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3 Investment Strategies to Tackle Climate Change

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/fc/c8/1b3ed18e405d92c24f646f7e3424/161221-glacierpolarbear-stock.jpg Stocks mentioned in this story: XOM, GOOG, GOOGL, TM, F, TSLA, PLD, ADBE, ADSK, FSLR In a post-election climate where much of an incoming White House administration is filled with anti-climate change proponents, some investors are trying to take a public stance. Peter Krull, president of Krull & Co., a socially and environmentally responsible […]

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Olive Garden’s Best Takeout Day Is Valentine’s Day

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/df/0b/1643717a41058e9dfcd31a45d623/161221-olivegarden-editorial.jpg The chain is also piloting delivery in certain markets. AP Stocks mentioned in this story: DRI, RT, EAT, DIN, AMZN Eating takeout lasagna on your couch on Valentine’s Day doesn’t exactly invoke the words “love,” or “romance,” but it’s boosting sales for Olive Garden. The holiday marks the company’s best takeout sales day, reports […]

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Don’t Start Investing Until You Know What You’re Doing

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/56/f6/4907701d401fa9a60a20c48abb2c/161221-businessmannewspaper-stock.jpg Since early 2009, the stock market and the U.S. economy have been slowly but surely recovering from the mortgage crisis. In fact, in recent years, the market has been expanding to new territory with relatively few bumps in the road along the way. Now the Dow Jones industrial average is knocking on the door […]

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Stabilizing Oil Prices, Demand to Benefit MLPs in 2017

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/0d/949f96e302fd13a031cb5137a26929/media:c307a70925894638b40283c8e2e6fb2aGasMileageStandards.JPEG Master limited partnerships may become attractive investments again for people seeking both income and growth after these vehicles saw a few years of sharp losses because of plunging oil prices. MLPs have features of limited partnerships, but trade like a stock. They generally invest in energy infrastructure projects, and many analysts’ favorite investments in […]

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Solar, Wind Investments in a Trump Presidency

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/52/a2/c4822fc6405abc4e492a113a3c94/161221-trumprussia-editorial.jpg Stocks mentioned in this story: XOM Just because President-elect Donald Trump favors fossil fuels doesn’t mean the game is over for renewable energy. Trump clearly is in the camp of oil, gas and coal, promising during the campaign to open up leasing on federal lands. And so far, he has tapped industry friendly people […]

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Abercrombie & Fitch Struggles to Find Its Style

http://www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/6b/37/9aaedd744e1ca20cb5bb8176b792/161223-editorial.jpg Stocks mentioned in this story: ANF Strong leaders can leave a lasting impression, even after they’re gone. But when that leadership turns sour, it’s difficult to recover from. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ticker: ANF) has dealt with the backlash against former CEO Mike Jeffries since he left, shortly after he made statements about whom […]