Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Close Out Worst Week of Year

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Nonfarm Payrolls increased by a less than expected 115,000 in April, but with upward revisions for February and March the net was a gain close to the 175,000 consensus. The labor force shrunk by

Top 5 Companies with the Worst Environmental Impact

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As the world economy braces for the potential default of Greece and the global recession some fear may follow, concerns about anything other than a steady job and roof over your head tend to fade

Equities Sector Coverage: Uncertainty in Europe Sparks Drop

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke below its 200-day simple moving average at 11,942 to a day’s low of 11,786.47 versus its 50-day simple moving average at 11,775. The NASDAQ, which is well

Equities Sector Coverage: Market's Bull Run Gets Cut Short

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Factory Orders declined 0.4% in October when a rise of 0.8% was expected. The non-manufacturing ISM came in below expectations at 52.0. This measure of the services sector showed a 48.9 reading on

Equities Sector Coverage: Flat Day Ends Bullish Week For Investors

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The Unemployment Rate in November declined to 8.6% from 9.0% as the labor force contracts. Non-farm payrolls rose by 120,000 with private sector jobs up 140,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

5 Utilities Stocks Paying High Yields and Higher Returns

Joel Anderson | |

The Utilities sector is rarely noted for its growth, but that's changed in the last year. For the first time in 11 years, utilities stocks have posted the biggest gains on the S&P 500. The

J.C. Penney Stuck in Halloween While Lowe's is on to Thanksgiving

Joel Anderson | |

Retailers Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) and J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) both posted Q3 earnings reports yesterday before market open. As the markets prepare for a week of new reports from

Equities Sector Coverage: Healthcare and Telecom Stocks Lead Losers

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There were no economic data points on Monday. This week the number one focus is on the Debt Ceiling standoff on Capital Hill. On Tuesday look for continued weak Consumer Confidence and New Home

3 Utilities Picks with Differing Appeals

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Utility stocks tend to be where investors head when they’re looking for a little stability in their portfolio. For the mos the utilities sector is comprised of mature companies with relatively

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