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Thai soccer players have to turn down World Cup invite under medical orders

With the World Cup reaching its climax, FIFA invited the Wild Boars to attend Sunday's final in Moscow between France and the winner of Wednesday's England-Croatia match. Sadly, the boys and their coach had to decline under orders from their doctors to remain in the hospital for seven days for monitoring.

  • The stock market is about to set a bearish record
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    MarketWatch

    The stock market is about to set a bearish record

    The U.S. stock market is hours from hitting a notable milestone, but it isn’t one that investors will feel particularly good about. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 (SPX) have been mired in correction territory for months, ever since Feb. 8, when concerns that inflation was returning to the economy sparked a selloff that led to their dropping 10% from record levels hit earlier in the year. Amid months of rangebound trading, neither index has been able to fully recover or exit correction territory (the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) , which never officially corrected, is currently at record levels).

  • Don’t cheat yourself with the 4% rule
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    MarketWatch

    Don’t cheat yourself with the 4% rule

    If you’re planning for retirement, you’re probably thinking about how much you’ll need, how long the money will last, and how much you can safely take out each year. You recognize that in retirement there will be a balancing act between spending on current needs while also preserving enough for your later years. Instead, all-too-often, retirees use simplified rules of thumb to determine how much to take out each year.

  • Elon Musk Can't Take His Own Advice and Tesla Falls Again
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    Bloomberg

    Elon Musk Can't Take His Own Advice and Tesla Falls Again

    Elon Musk can’t follow his own advice. Controversial outbursts are neither new nor unusual for Musk, who frequently spars with critics and investors betting against his company. After Tesla shares fell 22 percent in March -- the steepest monthly drop in more than seven years -- Musk jokingly tweeted on April Fools’ Day that the company had gone bankrupt.

  • Virginia Man Totals $300,000 Sports Car 1 Day After Buying It
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    Fortune

    Virginia Man Totals $300,000 Sports Car 1 Day After Buying It

    Totaled Saturday,” the Fairfax County Police Department wrote in a post Saturday after a Virginia man crashed his $300,000 car. The man totaled the car after driving too fast into a tree, NBC Washington reported.

  • CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer Over Coupon
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    Fortune

    CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer Over Coupon

    CVS has apologized after a white store manager in Chicago called police on a black customer who was attempting to use a coupon that store staff accused her of counterfeiting. The incident was first described on late Friday by Camilla Hudson, the 53-year-old victim, in a post that quickly went viral (though according to Hudson, the post has since been removed by Facebook for unspecified violations). Hudson, who is black, later described the events in detail to Block Club Chicago, saying that she entered a CVS at 6150 North Broadway, and attempted to make a purchase using an automated checkout machine.

  • The Single Biggest Reason to Stay Away From Canadian Marijuana Stocks
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    The Single Biggest Reason to Stay Away From Canadian Marijuana Stocks

    The stocks of Canadian marijuana growers have skyrocketed. Canopy Growth Corporation's (NYSE: CGC) share price has nearly quintupled over the past 12 months. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) stock has quadrupled.

  • Papa John’s Further Shuns Founder, Evicting Him From Offices
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    Bloomberg

    Papa John’s Further Shuns Founder, Evicting Him From Offices

    Papa John’s International Inc.’s board put further distance between the pizza chain and its outspoken founder John Schnatter for using a racial slur, agreeing to review all ties to him, evict him from the headquarters, and remove him from all marketing materials. A special committee of independent directors ordered the termination of a so-called founder’s agreement that designated Schnatter as the brand’s face and voice and is requesting he cease media appearances on behalf of the firm, the company said in a statement after a Sunday night board meeting. Schnatter came under pressure after a media report that he used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities in a conversation with the company’s former media agency, Laundry Service.

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    Benzinga

    Barron's Picks And Pans: Broadcom, Mohawk Industries, NextEra Energy And More

    This weekend's Barron's presents the wisdom and picks from its 2018 Mid-Year Roundtable. "2018 Mid-Year Roundtable: Good News for Stockpickers" by Lauren R. Rublin indicates that the broad market could struggle in the second half, but the Barron's panel of investment experts sees plenty of bargains in energy, media, retail and tech. Andrew Bary's "Ackman's Comeback: How to Ride His Revival" points out that this hedge fund manager's publicly traded vehicle is up more than 10 percent this year and trades at a discount to its net asset value, offering an opportunity for investors.

  • Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year
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    Motley Fool

    Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year

    The industry is struggling with the global shift away from smoking cigarettes due to health concerns, while trying to successfully pivot to alternatives such as e-cigarettes. The worst day of the year for tobacco stocks came on April 19 when Philip Morris issued a disappointing first-quarter earnings report, a bad omen for the industry on a number of fronts.

  • MARKETS: BlackRock beats on profits, Fink warns of 10-15% stock market meltdown
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    MARKETS: BlackRock beats on profits, Fink warns of 10-15% stock market meltdown

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after BlackRock reported earnings this morning that topped Wall Street estimates. Here's the performance of the Nasdaq 100 component stocks as of 11:00 am ET: CSCO Cisco Systems 2.39% CMCSA Comcast Cl A 1.41% MU Micron Tech 1.25% AMZN Amazon.com Inc 1.01% LILAK Liberty Latin America Ltd Cl C 0.87% EBAY eBay Inc 0.84% MXIM Maxim Integrated Prod 0.77% CTSH Cognizant Tech Solutions'A' 0.78% AMAT Applied Materials 0.73% LILA(HB) Liberty Latin America Ltd Cl A 0.73% VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals 0.68% SWKS Skyworks Solutions 0.66% MCHP Microchip Tech 0.58% TMUS T-Mobile US Inc 0.60% INTU Intuit Inc 0.54% NTES Netease Inc Ads 0.54% BIIB Biogen Inc 0.52% AKAM Akamai Technologies 0.42% TSCO Tractor Supply 0.42% PAYX Paychex Inc 0.39% BIDU Baidu Inc 0.38% BIDU Baidu Inc 0.38% FB Facebook Inc 0.33% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A 0.30% VOD Vodafone Grp Plc ADS 0.27% AAPL Apple Inc 0.27% EXPE(F) Expedia Grp Inc 0.24% INCY Incyte Corp 0.22% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued 0.19% GOOGL Alphabet Inc Cl A 0.17% LRCX Lam Research 0.12% ADP Automatic Data Proc 0.14% AAL American Airlines Grp inc 0.13% FISV Fiserv Inc 0.13% XLNX Xilinx Inc 0.12% WBA Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc 0.12% CHKP Check Point Software Tech 0.11% NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Hldg 0.11% $NDX.X Nasdaq 100 0.05% GOOG Alphabet Inc Cl C Cap Stock 0.05% QCOM Qualcomm Inc 0.02% CA CA Inc -0.03% MSFT Microsoft Corp -0.03% BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd -0.04% PYPL PayPal Hldgs Inc -0.07% TXN Texas Instruments -0.10% AABA Altaba Inc -0.08% EA Electronic Arts, Inc. -0.10% BKNG Booking Hldgs Inc -0.12% FAST Fastenal Co -0.13% ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc -0.13% MNST Monster Beverage Corporation -0.16% CTXS Citrix Systems Inc -0.15% SYMC(E) Symantec Corp -0.23% SIRI Sirius XM Hldgs Inc -0.14% STX(HB) Seagate Tech -0.25% DISCA(HB) Discovery Inc Ser A -0.26% CELG Celgene Corp -0.28% CHTR Charter Communications Inc -0.29% ATVI Activision Blizzard Inc -0.29% MAR Marriott Int'l Cl A -0.31% CERN Cerner Corp -0.34% NFLX Netflix Inc -0.30% VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc -0.34% ADI Analog Devices -0.40% COST Costco Wholesale Corp -0.37% SHPG Shire plc ADS -0.37% INTC Intel Corp -0.40% NVDA Nvidia Corp -0.45% KLAC KLA-Tencor Corp -0.40% AVGO Broadcom Inc -0.47% GILD Gilead Sciences -0.47% MYL Mylan NV -0.51% ADSK Autodesk, Inc -0.51% JD JD.com Inc -0.55% DISCK Discovery Inc Ser C -0.55% SBAC SBA Communications'A' -0.55% ESRX Express Scripts Hldg Co -0.56% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. -0.59% QRTEA Qurate Retail Inc -0.59% HSIC Henry Schein Inc -0.63% LBTYK Liberty Global plc Cl C -0.64% AMGN Amgen Inc -0.62% ROST Ross Stores -0.66% CTAS Cintas Corp -0.66% VIAB Viacom Inc Cl 'B' -0.77% WDC Western Digital -0.78% LBTYA Liberty Global plc Cl A -0.80% MDLZ Mondelez Int'l Inc Cl A -0.82% ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals -0.84% XRAY Dentsply Sirona Inc -0.86% ADBE Adobe Systems -0.92% HOLX Hologic Inc -0.93% BMRN Biomarin Pharmaceutical -0.97% CTRP Ctrip.com Intl Ltd -0.99% ILMN Illumina Inc -1.14% DLTR Dollar Tree Inc -1.15% PCAR PACCAR Inc -1.32% SBUX Starbucks Corp -1.39% NXPI NXP Semiconductors N.V. -1.47% CSX CSX Corp -1.68% REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -1.70% KHC The Kraft Heinz Company -1.71% ISRG Intuitive Surgical -1.85% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B -1.91% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A -1.98% HAS Hasbro Inc -2.49% MAT Mattel, Inc -2.79% TSLA Tesla Inc -3.54%

