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    NewMarket is one of the few makers of oil additives in America, and competing in an oligopoly certainly helps when it comes to pricing power, said Steve Owen, managing director at Touchstone Investments.  . "During the market downturn, a lot of the players consolidated the business, cut costs, and now you have a much more rational pricing environment," Owen said.

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    Some stocks should be avoided regardless of how cheap they may appear. In Micron, Alcoa (AA) and ExOne (XONE), investors have three stocks that have been left for dead but that can become swans in the second half of 2015. Not only have these first-half ugly duckling stocks lost at least 25% of their value so far in 2015, they are also trading at their 52-week lows.

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    Secret broker fees can cause on retirement savings to be lower than expected because investors often don't realize they were paying them or because the fees are higher than investors thought. “Trying to assess hidden fees is complicated even for the most experienced investors,” Personal Capital CEO Bill Harris said.

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    A potential Greece debt deal pushed the S&P 500 higher by 0.7% on Wednesday but now investors are worried about airline stocks after the U.S. Justice Department announced an investigation into whether several airlines colluded to keep fares higher.

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    PayPal spends on expanding as it gets ready for spin-out. SAN FRANCISCO-- Xoom Inc.' s deal to be acquired by PayPal for $890 million will also reunite the international money-transfer company with some of its roots. Xoom's early investors and co-founders included some members of the so-called "PayPal Mafia," early investors and founders of PayPal who went on to invest in other tech companies in Silicon Valley.

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    If you want to live cheaply, New York City's borough of Manhattan is not for you. Average apartment prices hit record highs in the second quarter, up 11% from last year's numbers. Manhattan has always been a prime location in the real estate market but average prices this high have never been recorded since tracking began back in 1989.

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    HONG KONG-- China's domestic stock markets may have bounced back Tuesday, but the damage from the panic despite interest-rate and reserve-ratio cuts at the weekend will take longer to heal. The big problem is that the People's Bank of China explicitly targeted the plunging stock market, and yet the Shanghai Composite kept falling, revealing that the PBOC was not in control. Even after Tuesday afternoon's sharp rebound, the index is still flirting with bear territory, taken as a 20%...

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    Three more taxi medallions were transferred in foreclosure sales in June, according to a release from the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. New York taxi medallions are bringing in less money than they used to, according to the latest TLC data.

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    General Electric   says it will fight a federal lawsuit attempting to block the $3.3 billion sale of its appliance business to Electrolux (ELUXF), a deal the government contends would ultimately force families to pay more for big purchases like refrigerators and stoves. "Our goal remains to close the deal this year," the Fairfield, Conn.-based company said in an e-mail.

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    Stocks have bounced up and down, trying to anticipate the outcome for Greece. Jim Lebenthal, president of Lebenthal Asset Management, recommended that investors ignore the Greece headlines and focus on the long term. Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG Research, voiced similar views.

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    I'm certainly not looking at Tesla Motors  from the fundamental side when I say there may be a long opportunity, but the short-term setup is there today and the longer-term setup is close to triggering this week. The daily setup is trying to break out today. Whether you hate the fundamentals or simply dislike them, I can't see a reason to be short while the stock is trading over $260.