Google stumbles into netbook market with Chromebook. Big Oil battles the Senate. Comcast turns friends into enemies.
Wednesday's circus in the oil market will probably lead to further declines in both crude oil and stocks.
The sell-offs in silver, oil and stocks are necessary for markets to go higher on the basis of reality.
Emerson Electric, Baker Hughes and PNC Financial are well positioned for growth as the global economic recovery takes hold.
The CME is raising the amount of upfront capital required to trade crude oil contracts. While the modest increase is being downplayed in the media, it could pressure oil lower.
Last week's commodities rout sent shivers through the markets, and some companies will fare worse than others.
The long-term trend for stocks is positive, but that outlook could change for some sectors if Friday's bounce doesn't find some momentum early next week.
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