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Natural Gas Price Jumps on Modest Inventory Addition

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 69 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 26. Analysts polled by Platts ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, Capstone, ConAgra, Diamond Offshore, Hecla Mining and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Thursday ahead of the jobs report. Regardless of how the jobs report went and regardless of how Greece turns out this weekend, the trend ...
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Unemployment Remains Above 20% in 2 Cities

Unemployment rates in two American cities are closer to the jobless rate of Greece than that of the United States. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest in ...
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Crude Oil Price Dips as Inventory Climbs

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Brinker, Cypress Semi, Starbucks, Windstream and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday on hopes that the latest Greek overtures might get accepted by creditors. Yet again, investors have continued the nearly four-year-old trend of buying every ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates at Multi-Month Highs Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 4.7% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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June New Car Sales Forecast to Reach 10-Year High

Although new U.S. car sales for June are expected to be lower than May sales, industry analysts expect a sales jump of nearly 5% year-over-year, and Edmunds is projecting the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apollo, Petrobras, Shopify, Fitbit, Sarepta, Lowe’s and More

Stocks were indicated with a bounce on Tuesday after Greece and Puerto Rico acted as sell-off catalysts on Monday. The trend that keeps proving itself for almost four years now ...
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Google Search Said to Degrade Results

In a new study published on Sunday, researchers including Michael Luca of the Harvard Business School, Timothy Wu of Columbia University and a team from Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), found ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Water, CenturyLink, Chesapeake, Tesla, Macy’s, Chimera and More

Stocks were indicated much lower on the Grexit risks becoming almost a certainty. The one trend that has to be considered is that for almost four years, investors have literally ...
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Will Marijuana Use Become Legal Nationwide?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage raises some interesting questions about another taboo that is losing its might almost as rapidly. Almost half the states have already enacted ...
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Shoplifting and Fraud Cause Retailer Losses of $44 Billion

Fraud and shoplifting cost the retail industry $44 billion last year. That is almost twice the annual revenue of retailer Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M). While shoplifting is the largest part ...
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Total US Rig Count Rises as Oil Rigs Drop 3

In the week ended June 26, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 628, compared with 631 in the prior week and 1,558 a year ...
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Consumers Feel Economic ‘Good Times’ Are at 15-Year High

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose from a preliminary June reading of 94.6 to a final June reading of 96.1. That is the highest reading since January ...
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Natural Gas Price and Inventory Fall as Demand Increases for Cooling

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 June 19. Analysts polled by The ...
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