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The Three Reasons Crude Oil Prices Are Tanking

Crude oil prices tanked more than 3% today (Tuesday) with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropping to $90.85 shortly before 3:00 p.m. on news that OPEC's oil supply has reached its highest level in nearly two years.

Currently, WTI is trading just above its 52-week low of $87.85 that it set in January. According to MarketWatch, oil ended the quarter down 13%, which was its worst quarterly performance since 2012.

According to Money Morning’s Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, there are three distinct reasons oil prices keep dropping…

Will Alibaba Buy eBay Once PayPal Is Gone?

Ebay Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EBAY) plans to spin off its PayPal unit has left many on Wall Street salivating over the potential of the stand-alone payments business.

And some pundits are speculating that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) might buy PayPal.

But they should be asking this question: Will Alibaba buy eBay?

Here’s why a deal would make sense for both companies…

Here’s why a deal makes sense for both companies…

DJIA Dips 28 Points Today but EBAY Soars 7% on PayPal Spin-Off News

The DJIA fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by merger activity and news of an impending spin-off of eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal division.

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the Case-Shiller home price index.

Here are today’s top stories…

Avoid These Biotech Stocks to Minimize Risk

Investing in biotech stocks is risky for those who haven't done enough research. But with just a couple of tips, investors can drastically reduce the risk – and go on to benefit from massive windfalls generated by a company's breakthrough drug development.

To find out the best way to minimize risk in biotech investing, we turned to Money Morning's BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay.

According to Tremblay, there are a couple of types of biotech stocks that are especially risky…

These Shipping Stocks Are Practically Guaranteed Gains by an Obscure Maritime Law

Bill Smith, a Delaware fuel trader, calls it "the most stupid law ever on the books" – yet for a number of shipping stocks, it means essentially built-in share-price gains.

It's called the Jones Act and it's nothing less than a sweetheart deal for the handful of U.S. energy companies whose profits are practically "guaranteed" by law.

It’s also one of the best “hidden” investment opportunities you’ll ever come across…

Five Tips for Short Selling Success

The mantra of "buy low, sell high" works for going long – but investors can make money from both sides of the trade if they understand these tips for short selling.

Even in today's five-year bull market you can be rewarded handsomely through short selling. You can do this with currencies, exchange-traded funds, equities, and just about any asset.

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U.S. Stock Markets Moving on AAPL, GM, and DWA News Today

Stock market news today, Sept. 30, 2014: U.S. stock market futures were on the rise this morning, ahead of data updates on consumer confidence and home prices, and a speech by Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell.

On Monday, U.S. markets slipped again as investors renewed concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Tuesday profitable: