Kenneth Roberts is a private wealth manager at Universal Value Advisors and has been in the securities business for over 20 years and has worked as an investment advisor, branch manager, professional trader and portfolio manager.
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a "sale pending" sits atop a realty sign outside a home for sale in Surfside, Fla.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 were slightly higher on Wednesday while the Nasdaq composite edged lower, as investors assessed earning ahead of a statement from the U.S.
Thirteen climbers with Greenpeace were dangling from a Portland, Oregon, bridge on Wednesday morning - and threatened to do so for days - in protest of Shell's scheduled launch of a ship for Arctic oil exploration.
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