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How That Steve Jobs Box-Office Bomb Spotlighted This 44% Profit Play

When Variety wanted an expert to explain why the much-ballyhooed flick "Steve Jobs" bombed, the reporter went to an analyst at the firm Rentrak Corp. (Nasdaq: RENT).

Portland, Ore.-based Rentrak is a Big Data play with a hefty long-term upside. For investors, Big Data represents a Big Opportunity.

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Oil

How the New Budget Deal Will Affect the Oil Market

The House of Representatives just voted to approve a budget deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

And buried in this last-minute accord designed to save us from another government shutdown is a provision to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Why is the United States going to put this oil up for sale now, when domestic producers are under pressure - and how will this impact the oil market?

Earnings

Why the GoPro Stock Price Dropped 17% This Week (Nasdaq: GPRO)

The GoPro stock price was down another 2% in early trading this morning (Friday).

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) stock has now dropped 16.7% from Wednesday's closing price after the company missed on top and bottom line estimates for Q3 earnings.

Here's just how bad GoPro earnings were...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips 80 Points Ahead of Q3 GDP Data

Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get your update on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

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Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Adds 198 Points After Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Why did the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 198 points today?

Here's how the stock market did today, earnings reports, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves…

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Stocks

Why the VW Stock Price Climbed 4% Today Despite Dismal Earnings (VLKAY)

The VW stock price climbed 3.7% in Europe today (Wednesday) despite dismal Q3 earnings and its first quarterly loss in 15 years.

The German automaker also issued a full-year profit warning. Company officials said they expect 2015 operating profits to be down sharply year over year.

So why did the VW stock price climb today?

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Mildly as FOMC Concludes October Meeting

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Technology

Nasdaq Stocks Post the Biggest Gains in 2015

Nasdaq stocks continue to outperform the other markets in 2015.

The Nasdaq Composite surged another 3% last week, and it's up more than 7% in the last month. Year to date, it has climbed 6.3%. That makes the Nasdaq the best major market in the U.S. this year.

Here's what's been driving the tech-centric benchmark.....

Earnings

Apple Earnings for Q4 2015 (Nasdaq: AAPL)

The 2015 Q4 Apple earnings are not just about how well the iPhone is selling, but how well it's selling in China.

The worrisome news out of China over the summer – mainly a stock market crash and slowing economic growth – has fueled Wall Street speculation that Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) sales must be suffering despite the growth in previous quarters.

Here's why China is so important to the Q4 Apple earnings...