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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Celladon, Newmont, 3D Systems, Twitter, Disney and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Monday morning after a solid week put the markets within striking distance of all-time highs again. If there is one trend that has remained ...
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Fitch Downgrades Japan to A From A+

Japan's slow economy and lack of the lack of success of central bank efforts to lift gross domestic product (GDP) are among the factors that have triggered a downgrade of ...
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Oil Rigs Drop by 31, Hedge Funds Look Elsewhere for Profits

In the week ended April 24, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 703, compared with 734 in the prior week and 1,534 a year ...
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Miles Driven by Americans Reached All-Time High in February

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has just released its traffic volume data for the month of February. The agency estimates that travel on all roads and streets in the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Best Buy, Cisco, Microsoft, Nike, Target, Weatherford and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Friday and the week is looking solid with new highs having been challenged in the S&P and Nasdaq. The trend that has been in ...
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Natural Gas Price Dips Following Storage Report

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 April 17. Analysts expected a storage ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick, Facebook, Halcon, Qualcomm, Synchrony, Texas Instruments and More

Stocks were indicated to take a breather on Thursday, but this week has so far been one of recovery rallying. If there is a trend that was set in stone, it has been ...
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Americans Pick Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

After a horrible collapse in real estate prices over the course of the recession, and a surge back in prices recently, Americans believe it is the best long-term investment among ...
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Crude Oil Price Bounces Higher on Lower Gasoline Supplies

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 5.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Amazon, Chipotle, Halliburton, MGIC, Nokia, SAP, Teva and More

Stocks were down slightly on Wednesday, after two days of being indicated higher. The trend that has remained in place for almost four years now is that investors keep buying ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, IBM, Bristol-Myers, Encana, Halliburton, Rio Tinto, WhiteWave and More

Stocks were indicated up on Tuesday, even after Monday's big gains. The trend that is nearing four years old now is that investors keep buying stocks on weakness. 24/7 Wall ...
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How Spirit Airlines Makes Money While Being Hated

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) could not have done much worse in the widely regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index for the airline carrier business. Against an industry average 71 on a ...
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Business Survey Suggests Bullish Outlook

Samuel Johnson once said that second marriages demonstrate the triumph of hope over experience. Similarly, a recent survey of business economists concluded that the slow pace of first-quarter growth is unlikely ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aduro Bio, Facebook, Lululemon, MGIC, Nokia, Schlumberger, Yum and More

Stocks were indicated up on Monday morning after Friday's sell-off. One trend that has been in place for over three years now is that investors have lined up and bought ...
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CEO Pay Up 12% in 2014

Compensation among S&P 500 chief executive officers (CEOs) rose 12.1% last year, according to consulting firm Towers Watson. Furthermore, financial advisor firm Mercer indicates that an average worker's pay rose ...
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