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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Allergan, GE, HP Enterprise, Southwest Air, Williams Companies and More

Stocks hit a new high last week and were trying to open marginally higher on Monday morning. From low rates to Brexit, and from high valuations with a low VIX, ...
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Americans Own 300 Million Guns — Where Can They Carry Them?

A study reported in the journal Injury Prevention last year estimated 300 million Americans owned guns in 2013. According to the data, the highest concentration of these was in the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Alibaba, Boeing, Pandora, Starbucks, Twitter, AT&T and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Friday morning, but the market finally took a much needed breather on Thursday after about two weeks of straight gains. Brexit, high valuations, a low ...
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Led by Miami, Mortgage Fraud in Florida Well Above National Level

According to real estate investment firm CoreLogic, the mortgage fraud rate in Miami is twice the national level. As a matter of fact, among the 15 largest cities based on ...
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Global Smartwatch Sales Dive 32%, Apple Watch Plummets 55%

The global market for smartwatches tumbled 32% in the second quarter of 2016, from 5.1 million units in the year-ago quarter to 3.5 million units. Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple ...
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Natural Gas Price Up on Hot Weather Forecast, Low Inventory Build

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 34 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 15. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, AT&T, eBay, Intel, Qualcomm, Teradyne and Many More

Stocks were looking for direction on Thursday morning, but the VIX is challenging multiyear lows and the market has risen up and away to new highs. Brexit just feels so ...
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‘Warcraft’ Is Most Pirated Movie

"Warcraft" has posted mediocre box office since it was released June 10. However, in the world of pirated content, it ranks first. Hollywood still faces file sharing as a problem ...
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Porn Use on Smartphones Explodes

There is at least anecdotal evidence that time spent on personal computers visiting pornography sites tops that of any other online activity, at least among men. The same smutty behavior ...
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US Ranks Behind China in Energy Efficiency

Among the 23 nations that consume 75% of the world's energy and generate more than 80% of global gross domestic product, Germany ranks at the top for energy efficiency, followed ...
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Denver and 4 Other Cities With 10-Year Home Price Growth in Double Digits

In July of 2006, U.S. home prices reached their pre-recession peak. The 10-year anniversary of that crest comes about a year before home prices are expected to reach that level ...
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Crude Oil Price Bounces Despite Addition to Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 2.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, MGIC Investment, TransCanada, Verizon and More

The stock market is still challenging all-time highs, despite fears of Brexit and valuations being high. Investors just keep proving that they will buy their favorite stocks on pullbacks. 24/7 ...
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Less Than 50% of Workers Are Satisfied With Jobs

With unemployment at multiyear lows, it is unfortunate to see that a recent study shows only 46.9% of people are satisfied with their jobs. One of America's leading business research ...
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Coca-Cola Named Most Powerful Brand, Followed by Hershey

How much does a brand contribute to a company's value? The answer to that question is likely to produce different answers depending on who's talking. A chief financial officer may have ...
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