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September Retail Sales Highest Since 2015

U.S. consumer spending increased by 0.7% year over year in September and rose by 1.6% year over year, the largest increase in two and a half years, according to Friday ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AGCO, Ford, GM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Netflix, Visa and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday the 13th after a small sell-off on Thursday. What investors know is that the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all effectively ...
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Crude Oil Price Stems Losses as Inventories Shrink

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 2.8 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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Natural Gas Price Ticked Down on Expected Storage Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 87 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 6. Analysts were expecting a ...
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US Managers Not Reluctant to Email Subordinates After Hours, Study Says

The vast majority of managers in the United States said they would contact their employees outside of work hours, unlike supervisors in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ardelyx, Juniper, Kroger, Phillips 66, Square, Transocean, Walmart and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Thursday morning, but investors know the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are right by their all-time highs and that the market has ...
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CEO Departures in Q3 Fewest Since 2010, Says Challenger Gray

The number of chief executive officers who left their jobs in the third quarter declined 15% to 299 from 320 from the same period of a year ago, and it ...
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US Energy Agency Forecasts Higher Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has raised its forecast for the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil for this year to $52, up from $51 in last ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AbbVie, Amazon, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, Visa, Walmart and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Wednesday morning, but that is after the Dow hit new all-time highs on Tuesday and has come within 170 points of hitting ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Near 10-Year Low

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.3% in July 2016 to 4.6% in July 2017. The foreclosure inventory rate ...
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September Small Business Optimism Dives on Weak Sales Outlook

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September tumbled by 2.3 percentage points from 105.3 in August to come in ...
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People May Still Want to Go to Bank Branches

Many people have no need to go to bank branches at all. Almost every routine banking relationship can be done online. But a new survey shows that visits to branches ...
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Why High School Students Left $2.3 Billion in College Aid on the Table

The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. The grant ...
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10 States Where Drunk Driving Kills the Most People

Between 2007 and 2014, the number of people killed in crashes on U.S. highways dropped by 21%, from 41,259 to 32,744. Fatalities increased to 35,485 in 2015 and to 37,461 ...
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US Oil Rig Count Drops by 2, Total Rigs Now Up 412 Year Over Year

In the week ended October 6, 2017, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 748, down by two compared with the prior week and up ...
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