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Natural Gas Price Bounces Higher After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 89 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 17. Analysts were expecting a ...
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10 Companies With the Worst Reputations

A good reputation is a fragile thing, whether a person's or a company's. And, like beauty, a good reputation is often in the eye of the beholder. Corporate reputations take ...
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Apple iPhone Owners Spent $40 on App Purchases in 2016

Not only are U.S. iPhone owners willing to pay a premium price for their smartphones, they are also willing to spend more at the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store. ...
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Does Chesapeake Energy’s Adjusted Profit Signal a Turnaround at Last?

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted earnings per share ...
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The Other Shoe Drops: Exxon Cuts Reserves Total by 20%

You can't say you weren't warned. After markets closed on Wednesday, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) announced that its proved reserves total at the end of 2016 amounted to 20 ...
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Why Tesla’s Revenue Growth Outshines Losses

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings after markets closed on Wednesday. For the quarter, the electric car maker posted an adjusted diluted loss per share loss ...
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Argos Therapeutics, TripAdvisor Enter Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

February 22, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 50 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday's session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by more ...
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DuPont, Nike Lead Dow Higher Wednesday

February 22, 2017: Markets opened lower Wednesday after a solid report on existing home sales in January. Only the materials and utilities sectors traded solidly in positive territory today, but ...
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McDonald’s Built on Ancient Roman Highway

Running into an historically important archeological site while constructing a new structure can be a big headache for the developer. But when McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) discovered a piece of ...
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Cybercrime Rising in the Oil Patch

While reports of hacking attacks on sectors like health care and business are relatively frequent these days, one less obvious target of hackers is the energy sector. In 2016, 68% ...
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GE Trails Vestas in Global Wind Turbine Market

Total global wind power installed capacity at the end of 2016 was nearly 487,000 megawatts, a one-year gain of just over 54,600 megawatts for the year, according to the Global ...
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January Existing Home Sales Up Sharply, Prices Too

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in January rose 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million ...
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Legal Marijuana Market to Create Nearly 300,000 Jobs by 2020

Based on projected revenue growth, the legal U.S. cannabis market is expected to top $20 billion by 2020, more than triple its size in 2016. That makes the marijuana industry ...
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Airbus Writes Down $2.3 Billion on Military Tanker/Transport

In mid-January Airbus reported its 2016 orders and deliveries, but the company's financial results were not delivered until Wednesday morning. Last year the company delivered a record 688 commercial jets ...
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Why Women Underestimate Their Creditworthiness While Men Overestimate Theirs

When it comes to creditworthiness, women are less sanguine about their credit scores than men when in fact women's credit scores are higher. Overall, 51% of Americans think they have excellent ...
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