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The Texas Economy Keeps Recovering and Looks Better for 2017

It may not seem like a secret that things are looking better for Texas in 2017 than 2016. After a painful two years of oil trends, the data around energy, ...
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The Brick Is Back at Nokia: What to Expect

In a blast from the past, Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) is bringing back the “Brick,” or as they call it the 3310. This mobile phone first came out in 2000 ...
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Gas Prices Remain Low Even as Maintenance Slows Refineries

The price of gasoline on Monday morning was down less than one cent compared with last week's national average pump price for a gallon of regular gasoline. Compared with the ...
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Why Chevron Is Still Expected to Greatly Outperform Exxon Mobil

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is going higher, and perhaps leaving Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) in the dust. That is the take from Jefferies, which raised its estimates and added Chevron ...
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November Cash Home Sales Highest in New York, Alabama, Michigan

In November of 2016, cash sales comprised 32.4 of all home sales, up from 36.9% in November of 2015, marking the 47th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales rose by ...
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States Volunteering the Most

Some 62.6 million Americans volunteered a total of 7.8 billion hours in 2015. The total dollar value of volunteer time nationwide has been estimated at nearly $184 billion. While nationally, ...
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20% of US Bank Branches to Disappear by 2020

The rise of internet banking and finance technology (now with a buzzword of its own: fintech) has been dramatic over the past few years. Since the financial crisis of 2009, 6% ...
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How La Jolla’s Low Blood Pressure Treatment Is Driving New Highs

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQ: LJPC) saw its shares skyrocket on Monday after top-line results from its late-stage study of LJPC-501 in patients with catecholamine resistant hypotension. Ultimately, LJPC-501 posted ...
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Pickup Sales Take the Top 3 Spots in US Car Sales

Pickup trucks are the vehicle of choice for the blue-collar man, with their origins in humble beginnings, just used primarily as work vehicles. It didn’t happen until the 1950s that ...
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Warren Buffett Confesses Why He Sold His Wal-Mart Shares

When Warren Buffet speaks, people tend to listen. Having been the world's wealthiest man and being considered the greatest investor of modern times tends to come with at least some ...
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Snap Closes in on Highly Anticipated IPO

Snap has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). Many are expecting Snap to come public later this week. ...
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Durable Goods Show Mixed Turnout for January

If there is one economic report that is the most volatile of them all, it has to be the one on durable goods. These are the longer-lasting big-ticket items bought ...
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Why Spirit Ranks Last in Airline Quality

Whenever anyone flies there’s usually a preference for one airline over another, or at least a question of how much quality or convenience is worth in terms of sacrificing for ...
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Papers Other Than NY Times and Wall Street Journal May Not Survive: Buffett

Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) owns several newspapers, including his hometown Omaha World-Herald, made a particularly pessimistic comment about the newspaper industry. He told CNBC that the only ...
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Opportunity Knocks: Vice Media Seeks Hedge Fund Investors

One would not expect hedge funds to be particularly fertile ground for the CEO of a startup media company to plow when looking for new funding. But what one doesn't ...
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