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Brittany Umar

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Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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Ford Marks 50 Years of Muscle with Limited Edition Mustang

By Brittany Umar

One of America's signature muscle cars is turning 50. To celebrate the Mustang's birthday, Ford is releasing a special version of the iconic car -- the 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition.

03:22PM 04/17/14

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Stocks Flat Amid Positive Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Earnings

By Brittany Umar

Stocks open slightly above the flat line on Thursday on a slew of mixed earnings reports from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Google, and IBM.

10:09AM 04/17/14

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox to Liquidate After Rebuilding Rejected

By Brittany Umar

A Japanese court rejected Mt. Gox's plans to rebuild and put its assets under a provisional administrator's control until bankruptcy proceedings begin.

01:38PM 04/16/14

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Abbott Labs' Beats on Adjusted Basis Despite Drop in Net Income

By Brittany Umar

Shares of Abbott Laboratories are climbing on Wednesday after the company reported first-quarter net income that fell 31%, but adjusted earnings still managed to beat expectations. Excluding items, Abbott earned $0.41 a share, topping analyst expectations of $0.36 a share, according to Thomson Reuters. Abbott's results were weighed down by a negative impact of foreign exchange rates as well as the shutdown of a drug manufacturing plant. The company reaffirmed its 2014 earnings forecast.

12:10PM 04/16/14

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Abbott Labs' Adjusted Earnings Beat Despite 31% Net Income Drop

By Brittany Umar

Shares of Abbott Laboratories are climbing on Wednesday after the company reported first-quarter net income that fell 31%, but adjusted earnings still managed to beat expectations.

11:21AM 04/16/14

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Stocks Open Higher Despite Housing Starts that Miss Forecasts

By Brittany Umar

Stocks open higher on Wednesday despite a report from the Commerce Department that said builders began work on fewer houses in March than analysts had expected.

10:19AM 04/16/14

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Johnson & Johnson Climbs After Beating Quarterly Estimates

By Brittany Umar

Johnson & Johnson posted earnings of $1.54 a share. Higher profits stemmed from strong sales growth in its prescription drugs segment, which soared 11% over the quarter.

01:16PM 04/15/14

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Diageo Makes a Play for Controlling Stake in United Spirits

By Brittany Umar

The world's largest spirits maker Diageo has made a $1.9 billion play to take control of India's United Spirits, its second attempt to assume control of the company.

01:09PM 04/15/14

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Google Gets Into the Drone Business With Purchase of Titan Aerospace

By Brittany Umar

Google purchases drone company Titan Aerospace, the same company Facebook was recently said to be interested in acquiring. The move is part of Google's push to spread Internet access around the world, especially to underdeveloped regions. Although the two companies will still operate individually, Titan will team up with Google on its Maps service as well as Project Loon, which aims to spread Internet service by using giant, high-altitude balloons. Terms of the deal aren't disclosed.

12:31PM 04/15/14

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Google Buys Drone-Maker Titan Aerospace in Global Internet Push

By Brittany Umar

Google has purchased drone company Titan Aerospace. The move is part of Google's push to spread Internet access around the world, especially to underdeveloped regions.

12:23PM 04/15/14

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