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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Facebook, Garmin, Waste Management and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 for the first time this week, and with the DJIA having hit a record. Investors are still looking for value ...
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Mercedes Ranks Number 1 in Customer Satisfaction

Compared with the second quarter of last year, overall U.S. customer satisfaction with all products was down 0.1%. That’s not good, but far better than the drop of 0.8% in ...
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Las Vegas Home Prices Surge 15%

The only U.S. city to post a year-over-year home price increase of more than 15% in June was Las Vegas, where prices rose 15.2% from June 2013. The city’s home ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Enphase, Goldman Sachs, InterMune, Melco Crown, SunEdison and More

Stocks were firm on Tuesday after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 for the first time this week. Investors remain opportunistic for value and individual overlooked stocks. 24/7 Wall St. reviews ...
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Are Women Taking Over Video Gaming?

Women age 18 and older are now a significantly greater portion of gamers than boys 18 and younger. By more than two to one. More than a third -- 36% ...
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Auto Sales Headed for Record-Setting August

Automakers will be reporting new car sales figures for August next week after the Labor Day weekend. But industry analysts are starting to make their own projections on what the ...
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July New Home Sales Falter Again

The U.S. Census Bureau Monday morning released data on new single-family home sales for July. Sales fell 2.4% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 from an upwardly ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Foot Locker, CBOE, InterMune, US Steel and More

Stocks were firm on Monday, with Dow futures above 17,000 and with the S&P 500 futures up at almost 1,995. Investors have been focused on growth and value on a ...
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Poll Ranks Chevy SS Tops Among Production Versions of NASCAR Vehicles

The relationship between the cars you and I can buy at a dealer showroom and the souped-up versions that run in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series is, shall we say, only ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aeropostale, AK Steel, Cyberonics, Gap, 58.com and More

Stocks were mixed to soft in early Friday indications. There were no formal economic reports on deck, and the corporate earnings coming out have not been from market-moving companies. Investors ...
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Labor Day Travel to Rise as Gasoline Prices Plunge

A gallon of gasoline costs less today than at any time since last February, and the price is expected to continue dropping as U.S. motorists head into the Labor Day ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: HP, InterMune, MeetMe, Tesla and More

Stocks were firm on Thursday, another indication that stocks are rising on thin trading volume. Investors have still be repositioning themselves and have been nibbling on stocks when they see ...
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15 Biggest Employers in the World

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) is the world’s largest publicly traded employer, with approximately 2.2 million employees across of the globe, a number greater than the population of cities such as ...
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Crude Oil Inventory Drops Sharply, Driving Prices Higher

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision, BHP Billiton, Dunkin’, Hertz, JetBlue, Panera and More

Stocks were down by a tiny amount on Wednesday morning, following two days of gains and ahead of the FOMC's minutes. Investors have gotten used to volatility again, but they ...
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