Precious Metals Enjoy Resurgence in Negative-Yield World

♦ Precious Metals – Stock Market News Today ♦ … – Gold purchases by everyone from central banks to retail buyers have boosted the metal to its highest level in six years, with a coterie of famous investors now touting its role as a haven from market turmoil. Silver and platinum have outpaced all other […]

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Trade War: China & U.S. to Hold Trade Talks in October

China and the United States agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday, amid fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global economic recession. ◊ Easy Online Loans ◊ The announcement followed a call earlier in the day between China’s Vice Premier Liu He […]

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Top 5 Things to Know in the Stock Market on Wednesday

StockMarketNews.Today — Here are the top five things you need to know about in financial markets on Wednesday, 4th September: 1. Hong Kong leader to withdraw controversial bill Carrie Lam, the head of Hong Kong’s legislative council, will formally withdraw a controversial draft bill that was the initial spark for what has now become over […]

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Stock Market Today: U.S. Stock Futures Point Sharply Lower

U.S. stock futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Tuesday as concerns over the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war drove investors into safe haven assets. The blue-chip Dow futures shed 203 points, or 0.7% by 6:52 AM ET (10:52 GMT), S&P 500 futures were down 21 points, or 0.7%, while the Nasdaq […]

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Stock Markets: New U.S.-China Tariffs add to Global Gloom

Global stock prices fell on Monday after the United States and China imposed new tariffs on each other’s goods, reinforcing investors’ worries over slowing global growth. The E-mini futures for U.S. S&P500 (ESc1) fell as much as 1.06% in early trade and last stood down 0.39%. Japan’s Nikkei (N225) shed 0.28%. Start Trading Now or Try […]

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Investors Lose Appetite for Shale

◊ BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS – STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY ◊ … Smaller drillers, which account for sizable part of U.S. oil production, are struggling to pay off hefty debt burdens. Bankruptcies are rising in the U.S. oil patch as Wall Street’s disaffection with shale companies reverberates through the industry. Twenty-six U.S. oil-and-gas producers including Sanchez […]

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Stock Markets – Stock Rally Powers On Despite Tariff Deadline

◊ Stock Markets Today ◊ • U.S. stock futures gain • Treasury yields edge up • Tariffs to be implemented over the weekend Global stocks extended their rally on the final trading day of the month on optimism around U.S.-China trade relations, despite impending new tariffs. The Stoxx Europe 600 opened up 0.8%, with the […]

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Uk House Prices: British House Prices Rose in August

British house prices rose in August at the fastest annual pace in three months, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday, adding to tentative signs the housing market has picked up from its recent pre-Brexit slowdown. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. House prices rose 0.6% year-on-year after a 0.3% rise in July, Nationwide said. […]

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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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Apple’s Data Shows a Deepening Dependence on China

◊ Apple Stock News Today ◊ Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple Inc’s (AAPL) dependence on China, the company’s supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a trade war and promises more tariffs. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. Apple […]

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Hurricane Dorian Likely to Hit Florida

◊ Hurricane Dorian 2019 Florida ◊ ♦ Hurricane Dorian News Today ♦ … — Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to become a hurricane as it barrels toward Puerto Rico, where residents are preparing for a lashing of heavy rains and high winds that will test the island two years after Hurricane Maria’s devastation. The outer […]

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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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Stock Markets – Major Indexes Extend Rally

◊ Stock Markets News Today ◊ ♦ Stock Market News ♦ … — U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, extending their rally a second day, after the rhetoric between U.S. and Chinese officials pointed to a possible de-escalation in trade tensions. Broad gains, from fast-growing shares of technology companies to more staid businesses such as utility and financial […]

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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 on Trade War: China Wants To Negotiate…

◊ Trade War News ◊ ♦ Trade War Between U.S. and China ♦ Stock Market News Today ♦ … — President Donald Trump said on Monday that China is ready to come back to the negotiating table and the two countries will start talking very seriously. Speaking at the G-7 summit in Biarritz in France, Trump praised […]

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Financial Markets: Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

