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Halloween Spending to Reach Record $9.1 Billion, Says Retail Group

Americans plan to spend $9.1 billion on Halloween-related items and activities this year, an increase of 8.3% from last year’s record of $8.4 billion, according to survey findings published this ...
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US Airlines Collected $200 Billion in Fees Last Year

In 2010, U.S. airlines began charging passengers to check bags and to change reservations. During that year, the two fees generated $6.3 billion in revenues (in constant 2016 dollars). Last ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, American Airlines, Equifax, Mindbody, Tiffany, Tyler Technologies and More

Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower this Friday, as a seesaw week comes to an end and new rhetoric from North Korea has hit the tape. The one trend ...
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The Best and Worst Customer Service in the Airline Industry

The airlines industry consistently falls into the lower third of all industries when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. The one saving grace for the industry has been reduced ...
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Natural Gas Price Drops After Big Storage Addition

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 97 billion cubic feet for the week ending September 15. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Perhaps Markets and Investors Should Be Cheering S&P Downgrade of China

When investors hear that one of the world's top credit ratings agencies has issued a sovereign downgrade of one of the world's biggest nations, it tends to bring more than ...
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US Homeowner Equity Rises 10.6% Year Over Year in Q2

Compared to the second quarter of 2016, homeowner equity in the second quarter of this year rose by $766.1 billion, up 10.6%. The number of homeowners whose mortgages exceed the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Biogen, Capital One, Intuit, Jinko Solar, Micron, Albermarle, Alnylam and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Thursday. This is on the heels of Wednesday's confirmation by Janet Yellen that the Federal Reserve would start selling down its $4.5 ...
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Crude Oil Price Crumbles as Inventory Surges

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning, showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 4.6 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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August Existing Home Sales, Inventory Dip Again

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in August fell by 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 ...
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Deloitte Forecasts Holiday Spending Increase of Up to 4.5% Amid Economic Optimism

Total retail holiday sales are expected to climb 4.0% to 4.5% this year, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast released Wednesday, reflecting a strengthening economy, a robust labor market ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Biogen, Electronic Arts, Gap, Intuit, J&J, 3M, Intercept, AutoZone and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Wednesday, but this after the major indexes have all hit fresh all-time highs. The one trend that has dominated this bull market is that ...
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The Best and Worst Customer Service in the Pay-TV Industry

U.S. consumers generally do not give high customer services scores to their cable or satellite TV providers. And as consumers adopt streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu and drop ...
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Gallup Poll Finds Rates of Regular Exercise Rising in US Communities

The United States may be among the most obese nations in the world, but there is good news when it comes to those who exercise in America. Those exercising 30 ...
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August Housing Starts Continue Growing

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in August fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 ...
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