Randgold Resources is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Kinross Gold is upgraded to 'buy.'
Interest rate decisions are expected today from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
Some key energy companies report disappointing third-quarter earnings.
Coal-related stocks would get a boost, while alternative-energy names would likely become short candidates.
Mondelez is downgraded to 'hold,' and Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Perhaps everyone is feeling better about the economy -- at least enough to venture out of these sectors.
These companies have no fear of a strengthening dollar.
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Despite its size, the IPO will create just two new members of the 10-figure club from its executive ranks. A few others could net hundreds of millions.
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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.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
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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