Investors are digesting a slew of earnings as they await jobless claims data.
Markets are set for a higher open as investors await more earnings, data.
General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'outperform.'
Opponents argue that exporting the fossil fuel puts the manufacturing renaissance at risk.
The energy company is now the subject of a heated shareholder battle.
Netflix initiated with an 'outperform,' and Cliffs Natural downgraded to 'market perform.'
The move could signal another busy year of asset sales and board transitions for the energy sector.
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