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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain Low as Mortgage Applications Slip

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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E-Commerce Spending Reaches $17.5 Billion

Consumers have spent $17.5 billion via e-commerce during the first 23 days of November. That is an 11% increase over the same period in 2013. The data is for desktop ...
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Gas Prices Below $2.60 In Five States

As another indication of how fast gasoline prices have fallen, they have dropped below $2.60 in five states, based on the price of an average gallon of regular. The national ...
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Weather Triggers Cancellation Of Over 200 Flights

Both airlines and passengers lose. One sheds revenue, and the other may not make it home for Thanksgiving. Exactly 222  flights "within, into, or out of the United States" have ...
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Follow the Sand to the Real Fracking Boom

By James Stafford of When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand ...
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Hewlett-Packard 2015 Guidance Looks Good Enough, Almost

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close as $1.06 in earnings per share and $28.4 billion in revenue against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

November 25, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 62 equities making new 52-week lows today. Constellium NV (NYSE: CSTM) dropped about 3.1% today to post a new 52-week low ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA

November 25, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday but the gains were small heading into the long weekend. The second reading on U.S. GDP was higher than expected, but that ...
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Merrill Lynch Issues Upside 2015 Price Target For S&P 500

After an extremely strong 2013 and a strong 2014, now the bull market is nearing its sixth year. This has investors and analysts alike wondering what sort of upside to ...
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China Moves to Cut Smoking, Cigarette Advertising

There are more than 300 million smokers in China and another 740 million Chinese who are exposed to second-hand smoke each year. The government is looking to reduce those numbers ...
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What to Expect From Hewlett-Packard Earnings

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) will report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.06 in earnings per share and $28.76 billion in revenue. ...
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Consumer Confidence Retreats from Recovery High

The Conference Board released its consumer confidence index for November as 88.7, below the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 96.5. The previous reading in October was a recovery high at 94.1. The ...
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Washington, Atlanta Home Prices Drop in Sept

In nine of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, September house prices declined, and in six of those cities the drop was greater than the 0.1% ...
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The Best Stocks of 2014 Part 1: Materials, Consumer, Health, Industrials

Stocks have enjoyed yet another wonderful year in 2014, and the bull market is now more than five and a half years old. With the S&P 500 index up almost ...
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Why Analysts Keep Chasing Palo Alto Higher After Earnings

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) reported its first-quarter earnings Monday after the market close as $0.15 in earnings per share and $192.3 million in revenue. The Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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