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Down 10%, Is This Market Share Leader a Buy?

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance leader Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFI 0.87%) recently reported second-quarter earnings that show marked advancement in its attempt to transform its stodgy, old-school investment and corporate clients into its software solutions. But are shares attractively valued? Market dominance Last week, Donnelley reported solid second-quarter numbers that revealed a 14.5% jump …

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Stock investors will likely sweat out August if recent market history repeats

August, not April, is the cruelest month — for stock investors, that is. Often August has been the best performing month, persuading investors that a hot August is more than a fluke. But there have been long stretches where the market’s return in August has been particularly painful. Consider the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, …

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$5.7 Billion Fund Manager’s 10 ‘Global Leader’ Picks

Buying companies with a global leadership position within their industry can be a smart investing play. The manager of a $5.7 billion fund that focuses on doing that explained to the insider why. He also picked out 10 companies that exemplify what he looks for in a stock pick. Rather than massive capitalizations or dominant …

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10 Things To Do Around Chicago This Weekend, From Street Markets to Lollapalooza

CHICAGO — The summer isn’t over and neither are the city’s street markets, music festivals and more. Here’s a list of 10 events happening across the city this weekend. 11 am-5 pm Saturday Gately Park, 10201 S. Cottage Grove Ave. In the first edition of this free event, readers and creators of all ages are …

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The problem for third parties? America is not a political free market.

Comment on this story Comment Americans are deeply frustrated with politics. They see the country heading in the wrong direction. They are regularly forced to choose between two candidates they don’t particularly like. Between 40 and 50 percent of the country identifies not as Democrat or Republican but as independent. To someone schooled in the …

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