China Makes Bad Loans Disappear as Virus Pummels Banks

Chinese banks are taking extraordinary measures to avoid recognizing bad loans, seeking to shield themselves and cash-strapped borrowers from the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Some of the measures, which include rolling over loans to companies at risk of missing payment deadlines and relaxing guidelines on how to categorize overdue debt, have the explicit […]

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Investors Bet on Volatility Comeback in 2020

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ A better-than-feared corporate earnings season and swinging sentiment on U.S. and China trade talks have helped lift stocks to fresh records in recent weeks, pushing volatility lower. A number of factors make next year’s outlook rockier, leading some investors to pay up for hedges that would protect against a downturn well […]

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Tesla Surprising Profit

◊ Tesla Stock Market News ◊ Tesla’s shares climbed 20% in after-hours trading. “We were able to make great strides in controlling our costs,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a call with analysts Wednesday. “Our operating cost is now the lowest level since Model 3 production started.” The company said trial production of its […]

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Stock Market News: Airbnb Says It Plans to Go Public in 2020

Airbnb is considering several nontraditional approaches to its public offering, including a direct listing, the people said. In a direct listing, a company lists shares on a public market without raising any additional capital. Airbnb said on Thursday that it planned to go public in 2020, becoming one of the last of a generation of […]

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10 Best Stocks to Buy { Second Half of 2019 }

< StockMarketNews.Today > … Stocks to buy in the second half 2019 … Here are 10 stocks to buy today { Second Half of 2019 } … Netflix iRobot Amazon.com Intuitive Surgical Alphabet Axon Enterprises Wayfair Facebook Constellation Brands Lululemon athletica  5 of the Best Stocks for Beginning Investors Let’s start with five that are particularly […]

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U.S. Stocks Open Higher on Hopes for Trade Talks

◊ U.S. Stocks News Today ◊ ♦ Stock Market News Today ♦ … — U.S. stocks advanced Thursday amid renewed hopes for progress in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 267 points, or 1.1%. The S&P 500 added 1%, led by gains in trade-sensitive industrial and material […]

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Natural-Gas: Prices in Europe and Asia Plummet to Historic Lows

 ◊ Natural Gas News Today ◊ ♦ Natural Gas – Stock Market News ♦ … — Natural-gas prices in Europe and Asia have plummeted this year to historic lows in the midst of reduced demand, the trade dispute with China and brimming storage facilities in Europe. The biggest driver of falling prices, though, has been the […]

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Amgen to Buy Celgene’s Otezla for $13.4 Billion in Cash

◊ Amgen News Today ◊ ♦ Amgen Buy Otezla ♦ Stock Market News ♦ … — Amgen Inc. said it has agreed to buy Celgene Corp. ’s psoriasis treatment Otezla for $13.4 billion in cash, in a deal that would pave the way for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. to complete its acquisition of Celgene. Amgen said Monday […]

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Trump Orders U.S. Businesses to Find Alternative to China

{ Trade War and Tariffs – Stock Market News } … President Trump said U.S. companies were “hereby ordered” to start looking for alternatives to doing business in China after Beijing said it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of additional U.S. products. “Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years,” Mr. […]

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Home Depot Cuts Sales Forecast

{ Home Depot Cuts Sales Forecast – Stock Market News } … Home Depot Inc. lowered its sales forecast as the company warned that rising material costs as well as the potential effects of tariffs on U.S. consumers could weigh on growth. The home-improvement retailer said fiscal 2019 sales growth would increase by 2.3%, down from its previous […]

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Wall Street: Strong Retail Sales Data

◊ Wall Street News ◊ • Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today •  — U.S. stocks tried to bounce back on Thursday from a steep selloff a day earlier, as strong retails sales data and upbeat Walmart (WMT) earnings eased concerns of a recession, but mixed signals on trade and Cisco‘s dismal forecast […]

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Bond Market Recession Signal …

◊ Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today ◊  —  Stocks plunged on Wednesday, giving back Tuesday’s solid gains, after the U.S. bond market flashed a troubling signal about the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 655 points or 2.3%, while the S&P 500 fell 2.3% and Nasdaq Composite declined 2.6%. […]

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U.S. Mortgage Debt Hits Record

◊ U.S. Mortgage Debt 2019 ◊ Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account ◊ Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today ◊ — U.S. mortgage debt reached a record in the second quarter, exceeding its 2008 peak as the financial crisis unfolded. Mortgage balances rose by $162 billion in the second quarter to $9.406 […]

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Pfizer Agreed To Merge Its Off-Patent Drugs Business With Mylan

Pfizer and Mylan are betting that combining Pfizer’s off-patent business, called Upjohn, with Mylan—known for the EpiPen emergency allergy shot—will provide a pathway to reignite sales growth. Shareholders of Pfizer will own 57% of the new business and the rest of it will be owned by shareholders of Mylan. The new company is expected to […]

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Financial Markets News: Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. U.S. Jobs Report. In a big week for economic data the U.S. jobs report for July will steal the spotlight, with a consensus forecast for the economy to add 160,000 jobs, slowing from 224,000 in June. The unemployment rate is expected to tick down to 3.6%, while average hourly earnings are forecast to rise […]

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Today Is A Good Time To Invest In Latin American Mining

