Shell Port Arthur TX refinery

Oil Refiners Turning Crude Oil Glut into Profits

Refinery demand for crude oil is at a record high for this time of year, just in time for the beginning of the summer driving season. U.S. production has dropped ...
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5 Turnaround Companies That Came Back From the Brink of Disaster

With the bull market now over six years old, investors have to have considered on multiple occasions which stocks are still offering great value and which ones may need to ...
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What to Do, or Not Do, If You Win the $154 Million Powerball Jackpot

Many Americans imagine winning millions of dollars overnight in the various lotteries that have spread to virtually every corner of the country. Better yet, imagine winning over $150 million! On ...
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5 Key Earnings Previews For the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the larger companies reporting their quarterly results in the last week of May. We have reviewed the consensus earnings ...
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Graduate Gifts Cost $4.77 Billion

Nearly a third of U.S. adults bought a gift for at least one graduate this year, spending an estimated $4.77 billion in the process, an all-time high. The most popular ...
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VW Has Weakest Demand Among Car Companies

VW's U.S. sales have  declined for several years  in a row. This year has been no different. Based on new information, dealers cannot get VWs off their lots, a sure sign of ...
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Why Boeing Shares Have Thrashed the Dow

As of Friday’s close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained about 2.3% for the year to date. The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has performed much better, up more than ...
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Large Companies With Fastest Revenue and Earnings Growth in 2015

This year is nearing the halfway mark and analysts are beginning to project their biggest winners and losers on the year. S&P Capital IQ recently released a report regarding the ...
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Why Short Selling Hedge Funds Are Likely So Much Against Disney

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has been one of the best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks year to date in 2015. Disney shares were last seen up 17% ...
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Mercedes Works On Wireless Electric Charger

Two things are certain. One is that charging electric cars is difficult. Owners need to hook their vehicles up at home, or find charging stations on the road. The other ...
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Protests Against Monsanto In 400 Cities

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are bad for people, the environment, and water supplies, at least. This is according to the protestors involved in the "March Against Monsanto". Their protests cover ...
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Why Wal-Mart Trades Near 52-Week Low

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported fiscal first quarter earnings last week, investors were underwhelmed. Shares that had closed at near $80 on Monday closed nearer to $76 on ...
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IPO Recap and Outlook for 2015

For the week of May 25, there are exactly zero initial public offerings (IPOs) on the calendar due to the Memorial Day holiday. So even though there are still five ...
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$100 Billion Cut from Global Energy Projects

The collapse of crude oil prices that started last Fall and continued through the first half of March this year has forced many U.S. producers to delay new drilling or ...
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Hedge Funds Adding to Short Positions as Rig Count Stabilizes

In the week ended May 22nd, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. totaled 659 compared with 660 in the prior week and 1,528 a year ago. ...
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