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Weekly Market Wrap: March 27, 2015 By Clip Syndicate The twelfth full trading week of 2015 comes to a close with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ composite all higher in early afternoon trading on Friday. Most actively traded stocks include Bank of America (BAC) down 0.65%, Apple (AAPL) down 0.76%, Ford Motor (F) lower by 0.28%, Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) up 4.8% and BlackBerry (BBRY) up 1.95%. ...Read More »
Friday Sector Laggards: Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Stocks By Clip Syndicate In trading on Friday, metals & mining shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.1%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), down about 8.4% and shares of Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) off about 7% on the day. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: CVX, HD By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Friday, shares of Home Depot (HD) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.0%. Year to date, Home Depot registers a 8.1% gain. ...Read More »
Workforce Solutions to host job fair Wednesday By Clip Syndicate EL PASO, TX - Workforce Solutions Borderplex officials also announced four hiring events for 2015. These events are being billed as Industry Job Fairs, which are categorized by relevant job sectors and sub-industries. All events will be held from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Transportation, Governmental & Agriculture Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Region 19, 6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas 79915 Hospitality/Service, Construction & Business Administration/Finance Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Bassett Center, 6101 Gateway Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79925 Retail, Manufacturing & Production Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway N. Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79924 Healthcare, Information Technology & Governmental Thursday, November 12, 2015 Ft. Bliss Centennial Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E Churchill St, Biggs Field, Texas 79916 Register online at: urgjobs.com/for-employers/ or contact business services unit by phone at (915) 887-2332 or by emailing employerservices@urgjobs.org ...Read More »
Mexico: Business booming in Tampico as much as it' By Clip Syndicate TAMPICO, MEXICO - Launching a business in a city battling violence, that's what's happening in Tampico, Mexico. CNN's Nick Parker takes us where the Mexican government is trying to reclaim the once thriving oil hub from drug cartels. A bombed out restaurant an ominous presence on this Tampico street corner. Yet the city is a future nerve center for Mexico's energy industry. Pedro Daniel Arellano,Business Development Director,COBSA, "Right now we see in Tampico a boom. You can see a lot of nationalities in the airport: Chinese people, Germany people, French people." As Mexico opens its energy industry, investors are eyeing deep water oil exploration, fields and rich shale basins in the region. Tampico's ports in the Gulf of Mexico make it a unique transport hub, for energy firms as well as drug traffickers. Last year the government sent in a large number of troops after a spike in cartel violence. The city was the cradle of Mexico's energy industry and retains the colonial architecture from its boom time. Nick Parker/Reporting, "The striking thing about Tampico is that in many ways it resembles a bustling functioning city. But as you move around there are cartel lookouts on the streets and evidence of violence." The threat has long been faced by state oil company Pemex, which operates Tampico's refinery. It says production levels have not been affected. Josefino Revuelta Martinez Refinery Manager, PEMEX, "We have the support of the military to protect the facilities and the workers themselves says the refinery manager. We consider that sufficient." For residents and small businesses, however, extortion and kidnapping remain a part of everyday life. Blogger Eduardo Cantu lead street protests against the violence and is now running for public office. Eduardo Cantu, Activist, "We have to fight to get back our city. We have to fight to get back our peace. I want a city for my boy with opportunities." There is still a long way to go. Late in the afternoon, we got word of a military operation underway. Nick Parker, "So we've just arrived at a crime scene in daylight hours just outside the main downtown area of Tampico. Behind me you can see the army are here. Just over here you see the federal police - the gendarmaria. And they are attending the scene of a body lying in the street." The man had been shot in the head, execution style. We were the only team of journalists there and observers say much of the local media is scared to report cartel killings. Despite this, violence has actually decreased from last year. Dwight Dyer, Control Risks, "Certainly in the medium and long term the situation is bound to improve. There will be bumps along the way but both the Federal and State governments and society in general which is probably the most important part are committed to making a difference." The hope is investment can help reduce violence and improve the lives of residents who have had to bear so much. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: CSCO, IBM By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Thursday, shares of International Business Machines (IBM) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.8%. Year to date, International Business Machines registers a 0.1% gain. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: MSFT, MRK By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.0%. ...Read More »
Wednesday Sector Leaders: Electronic Equipment & Products, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Stocks By Clip Syndicate In trading on Wednesday, electronic equipment & products shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 6.8%. Leading the group were shares of Wireless Telecomm Group (WTT) up about 2.1% on the day. ...Read More »
Obama defends health care reforms on 5th anniversary By Clip Syndicate US President Barack Obama defended his health care reforms Wednesday as he marked the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, known as 'Obamacare'. Duration: 00:57 ...Read More »
Dow Movers: IBM, MRK By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.0%. ...Read More »

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