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Natural Gas Price Stays Flat on In-Line Drawdown

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 228 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 27. Analysts called for a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BP, Exxon, Exelon, Home Depot, Sirius XM, McDonald’s, Disney and More

Stocks were indicated higher after a couple days of selling. The one trend that remains in place is that investors buy stocks whenever there is a pullback. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Big Companies Still Cannot Find Success on Twitter

No single company has enough followers on Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR) to crack the list of the top 50 most followed. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) leads the list at number ...
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Crude Price Falls on Huge Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Apache, Bob Evans, F5 Networks, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated marginally lower again on Wednesday after hitting new highs last week and after the Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. The one trend ...
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Samsung’s Startling Market Share Decline in Q4

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported fourth-quarter iPhone sales of more than 74 million units worldwide, the company overtook rival Samsung Electronics as the unit shipment and share leader in ...
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Home Prices Remain Compressed in Nevada, Florida, Rhode Island

Home prices in the United States rose for the 35th consecutive month in January, but the increase continued to moderate. Compared with January of 2014, home prices rose 5.7%, including ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, AmEx, Citi, MannKind, Micron, Ocwen, Seagate and More

Stocks were indicated marginally lower on Tuesday after the Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. If there is one trend that has prevailed without fail for ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, IBM, Isis, J.C. Penney, Wayfair and More

Stocks were slightly higher on Monday morning after a Chinese interest rate cut over the weekend, but stocks hit all-time highs last week. The trend that has prevailed without fail ...
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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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