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Even though heightened regulatory requirements could put more pressure on the bank's trading margins, the stock is worth more than its current price.
Salesforce expects a fourth-quarter loss. Gap's profit falls but beats forecasts.
These exchange-traded funds, created to give individual investors the same leveraging opportunities that hedge funds have, don't level the playing field -- they distort it.
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