◊ Financial Markets Today ◊ ♦Financial Markets News ♦ Stock Market News Today ♦ … — The latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war is likely to dominate investors’ attention this week and a fresh batch of data will give markets more insight into the economic impact of the conflict. Markets will also be watching a […]

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Trump Will Hike Tariff Rates on Most Imports From China

{ Trump Raise Tariffs on Chinese Goods – Stock Market News } … President Donald Trump will hike tariff rates on most imports from China in response to the latest shots in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies, he said Friday. Forum For Investors & Traders – For Beginning Investors, As Well As Experienced And […]

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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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Global Stocks Rise… All Eyes on the Fed

{ Global Stocks – Stock Market News } …  • European, Asian stocks up • U.S. Treasury yields rise… Global stocks climbed at the end of a week dominated by central-bank policy, with a closely watched speech expected from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. The Stoxx Europe 600 opened 0.5% higher after a broadly […]

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Asian Stocks Cautious Ahead of Powell’s Speech

{ Asian Stocks – Stock Market News } … Asian shares struggled to make headway on Friday as uncertainty over how much further the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates added to investors’ worries over slowing global growth. With the U.S.-China trade war dragging on, and political tumult in Hong Kong, Italy and Britain adding to the […]

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Italy’s Government Collapsed

{ Italy Government Crisis – Stock Market News } … Italy’s government collapsed, plunging the economically fragile country into deeper political turmoil, and triggering a scramble to form a new governing coalition to keep the increasingly popular far-right out of power. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation in a speech to the Senate on Tuesday, blaming […]

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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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Trump Wants to Buy Greenland … But Why?

{ Trump Confirms Interest in Greenland – Stock Market News } … Mr. Trump has become entranced by the idea of the U.S. buying this vast, ice-shrouded island on the roof of the world, people familiar with discussions said. President Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in potentially purchasing Greenland, but said it wasn’t a priority. The territory’s […]

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Trump Dismisses Recession Fears

{ Recession Fears – Stock Market News } … U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United […]

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Economic Calendar: Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

{ Stock Market News – Economic Calendar } …This week investors will be watching to see how the Federal Reserve may respond to recession fears whipped up by the inversion of the Treasury yield curve. The Fed will hold its annual gathering in Jackson Hole towards the end of the week, with Chairman Jerome Powell to address […]

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Facebook Marketplace: The Dark Side of E-Commerce

• Stock Market News Today – Facebook Marketplace • … Facebook Inc. (FB) created an online flea market where users not only see all the bicycles, bird houses and BMWs for sale nearby, but also the names, profile photos and general locations of buyers and sellers. It is so popular that more than one in […]

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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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German Economic Sentiment Tumbles To Lowest Level Since 2011

• German Economy – Stock Market News Today • Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account Expectations for the German economy have slumped to their lowest level since the eurozone debt crisis eight years ago amid deepening concerns over the US-China trade dispute and the potential for a chaotic UK exit from the EU. The […]

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Stocks Rally on Tariff Delay

◊ Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today ◊ Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account Stocks, bond yields and commodities jumped Tuesday as news that the U.S. would delay some tariffs against China rekindled investors’ hopes for an eventual trade truce. The Trump administration announced it plans to delay and remove items […]

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U.S. Removes Some Items From China Tariff List

◊ Business & Financial News – Stock Market News Today ◊ ◊ US Removes Some Items From China Tariff List ◊ The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday certain items were being removed from the new China tariff list because of “health, safety, national security and other factors” while tariffs on other items would […]

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Asia Shares Slip Today ( Tuesday )

◊ Business & Finance News – Stock Market News Today ◊ ◊ Asian Stock Markets News ( Tuesday ) ◊ Asian shares slumped on Tuesday as fears about a drawn out Sino-U.S. trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina’s peso currency drove investors to safe harbors like bonds, gold, and the yen. […]

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Financial Markets – Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

◊ Financial Markets News – Stock Market News Today ◊ Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account Here’s what you need to know before start trading this week: This week investors will have a chance to parse a fresh batch of economic data to gain insights into the health of the global economy and whether […]

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Aramco: Plans for Biggest-Ever IPO Are Back On

