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Colder Weather Ups Natural Gas Demand, Weighs on Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 162 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 21st, compared with an expected ...
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Consumer Sentiment Upbeat on Job, Income Expectations

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose from a final October reading of 86.9 to a final November reading of 88.8, down from the preliminary November reading of ...
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Crude Oil Inventory Posts Gain Ahead of OPEC Meeting

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1.9 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Pending Home Sales Drop in October

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in October. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an upwardly revised ...
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New Home Sales Rise Especially for Most Expensive Homes

The U.S. Census Bureau this morning released data on new single-family home sales for October. Sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, from a downwardly ...
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Washington, Atlanta Home Prices Drop in Sept

In nine of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, September house prices declined, and in six of those cities the drop was greater than the 0.1% ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, Honeywell, JetBlue, Level 3, Pandora, Petrobras and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday, and this will effectively be the last day full of major analyst calls this week as Wall Street and Main Street get ready for ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boot Barn, Chevron, Priceline, SolarCity, Verizon and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Monday ahead of a shortened workweek. Despite new highs, investors keep proving that will buy stocks discounted by the market or when an overlooked story ...
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Half of All Americans Watched a Video From Google in October

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) remains by far the Internet’s largest search engine and its various websites, including YouTube, attract the largest audience for viewing online video. In the month of ...
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Expensive Home Inventory Soars

The supply of homes for the rich rose rapidly in October. The same cannot be said for the inventory of low and mid-priced homes. Perhaps the top 1%, 5% or ...
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New Studies Return the Spotlight to Walmart Over Pay, Taxes

One thing we have come to expect as the holiday shopping season approaches is protests at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations, where the company’s workers and supporters demonstrate in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Best Buy, Caterpillar, EMC, JetBlue, Intel, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated up sharply higher on Friday morning, on the heels of a surprise rate cut in China and on word that Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank ...
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Americans Rate Postal Service Highest, VA Lowest

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has lost billions of dollars. However, it does deliver the mail to every American, usually on time, at its motto suggests: Neither snow nor rain ...
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Thanksgiving Travel Forecast at 7-Year High

With gasoline prices at a five-year low, AAA Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holiday, the highest number of travelers since ...
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Shoppers Revving Up for Thanksgiving Weekend Rush

Regardless of the early sales and other promotions to get them into the stores earlier this year, more than 80% of U.S. consumers have most of their holiday shopping still ...
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