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If You Live in Detroit or Miami, You Probably Can’t Afford the Rent

The right amount of your gross income to spend on housing is arguable. A generally accepted rule of thumb is that rent or mortgage costs shouldn't exceed 30% of the ...
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SunTrust Contrarian Picks Could Be Trump Infrastructure and Economy Winners

One of the worst traits on Wall Street is analyst and portfolio manager group think, where everybody holds a similar opinion, so the recommendations are often the same. That results in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alliance Data, Autodesk, Biogen, Broadcom, Delta Air Lines, Finisar and More

After another record day for the markets yesterday, the futures are pointing once again to a higher open, and this week looks poised to go down as yet another winner ...
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Permian Basin Leaders Among JPMorgan Top Large Cap 2017 Energy Picks

One thing we have learned as the energy sector fights back from a huge sell-off that started in the fall of 2014 and bottomed last February is that increasingly the top ...
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Express Scripts Thumped by Short Seller Citron Research

Around noon on Thursday, short-seller Citron Research offered some free advice to President-Elect Donald Trump: If Trump is serious about cutting prescription drug costs, go after Express Scripts Holdings Co. ...
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The Worst States for Black Americans

The United States was late to abolish slavery compared with many other nations, and in no other nation did its abolition involve the level of violence seen during the American ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Now Has the Highest AMD Target of All Over Intel and NVIDIA

Sometimes you see analyst calls that stay negative for too long, and sometimes those same analysts decide to get bullish after a massive run. It happens. After all, analysts often ...
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If Japan Legalizes Gambling, These 4 Companies Could Be Huge Winners

In the constant race for governments to find a way to generate tax revenue, gambling always ends up as the proverbial last resort. But when used properly, not only does ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Cree, Fitbit, Hess, Juniper Networks, Lululemon, Priceline and More

Stocks closed higher on Monday and Tuesday, only to rocket higher on Wednesday with a new closing high and the Dow up almost 300 points. Stocks were indicated only marginally ...
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JPMorgan Out With Top 2017 Oil Services Picks: 6 to Buy Now

What a wild ride 2016 has been for the energy industry. We started the year in a downward spiral, with oil prices bottoming in the mid $20s in February, and ...
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Boeing Air Force Tanker in Line for a Boost

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has taken substantial heat from President-Elect Donald Trump over what he claims is a $4 billion price tag for two new presidential jets. But under a ...
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18 Biggest Companies That May IPO in 2017

Investors generally expect companies valued at billions of dollars to go public. Companies that issue an initial public offering (IPO) can use the funds to invest in growth opportunities. In ...
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Merrill Lynch Raises Price Targets on 5 Top Airlines to Buy for 2017

If any industry has had the proverbial ups and downs this year is has been the airline sub-sector of the transports, and with good reason. Pricing pressure and over-expansion pinned ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Discover Financial, Juniper Networks, Kellogg, Micron, NetApp, Rio Tinto, Synchrony Financial, UnitedHealth and More

Stocks closed higher Tuesday and Monday but were looking for direction on Wednesday morning. All in all, the markets are right at all-time highs, and the 19,000 Dow Jones Industrial ...
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Jefferies Says Banks Still Have Room to Run: 4 Top Picks to Buy Now

One industry that exploded out of the gate after the Donald Trump victory was the banks stocks, especially the big boys. The question on the minds of many investors is a simple ...
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