Are You Really Saving Money Shopping on Black Friday?

In a survey of consumers completed in mid-October by website, nearly two-thirds of consumers said that they do not believe they will get the best holiday season deals ...
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Oil Rig Count Drops by 9 as Inventories Continue to Rise

In the period ended November 25th, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. totaled 555 compared with 564 in the prior week and 1,572 a year ago. ...
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Best Buy Kicks Off Black Friday Online Specials on Thanksgiving

Before the turkey is even put into the oven, Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has Black Friday doorbuster items available at its online store. Most brick-and-mortar stores open at ...
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GameStop Offers Up Massive List of Black Friday Sales and Deals

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) has joined in on the ranks of companies issuing massive discounts and door-busters for Black Friday. As a reminder, GameStop's hours were expanded to open at ...
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Amazon Win As E-Commerce Sales Expected To Hit $70 Billion

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) wins, again. Research firm comScore expects digital commerce to rise 14% to $70 billion. While the growth rate for e-commerce has pulled back from the days when ...
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VW Sales Expected To Crash In November

No one can make the case that VW US sales will improve in November.  However, the collapse may be more than modest. The diesel engine scandal will take a huge ...
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Stock Price

The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

November 25, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 48 equities making new 52-week lows today. TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP) dropped about 23.8% on Wednesday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Dow on Wednesday

November 25, 2015: Markets opened higher on Wednesday on a trading day when light volume is expected ahead of tomorrow's Thanksgiving Day holiday.  WTI crude for January delivery added about ...
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7 States Where Americans Are Moving

For most of the 20th century, many Americans moved from the rural South to the urban Northeast and Midwest. More recently, Americans have migrated heavily to states in the Sun ...
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Most Dangerous States to Drive

The number of fatal injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents has dropped significantly over the last 10 years. In 2003, 42,884 were killed in motor vehicle accidents. By 2013, that ...
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More Than 175 Million Records Exposed in 2015 in 690 Data Breaches

The latest account from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 690 data breaches recorded through November 24, 2015, and that more than ...
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Natural Gas Price Ticks Higher as Storage Reaches All-Time High

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 9 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 20. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Early Deals Drive Pre-Thanksgiving Spending

Savvy shoppers keep an eye peeled for bargains from about Halloween all the way until Black Friday. The week of the Thanksgiving holiday focuses attention on shopping and sales, and ...
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Crude Oil Price Dips Then Rises After Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Consumer Sentiment Now Better in Lower Incomes vs. Higher Incomes

It was just this week that 24/7 Wall St. pointed out that Consumer Confidence from the Conference Board did not match up with the preliminary report from the University of ...
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