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Wall Street Preview

The recent selling on fears of an early exit of the US Fed's stimulus looks to be over, but the stock market may still face 3 digit intra-day swings as investors position for this Friday's payrolls report.

Trading volume will …

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UN Study Finds That Biofuels Raise the Cost of Food

The impact of biofuel production on food prices is a given, the dispute is about the dimension of the impact.

Many argue that the effect is relatively small.. But, a new study by a panel of experts for the United …

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What the Fuss Harleysville, Affirmative Insurance and Imperial Holdings?

In this report: Harleysville Group (NASDAQ:HGIC), Affirmative Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ:AFFM) and Imperial Holdings (NYSE:IFT).

Harleysville Group (NASDAQ:HGIC) has soared by more than 85 percent today after it was announced that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. would acquire it from $760 million …

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Imperial Holdings, big time loser and the reasons why

Imperial Holdings (NYSE:IFT) took a battering during trading today, dropping 63 percent after it was announced that the FBI raided its office in Florida due to unusual activity with its life insurance business. Imperial, like other life settlement companies, buys …

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Oil prices close up after Fed says they have the tools to stimulate the economy

The price of Oil rose after the Federal Reserve’s Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that growth in the economy will resume and that the central bank had the tools nessecary to stimulate the economy in the U.S.

Oil price fell by …

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Silver companies post large gain as silver prices push 3 percent higher

Silver companies extended their gains on Monday after investors and central banks boosted their holdings of the precious metal to hedge against the expected slowdown in economic growth that has results from a breakdown in a number of sectors within …

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