Crude Oil Price Jumps on Bullish Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning, showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.6 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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What to Look For in HP and HPE Earnings After the Close

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) are both scheduled to release their fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The old Hewlett-Packard split ...
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Leading Economic Indicators Report Keeps Rising

Thursday's economic releases included the Conference Board's report on the Leading Economic Index (LEI), or the leading indicators. When investors and economists hear the term "leading," they might be inclined ...
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Natural Gas Price Ticks Up Following Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 124 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 16. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Smartphone Sales Post First-Ever Year-Over-Year Decline

Analysts at Gartner have been tracking the global smartphone industry since 2004. Thursday morning the firm reported that global smartphone sales to end users declined by 5.6% year over year ...
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Meet Gilead and Sangamo’s Next Big Cancer Collaboration

Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares saw a solid gain early Thursday after the company announced that it had entered into a worldwide partnership with a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Eerily Low

The U.S. Department of Labor released another round of weekly jobless claims, and again it's rather low. Only 222,000 jobless claims were filed last week. The Bloomberg consensus estimate was ...
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Union Charges Disney Is Withholding Bonus Checks

Like many U.S. firms who stand to benefit handsomely from recent changes to U.S. tax laws, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said it would pay some 125,000 hourly workers a ...
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Apache Ups the Ante With Earnings and Guidance

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.33 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.64 ...
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Why Chesapeake Earnings Wowed Investors

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted earnings per ...
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A $1000 Investment in Amazon at the Market Bottom Would Now Be Worth $24,000

The S&P 500 hit a bottom back in March 2009, spurring on a nine-year bull market. Odds are if you were in the market during this time you made some ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alkermes, ArQule, Bluebird Bio, Cognizant, Ecolab, KLA-Tencor, Pandora, Verisk, Vonage and More

The stock market has demonstrated that perhaps the return of volatility is real after Wednesday's big gains suddenly turned into a big loss in the final 30 minutes of trading. ...
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Merrill Lynch Growth Portfolio Stocks Crushing the S&P 500: 5 to Buy Now

There are many different ways that top Wall Street firms go about covering companies with their research departments. Some use a top-down approach that starts with the big picture and ...
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Baird Very Positive on 5 Red-Hot Permian Basin Energy Stocks

While the price of oil has taken a quick dive from the January highs when the market sputtered, it has since firmed, with West Texas Intermediate crude back over the ...
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Should You Sell Your Car and Use a Ride-Sharing Service?

Buying, owning and driving a car is not cheap. There's the monthly payment (usually), insurance, registration, fuel and on and on. It must cost less to use a ride-sharing service ...
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