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

    Picking dividend stocks with high yields is only part of the equation for dividend investors. Three of our Motley Fool investors have identified three dividend stocks that you can safely bet on for years to come. Here's what you need to know about Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY), and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • MARKETS: Bank of America profits jump as Americans lever up
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    MARKETS: Bank of America profits jump as Americans lever up

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after Bank of America reported second quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, with its consumer lending unit reporting the biggest profit in eight years. Here's the performance of select financial stocks as of 11:00 am ET: BAC Bank of America Corporation 2.38% C Citigrp Inc 2.34% JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.99% SIVB SVB Finl Grp 1.92% NAVI Navient Corp 1.90% WFC Wells Fargo 1.81% STT State Street Corp 1.59% FAS(HB) Finl Bull 3x Shs 1.55% CFG Citizens Finl Grp Inc 1.54% UBS UBS Grp Ag 1.49% CBOE CBOE Glbl Mkts Inc 1.46% AEG Aegon N.V. Ord 1.42% NTRS Northern Trust 1.38% MTB M&T Bank 1.35% KEY KeyCorp 1.30% HBAN Huntington Bancshs 1.30% MS Morgan Stanley 1.22% PNC PNC Finl Svcs Grp 1.21% LAZ Lazard Ltd 1.18% PFG Principal Finl Grp 1.19% ZION Zions Bancorp 1.12% BBT BB&T Corp 1.12% CMA Comerica Inc 1.12% GS Goldman Sachs Grp 1.12% TROW T.Rowe Price Grp 1.11% RF Regions Finl Corporation 1.05% BHF Brighthouse Finl Inc 1.13% STI SunTrust Banks 1.11% XLF S&P Sel Finl Spdr Fd 1.06% FITB Fifth Third Bancorp 1.03% SQ Square Inc 0.99% LNC Lincoln Natl Corp 0.90% ETFC E Trade Finl Corporation 0.89% PBCT People's United Finl Inc 0.89% CACC Credit Acceptance Corporation 0.88% NDAQ NASDAQ Inc 0.87% RJF Raymond James Finl 0.84% SYF Synchrony Finl 0.83% PRU Prudential Finl 0.81% IBKR(0) Interactive Brokers Grp Inc 0.83% CINF Cincinnati Finl 0.80% SCHW Charles Schwab Corp (The) 0.78% ICE Intercontinental Exchange Grp 0.76% BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp 0.75% COF Cap One Finl 0.73% VOYA Voya Finl Inc 0.68% CNA CNA Finl Corp 0.66% AMTD TD Ameritrade Hldg Corp 0.67% CME CME Grp Inc 0.64% TMK Torchmark Corp 0.64% DFS Discover Finl Svcs 0.63% USB US Bancorp 0.59% ATH Athene Hldg Ltd 0.56% WRB W R Berkley Corp 0.56% ALLY Ally Finl Inc 0.48% AON Aon Plc 0.49% JEF Jefferies Financial Group 0.53% UNM Unum Grp 0.50% MKL(HB) Markel Corp 0.46% RE(HB) Everest Re Grp 0.43% BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway'B' 0.42% AJG Gallagher (Arthur J.) 0.38% TRV The Travelers Companies Inc 0.40% RGA Reisnuran Grp Of America Inc 0.39% NMR Nomura Hldg ADS 0.38% SLF(HB) Sun Life Finl Svcs Canada 0.37% PGR Progressive Corporation (The) 0.36% ALL Allstate Corp 0.33% AIG Amer Intl Grp 0.31% CB(HB) The Chubb Corp 0.27% Y Alleghany Corp 0.26% SEIC SEI Inv 0.23% L Loews Corp 0.23% AFG Amer Finl Grp Inc 0.23% AXP American Express Co 0.21% BRO Brown & Brown 0.21% SC Santander Consumer USA Hldgs 0.19% ORI