Monday, July 28, 2014
 
 
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In early trading on Monday, shares of Family Dollar Stores (FDO) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 22.5%. Year to date, Family Dollar Stores registers a 14.4% ga   [READ MORE]
 
 
 
In early trading on Monday, shares of Dollar Tree (DLTR) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 3.0%. Year to date, Dollar Tree has lost about 1.1% of its value.   [READ MORE]
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In early trading on Monday, shares of DuPont (DD) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.5%. Year to date, DuPont registers a 0.4% gain.   [READ MORE]
 
U.S. and Canadian dealers on Monday began ordering 2015 Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks, which the company said are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features. The launch of the new trucks with aluminum bodies is key for Ford as the F-150 pickups have been the best-selling vehicles in North America for 36 years and are profit centers for the No. 2 U.S. automaker. Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields said last week the rollout of the new trucks was on target for first sales late this year, and he was confident they would launch without quality problems sometimes associated with new vehicles.

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Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers. The Seattle Times reports that McNerney made the remark during a Wednesday call with analysts when he was asked if he is thinking about retiring after he turns 65 next month. McNerney said he won't retire because "the heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering.   [READ MORE]
 
In what appears to be part of a summer shopping spree, Apple is reported to be buying Swell, a radio app much like Pandora but focused on talk radio. According to Re/Code , the deal is worth approximately $30 million. Swell is a product out of Concept.io , a startup founded back in 2012 in Mountain View and led by CEO and co-founder G.D.“Ram” Ramkumar.   [READ MORE]
 
U.S. and Canadian dealers on Monday began ordering 2015 Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks, which the company said are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features. The launch of the new trucks with aluminum bodies is key for Ford as the F-150 pickups have been the best-selling vehicles in North America for 36 years and are profit centers for the No. 2 U.S. automaker. Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields said last week the rollout of the new trucks was on target for first sales late this year, and he was confident they would launch without quality problems sometimes associated with new vehicles.

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