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Gas Prices Have Sharpest July Drop in 6 Years

The average price of a gallon of gasoline fell by nearly $0.14 in July, from $3.753 at the beginning of the month to $3.617 at the end. Not since 2008 ...
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Natural Gas Prices Rise Sharply After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 88 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 25, compared with an expected ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Eli Lilly, Enphase, Lululemon, SodaStream, Yelp and More

Stocks were lower on Thursday after weak overseas trading. Investors are braced for Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report, and they are still looking for upside from their investment funds. ...
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S&P Announcement As Argentina Rating Slashed On Pending Default

As far as S&P is concerned, holders of Argentina's sovereign paper may as well burn it The press release: RATING ACTION On July 30, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ...
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Gasoline Prices Continue Slide Despite Falling Crude Inventory

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 3.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Enbridge, NOV, Freescale, Twitter, Verizon, Windstream and More

Stocks surged higher on Wednesday morning despite new sanctions in Russia. A strong ADP payrolls report was tempered by the notion that it won't make the FOMC more aggressive on ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain Low, but Mortgage Applications Falter

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.2% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a rise ...
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Case-Shiller Reports Slowing House Price Growth

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for May tumbled 1.5% for both the 20-city and the 10-city composite indexes. The 20-city composite rose 9.3% year-over-year, well below the consensus estimate for ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Alcoa, Costco, Lululemon, Walmart, Trulia and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning despite sanctions in Russia. Investors still want upside from their investments, but they seem to be looking at individual companies and sectors rather ...
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States Where People Have the Fewest Debt Problems

Debt, as measured by share of debt in collection, is less of a problem in states with low unemployment, in many cases. According to the Urban Institute, the national average ...
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Pending Home Sales Post First Drop in 4 Months

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in June. The pending home sales index slipped 1.1% from an index reading ...
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World Cup Advertising Drives Car Shoppers to Kia, Volkswagen

Automakers that advertised during the recent World Cup soccer tournament experienced twice the online consumer interest in their cars than did non-advertisers. The biggest surge came during the period when ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Cisco, CIT, Juniper, Pfizer, Xerox and Many More

Stocks were down marginally in Monday's early indications, but it felt more like a day looking for direction. Still, investors are seeking upside from stocks. The difference now is that ...
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Americans Stop Drinking Soda

Americans have become more conscious of the effects of what they drink and eat. This is particularly true with soda, a trend that is not good for branded soda companies, ...
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6 Analyst Stocks Under $10 With Strong Upside Potential

Stocks ended this last week on a very rough note, but we also saw yet another new high in stocks earlier in the week as well. This bull market feels ...
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