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Half of All Americans Watched a Video From Google in October

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) remains by far the Internet’s largest search engine and its various websites, including YouTube, attract the largest audience for viewing online video. In the month of ...
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Expensive Home Inventory Soars

The supply of homes for the rich rose rapidly in October. The same cannot be said for the inventory of low and mid-priced homes. Perhaps the top 1%, 5% or ...
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New Studies Return the Spotlight to Walmart Over Pay, Taxes

One thing we have come to expect as the holiday shopping season approaches is protests at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations, where the company’s workers and supporters demonstrate in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Best Buy, Caterpillar, EMC, JetBlue, Intel, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated up sharply higher on Friday morning, on the heels of a surprise rate cut in China and on word that Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank ...
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Americans Rate Postal Service Highest, VA Lowest

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has lost billions of dollars. However, it does deliver the mail to every American, usually on time, at its motto suggests: Neither snow nor rain ...
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Thanksgiving Travel Forecast at 7-Year High

With gasoline prices at a five-year low, AAA Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holiday, the highest number of travelers since ...
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Shoppers Revving Up for Thanksgiving Weekend Rush

Regardless of the early sales and other promotions to get them into the stores earlier this year, more than 80% of U.S. consumers have most of their holiday shopping still ...
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Best Selling Cars in the World

Estimates for new car and light truck sales in 2014 vary in a range of around 85.5 million to about 87.0 million. Any number in the range will be a ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Drop Sends Prices Higher

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 17 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 14. That compared with an ...
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October Sales of Existing Homes Rise to 13-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in October rose 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AmEx, Apache, Cliffs, Denbury, JetBlue, Synchrony and More

Stocks were weak on Thursday after negative news overseas. Still, investors keep proving that they are willing to buy discounted or overlooked stocks. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst ...
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New Housing Starts Slip Slightly, but New Permits Rise Sharply

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in October slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BlackBerry, ConEd, Enbridge, Halliburton, Rackspace, TransCanada and More

Stocks were again looking for direction on Wednesday morning, after daily gains galore in the past month. Investors have proven that they will buy stocks if they are overlooked or ...
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Mobile Devices Now Get More Consumer Attention Than TV

The amount of time an average American spends in front of a TV set totals two hours and 48 minutes a day, unchanged over the past nine months. In the ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Not Low Enough to Attract Refinancing

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.9% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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