Reality Sets in at Cliffs as the Dividend Is Eliminated

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that during the last quarter of 2014 and the first part of January 2015, the company reduced its net debt balance by over ...
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Analyst’s 3 Top Internet Stocks for Possible Big 2015 Gains

With the stock market fighting just to be even for the year and with so many disappointing fourth quarter earnings reports, many investors that look for growth are having a ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Large Cap Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Needless to say, the recent energy rout has taken on multiple dimensions as the pall of lower spending and the effect on economic growth has become more clear. Breathlessly, Wall ...
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Did Apple Sell 70 Million iPhones?

Analysts up and down the Street expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to report big numbers on Tuesday when the company reveals its first fiscal-quarter results. There are two main reasons ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Family Dollar, Garmin, Ruckus Wireless, UPS, VeriSign, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Monday morning. The trend for 2015 has not yet been defined clearly, but throughout 2014 investors kept buying dips and buying value and overlooked stocks. ...
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Paper Makers Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco in $16 Billion Merger

Paper and packaging makers Rock-Tenn Co. (NYSE: RKT) and MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE: MWV) have signed a definitive combination agreement to create a new company with a new name and combined ...
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Small Businesses to Lift Hiring

Economists often say that small businesses employ half of all Americans. If so, the prospects of people who work at or want jobs at these companies has improved. That is a ...
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American Obesity Rate Tops 27%

Heart disease, obesity and diabetes have become epidemics in America. Those trends should not improve soon, as obesity levels hit 27.7% last year. The drag on the American health industry ...
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The Best States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population is growing rapidly. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to an estimated 44.7 ...
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The Worst States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population has grown exponentially in recent decades. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to ...
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‘American Sniper’ Nears $200 Million in Ticket Sales After 2 Weeks

When “American Sniper” opened in wide release (3,555 screens) on Friday January 16, the film hauled in $105.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend. Considering just the typical three-day weekend ...
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Arab oil

Saudi Arabia Exports 20% of the World’s Oil

On any given day in 2013, nearly 40 million barrels of crude oil were being exported from a producing country to a consuming country. That represented about 44% of the ...
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Rivers in the Sky May Help US Drought

NOAA researchers have found "rivers in the sky" that carry more water than the Amazon or Mississippi. These could be a critical factor in bringing water to the drought-damaged West. ...
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North Dakota 2.7% Unemployment Will Soar

No state has a lower unemployment rate than North Dakota, where it is 2.7%. No state is at a greater risk to have its unemployment rate soar. Low oil prices get the blame. ...
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Shake Shack IPO

Shake Shack Leads the Parade of IPOs Scheduled for Next Week

Initial public offerings (IPO) were a bit slow getting off the mark in 2015, but the week of January 26 looks ready to make up for the tepid start. A ...
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