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Natural Gas Inventory Posts Another Weekly Gain, Prices Remain Low

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 90 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 18. Natural gas futures prices ...
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Pennsylvania Proves the Lottery Is an Idiot Tax, and Wants Even More

From time to time, 24/7 Wall St. covers the upcoming large lottery announcements and events. It is fun for most people to imagine what they would do if they won ...
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June New Home Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Thursday morning released data on new single-family home sales for June. Sales fell 8.1% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, from a downwardly ...
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Why Walmart’s U.S. Chief Is Leaving

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) named Doug McMillon to replace retiring CEO Mike Duke eight months ago, it was only a matter of time before Walmart U.S. chief Bill ...
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Yieldco Stocks Are Exploding — the Top Ones to Buy Now

The rise of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as an asset class coincided with investors' desire for stable and growing cash flow. In 2013, there were more than 20 initial public ...
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GM Earnings Hammered Again by Recalls

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.58 on revenues of $39.6 billion. In ...
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An Astounding and Amazing Weekly Jobless Claims Report From the Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department's report on weekly jobless claims blew the doors off the hinges. After last week's reading was revised to 303,000 from 302,000, the number came in at ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boeing, Facebook, Markit, Qualcomm, Verizon, Unisys and More

Stocks were again indicated slightly higher Thursday morning. Earnings season is well underway, and we are seeing many big winners -- and many big losers. Investors still want upside and they ...
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5 Analyst Stocks to Buy Yielding 10% or More

After many years of very low interest rates, stock investors have had plenty to cheer about -- the market is up almost 200% since the lows in March of 2009. ...
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Caterpillar Cuts Costs to Boost Earnings as Outlook Softens

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The heavy equipment firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.69 on revenues of $14.15 billion. ...
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America’s Top Cities With the Highest Percentage of Millionaires

It seems as though being a millionaire isn't as rare as one might imagine, at least not in some of the greatest cities around the world. In fact, it turns ...
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Ford Earnings Get European Boost for First Time in 3 Years

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40 on revenues of $37.4 billion. In ...
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Cars So Hot They Are Out of Stock 2014

After vehicle sales reached a six-year high last year, the U.S. auto industry has continued its torrid growth pace in the first half of 2014. With more than 8 million ...
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RadioShack CEO Should Not Join American Apparel Board

The CEO of one of the worst-run retailers in American is joining the board of another company in the same category. Joseph Magnacca, chief of RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) since ...
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Moody’s Cuts Atlantic City to Junk

Atlantic City, which at one point was supposed to rival Las Vegas as a gambling destination, has nearly fallen to pieces. One of the last bricks taken out of its ...
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