After Latin American countries gained independence, roughly 200 years ago, international mining investors had to change their approach. But the lure of Latin America’s mining sector remains just as strong. It has the planet’s largest reserves of copper, lithium and silver with plenty of gold to boot. While modest local demand – it has less […]

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Economic Growth Slowed In Second Quarter

U.S. economy slowed but still grew at a solid clip in the second quarter, gross domestic product, a broad measure of goods and services produced across the economy, rose at a 2.1% annual rate in the second quarter, adjusted for seasonality and inflation, down sharply from a 3.1% pace in the first quarter, the Commerce […]

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Falling Real Yields Signal Worry Over U.S. Economy

◊ Stock Market News Today ◊ … Yields on U.S. government bonds have fallen broadly this year. But the decline in the yield on one particular type has been especially persistent and is, according to some investors, a sign of concern for the U.S. economy. Since last fall, the yield on 10-year Treasury inflation-protected securities, a […]

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10 Emerging Businesses That Nobody Saw Coming…

Burgeoning Business… Global industry doesn’t stand still for very long, and there are quite a few disappearing industries — but what is taking their place? … We took a look around the business landscape and found several industries that seemed to appear from nowhere … at least to those who weren’t paying attention … 1 […]

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4 Stocks To Buy Today … { August 2019 }

< StockMarketNews.Today > … Stocks to buy in August 2019 … Here are 4 stocks we believe fit the bill and are worth considering for your portfolio: 1 – Cisco Systems (CSCO) is the dominant player in internet switches and routers, but about 40% of overall sales comes from steady revenue streams in its software […]

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U.S. Housing Starts Fall… Permits Hit Two-Year Low

StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite lower mortgage rates. Housing starts decreased 0.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.253 million units last month as a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units […]

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Citigroup Reports Profit: Net Income Rises 7%

◊STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY◊ … … Citigroup said Monday its second-quarter net income rose 7% from a year ago. Quarterly profit was $4.8 billion, up from $4.5 billion. Per-share earnings were $1.95. Analysts had expected $1.81 a share. Revenue at the bank was $18.76 billion, up 2% from $18.47 billion a year ago. Analysts polled […]

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The Next Test For The Stock Market Begins This Week

◊ Stock Market News Today ◊ … The second-quarter earnings season begins in earnest, with Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Netflix Inc. and others giving investors an early look at how some of America’s biggest companies are coping with tepid economic growth and billions of dollars in tariffs. Stocks have busted through records recently, rising […]

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Shell Aims To Become The World’s Largest Electricity Company

Shell aims to become the world’s largest electricity company without necessarily generating very much power… The Anglo-Dutch company last month detailed its plans to transform into a cleaner business centered on selling electricity. Hoping to capture the most profitable part of the business, Shell’s power strategy will be light on assets and focus on trading […]

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Federal Reserve: Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency A ‘Serious Concern’

The US Federal Reserve System has added its voice to the chorus of doubts raised by lawmakers, politicians and others worldwide about Facebook’s newly announced cryptocurrency , Libra . While speaking to House lawmakers Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the US central bank has “serious concerns”  about Libra, The Wall Street Journal reported. […]

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Set The Stage For The Central Bank To Cut Interest Rates

Best Online Trading Platform For Beginners And Professional Traders. Shares, Indices, Forex and Cryptocurrencies. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. Jerome Powell set the stage for the central bank to cut interest rates to bolster flagging growth. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite touched all-time highs, with the S&P briefly eclipsing the 3000 level for the first […]

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Richard Branson Is Bringing Virgin Galactic To The Stock Market

Richard Branson is bringing Virgin Galactic to the stock market…. The billionaire’s space tourism venture said Tuesday that it will go public as part of a deal that will see new investors take a 49% stake in Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic will merge with Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), a company formed by venture capital firms […]

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What To Expect From Google Earnings?

(GOOGL) Google, has posted less than brilliant performance this year, its stock drastically underperforming its fellow FAANGs and the S&P 500. That disappointing performance reflects major headwinds facing the company that investors will focus intently on when it reports earnings later this month. Google Shooter – The Easiest Way To Make Money Online Those headwinds […]

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How To Start Investing In Stocks?

Investing is a way to set aside money while you are busy with life and have that money work for you so that you can fully reap the rewards of your labor in the future. Investing is a means to a happier ending. Legendary investor Warren Buffett defines investing as “… the process of laying […]

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Plus500 Review 2019

◊ Plus500 Review 2019 ◊ • Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today •  Best Online Trading Platform For Beginners And Professional Traders. Shares, Indices, Forex and Cryptocurrencies. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. Plus500 is a streamlined broker that focuses on trading in a wide range of financial markets with relatively low […]

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10 Ways To build Your Business Credit

1.Make sure your business is legit Making sure your business is set up legitimately is the most involved of the steps we’ll describe, but it’s important for a variety of reasons. To build business credit, you need a business. While that may sound obvious, the vast majority of small businesses in the US operate as […]

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Impacts of climate change in Antarctica. What’s Happening Beneath Antarctica’s Ice?… Businesses and investors are keenly interested

“The biggest question when it comes to sea-level rise is: How will the Antarctic ice sheets react to ongoing climate change?” says Ricarda Winkelmann, an ice-sheet modeler in Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

When Dr. Winkelmann talks to policy makers and business people, they want to know what is the worst-case scenario, and how fast will climate-related changes occur, she says.

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