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iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s Smartphone Lead Over Huawei Falls Below 5%

The global market for new smartphones in 2017 is forecast to reach 1.44 billion units, with the top six vendors accounting for more than 70% of the volume. Market leader ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Chesapeake, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Yum China, Goodyear, Wayfair and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower, with Dow futures down almost 100 points, early on Friday. Before panicking, think about how many days the markets have risen to higher and higher all-time ...
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Oil Barrels

Crude Oil Price Rises on Modest Addition to Inventories

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 600,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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Blue Flame

Natural Gas Price Bounces Higher After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 89 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 17. Analysts were expecting a ...
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mobile shopping

Why Mobile Shopping Is Taking Over

Mobile devices have practically taken over our lives. We use them to check our emails, text friends and post on social media. But a new trend has been gaining ground ...
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bull and bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Home Depot, IBM, Mobileye, Monsanto, NVIDIA, ONEOK, Square, Unilever and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday after Treasury Secretary Mnuchin talked up more tax reform plans in an interview on Thursday morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now close ...
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Cybercrime Rising in the Oil Patch

While reports of hacking attacks on sectors like health care and business are relatively frequent these days, one less obvious target of hackers is the energy sector. In 2016, 68% ...
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Wind farm

GE Trails Vestas in Global Wind Turbine Market

Total global wind power installed capacity at the end of 2016 was nearly 487,000 megawatts, a one-year gain of just over 54,600 megawatts for the year, according to the Global ...
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for sale

January Existing Home Sales Up Sharply, Prices Too

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in January rose 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Broadcom, Canadian Solar, Goldman Sachs, TripAdvisor, Wal-Mart and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Wednesday after hitting higher highs. Maybe eight days of rallying is too much at one time and the Dow is now close enough to 21,000 ...
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medical care

What Are the Odds That Your Medical Information Has Been Stolen?

A recent survey from Accenture showed that 26% U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, and half of those who experienced a breach were victims ...
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LA sunset

Los Angeles Has World’s Worst Traffic Jams

Among 1,064 cities measured based on traffic congestion, Los Angeles ranks as the worst, according to a new study. The research covered 240 cities. Traffic measurements were taken in 38 ...
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CEO

Do CEO IQs Matter as Much as Looks?

Is it better for the CEO of a company to be smart or to look smart? Is there such a thing as too smart or too pretty? Does it matter? Maybe ...
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old empty factory, dying industry

Why Louisiana Is the Worst State for Business

Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this ...
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Why Utah Is the Best State for Business

Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this ...
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