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     . The market for personal computers may be on the decline, but that doesn't mean every PC-related stock should be avoided. The fate of hard disk drive maker Seagate Technologies has been tied to the survival of the PC. Must Read: Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    The financial markets of the world are all connected and today they are to moving pretty well together. All the major world markets are down. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 7 Secrets to Dividend Investing. Well, there is China telling stock market investors to be careful by cutting margin borrowing.

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    Only in China would a 7% growth rate be considered a major economic slowdown. Most countries would be thrilled to have such a robust economy. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks. But in China, which has the world's second-biggest economy after that of the U.S., a 7% growth rate during the first quarter is cause for worry.

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    General Electric (GE)  has captured the spotlight lately but investors will be hard-pressed to find a better-performing conglomerate than Honeywell (HON), With Honeywell's stock up more than 13% in the past six months, investors have rewarded Honeywell's (HON) focus on organic growth, driven by its focus on new technologies and product launches aimed at growing market share in various geographic regions.

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    – The dramatic earnings beat that Goldman Sachs  reported this week, topping analysts' estimates by more than $1 a share amid a surge in trading revenue, may bode well for rival Morgan Stanley (MS), The New York-based bank, whose stock performance has lagged Goldman's so far this year is scheduled to report its first-quarter financial results on Monday.

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    NEW YORK – Oil prices have been rising -- crude closed at $56.71 a barrel Thursday -- but not by enough to help the bottom lines of oil-service providers right now. So if you own shares of Halliburton (HAL) it makes sense to take profits now given the considerable weakness seen in North America, the Houston company's largest region. Halliburton (HAL) generates 54% of its revenue from North America.

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    As the largest U.S. wireless company, Verizon Communications (VZ)  has long been viewed as something of a sleeping giant in programming distribution. "Millennials are smart -- they don't want to pay for things they're not watching," Joseph Abruzzo, chief exploration officer for Havas Media, a New York-based advertising firm, said in a phone interview.

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    The number of companies going public got off to a slow start in the first quarter. Just this week, two tech companies -- Etsy (ETSY) and Virtu  -- made a quite a splash with their debuts on the Nasdaq exchange. Must Read: 10 New Stocks Billionaire David Einhorn Loves Both stocks soared on their first day of trading on Thursday, a sign that there's still a demand for shares of hot IPOs.

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    The shares of chip maker AMD  are tumbling after the company reported weaker than expected results. WHAT'S NEW: AMD reported a first quarter per share loss of 9c, excluding certain items. ANALYST REACTION: AMD's Q2 revenue guidance came in below expectations and suggests that the company's situation is deteriorating, Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon wrote.

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    How do you start to build your portfolio when you don't have a lot of money? Millennials have a lower net worth on average than any other working-age generation, as most would expect. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 7 Secrets to Dividend Investing. Low net worths and incomes means a rather small range of options for investing for the majority in a generation consisting of 75 million adults.

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    The world's major powers are nearing a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 7 Secrets to Dividend Investing. Effect on Interest Rates and Budget Deficit. Reducing conflict with a major enemy removes a major geopolitical uncertainty for the stock market.