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US Adds a Dozen Oil Rigs, Reversing 6 Months of Declines

In the period ended July 2, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 640, compared with 628 in the prior week and 1,562 a year ...
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Is Oracle Now a Cheap Value Stock or a Value Trap?

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) is one of the best software giants in the world. The problem is that investors got their wings clipped much more than they would have hoped ...
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Thinking Beyond Activists in the Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Merger

Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) has been deemed a dud of a buyout by many investors. The consensus vote from the equity markets is that the buyout offer from Nokia Corp. ...
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Apple Seizes Smartphone Share From Rivals

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android helped smartphone manufacturers to seize market share from Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) for years. That trend has reversed, at least in the United States. Apple clawed back more ...
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America’s Hottest Housing Markets

There are a number of ways to define hot housing markets, ranging from price increases to new housing starts. Realtor.com has come up with its own, which is the number ...
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Will Companies Like Uber Change the Transportation Landscape?

Companies like Uber and its myriad competitors, including Lyft and Sidecar, turn car owners into taxi cab drivers for people who cannot afford a car or do not want the ...
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Sprint vs. T-Mobile: Who Benefits and Who Loses Out?

Wireless carriers Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) struggle neck and neck to dominate the second tier in the industry. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and ...
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The Ford E-Bike: An Interesting Urban Solution, but No Replacement for a Car

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) recently introduced its third electric bike, called the MoDe:Flex, as part of the company’s Smart Mobility initiative. This represents a follow-up to the two earlier ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

July 2, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 135 equities making new 52-week lows today. A reminder: U.S. markets will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Thursday

July 2, 2015: Markets opened higher on Thursday but equities slowly and steadily slipped lower and lower as the trading session went on. The non-farm payroll report for June was ...
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10 Cities With the Most Adultery

Marriage, which for many is the sign of a loving and intimate relationship, is now a constitutional right of all U.S. citizens. In his widely read dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia ...
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Yelp Shares Halted: Buyer Search Suspended

Shares of Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) were halted for about five minutes at the end of the noon hour on Thursday pending news. The news, unfortunately, was not what investors ...
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Natural Gas Price Jumps on Modest Inventory Addition

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 69 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 26. Analysts polled by Platts ...
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Univision Finally Files for IPO: Public Again!

After years of being under the arm of private equity, Univision finally will be coming public again. This was one of the biggest and most hoped-for initial public offerings (IPOs) ...
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Did BP Get Off Lightly in $18.7 Billion Gulf Settlement?

More than five years after the explosion of its Gulf of Mexico Macondo well that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of crude oil into the sea, BP ...
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