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Oil prices jump on pipeline outage, stocks take breather
Description: Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, rose above $65 a barrel - their highest since mid-2015 - after Britain's Forties pipeline was shut due to cracks as a cold snap sweeps the country. "The market reaction shows that in a tight market, any supply issue will quickly be reflected in higher prices," said ANZ bank.  more...
Asian shares fall back as investors cautious over Fed, China
Description: Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference.  more...
Wall Street to open higher, futures recover after explosion scare
Description: U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Monday, with the launch of bitcoin futures raising investor interest in cryptocurrency related companies. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York, U.S., December 1, 2017.  more...
North American stocks quiet ahead of Fed interest rate update, loonie flat
Description: It was a muted trading day on North American stock markets as indices on both sides of the border posted modest gains ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 7.44 points to 16,103.51, with gains in base metal and energy stocks outweighing losses in the financial and gold sectors.  more...
Mining stocks give TSX some lift, loonie up from Friday
Description: Canadian mining stocks helped give the main Toronto stock index some lift in late-morning trading, while U.S. stocks were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 15.94 points to 16,112.01, after 90 minutes of trading.  more...
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; oil prices rise
Description: Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in afternoon trading Monday. Health care companies also helped lift the market, outweighing losses among banks and makers of packaged foods and other consumer goods.  more...
US stocks edge higher in morning trading; oil prices rise
Description: U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Monday as gains in technology and energy companies outweighed losses among banks and makers of packaged foods and other consumer goods. Bitcoin futures began trading.  more...
Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher in midday trading
Description: Stocks are edging higher in midday trading as gains in technology and energy companies outweigh losses among banks and makers of consumer goods. Traders are looking ahead to an announcement on interest rates Wednesday from the Federal Reserve.  more...
Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopes
Description: A man cycles past in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Share prices were higher in Asia early Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that lifted the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week.  more...
Reviewing CSW Industrials
Description: CSW Industrials and Westlake Chemical Partners are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership. 67.8% of CSW Industrials shares are held by institutional investors.  more...
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