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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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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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Does Lockheed Martin Profit More From War Than Any Other Company?

Senator John McCain, chair of the Armed Services Committee, recently proposed that the defense budget rise to $640 billion, a huge jump from previous years. The committee suggested that spending ...
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T-Mobile, Verizon Top Mobile Network Rankings

Now that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) have once again added unlimited data packages to their mobile phone plan options, this is a good time ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Avis Budget, Capital One, Hain Celestial, Hertz, Macy’s and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday and the markets are acting like they want to take a breather. Still, the Dow has hit 20,600 and still has a path to ...
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Road Tests for Old People May Not Improve Safety

In theory, the reflexes and eyesight of elderly Americans affect their ability to drive safely. The same should hold true for the effects of cognitive decline. New data show that ...
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Apple Named World’s Most Innovative Company

For the 11th consecutive year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been named the world's most innovative company by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In nine of those years, Google/Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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January Housing Starts Dip 3%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million, ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Posts Small Drawdown, Price Slips to YTD Low

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 114 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 10. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BioCryst, Cisco, Groupon, SunPower, Tesla, Wells Fargo and Many More

Stocks took a breather on Thursday after a strong Philadelphia Fed report and a low jobless claims report, but the markets have been hitting all-time highs. The Dow hit 20,600 and ...
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Oroville Dam Damage May Reach $13 Billion, 50,000 Homes at Risk

Now that residents of areas that could be hit by a breach of the Oroville Dam have been evacuated out of harm's way, one of the largest challenges of a disaster would ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Dips Again in February

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for February slipped to 65, down two points from an unrevised January reading of 67. Economists polled by Bloomberg were ...
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Crude Oil Price Dips on Record Inventory Levels

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 9.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BBVA, Fossil, P&G, T-Mobile, Under Armour, Universal Display and Many More

Stocks were directionless on Wednesday after another strong day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen sure sounded like a March rate hike may be more possible than the market was betting ...
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US Has Almost 56,000 ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

Nearly 36,000 bridges in the United States need repair. They have been deemed "structurally deficient" in the widely regarded American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Bridge Reports, the 2017 version ...
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