Old Republic Intl Corp 0.20% MKTX MarketAxess Hldg Inc 0.20% BX The Blackstone Grp L P 0.20% FIS Fidelity National Information 0.10% HIG Hartford Finl Svcs Grp 0.06% KKR KKR & Co L.P. 0.09% XL XL Grp Ltd 0.07% ACGL Arch Cap Grp 0.07% EV Eaton Vance Corp 0.06% MFC(HB) ManuLife Finl 0.06% RNR RenaissanceRe Hldg 0.04% CG(2) The Carlyle Grp LP 0.00% MET Metlife Inc 0.00% STWD Starwood Ppty Trust Inc 0.00% AMP Ameriprise Finl Inc -0.03% CI Cigna Corp -0.03% MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc -0.05% FAF First American Finl Corp -0.06% FNF Fidelity Natl Finl Inc -0.07% PYPL PayPal Hldgs Inc -0.10% AMG Affiliated Managers Grp Inc -0.11% EEFT Euronet Worldwide -0.12% AFL AFLAC Inc -0.09% OAK(HB,2) Oaktree Cap Grp LLC -0.19% AIZ Assurant Inc -0.21% ERIE(HB) Erie Indemnity 'A' -0.23% MA Mastercard Inc -0.23% GPN Global Payments Inc -0.25% NRZ New Residential Inv Corp -0.27% VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc -0.33% WLTW Willis Towers Watson Pub Ltd -0.37% JHG Janus Henderson Grp PLC -0.39% PUK(HB) Prudential Plc ADS -0.44% LFC(HB) China Life Insurance ADS -0.47% IVZ Invesco Ltd -0.51% BLK Blackrock Inc'A' -0.53% V Visa Inc -0.55% APO Apollo Global Mgt LLC -0.60% CIT CIT Grp Inc -0.64% UNH UnitedHealth Grp Inc -0.62% BEN Franklin Res Inc -0.68% HUM Humana Inc -0.92% ANTM Anthem Inc -1.00% FAZ(HB) Finl Bear 3x Shs -1.53% ADS Alliance Data Systems -6.47%

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    MarketWatch

    AMD's stock rallies after Stifel analyst boosts price target

    MARKET PULSE Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (amd) rose 0.6% in premarket trade Monday, after Stifel Nicolaus raised the price target by 24%, citing data showing that the chipmaker's Zen-based CPU line was tracking in-line to

  • 3 Best Big Pharma Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2018
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    3 Best Big Pharma Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2018

    Few big pharma stocks excited investors in the first half of 2018. Three big pharma stocks, in particular, could be set to move higher. AbbVie stock was on a roll this year until the company's announcement in March of disappointing phase 2 study results for Rova-T in treating small-cell lung cancer.

  • Why Microsoft Has Gone Up About 23% So Far This Year
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    Motley Fool

    Why Microsoft Has Gone Up About 23% So Far This Year

    Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) are up about 23% so far this year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as a positive analyst note at the beginning of the year and strong third-quarter earnings boosted investor sentiment. Microsoft's shares followed the market fairly closely for the first couple of months this year, but then started their upswing shortly after a positive note from Morgan Stanley's Keith Weiss. The analyst made the case that Microsoft was on its way to becoming a $1 trillion company and that Microsoft's dominance in the cloud computing market will continue to spur growth.

