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Natural Gas Inventory Growth Drives Prices Down

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 90 billion cubic feet for the week ending September 12, compared with an expected ...
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New Housing Starts Take Double-Digit Dive in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in August fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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MIT App Would Help Cars Avoid Traffic Jams

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers claim they have built a system that could help cars avoid traffic jams. The project, which created the service is called "RoadRunner," was introduced ...
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Crude Oil Prices Skid as Refining Slows

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 3.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Homebuilder Confidence at 9-Year High

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for September rose four points to 59 from a reading of 55 in August. The reading was higher than ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AEP, BHP, GE, Incyte, 3M, Tyco, Under Armour and More

Stocks were firm on Wednesday morning ahead of the FOMC meeting outcome. Tuesday's rally may have sparked higher interest again, and investors are looking for bargains now that stocks are still ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Jump as Loan Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 7.9% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index, following a drop of ...
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World Billionaire Count Reaches Record 2,325

The world has 2,325 billionaires, with a combined net worth of $7.3 trillion. That is if new data from Wealth X and UBS are right. At least two other well-known ...
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European Airline Passengers Want Cheap Fares and Legroom

Among European airline passengers, some 71% of respondents to a survey commissioned by Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) said they have flown on a low-cost carrier (LCC) in the past two ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Oracle, Visa and More

Stocks were soft on Tuesday after mixed fanfare on Monday. Investors are still looking for opportunities now that some stocks have pulled back. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst ...
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MIT Is Top University in the World

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known for graduating some of the world's greatest minds in physics, biology and economics, has been rated as the top university in the world. ...
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Amazon Is Google’s Top Search Advertiser

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) spent $158 million in 2013 to buy search advertising from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), nearly twice as much as the $82 million that second-ranked ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMC, ADP, Barrick, Cree, Rackspace, Walmart and More

Stocks were looking for direction Monday morning after having pulled back off of all-time highs. Investors are still looking for opportunities. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst reports each ...
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OECD Cuts U.S. GDP Improvement

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its interim economic assessment Monday morning, saying that the global economy continues to expand at a “moderate and uneven pace.” The ...
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Journalists Are Largest Drinkers of Coffee

Marketers of coffee may want to take note that their best customers are journalists. Long hours and rigorous deadlines may be the reason. According to research blog Pressat: Out of ...
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