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Oil Rigs Drop by 26, Hedge Funds Increase Long Bets as Crude Prices Rise

In the week ended April 17, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 734, compared with 760 in the prior week and 1,510 a year ...
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The Top Performing IPOs of 2015

The pace of initial public offerings (IPOs) so far in 2015 has been half that of last year. But then, last year was an extraordinary year for IPOs, with 275 ...
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Apple Is the Most Profitable Company of 2014

Buried among the news of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) successful launch of its smartwatch, CEO Tim Cook's $65 million payday and a forecast that the public company's market cap might reach $1 trillion ...
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Best Markets for Fixer-Upper Homes

Among homes that Americans are most likely to own are, first, primary residences, and second, vacation homes, which can also be rented. More intrepid buyers, and likely a small minority ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

April 17, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 37 equities making new 52-week lows today. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) dropped about 5.4% on Friday to post a new ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Friday

April 17, 2015: Markets opened lower again on Friday following the monthly report showing that the consumer price index rose just 0.2% in March. The possibility of a Greek default ...
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Why S&P Raised Nokia on Alcatel-Lucent Merger

A lot of analysts have soured on the merger of Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE: ALU) and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK). 24/7 Wall St.’s own take on the merger was that Alcatel-Lucent ...
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Will New Verizon Plan Save Pay TV?

Beginning this weekend, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customers will be able to subscribe to a lighter weight bundle of 36 basic pay-TV channels plus two additional channel packs ...
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Are Small Cap Stocks Better Than Large Caps Again?

With the bull market now six years old, and the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fighting to stay in positive territory for 2015, it is important to ...
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Can Coal Miners Meet Even Modest Earnings Expectations?

While prices have recovered a little since beginning the year to around $48.50 per ton for central Appalachian thermal coal, mining companies are receiving about $13 a ton less than ...
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Akebia Hits New Low After Pricing Secondary Offering

Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AKBA) announced the pricing for its secondary offering Thursday evening. A total of 7.27 million shares of common stock were registered for the offering at a ...
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Consumer Sentiment and Leading Indicators Point Higher

Friday's markets have been roiled by overseas news out of China and with fears about Greece leaving or being booted out of the eurozone. Now two economic reports in the ...
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Are Billions About to Be Made in Cosmetic Dermatology by 3 Companies?

While few people may want to admit it, but more and more cosmetic surgery and treatments are being done every year. While non-surgical procedures like botox treatments are huge, so ...
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Maybe Merrill Lynch Was Right on Synchrony Earnings

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened Friday. The company had $0.66 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.6 billion in revenue, compared to ...
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The Most Democratic County in Each State

President Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite ...
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