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Refinery Activity Could Thwart Rising Gas Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 3.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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home prices

March New Homes Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for March. Sales fell 14.5% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 from an upwardly ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Allergan, Galmed, GM, Sirius XM, SunPower and More

Stocks have recovered and are yet again within striking distance of new all-time highs. With earnings season is in full swing, investors want the strong upside stocks but want to ...
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townhomes

Mortgage Rates Tick Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a decrease of 3.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index, following a rise ...
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House for Sale

March Sales of Existing Homes Slip Again

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in March fell 0.2% to 4.58 million from a total of 4.6 million ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, ARM, Barrick, Netflix, Teva, Valero and More

Stocks have recovered from their sell-off as market jitters have dimmed. Now earnings season is in full swing, and investors have to be wondering where the opportunities are -- and ...
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America’s Best and Worst Airlines

As an industry, airlines received the fourth-worst score in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) rankings of customer satisfaction. Only pay TV, social media companies and Internet service providers rank ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Lululemon, Oracle, Coca-Cola, Yum! Brands and More

Stocks have recovered from their selling, and now we have the first week with dozens and dozens of earnings reports coming due. Many investors remain wary about growth, wanting bull ...
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Top Ten Green Cars

When the editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) made their list of the top green cars last year, the 2014 winner was not even available. There is a novelty factor ...
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Would Amazon Buy Sears?

Every time the M&A market heats up, the number of preposterous ideas for business combinations rises. The market is once again afloat with cheap capital and a number of tech ...
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Natural Gas Inventories Support Bullish Sentiments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 24 billion cubic feet for the week ending April 11. That compared with an ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, BofA, Boardwalk, Netflix, NBG, SanDisk and More

Stocks have recovered from their recent selling pressure, but now investors have to consider that a three-day weekend is here for all major markets in Europe and in North and ...
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Fed Beige Book Reflects Improved U.S. Economy

U.S. economic activity increased in most of the 12 Federal Reserve districts since the March report according to the April version of the Beige Book released Wednesday afternoon. Eight Fed ...
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Sharp Rise in Crude Oil Inventories Unlikely to Lower Gasoline Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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New Housing Construction Jumps Nearly 3% in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. ...
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