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April Same-Store Sales Forecast to Rise 1.3%

Several chain stores that still report monthly same-stores sales results will be announcing April numbers after markets close Wednesday and before they open Thursday. Analysts at Retail Metrics are projecting ...
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US Auto Fuel Economy Rating Ticks Down in April

The average fuel-economy rating for new vehicles sold in the United States in April 2016 was 25.2 miles per gallon (mpg), down 0.1 mpg compared with the March average. For ...
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Crude Oil Price Softens as Crude, Gasoline Stockpiles Rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.8 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Anadarko, Dollar General, Encana, FedEx, Teva, UBS and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower again on Wednesday with a weak ADP payrolls number and continued selling pressure in broader markets. The Dow is now down what is nearing 500 points ...
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March Home Prices Rise Most in Washington, Colorado, Oregon

Home prices in the United States rose for the 49th consecutive month in March. Compared with March of 2015, home prices rose 6.7%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, International Paper, Kroger, On Deck Capital, Phillips 66, United Tech and More

Stocks were selling off on Tuesday despite a slightly weaker dollar. Regardless of how a day or week goes, the trend that has prevailed of late is that investors keep ...
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Google Chrome Tops Internet Explorer in Browser Wars

Depending on who's doing the counting and just exactly what's being counted, Google's Chrome browser from Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) just passed Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Internet Explorer (IE) as ...
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A Third of San Francisco Residents Would Flee

High rents and high housing costs. One in three residents of San Francisco would leave. That may be the highest level since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. According to a new ...
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The 5 Thinnest States in America

Ballooning weight has been listed as a major cause of heart disease, diabetes and perhaps cancer. That has not prevented some Americans from becoming grossly fat, while some are only ...
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April New Car Sales Forecast Calls for Record-Setting Annual Rate

Total new car sales for the month of April are expected to reach 1.51 million units sold, the highest April total ever according to analysts at Kelley Blue Book (KBB). ...
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Global Solar PV Market to Grow 21% in 2016

A global total of 55 gigawatts of new solar PV capacity was added in 2015, and that growth is forecast to rise 21%, to 66 gigawatts, in 2016. The two ...
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New Construction Spending Up Slightly in March

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning that construction spending in March rose by 0.3% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.137.5 trillion from the downwardly revised estimate of ...
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Nebraska Gas Price Jumps 30 Cents in a Week

While the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular gas last week jumped eight cents to $2.224 as of Monday morning, folks living in Nebraska's Dakota and Dixon counties saw ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive, Groupon, Medivation, Microsoft, Seagate and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Monday, perhaps on hopes that Warren Buffett was calling for America's great days ahead routine speech at his annual meeting. Investors keep proving that they ...
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Los Angeles Is Most Polluted City in America

A great deal of media coverage on air pollution covers the largest cities in China and India. Air pollution is not as bad in any U.S. cities as it is ...
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