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Crude Oil Inventory Drop Doesn’t Slow Pump Price Declines

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boeing, eBay, Hecla Mining, Janus Capital, Orbitz, Ford and More

Stocks were soft on Wednesday after weak data in Europe and after an Ebola case was confirmed in the United States. Still, investors have shown over and over that they ...
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Crude Oil Price Crashes, Gasoline at 4-Year Low

Shortly after 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil started dropping from an intra-day high of $94.93 to reach a low point of ...
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Comcast, Time Warner Rank Lowest in Customer Satisfaction

In a recent customer satisfaction survey that included other major telephone, television and Internet service providers, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) finished at or ...
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San Francisco Home Price Increase Falls to 2-Year Low

The only U.S. city to post a month-over-month house-price decrease in July was San Francisco, where prices dropped 0.4% compared with June. That is the largest decline in home price ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Apple, CSC, Kellogg, Raytheon, Toyota and More

Stocks were looking firm on Tuesday after Monday's drop turned out to not be as deep as feared. Investors are proving able and willing to step in and look for ...
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Chemical Engineering Is the Best-Paying Major

According to a new survey from the Hamilton Project, the median pay of people with degrees in chemical engineering is higher than any other major, when measured over a lifetime. ...
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U.S. Meat Prices Pull Back in September

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on September farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2.8% month-over-month to 106, with the crop index down ...
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Pending Home Sales Slowed by Lack of Investors

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in August. The pending home sales index slipped 1% from an index reading ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, FedEx, Google, Janus, Micron, Nike, Yahoo and More

Stocks were weak on Monday and the trend for another 100-point change five days in a row on the Dow Jones Industrial Average looked like it was set to continue. ...
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Facebook Launches New Ad Platform — Atlas

Facebook Inc. (NYSE: FB) has had to go a long way to prove that marketing to social media users can match the targeting that search advertising, particularly by Google Inc. ...
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States and Cities With the Cheapest Gasoline

Gasoline prices have been on a steady downward trend since late June and the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is now $3.342 a gallon, ...
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Halloween Spending to Reach $7.4 Billion

Halloween has become one of America’s most popular holidays, and spending on the holiday is rising as more adults partake in the festivities. Spending on Halloween costumes is expected to ...
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Top 10% of Drinkers Consume More Than 50% of All Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol consumption in the United States is not democratic. Among adults aged 18 and older, 30% don’t drink any alcohol at all. Another 30% consumes less than one drink per ...
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Investor Optimism at 7-Year High

In its most recent reading on investor and retiree optimism, Gallup reported on Friday that its Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index rose to +46 in August, the highest ...
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