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Colder Weather Ups Natural Gas Demand, Weighs on Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 162 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 21st, compared with an expected ...
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What Key Analysts See in 2015 For the S&P 500

As 2014 draws to a close, analysts are looking ahead for what to expect in the coming year. One of the big questions that they are confronting is whether or ...
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How Will Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Effect Its Split

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close amid big ongoing news of a split in the company. However this split will not occur until ...
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SeaDrill Suspends Dividend After Weak Earnings Report

Offshore drilling company SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Wednesday morning. The company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on revenues of ...
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Highest Yielding Utility Stocks Still Look Solid For 2015

While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After ...
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The Best Stocks of 2014 Part 2: Financial, Tech, Transport, Utilities

Stocks are enjoying another stellar year in 2014. The S&P 500 Index was up 14% year-to-date right before Thanksgiving, and the bull market is now more than five and a ...
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Follow the Sand to the Real Fracking Boom

By James Stafford of Oilprice.com 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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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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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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RBC Has Three Top Biotech Picks for Year End and 2015

If any sector has had an up and down 2014, it would be the biotech. A massive sell-off in the spring and in the fall has given some biotech investors ...
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Petrobras Reveals Receipt of SEC Subpoena

Brazil’s government-controlled oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that the company had received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
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TSA Finds 50 Firearms at Airports in One Week

The Transportation Safety Administration reported that officials who examine luggage seized 50 firearms last week. It is a wonder that anyone believes he or she can get a gun onto ...
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