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     Since New York City taxi-meter revenue peaked in May 2013 at $599 per day per medallion, according to the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission, the average taxi-medallion owner has experienced a sharp drop in pre-tax income after debt service -- more precipitous than anyone has yet admitted.

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    The company is expected to report revenue of $918 million, down 9.2%. Earnings per share of 70 cents will be up 8%. Many analysts are bullish on the stock. Sales of jewelry less than $500 have been lackluster. Sales in Japan declined 13%, to $148 million, in the fourth quarter and 4%, to $554 million, in the full year.

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    Fast-food companies are on a mission recently to convince customers their food is healthier -- or at least, not so unhealthy. Tuesday, Yum! The moves do not include fountain drinks from supplier PepsiCo (PEP)  or co-branded products, such as its Doritos-flavored taco shells. The use of artificial ingredients in fast food has been essential to the fast food industry since its inception.

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    CORRECTION: This article, originally published at 12:46 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, has been corrected to indicate that Michael Tarkan is an analyst with Compass Point Research. E*TRADE's stock has outpaced shares of the two largest online brokers in the past year after the company posted the highest profit since the financial crisis and dangled the lure of potential dividends or share buybacks.

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    For the second time in five months, Microsoft's  newest console Xbox One managed to outsell Sony's PS4 to become the best-selling gaming console in the month of April. Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols told GamesBeat that Microsoft's Xbox One unit sales were up 63% year-over-year. NPD only tracks console sales in the U.S. and Canada.

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    When it comes to picking which start-ups to invest in, there is one key metric that trumps all: Who is running it? . A great team will take a bad idea and turn it into a viable business. But what kinds of start-up entrepreneurs will be successful? 1. Previous experience is important but not a deal-breaker.

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    China's plan to raise Internet speeds this year is expected to be a bonanza for Chinese e-commerce companies such as Alibaba (BABA), But the move is also likely to lower the rates charged by major Internet service providers, hurting companies like China Telecom (CHA), The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said earlier in the week that China would raise broadband speeds while reducing rates for...

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    Nielsen Holdings  will be just fine.The longtime arbiter of television success, Nielsen is spending aggressively to create and augment new ways to measure mobile viewing in order to provide its television clients more accurate data about its programming.

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    NEW YORK — There's a downside to living longer. One of the biggest fears for retiring Baby Boomers is outliving their savings. Some 12.2% of seniors who died at age 85 or older had no assets left, according to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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    General Motors (GM) is facing a criminal prosecution and may have to pay a record fine to resolve charges related to its faulty ignition switches. The switches, which shut some cars off while traveling at high speeds, have been linked to more than 100 deaths. The US. Jim Cramer’s charitable trust Action Alerts PLUS is long General Motors.

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    RBC Capital cut its rating on solar energy company First Solar  to Underperform, its equivalent of a "sell" rating, in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: First Solar's (FSLR) earnings power is significantly below analysts' consensus estimate and the company's guidance, RBC Capital analyst Mahesh Sanganeria wrote.

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    No matter what the SEC decides, you are still your best advocate. If you're like most investors, you don't read most of what your mutual fund companies send you. That means you won't miss what fund companies stop sending you if a Securities and Exchange Commission proposal floated last week winds up becoming the rule governing funds.

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     . There's no denying the retail sector has been a disappointment this earnings season. Though consumers have been spending less on goods, as evidenced by April's retail sales data, that is unlikely to impact Costco, which operates under membership business model that has helped the company to grow profits for more than two decades.

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    Edison International (EIX) could change retirement savings. Supreme Court prescribed some fixes to the retirement-savings world recently, but the long-term side effects could have some workers thinking they've been given bad medicine. The basic idea here is a simple one that impacts all retirement savers: Workers should have access to the best fee structures available for their retirement plan.

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    Footwear and accessories retailer DSW has lately been focusing on improving same-store sales -- a closely-watched metric that looks at performances of stores opened at least one year. Sure, April's retail sales data was uninspiring, which has caused some worried selling of several retail stocks and sent the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) down 1% in the past month.

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    With a big new spending bill slated for passage it could be a good time to lock and load defense stocks into your portfolio -- but knowing which will fortify your holdings and which will leave you vulnerable to setbacks is key.