  • Calm Down! Oil Prices Could Stay Range Bound
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    Market Realist

    Calm Down! Oil Prices Could Stay Range Bound

    Energy Review for the Week Ending July 13 US crude oil On July 6–13, US crude oil August futures fell 3.8%. However, US crude oil prices gained 1% and closed at $71.01 per barrel on July 13. US crude oil active futures remained above the 20-day moving

  • Boeing Rethinks Aerospace Rulebook as `797' Plans Take Shape
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    Bloomberg

    Boeing Rethinks Aerospace Rulebook as `797' Plans Take Shape

    Boeing Co. is seeking to rewrite the rules for creating commercial jets as it hones plans for a new midrange aircraft nicknamed the 797. For decades, Boeing pushed its planes to fly ever farther. More recently, Airbus SE has been edging into the niche by bumping up the range of its popular single-aisle jetliner, the A321neo.

  • Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals for laptops, cameras and TVs are 'not what they seem', as sales begin
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    The Independent

    Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals for laptops, cameras and TVs are 'not what they seem', as sales begin

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here, with the 36 hour extravaganza of online deals expected to be the biggest shopping event in the retail giant's history. On Monday 16 July, discounts on a range of goods will appear on Amazon's website, however some of the items may actually be cheaper outside the promotion period. Last year, Amazon Prime Day became the retailers biggest ever event, with more purchases than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

  • 3 of the Worst Growth Stocks of 2018 (So Far)
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    Motley Fool

    3 of the Worst Growth Stocks of 2018 (So Far)

    Although it got off to a strong start in January, the U.S. stock market has been volatile for most of 2018. Three such companies are Lending Tree (NASDAQ: TREE), MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL), and Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED). Lending Tree has tried to put some of that power back into the hands of the borrower by creating a marketplace where loans from various banks can be shopped and compared.

  • IBM Poised to Report Third Straight Quarter of Growth
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    IBM Poised to Report Third Straight Quarter of Growth

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has now reported two consecutive quarters of revenue growth after a nearly six-year period of slumping sales. Also driving this growth will be IBM's growth businesses, which includes its cloud computing business. IBM expects the as-a-service portion of its cloud business to be a long-term growth engine for the company.

  • Cisco's Solid Portfolio to Thwart Amazon's Networking Plans
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    Zacks

    Cisco's Solid Portfolio to Thwart Amazon's Networking Plans

    Shares of Cisco CSCO declined 4% to close at $41.78, on Jul 13, following rumors that Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) intends to market network switches to business customers. Per a report, Amazon’s aggressive pricing strategy will not only position it well to foray into the market but also aid it in gaining competitive edge over the companies in the space, including Cisco, Arista Networks ANET, Juniper JNPR, among others.

  • Why General Mills, Inc. Stock Has Dropped 24.3% in 2018
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    Motley Fool

    Why General Mills, Inc. Stock Has Dropped 24.3% in 2018

    The market also didn't have a very positive reaction to the $8 billion Blue Buffalo acquisition that was closed in April. As disappointing as the first few months of the year were for General Mills, fiscal fourth-quarter results brought a little redemption.

  • 5 Top Stocks Under $10
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    Motley Fool

    5 Top Stocks Under $10

    Stocks with low prices aren't on their face any different than those with high prices. You're still buying a share of a company, giving you a percentage ownership of future earnings, which in theory should drive the stock's value.  Realistically, most

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    Benzinga

    Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: AT&T, Facebook, Intel, Netflix, Twitter And More

    Benzinga featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included a number of leading tech stocks. Bearish calls included retailers and a newly minted merger. The new earnings reporting season began this past week,

  • This Oil Stock Is Up a Jaw-Dropping 220% in the Past Year (and That Might Be Just the Beginning)
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    Motley Fool

    This Oil Stock Is Up a Jaw-Dropping 220% in the Past Year (and That Might Be Just the Beginning)

    Little-known Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) has been one of the best performing oil stocks over the past year, rocketing a breathtaking 220%, thanks to higher oil prices and its improving balance sheet. Shares of Denbury Resources tumbled along with oil prices a few years ago, falling from a perch above $15 a share in late 2014 to a low of around $1 a share by early 2016, as crude prices hit rock bottom. Driving Denbury's decline were concerns about its balance sheet due to its debt level, which stood at more than $3.5 billion at the end of 2014.