◊ Saudi Aramco IPO News ◊ Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account Saudi Arabia’s oil company is reviving plans for an initial public offering with the aim of accomplishing what would be the world’s biggest listing as soon as early next year, according to people familiar with the discussions. The IPO process for Saudi […]

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Stock Market News {Friday}

◊ Stock Market News {Friday} — Stock Market News Today ◊ Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Friday, August 9: 1. U.S. PPI in focus as Chinese inflation shrinks for first time in 3-years The Labor Department will release its July producer price index (PPI) at 8:30 […]

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Kraft Heinz Shares Fall 15 Percent

◊ Kraft Heinz News Today – Stock Market News Today ◊ Kraft Heinz’s shares fell 13% to below $27. The stock is down 38% this year. Big food makers are under enormous pressure to improve their products and add new brands as consumers gravitate toward foods they perceive as fresher and healthier. General Mills Inc., […]

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China’s Exports Unexpectedly Rise in July

◊ China Exports 2019 – Stock Market News Today ◊ The Asian economic giant said its U.S. dollar-denominated exports in July rose 3.3% from a year ago while imports fell 5.6% during the same period. The country’s overall trade surplus last month was $45.06 billion, according to customs data. China’s trade surplus with the U.S. […]

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FedEx to End Deliveries for Amazon

◊ FedEx Financial News – Stock Market News Today ◊ FedEx Corp. said it was ending its contract to deliver Amazon.com Inc. packages through its ground network, essentially severing ties with one of the world’s biggest shippers. The delivery giant said Wednesday it decided not to renew the contract when it expires at the end […]

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U.S. Agriculture

◊ U.S. Agriculture News — Stock Market News Today ◊ China is the fourth largest market for U.S. farm exports, behind Canada, Mexico and Japan. Former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge said the loss of a trading partner like China sets up a “dangerous situation.” …  With China officially pulling out of buying U.S. agricultural products, […]

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German Output Figures Propel Recession Fears

◊ Germany Recession 2019 — Stock Market News Today ◊ … German industrial output fell more than expected in June, Industrial output dropped by 1.5% on the month – a far steeper decline than the 0.4% fall that had been forecast, figures released by the Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. “The continued plunge in production […]

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Financial Markets: Turnaround Tuesday

◊ Financial Markets On Tuesday — August 6 ◊ Top Five Things You Need To Know In Financial Markets Today: 1. U.S. labels China “currency manipulator” The U.S. Treasury officially labeled China as a currency manipulator after the People’s Bank of China allowed the Chinese yuan to fall below 7 per dollar on Monday in […]

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Stocks Drop As Trade Battle Intensifies

> Stocks Drop – Stock Market News Today < U.S. futures and global stocks started the week with sharp declines and the yuan depreciated to a new low as President Trump’s threat to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods continued to rattle investors. The Stoxx Europe 600 was down 1.9%, led by losses in the […]

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Easy Loans: Consumer-Lending Boom Sparks Fears Of Recession

◊ Easy Loans ◊ < StockMarketNews.Today > …  More ordinary Russians have come to depend on easy loans to purchase goods, maintain a certain living standard or simply to survive… As real disposable income for Russians continues to fall—it declined each year between 2013 and 2018—personal consumer lending has exploded, topping around $130 billion last year, up […]

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Financial Markets: Top 5 Things To Watch This Week

< StockMarketNews.Today > … Financial Markets: Top 5 Things To Watch This Week … Worries over mounting trade tensions look set to dominate market sentiment this week after U.S. President Donald Trump raised the stakes in the Sino- U.S. trade war and Beijing pledged to retaliate. INSIGHTS › How To Choose The Best Online Broker How To Start […]

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How To Get A Loan Without A Job

The ability to take out loans is something that many Americans take for granted. However, for many of us, it’s not so simple. Trying to get a loan when you don’t have a job is tough. Trying to get a loan when you don’t have a job, and you also have bad credit is extremely […]

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Berkshire Hathaway Posts Rising Profit

