Although this sector has improved lately, it has been fighting headwinds from the tepid global economic growth.
Mosaic is upgraded to 'outperform,' and General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Yahoo is downgraded to 'market perform,' and SolarCity is initiated with a 'buy.'
Faced with sluggish demand for steel and a failed effort to shed European assets, the mining company is determined to reduce debt.
The Republicans tax bill failed to pass, meaning budget talks are ongoing.
The mining company may push back the project yet again.
AOL is downgraded to 'underperform,' and Humana is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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