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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, Amazon, Bristol-Myers, CBS, Check Point, CSX, Facebook, PayPal and Many More

Stocks may have pulled back from the start of the year and may be off their highs, but the theme around the post-election rally continues to give investors hope for ...
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Q4 Mortgage Fraud Risk Up 13%; Risk Greatest in Florida

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 108 in the third quarter of 2016 to 122 in the fourth quarter, according to researchers at CoreLogic, a sequential increase ...
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Don’t Tell Farmers Economy Is Getting Better; It’s Not

To hear the Federal Reserve's leadership talk, employment is nearly as good as it can be and economic strength has started to rekindle very modest inflation. Don't tell farmers who live ...
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Crude Oil Price Staggers After Larger-Than-Expected Increase in Inventories

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, one day later than usual due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. U.S. commercial crude ...
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Natural Gas Price Dips on Larger-Than-Expected Inventory Decline

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 243 billion cubic feet for the week ending January 13. Analysts were expecting a ...
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December Housing Starts Jumped 11%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in December jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.226 million. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Netflix, Nike, Tesla, Coca-Cola, Comcast, CSX and Many More

Stocks may be well off their highs from December, and they were looking for direction on Thursday. There is still a path for a 21,422 DJIA in late 2017 or ...
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Crude Oil Price Strengthens After IEA Reports Much Lower December Production

In its monthly Oil Market Report for December released Thursday morning, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that global crude supplies decreased by 600,000 barrels per day, primarily due to ...
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Consumers Want Premium Products — and They’re Willing to Pay for Them

While globalization has taken its lumps since last summer with the United Kingdom's Brexit vote and the November election of Donald Trump in the United States, one could argue that ...
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January Homebuilder Confidence Dips Slightly in January

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for January slipped to 67, down two points from a downwardly revised December reading of 69. Economists polled by Bloomberg ...
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OPEC Reports 20% Jump in Crude Prices in December

In its Monthly Oil Market Report for December, released Wednesday morning, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) noted that the cartel's price for its reference basket rose to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baker Hughes, Halliburton, JC Penney, Palo Alto Networks, Schlumberger, Disney, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks have sold off their peak and the Dow 20,000 print remains elusive. Still, stocks were indicated marginally higher on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. There is still a path for ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Dip on Fixed-Rate Loans, Applications Up Slightly

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 0.8% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending January ...
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Nashville Leads List of Windiest American Cities

For those who think Chicago deserves the title of the "Windiest City in America," think again. Based on new research, Nashville holds that title. Chicago is not even in the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, JPMorgan, Netflix, Nordstrom, Twitter and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Tuesday after a three-day weekend. Despite the Dow Jones Industrial Average not yet cracking the elusive 20,000 mark, there is a path for the ...
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