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Natural Gas Price Ticks Down Following Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 28 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 14. Analysts surveyed by S&P ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BHP Billiton, HP, Kinder Morgan, Marathon Petroleum, Nike, Pfizer, Rite Aid, Tesla and More

Stocks were indicated marginally higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank statement remained quite dovish. The major equity indexes all remain just under all-time highs. Even though this bull ...
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Crude Oil Price Hops Higher on Big Inventory Drop

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning, showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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June Housing Starts Shoot Higher as Demand Remains Strong

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in June rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 ...
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Electricity Jolts Worldwide Energy Investments in 2016 That Totaled $1.7 Trillion

In its 2017 World Energy Investment report released last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated total global investment of $1.7 trillion or about 2.2% of global gross domestic product ...
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Home Builder Confidence Slips in July as Materials Costs Rise, But Sector Foundation Strong

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for July fell to 64, down 2 points from a revised June reading of 66. Economists polled by Bloomberg ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cameco, Carvana, Chipotle, Magellan Midstream, Netflix, Puma Bio, SeaWorld and More

Stocks were indicated marginally lower on Tuesday, but the major equity indexes remain just under all-time highs. The bull market may now be well over eight years old, but investors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ally Financial, Citigroup, Devon, JPMorgan Chase, Restoration Hardware and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday and the indexes stand close to challenging all-time highs. The bull market is more than eight years old, and investors keep ...
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Clean Diesel Vehicles Now Comprise One-Third of US Commercial Truck Fleet

About 3 million heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the United States use advanced clean diesel engines and emissions control systems that save billions of gallons of fuel and reduce polluting emissions ...
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Back-to-School Shopping: A Bonanza for Some Retailers, Disaster for Others

Second only to the November-December holiday season in importance, back-to-school shopping has long been a critical time of year for many retailers. Some 29 million U.S. households will shop for ...
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Fiat Chrysler Continues to Beat Ford in EU Sales, Market Share

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Friday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union (EU) rose 2.1% in June compared with new registrations in June of 2016. New ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, Boeing, CyberArk, Eiger BioPharma, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Snap, Ulta Beauty, Walmart and More

Stocks were up again on Thursday but were looking for direction on Friday. The indexes are all within striking distance of all-time highs, and the bull market is more than ...
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Natural Gas Price Inches Higher Following Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 57 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 30. Analysts surveyed by S&P ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, AT&T, Halcon Resources, HP, International Paper, Seagate, Snap and More

Stocks closed sharply higher on Wednesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) may be close to having rates at a normalized level and reconfirming ...
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170 US Coastal Communities Face Chronic Flooding by 2035, Say Scientists

By 2035, about U.S. 170 communities, or twice as many as today, will face chronic flooding, with more than 100 seeing at least a quarter of their land chronically flooded, ...
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