Top stock picks for 2020: The best of the biggest

2019-12-21

(This is the first in a three-part series listing highly rated stocks that sell-side analysts expect to rise the most over the next 12 months. This article covers large-cap stocks. Part 2 covers mid-cap stocks and part 3 covers small-caps.) What a difference a year makes. At this time inRead More →

These are Wall Street’s top dividend stock picks for 2020

2019-12-13

U.S. stocks with attractive dividend yields have performed very well this year, for obvious reasons: Interest rates have declined at home and investors in Europe and Japan — where government and central-bank policies have pushed bond yields well into the negative — are desperate to find investments that will giveRead More →

Climate change protesters disrupt D.C. rush-hour traffic

2019-12-09

Updates to reflect that the World Bank has not funded a new coal-fired power plant since 2010. Elisabeth Buchwald Protesters gathered outside the World Bank on Friday, saying the organization’s investments have contributed to climate change. Climate change protesters took to the streets of Washington Friday morning, causing massive delaysRead More →

Tullow Oil cuts guidance for oil production and CEO resigns

2019-12-09

Tullow Oil PLC said Monday that it has cut its production forecast for the near term after 2019 output fell significantly below expectations and Chief Executive Paul McDade has resigned with immediate effect. The energy company TLW, -58.67%  said that despite a solid financial performance, it expects net production inRead More →

Oil rises on inventory drop as traders await OPEC meeting

2019-12-04

Oil futures rose Wednesday, buoyed after industry data showed a large drop in U.S. crude oil inventories and as traders await a meeting of OPEC producers and their allies amid growing expectations for an agreement to extend and deepen output cuts. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery CLF20, +4.05%Read More →

6 adventure vehicles that save on gas, too

2019-11-01

The vehicles that have historically supported an outdoor-driven lifestyle have typically been old trucks, big lumbering SUVs and utilitarian vans, none of which are particularly fuel-efficient. Given the short-term benefits a fuel efficient vehicle can offer on a long distance road trip to a remote place, and the long-term benefitsRead More →

BP swings to loss on weaker upstream earnings

2019-10-29

BP PLC said Tuesday that it swung to a loss in third-quarter earnings as it reported a divestment-related charge as well as lower upstream earnings. The London-based energy giant BP, -0.28% BP, +0.00%  posted a replacement-cost loss–a metric similar to the net income figure that U.S. oil companies report–of $351Read More →