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Procter & Gamble Remains the Dow’s Worst Performing Stock

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) added about 1.2% to its share price last week, but that was not enough to shake off the company's ranking as the worst-performing Dow ...
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Boeing Continues as Top Performing Dow Stock

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) held on to its place last week as the top-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. The company's shares added about 2.5% ...
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Gas Prices Up 25% Since Last Memorial Day

At the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is $2.97. That's 25% higher than last year's ...
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Car Sales Expected to Rise in May, but Ford’s to Crater

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) will be going the wrong way in May, as it has been across a number of its businesses recently, and as national cars sales rise ...
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SoulCycle Walks Away From IPO

SoulCycle, the cycling fitness spin cycle chain, has pulled its initial public offering. The strange thing about the decision is that it filed to go public in 2015. Either its ...
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50 of America’s Greatest War Heroes

There is no greater service to the nation than giving one's life for one's country. For those who gave what President Abraham Lincoln called in his Gettysburg Address the “last ...
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US Oil Rig Count Soars This Week, Crude Price Plunges

In the week ended May 25, 2018, the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 859, up by 15 compared to the previous week and ...
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Short Sellers Up the Ante in Major Oil Stocks

Crude oil slipped below $70 a barrel early on Friday, the first time oil has been below this level in a couple weeks. The price of oil actually reached as ...
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How Much Does a Boeing 777X Cost?

The most expensive aircraft on the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) price list is the 777-9, the larger of two versions of the new 777X family. The plane lists for $425.8 ...
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Short Sellers Hike Bets in Major Semiconductors

Semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and broader electronics demand. In a wider sense, semiconductor and tech stocks are considered to be leading indicators for the ...
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Short Sellers Still Cool to Solar Stocks, Betting Against Alt Energy

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on May 15.  Of the companies we watch, short interest fell on ...
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Short Sellers Overwhelm Sprint as Worries About T-Mobile Rise

The short interest in Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) shares soared for the period that ended May 15, up 37 million to 151 million. It is the third most shorted stock ...
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Best Buy Thought It Could Escape Amazon but Couldn’t

It has been a day since Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) posted moderately poor results. They raised the specter of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) relentless cannibalization of Best Buy, ...
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As United Names New Chair, a Reminder Why CEO Was Passed Over

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has named Jane Garvey as its board chair. She is a former head of the FAA and a United board member since 2009. CEO ...
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International Employee Moral Day as Deutsche Bank Cuts 7,000 Jobs

The news that Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) would fire 7,000 people is a day old, but it is worth considering why the people lost their jobs. Management was overreaching ...
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