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.
Valero Energy is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Francesca's is initiated with a 'buy.'
Refiners are squeezing huge profits out of America's gasoline addiction, even as oil supplies increase. There are 2 ways to profit.
AB InBev is upgraded to 'buy,' and Colgate-Palmolive is initiated with a 'sell.'
Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Google is downgraded to 'market perform.'
North America's largest oil refiner is a rare double-play in energy.
Valero announces it's using domestic crude to feed its refineries.
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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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