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Weekly Jobless Claims Come Over the Top of Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims report Wednesday as the markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. The new jobless claims came in at 313,000, well ...
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Mixed News on Durable Goods

The U.S. Department of Commerce released the durable goods orders report for the month of October Wednesday morning. The new orders index came in at 0.4% against a Bloomberg consensus ...
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What Key Analysts See in 2015 For the S&P 500

As 2014 draws to a close, analysts are looking ahead for what to expect in the coming year. One of the big questions that they are confronting is whether or ...
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How Will Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Effect Its Split

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close amid big ongoing news of a split in the company. However this split will not occur until ...
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SeaDrill Suspends Dividend After Weak Earnings Report

Offshore drilling company SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Wednesday morning. The company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on revenues of ...
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Are Oil Analysts Getting Too Pessimistic With Lower Oil Prices?

The drop in the price of oil has felt monumental considering that the U.S. economy is still holding up well when the world’s growth engine is idling. This may be ...
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Highest Yielding Utility Stocks Still Look Solid For 2015

While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After ...
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Deere Earnings Overshadowed by Weak Forecast

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) reported fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday morning. For the quarter, the farm and heavy equipment maker posted diluted earnings ...
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The Best Stocks of 2014 Part 2: Financial, Tech, Transport, Utilities

Stocks are enjoying another stellar year in 2014. The S&P 500 Index was up 14% year-to-date right before Thanksgiving, and the bull market is now more than five and a ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain Low as Mortgage Applications Slip

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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E-Commerce Spending Reaches $17.5 Billion

Consumers have spent $17.5 billion via e-commerce during the first 23 days of November. That is an 11% increase over the same period in 2013. The data is for desktop ...
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Gas Prices Below $2.60 In Five States

As another indication of how fast gasoline prices have fallen, they have dropped below $2.60 in five states, based on the price of an average gallon of regular. The national ...
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Weather Triggers Cancellation Of Over 200 Flights

Both airlines and passengers lose. One sheds revenue, and the other may not make it home for Thanksgiving. Exactly 222  flights "within, into, or out of the United States" have ...
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Follow the Sand to the Real Fracking Boom

By James Stafford of Oilprice.com When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand ...
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Hewlett-Packard 2015 Guidance Looks Good Enough, Almost

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close as $1.06 in earnings per share and $28.4 billion in revenue against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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