NewsWatch: GE’s stock plunges again as another analyst abandons bullish view

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GE’s stock fell further to a 5 1/2-year low, as new CEO John Flannery’s turnaround plan fell flat, leading another analyst to abandon their bullish view. See full story.

Yellen says market expects too much certainty from Fed guidance

Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen urges market participants to remember that forward guidance is heavily dependent on shifts in the economic outlook and not a promise on future policy. See full story.

Under new guidelines, almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to sweeping new guidelines released Monday that lower the threshold for who is considered at risk of complications from the condition. See full story.

An argument for putting water on the free market

To make good use of scarce water resources in a climate-stressed future, it will be critical to ensure that water flows to the highest-value applications. See full story.

U.S. will dominate oil and gas after historic shale boom, IEA says

The U.S. is on track to become the leader in the oil and gas by 2025, boosted by an unprecedented boom in shale oil that is expected to continue to weigh on oil prices in the near term, the International Energy Agency says. See full story.

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