Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Stays Dovish in Last FOMC Meeting Ahead of 2015

Wednesday marked the last Federal Reserve meeting for the year 2014. The big question was whether or not Janet Yellen and fellow members of the Fed would leave in the ...
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4 Top Internet of Things Stocks for 2015

As we continue to advance, more businesses and companies come on the scene to innovate new technologies that can make our lives easier and further connect us. Merrill Lynch has ...
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Alternative Energy sources

Alt Energy Stocks Follow Crude Oil’s Ups and Downs

In the four and a half trading days since last Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil for January delivery has dropped about 3.7%. Solar panel maker ...
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Is a Biosimilar (Generic) Top Cancer Drug for You?

There has been a movement to get generic pharmaceutical drugs to market with for years. The notion of "biosimilars" has grown as well. Effectively this is making biotech drugs into ...
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cloud computing

Digital River Escapes the Noose

Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) entered into a material agreement with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) that will extend the Microsoft Operations Digital Distribution Agreement to March 31, 2017. Earlier in ...
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Drilling Rig

2015 Outlook for Oilfield Services Inescapably Tied to Tumbling Crude Prices

The world’s four largest oilfield services companies posted all-time share price highs in mid-2008, when crude oil prices were nearing a record high above $140 a barrel. Then two of the four firms ...
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Mountain top coal mine

Analyst Outlines Why Cliffs May Be Worth Only $1

Credit Suisse maintained an Underperform rating for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) and lowered its price target to $1 from $10. This is a massive shift in confidence in ...
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Cuban peso

The Cuban Economy by the Numbers

With word that relations between the United States and Cuba may be taking a serious turn for the better, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to show what we have done for ...
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Crude Oil Price Hammered by Jump in Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 800,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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Gas pipeline

Rice MidStream Sets Price for IPO

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) has announced the pricing of the Rice Midstream Partners L.P. initial public offering. The offering will consist of 25 million common units with an overallotment ...
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The Cuba Trade for Investors, Sort Of

With news breaking on Wednesday that American Alan Gross has been released from prison in Cuba, after five years or so, there is also news that President Obama is overhauling ...
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Are Volcano Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Volcano Corp. (NASDAQ: VOLC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG). The buyout is priced at $18 per share ...
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3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target

Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from the Merrill Lynch team has put a street-high price target on 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). It is always ...
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Tesla Model S

Analyst Forecasts Tesla Sales 40% Below Company’s Estimate

Saying that low gasoline prices could cause problems for the electric carmaker, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas forecast sales for Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) at 300,000 units by 2020, ...
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Mixed Inflation and Deflation News in Consumer Prices

Last week's report on the Labor Department's Producer Price Index showed that deflationary pressures were rising on the wholesale level. Now we have retail inflation and deflation numbers out via ...
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