Halliburton is upgraded to 'buy,' and DeVry is downgraded to 'hold.'
A research group's report claims more Lone Star State workers in the sector than ranchers, but it fails to mention all of those in oil and gas.
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Weakness in Europe and Asia is a concern for UPS. Oil analysts surprise with lower than expected weekly report. Accenture and Dollar General to report earnings. Brinker concerned with lower consumer demand.
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The move could signal another busy year of asset sales and board transitions for the energy sector.
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