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As Rig Count Falls, Hedge Funds Pile Into Long Crude Futures

In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and ...
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Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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How Low Crude Prices Affect Nations, States and Companies

It probably goes without saying, but an oil and gas production company’s value rises and falls primarily on the value of the resources it is sitting on. When oil is ...
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Sustainable Energy Taking a Larger Role in US Economy

The role that sustainable energy will play in the United States will get much larger, and developments in the sector during 2014 are setting the table for that new role. ...
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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised ...
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How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, CA, CBOE, CSX, FedEx, ITT, Potbelly and More

Stocks were looking for direction with minimal losses Friday morning ahead of the revised GDP reading. The one trend that has been set in stone is that investors want to ...
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A Fifth of Americans Do Not Plan to Retire

Whether it comes from financial necessity or potential boredom, a fifth of Americans do not plan to retire. The decisions could substantially alter the landscape of the U.S. job market, ...
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California, Colorado, Texas Homeowners at Most Risk From Wildfires

In 2014 wildfires in the United States burned about 3.6 million acres, the second-lowest total acreage burned in the past 10 years. The year was second only to 2013 in ...
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Just How Badly iOS Gobbles Up Android Profit Share

Every report we see on smartphone operating systems -- platforms -- puts Android from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) at the top of list with a market share of around 60% ...
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Natural Gas Price Drops 4% on Low Storage Withdrawal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 219 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 20. Estimates called for a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, Cablevision, Groupon, Salesforce.com, T-Mobile, Yelp and More

Stocks were marginally higher on Thursday after hitting new highs, but this was ahead of several key economic reports. What has been set in stone is that investors buy stocks ...
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Cadillac Gets High Rating for Quality

Cadillac can barely sell any cars, compared to its three Germany competitors and the luxury divisions of Japanese companies. However, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) brand can point to a ...
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Chrysler Flunks Dependability Study

Of the 33 automobile brands ranked in the 2015 U.S. vehicle dependability study conducted by J.D. Power, three of the bottom five brands belong to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: ...
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Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games

At the end of 2014, the installed base of smartphones worldwide was about 2.2 billion. There are, in addition, more than 600 million tablets in consumers’ hands as well. More ...
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