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Saudi Dynasty After King Abdullah: A Visual Guide

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed on Jan. 22, 2015 at age 90. His death triggered the biggest challenge to the Saudi dynasty in 50 years...

You see, the founder of the Saudi state, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, decreed only that his first son would inherit the throne. Over the six decades that have followed King Abdulaziz ibn Saud's rule, succession has passed from brother to brother, almost always in order of their age.

But the last of the current line of 35 brothers will soon die out completely.

On April 29, for first time in Saudi history, the throne was set up to pass to the third generation of the family...

Price of Oil per Barrel Could Close at Highest Level Since December

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The price of oil per barrel continues to rally toward $60 today (Thursday).

The month-long tear inspires bullish hope that oil prices will keep punching through the ceiling to new yearly highs.

Here's why oil is headed toward the $80 range by the end of the year...

The Beginner's Guide to Investing in Oil

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Investing in oil can be a daunting venture for both professional and individual investors.

But prices are expected to be in the $60 to $73 range by mid-July - meaning now is the perfect time to jump into the oil trade.

Here are two different ways to begin investing in oil as it moves higher in 2015...

CRM, BIDU, and XOM Are the Biggest Stocks to Watch Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

BP Stock Price Gets Help from Downstream Operations

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BP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP) reported Q1 earnings before market open today (Tuesday).

Its earnings fell short of analyst expectations - but the downstream operations were the silver lining in the report.

Here's why BP's downstream sector turned a profit despite the company's overall bearish report...

Why Alternative Energy Isn't Taking It on the Chin (Despite Low Oil Prices)

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When oil prices decline, there's always an inevitable uptick in demand. The reason for this is simple: Markets tend to use more of a cheaper product. After all, when prices at the gas pump are low, a family trip across the country is much easier to plan.

This increase in oil demand has historically caused other forms of energy to stagnate.

But that just isn’t the case with the alternative energy market this time...

All Eyes on Greek Drama in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 24, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point gain from Thursday's close.

The Nasdaq Composite Index struck a new high Thursday, beating the previous record set more than 15 years ago during the dot-com bubble. The S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but failed to beat its previous record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20 points yesterday.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in, the Eurozone summit on Greek debt unfolds, the deal between Comcast and Time Warner falls apart, and these stories...

Crude Oil Prices Today Close at 2015 High

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Crude oil prices today hit their highest level of the year after China released declining manufacturing data.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) also helped the market with its weekly report - which showed lower production for the second straight week.

Here's what you need to know about today's huge gain - and why prices will go higher in 2015...

These Charts Show How Many Oil Jobs Have Been Lost in 2015

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If one number summarizes the oil price meltdown, it's 74,119.

That's how many oil jobs have been lost in 2015 as of March 18. It's a massive hit considering about 600,000 people work in the U.S. energy industry.

Here's a chart-by-chart breakdown of how deep the numbers really go...

EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

The Top Three Takeaways from Today's OPEC Report… and How You Can Profit from Them

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We've got a "below the surface" read on what the recent OPEC report really means. Because it's our job to bring you the hottest developments in the world of energy.

And there's nothing that matters more right now...

Here's exactly what's going on behind the oil cartel's closed doors...

I'm Counting on Chaos in the Energy Sector and You Should, Too

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Are we worried about smaller players in the energy sector "just plain going out of business"? No way!

Not only are we not afraid of weaker players being swept away, we're counting on it.

Because people are forgetting about this one important nugget of information - it's what separates the average investors from the millionaires...

3 Charts Show How Overvalued Some Oil Stocks Have Become

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The price of oil has climbed sharply in the last month. As of April 17, futures of WTI oil were priced as high as $56.81. That's a gain of more than 29% from their $44.03 bottom from mid-March.

Investors trying to play rebounding prices have flooded into oil stocks in the last month.

But investors trying to buy in now are looking at highly overvalued stocks. And these three charts show why...

DJIA Futures Slide 142 Points Friday on Europe Sell-Off

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For Friday, April 17, 2015, DJIA futures forecasted a 142-point decline from Thursday's close as a sell-off in Europe is rattling markets.

Yesterday, the Dow gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning, but the moving average remains near a 15-year low.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Friday...

The OPEC Oil Cartel Just Confirmed It's Losing the Energy War

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The infamous OPEC oil cartel is crumbling. We've got insider proof that its highest-ranking officials are scrambling for some kind of stability.

But it's too late - the U.S. is a rising energy superpower that cannot be stopped.

Here's why OPEC is dying and why we're about to dominate the market...

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