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Some Uber Riders Have Started to Ditch Their Cars

According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, some riders who use Uber and Lyft have given up their cars. Others will do so in the near future. The trend is bad news ...
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Americans Own 238 Million Smartphones

Four out of five U.S. households owned a smartphone at the end of 2016. In fact, given that there are about 126 total households in the United States, each household ...
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Natural Gas Price Dips Following Large Storage Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 75 billion cubic feet for the week ending May 19. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Alexion, Altria, Chipotle, MEI Pharma, Netflix, PayPal and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher again on Thursday, and the S&P is indicated to be above 2,400 and the Dow is to be above 21,000. The bull market is ...
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Is the Robo-pocalyse Upon Us?

The argument over the impact of continuing technological advances on labor markets has been around at least since the Industrial Revolution introduced steam power and mechanization to the world. Overall ...
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Crude Oil Prices Dip as Inventories Shrink

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Accenture, Ciena, Shake Shack, US Steel, Zions, China and More

Stocks were simply looking for direction, with no real bias up or down, on Wednesday. The markets have all bounced handily after last week's big sell-off, and investors should consider ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, Carvana, Cloudera, NCS Multistage, Noble Energy, Shopify, Xilinx and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Tuesday despite a deadly terror attack in England. Even with the bull market over eight years old, the reality is that investors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Ciena, Cree, Finish Line, Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday as a follow-on bounce from last week's early sell-off. Even with the bull market being over eight years old, investors have found ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Autodesk, IBM, Lumber Liquidators, NVIDIA, Salesforce, Symantec, T-Mobile, Wal-Mart and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as a follow-on bounce from Thursday's recovery after Wednesday's major sell-off. Investors need to consider that the markets are still very close ...
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10 Top Jobs for New College Graduates

An estimated 1.8 million students will be getting bachelor's degrees this year, and most of those newly minted scholars will be looking for a job, if for no other reason ...
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Automation Could Cost 7.5 Million US Retail Workers Their Jobs

The U.S. retail industry employs some 16 million Americans, a full 10% of the country's working population. And contrary to popular belief, 71% are full-time employees. New automation technologies could ...
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Natural Gas Price Rises as Storage Growth Continues to Slow Down

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 68 billion cubic feet for the week ending May 12. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Expedia, Exxon, First Solar, Noble, Shake Shack, Symantec and More

Stocks got hammered on Wednesday after growing concerns that all or most of the pro-business efforts driving the market will be delayed or derailed. Major equity indexes were indicated lower again ...
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How a Single Self-Driving Car Ends a Traffic Jam

Most Americans have little to no interest in self-driving (autonomous) cars. Few currently trust the technology, and even fewer probably trust the promises made by proponents of self-driving cars. Concerning ...
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