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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

December 17, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 103 equities making new 52-week lows today. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) posted a new 52-week low on Wedesday of ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Wednesday’s Market

December 17, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday as traders anticipated the FOMC meeting announcement scheduled for the afternoon. The tea leaf regarding how long the Fed would retain its ...
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Will Holiday Online Spending Yield More Revenues and Profits?

As of Sunday, December 14, U.S. consumers had purchased nearly $42.5 billion in goods since November 1 using desktop computers. That is a gain of 15% compared with the similar ...
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Federal Reserve Stays Dovish in Last FOMC Meeting Ahead of 2015

Wednesday marked the last Federal Reserve meeting for the year 2014. The big question was whether Janet Yellen and fellow members of the Fed would leave in the "considerable period" ...
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4 Top Internet of Things Stocks for 2015

As we continue to advance, more businesses and companies come on the scene to innovate new technologies that can make our lives easier and further connect us. Merrill Lynch has ...
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Alt Energy Stocks Follow Crude Oil’s Ups and Downs

In the four and a half trading days since last Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil for January delivery has dropped about 3.7%. Solar panel maker ...
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Is a Biosimilar (Generic) Top Cancer Drug for You?

There has been a movement to get generic pharmaceutical drugs to market with for years. The notion of "biosimilars" has grown as well. Effectively this is making biotech drugs into ...
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Digital River Escapes the Noose

Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) entered into a material agreement with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) that will extend the Microsoft Operations Digital Distribution Agreement to March 31, 2017. Earlier in ...
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Outlook for Oilfield Services in 2015

The world’s four largest oilfield services companies posted all-time share price highs in mid-2008 when crude oil prices were nearing a record high above $140 a barrel. Two of ...
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Analyst Outlines Why Cliffs May Be Worth Only $1

Credit Suisse maintained an Underperform rating for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) and lowered its price target to $1 from $10. This is a massive shift in confidence in ...
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The Cuban Economy by the Numbers

With word that relations between the United States and Cuba may be taking a serious turn for the better, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to show what we have done for ...
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Crude Oil Price Hammered by Jump in Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 800,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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Rice MidStream Sets Price for IPO

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) has announced the pricing of the Rice Midstream Partners L.P. initial public offering. The offering will consist of 25 million common units with an overallotment ...
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The Cuba Trade for Investors, Sort Of

With news breaking on Wednesday that American Alan Gross has been released from prison in Cuba, after five years or so, there is also news that President Obama is overhauling ...
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Are Volcano Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

Volcano Corp. (NASDAQ: VOLC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG). The buyout is priced at $18 per share ...
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