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How Low Crude Prices Affect Nations, States and Companies

It probably goes without saying, but an oil and gas production company’s value rises and falls primarily on the value of the resources it is sitting on. When oil is ...
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How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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5 US Companies Focused on Returning Capital to Shareholders

If the 2008 recession and stock market calamity taught one lesson to chief financial officers of major corporations, it was one of lowering leverage, issuing less new debt and taking ...
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J.C. Penney Investors Face More Earnings Disappointment

As corporate earnings season comes to a close, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reported fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after the markets closed. The troubled department store giant broke even ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, CA, CBOE, CSX, FedEx, ITT, Potbelly and More

Stocks were looking for direction with minimal losses Friday morning ahead of the revised GDP reading. The one trend that has been set in stone is that investors want to ...
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5 Energy and Cleantech Stocks Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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IBM Announces Unrealistic Plans as Stock Suffers

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty announced new goals for the company that have only a long shot of working, as the company's shares hover near a multiyear low. ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate ...
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Verizon Says FCC Goes Back to 1930s on Net Neutrality

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was obviously not very happy at all about the Federal Communications Commission’s decision on net neutrality Thursday. The FCC came down in favor of net neutrality ...
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California, Colorado, Texas Homeowners at Most Risk From Wildfires

In 2014 wildfires in the United States burned about 3.6 million acres, the second-lowest total acreage burned in the past 10 years. The year was second only to 2013 in ...
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Just How Badly iOS Gobbles Up Android Profit Share

Every report we see on smartphone operating systems -- platforms -- puts Android from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) at the top of list with a market share of around 60% ...
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The 5 NYSE Stocks With the Highest Short Interest in February

Surges in short interest between the January 30 and February 13 settlement dates lifted Pfizer and Verizon Communications into the top five most shorted stocks on the New York Stock ...
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Natural Gas Price Drops 4% on Low Storage Withdrawal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 219 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 20. Estimates called for a ...
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5 Health Care Stocks That Are Possible Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Short Sellers Betting the Farm Against Big Oil Stocks

Oil prices made a slight recovery on the last short interest report, but it seems that the industry has slid back, and common sense would say that short sellers have ...
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