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26,000 People Die in Traffic Accidents in First 9 Months of 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported Friday that an estimated 26,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes over the first nine months of 2015. That's up 9.3% from ...
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Oil Rig Count Drops by 31, Hedge Funds Pile Up Short Positions

In the week ended February 5, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 467, compared with 498 in the prior week and 1,140 a year ...
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11 Key Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades Too Big to Ignore

The stock market was trading handily lower after a mixed but positive strong Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor. It turns out that many stocks were having ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, LinkedIn, Linn Energy, Tableau, Weatherford and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday after a mixed jobs number in unemployment and payrolls. The market volatility continues, with investors being very mixed as they buy into dips and ...
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Apple’s US Smartphone Subscribers Slide Further in December

For the three-month period ending in December, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) lost 0.7% share of the U.S. smartphone subscriber market, and it led all original equipment manufacturers with a 42.9% ...
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January Job Cuts Rise 200%

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas released its job-cuts report for January, indicating that layoffs skyrocketed by more than 200% to their highest level since last summer. The ...
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What to Look for in January Nonfarm Payroll Report

Friday morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases its monthly Employment Situation Report for January. Analysts are looking for nonfarm payrolls to rise by 188,000 and for the unemployment ...
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Factory Orders Down 3% in December

A report out Thursday shows mixed results in factory activity, shipping and new orders in the United States. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that factory orders slipped by 2.9% ...
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October Cash Home Sales Highest in Alabama, Florida, New York

In October of 2015, cash sales comprised 33.9% of all home sales, down from 36.4% in October of 2014, marking the 34th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales rose by ...
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Natural Gas Price Slips Following Lower-Than-Expected Inventory Drawdown

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 152 billion cubic feet for the week ending January 22. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Are US Crude Oil Storage Tanks About to Overflow?

The last time some analysts got jittery about the amount of crude oil in storage in the United States was March of last year, after the U.S. Energy Information Administration ...
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January Retail Sales Look to Be on the Soft Side

Retailers were announcing January U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning, and research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of just 0.3% for the month. For the fourth-quarter, Retail ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GoPro, Illumina, Mattel, Match, Peabody, Petrobras, Wayfair, Yahoo and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Thursday after having been in positive territory in the wee-hours of the futures trading. Another rally has been used as an opportunity to sell, even ...
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New Clean Energy Projects Dominate Power Growth

In 2015, new clean energy power generation capacity hooked to the U.S. power grid accounted for 68% of all new added capacity. Of a total of 23,500 megawatts of new ...
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Fuel Economy Rating Rises in January

The average fuel-economy rating for new vehicles sold in the United States in January 2016 was 25.1 miles per gallon, up from an average of 24.9 in December 2015. For ...
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