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    Wells Fargo   has experienced the same surge in mobile customers as the rest of the country's biggest banks, but it hasn't responded by shutting down local branches like some of its rivals. In fact, the San Francisco-based bank has added 34 branches in the past two years, easily maintaining its lead in the total number of brick-and-mortar offices. You see Jim Cramer on TV.

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    People haven't exactly been McLovin' the return of a creepy, middle-aged human Hamburglar to the TV airwaves. How can McDonald's produce advertising that will appeal to social media-savvy Millennials who are defecting in droves to the burger giant's hipper, supposedly healthier rivals?

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    BHP Billiton, the largest mining corporation in the world, has massive scale and a 5% dividend. The Austrialian company has a market cap of $120 billion and is a member of the exclusive Australian ASX 20 Index. BHP Billiton's scale is massive.

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    We are now approaching a very dangerous period for the markets from a monetary standpoint, but it's not for any reason you've probably ever heard about. According to Austrian business cycle theory, an increase in the money supply leads to booms. Tracking the money supply is easy. But the thing is, large drops in money supply generally tend to happen around mid-April.

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    Deere  reported quarterly results Friday that beat Wall Street's estimates, and TheStreet's Jim Cramer said the company benefited from strength in U.S. construction even as sales to farmers were down. Cramer, who manages the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, was speaking on CNBC's "Mad Dash" segment before the opening bell Friday.

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    NEW YORK -- In their quest to better match the merchandise they sell to the shifting preferences of consumers, retail giants Walmart and Target (TGT) have been doubling down on technology. But these similar new initiatives may result in very different outcomes for each company. "Walmart has a people problem," says Paula Rosenblum, an analyst with Retail Systems Research.

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    Burgers, beer and barbecue: Which stocks will benefit as consumers fire up for grilling season? Lower gas prices compared to 2014 could mean a bump in consumer dollars this summer toward food and grocery bills. Consolidation also continues. TheStreet Ratings believes a handful of food retail stocks are worthy of buying.

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    Sales in the athletic goods retail industry have exploded during the past decade, and according to research firm Statista, athletic gear will continue be a hot seller in the years ahead. Ordinarily, this would bode well for a leading athletics retailer.

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    Social networks can play a big role in your retirement savings strategy. Members meet once a month to review the club’s portfolio, analyze holdings, discuss potential purchases -- and basically have a good time. Aker says the Silicon Valley club is a nearly equal mix of men and women. “It’s a testosterone thing,” Aker says.

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    Critical intelligence before the U.S. markets open. Red may have been the color of choice for celebrities and billionaire buddies decorating their snouts in the name of charity on Thursday, but it's been a rare shade for the stock market lately. The S&P just closed at its 10th record high of the year and looks poised for another.

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    If there's one angle Tiger Global Management knows how to play, it's technology -- perhaps especially in China. In its first-quarter letter to investors, reported by ValueWalk, Tiger Global outlined its enthusiasm surrounding the Chinese tech market, especially in the realm of e-commerce.

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    Brinker International (EAT) operates the Chili's Grill & Bar (EAT) and Maggiano's Little Italy brands of casual dining restaurants. A small basing process is underway above the support level and under resistance in the $56 area. Read More:11 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Times of Volatility and Uncertainty.

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    Shares of Halliburton (HAL) have been in pullback mode for most of May. In late April, the stock began to run out of steam just as it neared a very heavy 200-day moving average. Read More:11 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Times of Volatility and Uncertainty. This week, Halliburton (HAL) tested its key support near the initial 2015 high set back in mid-February.

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    Now that Apple Inc.' s smartwatch has hit the mainstream consumer market, wearable technology has arrived, right? It is still early days, with big challenges still ahead for Apple (AAPL) and other companies making wearable computing devices that connect your body to the Internet. One big problem, according to one executive at the Wearable World Congress in San Francisco this week, is the term "wearables" itself.

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    More charges,' dis-synergies' overshadow results. SAN FRANCISCO-- Hewlett-Packard Co.' s update on its upcoming separation into two companies took up much of the company's conference call with investors Thursday, with the bombshell that the computing and printing giant is looking at writing down charges of about $3 billion over the next three years. H-P executives, speaking to investors about the company's fiscal-second-quarter results, touted cost savings and synergies of...

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    ICL's potash products have been hugely popular in emerging markets and that's lifting the company's fortunes, said the company's CEO, Stefan Borgas in an interview with The Street. "India is growing very nicely and we are investing millions of dollars to educate farmers there," Borgas said.