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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abercrombie, Broadcom, Keurig, NOV, Transocean, Weatherford and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday morning ahead of a GDP revision. While this week has been a pullback, the reality is that investors have lined up for close to ...
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Crude Oil Price Slips on Lower Imports, More Refinery Output

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, a day later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased ...
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Natural Gas Price Tumbles on Large Inventory Build

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 112 billion cubic feet for the week ending May 22. Analysts expected a storage ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Antares, Michael Kors, Palo Alto, Ralph Lauren, Chipotle, Ericsson, and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Thursday, but stock sectors by and large seemed to have no clear direction ahead of the open. What keeps getting shown by the investor group ...
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Smartphone Sales Cooling Off as Chinese Growth Slows

Global smartphone sales are forecast to rise by 11.3% year-over-year in 2015, a nice clip but well below the 27.6% growth in sales during 2014. Sales in China are forecast ...
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Unemployment in Nebraska Drops to 2.5%

The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4%, essentially unchanged from March. And the lowest unemployment rate in the country was less than half that, 2.5% in Nebraska. No other ...
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Toyota Top Car Company on Global Brands List

One of the two industries that have been slowest to recover from the financial crisis is automobile manufacturing. In 2006, the top car brand ranked 10th among all brands, with ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ambarella, eBay, Rite Aid, TiVo, Yahoo, Valero, Virtu and More

Stocks were looking for a slightly positive opening on Wednesday, an effort to unseat recent market weakness. The one trend that is now nearly four years old is that investors ...
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San Francisco, Denver, Dallas Post Largest Gains on Case-Shiller Index

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, March house prices increased year-over-year. The largest year-over-year gains came in San Francisco (10.3%), Denver (10.0%) and Dallas ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Dollar General, eBay, Fresh Market, Marvell, Party City, SAP and More

With traders and investors returning to the markets after the long holiday weekend, it is looking like we will begin the shortened trading week to the downside, as futures are ...
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Graduate Gifts Cost $4.77 Billion

Nearly a third of U.S. adults bought a gift for at least one graduate this year, spending an estimated $4.77 billion in the process, an all-time high. The most popular ...
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$100 Billion Cut From Global Energy Projects

The collapse of crude oil prices that started last Fall and continued through the first half of March this year has forced many U.S. producers to delay new drilling or ...
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Hedge Funds Adding to Short Positions as Rig Count Stabilizes

In the week ended May 22nd, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. totaled 659 compared with 660 in the prior week and 1,528 a year ago. ...
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Strong Marijuana Harvest Will Drive Down Prices

For the week ended Friday, May 22, the spot price for a pound of cannabis was $1,825 unchanged from the prior week. The futures price for November 2015 was also ...
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GE Financial Asset Sales Might Not Be as Good as Some Think

The impact on General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) of its accelerated asset sales may affect investors’ near-term returns, according to a new research report from Moody’s Investors Service. The risks ...
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