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Cost of Beef to Soar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released some preliminary data from its “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024” report due for full release on February 11, 2015. The best ...
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6 States Have Unemployment Rates Below 4%

The unemployment rate in the United States was 5.8% in November. While that is down from 10% during the worst of the recession, it is still above 5%, which what ...
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32,719 Died in Traffic Accidents in the US Last Year

The rate of deadly traffic accidents dropped 24% from 2004 to 2013. However, 32,719 people were killed last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency ...
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Best Car Deals for December

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the final two weeks of December. There are ...
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7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Anadarko, Atmel, GrubHub, Potash, Rackspace, Seadrill and More

Stocks were indicated higher yet again after a monster snapback stock market rally. What has held true is that investors keep buying stocks on sell-offs, and they are constantly looking for ...
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Nurses Are the Most Trusted People in America

Nurses are the most trusted workers in America, based on honesty and ethical standards. As would make sense, doctors are second. According to a new survey from researchers at Gallup: ...
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America’s Worst Run Companies

What makes a company truly poorly run? Businesses make mistakes almost daily, and industries can transform rapidly, eroding even a market leader's competitive advantage. Companies that are struggling may have ...
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More Than a Third of Americans Will Be Shopping This Saturday

Retailers don’t call the last Saturday before Christmas “super” for no reason. More than a third (36%) of shoppers polled in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stores last Saturday plan ...
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Natural Gas Price Slumps After Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 64 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 12. That compared with an ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Ally, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet, Tyco and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday after a monster snap-back rally on Wednesday. With the Fed indicating a dovish stance in 2015, investors are looking for value and overlooked stocks. ...
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Will Holiday Online Spending Yield More Revenues and Profits?

As of Sunday, December 14, U.S. consumers had purchased nearly $42.5 billion in goods since November 1 using desktop computers. That is a gain of 15% compared with the similar ...
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Crude Oil Price Hammered by Jump in Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 800,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec, Verizon and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday as investors continue to buy weakness and look for value amidst a weak international situation. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports ...
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