The housing bubble has changed the way we live. Now an increasing number of people are expected to lease instead of buy.
Often favored for their dividends, REITs and utilities are clear victims of the Fed's taper talk.
Everyone expects solid numbers, but what about the forecasts?
EBay is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yahoo is downgraded to 'hold.'
Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Boston Beer is initiated with a 'neutral,' and Target is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
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Pipeline owners are making big profits on oil coming from North Dakota's Bakken fields. But a lot of natural gas continues to be flared due to low prices.
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