they will love. The main sources of revenue for the company are advertising as well as subscriptions. As the Internet music boom continues, Pandora is well-positioned to capitalize on potential subscriptions and advertising marketing share. It looks like Pandora battle to pay musicians and songwriters less for streaming their music is paying off for the company. Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets told CNBC on … Continue reading