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A Recession for North Dakota?

North Dakota, while small, has been one of the jewels of the U.S. economy. Its unemployment rate was the envy of the rest of America over the course of the ...
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Nurses Are the Most Trusted People in America

Nurses are the most trusted workers in America, based on honesty and ethical standards. As would make sense, doctors are second. According to a new survey from researchers at Gallup: ...
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America’s Worst Run Companies

What makes a company truly poorly run? Businesses make mistakes almost daily, and industries can transform rapidly, eroding even a market leader's competitive advantage. Companies that are struggling may have ...
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Nike Comes Out on Top of Earnings, Sort Of

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) reported its second-quarter results Thursday after the market close as $0.74 in earnings per share and $7.4 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

December 18, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 50 equities making new 52-week lows today. CVR Refining LP (NYSE: CVRR) posted a new 52-week low on Thursday of $16.88. ...
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The 4 Stocks That Drove Thursday’s Market Higher

December 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank cut its deposit rate to a negative 0.25% which leads many people to the conclusion that the ...
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Is Suspending Canadian Drilling the Right Move for Chevron?

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) announced Wednesday evening that it would abandon its plans to drill in the Arctic. The company released this information in a letter sent directly to Canada’ ...
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American Realty and RCS Plot Thickens as Lawsuit Surfaces

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) has been under severe pressure since late October. The company announced at that time previously issued financial statements and other financial information should ...
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Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States by New Year’s Day

By the first day of the new year, more than half the states will have passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 first established in ...
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More Than a Third of Americans Will Be Shopping This Saturday

Retailers don’t call the last Saturday before Christmas “super” for no reason. More than a third (36%) of shoppers polled in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stores last Saturday plan ...
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U.S. Average Gas Price Drops Below $2.50 for First Time in 5 Years

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has dropped to $2.48, the lowest price since October 2009. And the holiday cheer will continue, as prices ...
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Natural Gas Price Slumps After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 64 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 12. That compared with an ...
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The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014

With 2014 another strong year for stocks, and with the bull market nearing six years old, investors have to be wondering what to expect in 2015. Many stocks have risen ...
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9 Big Stocks That Doubled in 2014

The S&P 500 index has gained just over 12% in the past 52-weeks, a good effort, but far below the 32% return in 2013 and not quite up there with ...
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Why Windstream Faces a Cold Reception for Its New Structure

Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has provided an update on its real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff. The company expects to retain 19.9% of shares in the REIT and distribute ...
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