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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) will now give hourly employees $3,000 a year for a maximum of four years to go back to school, the company announced.According to theLos Angeles Times,Amazon previously paid up to $2,000 a year for up to four years. Since launching the Amazon Career Choice program in July 2012, the e-commerce giant has subsidized associate degrees or vocational certifications for its hourly employees. Amazon says its program is different from other tuition reimbursement programs as it funds education only in areas that are “well-paying and in high demand” according to sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the company also judges whether those skills are relevant to a career at Amazon, employees have pursued degrees in varied areas, including nursing and radiology. The top chosen fields of study for Amazon employees are computerand information technology, health and sciences, and accounting, according to the company. Hot … Continue reading

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Unlike Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) , another mobile-phone maker that has new phones and a new OS and is in the early stages of fighting its way back to relevance, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) has shared some good news of late. Its new Q5 smartphone, similar to the premium Q10 and complete with BlackBerry fans’ favorite feature — a physical keyboard — could provide a significant sales boost. Now there’s news from a Raymond James analyst that BlackBerry is making some serious inroads at home, and it’s taken only a quarter to do it. The good news continuesQ1 of this calendar year saw a doubling of BlackBerry’s market share in Canada, in large part because of BlackBerry’s Z10, the non-keyboard version of the BB10 OS smartphone. As per a Raymond James analyst, BlackBerry held a 6% share of the Canadian market in Q4, a ridiculously low figure given its once dominating position … Continue reading

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Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) stock was roughed up last week. The leading consumer tech giant saw its shares tumble 9% on the week, and this is before tomorrow’s quarterly report. The market’s bracing itself for soft results, but a 9% weekly plunge ahead of the actual financials seems more than a bit overblown. However, if you think Apple had it bad, check out how the market pummeled a few of the companies that have long been viewed as Apple sympathy plays. After all, if Apple’s prospects are diminishing, one would expect that the iOS beneficiaries would also be taking a hit. Let’s check out a few Apple-related companies that posted double-digit percentage declines this past week. Company April 19 Weekly Loss Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS  ) $17.77 (17%) Hot Consumer Companies To Buy For 2015: Blyth Inc. (BTH) Blyth, Inc. operates as a direct to consumer marketing company in North America, Europe, … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: 10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks GMK TRGP TPL and more10 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now15 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now Recent Posts: Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – HGR SLXP MD MWIV Biggest Movers in Technology Stocks Now – MITL CNQR WNS IACI Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – GPK FBR CW PCP View All Posts 4 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now Four specialty retail stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”). Hot Specialty Retail Companies To Own In Right Now: Inc (VITC), Inc. (Vitacost), incorporated in May 20, 1994, is an online retailer of health and wellness products, including dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs and other botanicals, amino acids and metabolites, as well as … Continue reading

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Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: The golden arches lost some of their luster in 2012 as McDonalds (NYSE:MCD) lagged behind the market by 25 percent. Recently though, it seems like McDonalds is regaining some traction. After disappointing sales numbers in January, February, and April, McDonalds announced a 2.6 percent increase in same-store sales, beating out analyst expectations. Will McDonalds positive momentum continue throughout the year or will competitors YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), Burger King (NYSE:BKW), and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) catch up (no pun intended)? Lets use our CHEAT SHEET analysis to examine McDonalds current position in the marketplace. NEW! Discover a new stock idea each week for less than the cost of 1 trade. CLICK HERE for your Weekly Stock Cheat Sheets NOW! Catalysts McDonalds same-store sales took off in May, increasing 2.6 percent. This rise in sales came after disappointing sales numbers … Continue reading