US markets are set for a higher open ahead of Alcoa reporting results later in the day.
Crude oil nearly hits $100 a barrel in New York as Egypt's political standoff gets more dangerous. Stocks tumble, despite strong June auto sales.
Rising tensions over the civil war in Syria pushes energy prices higher. Brent crude, which affects gasoline prices, approaches $107 a barrel.
Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly is initiated with a 'buy.'
Count on oil and natural gas prices to remain under price pressure in the foreseeable future.
Halliburton is upgraded to 'buy,' and DeVry is downgraded to 'hold.'
US stocks are set to open down on global growth concerns as investors await US housing reports.
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