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Gasoline Prices Could Fall Further, Faster in August

Gasoline pump prices have dropped by 11 cents a gallon over the last 16 days according to AAA, closing the month of July at a national average of $2.66 a ...
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U.S. Oil Rig Count Adds 5 Last Week for Second Increase in a Row

In the week ended July 31st, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. totaled 664 compared with 659 in the prior week and 1,573 a year ago. ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Broadcom, CenturyLink, GoPro, Linn, Stratasys, Whiting and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday. The markets have been mixed, but investors have a history nearing four years of buying every dip for whatever reason is popular at the ...
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Africa

World Population To Reach Over 11 Billion.. In 2100

Very long-term forecasts about anything are a wasted exercise. So much can go wrong to disprove them. That did not keep The U.N.'s Department of Social Economic and Social Affairs ...
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California Saved More Water Than It Had To

The State of California instituted a law which mandated a 25% cut in water use. People and businesses did better than that, with a drop in use of 27.3% in ...
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Increase In Minimum Wage Could Rocket Fast Food Prices Higher By 25%

What will happen if the minimum wage paid by companies which offer fast food moves to $15? Food prices charged by these companies to customers would rise modestly. If that ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barclays, BP, LifeLock, Mobileye, Oracle, Southwest Air, Whole Foods More

Stocks were indicated lower after a dovish FOMC meeting and going into the first look at GDP in the second quarter. The rally from Tuesday and Wednesday was yet another ...
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More Doctors Flee Private Practice

The old style independent doctor has continued to disappear. Practicing in a hospital has become a better financial deal, as the costs of insurance rise, and the income from visits, ...
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Crude Oil Price Tops $48 on Huge Inventory Draw

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.2 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales Slip; Drop Most in South, Midwest

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for June. The pending home sales index fell 1.8% to 110.3. Prior to ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Citrix, Gilead, Sirius XM, 3D Systems, Twitter, Yelp and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday ahead of the pending FOMC decision on interest rates. Tuesday's rally was yet another instance where investors proved that they want to buy stocks ...
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House for Sale

Mortgage Loan Rates Dip, Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week increase of 0.8% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Housing Patterns

Minneapolis, New York, Washington Post Smallest Gains on Case-Shiller Index

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, May house prices increased year-over-year. Three cities posted year-over-year gains of 3% or less during May: Minneapolis and ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, BlackBerry, GM, PayPal, Teva, Yelp and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning after 5 days in a row of selling. Yet again we see the trend of investors finding a reason to buy every stock ...
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The Most (And Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures ...
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