Strong Asian and European manufacturing reports boost global stocks, and US markets seem set to follow.
Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy,' and AMD is downgraded to 'underweight.'
That's what a consumer advocacy group argues, adding the project would mostly benefit multinational oil giants.
ValueClick is downgraded to 'hold,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'cautious.'
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Tenet Healthcare is upgraded to 'buy,' and JetBlue is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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