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said second-quarter earnings rose due to unrealized investment gains, while the company’s cash pile grew to a record. Berkshire reported second-quarter net earnings of $14 billion, or $8,608 per Class A share equivalent, from $12 billion, or $7,301 a share, in the year-earlier period. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment […]

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Corn Is America’s Largest Crop In 2019

Farmers have planted 91.7 million acres of corn in 2019, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) publishes a monthly Feed Outlook report that analyzes supply and demand data to provide information on expected prices, production, exports, and feed uses for corn and other feed grains. The following is […]

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3 Penny Stocks To Buy Today – { August 2019 }

< StockMarketNews.Today > … Penny Stocks to buy in August 2019 … Penny stocks are often dangerous stocks to buy for individual investors. Generally described as stocks with a price under $5, the group usually consists of quite a few fallen angels and growth stocks that haven’t reached, and may never reach, their potential. But there are […]

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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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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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4 Stocks To Sell Today … { August 2019 }

Stocks to Sell in August 2019 … 1 – Starbucks (SBUX) Shares of global coffee retail giant Starbucks have sprinted to all-time highs ahead of the company’s next earnings report, and the stock now trades at a multi-year high 28-times forward earnings multiple. There are few things wrong with this. First, Starbucks continues to suffer from traffic declines. […]

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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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Artificial-Intelligence: Microsoft Corp. To Invest $1 Billion In AI Startup OpenAI

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it would invest $1 billion in artificial-intelligence startup OpenAI, as the software giant seeks to enhance its Azure cloud-computing platform. The companies said they would jointly develop supercomputing technologies for Azure, a fast-growing system that has helped propel Microsoft’s growth as the world’s most valuable public company. Microsoft and OpenAI […]

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Oil Gains As Gulf Tanker Seizure Raises Tensions

Stock Market News Today… Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East Gulf, although gains were capped as Libya resumed output at its largest oil field. Brent crude futures climbed 88 cents, or 1.4%, to $63.35 a barrel […]

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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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America’s Debt Load Is About To Hit A Record… $70 Trillion

America’s debt load is about to hit a record. The combination of cheap money and soaring debt helped fuel the decade-long economic expansion and bull market, but America’s gluttony of loans could work against it if its fragile economic balance shifts. In the first quarter of 2019, the United States’ total public- and private-sector debt […]

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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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Johnson & Johnson Quarterly Profit Jumps 42%

…< Stock Market News Today >… Johnson & Johnson hiked its full-year operational sales forecast as strong demand for its cancer drugs Darzalex and Imbruvica helped it beat estimates for second-quarter profit on Tuesday. Overall strength in J&J’s pharmaceuticals unit, bolstered by recent approvals for new treatments such as its cancer drug Erleada also helped […]

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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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Australian Economy Stuck In Sub-Par Growth

Australia may be destined for another two years of sub-par economic growth as debt-laden households keep their wallets shut tight, though analysts are hopeful lower interest rates and tax handouts would help it dodge a recession. Economists polled by Reuters forecast Australia’s A$1.9 trillion ($1.3 trillion) of annual gross domestic product (GDP) would expand 2.1% […]

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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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The FTC Has Voted To Approve Fining Facebook Roughly $5bn To Settle An Investigation Into The Company’s Privacy Violations

The FTC’s investigation was launched in March 2018 after the Observer revealed that the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained the private information of more than 50m Facebook users. Facebook had agreed under a 2012 consent decree stemming from a previous FTC investigation into privacy concerns to better protect user privacy. The investigation centered […]

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German Efficiency Has Taken A Hit This Year…

In the past week, Deutsche Bank AG abandoned its global ambitions and initiated layoffs, the chief executive of BMW AG said he would step down and sharp profit warnings from Daimler AG and BASF SE rattled markets. That news followed the continuing legal woes facing Bayer AG for its acquisition of Monsanto, the maker of […]

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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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Mario Draghi Should Replace Christine Lagarde at the IMF

Christine Lagarde’s nomination as president of the European Central Bank takes Mario Draghi a step closer to the end of his term. The Italian academic will step down in October after eight momentous years, during which he made the ECB the most important institution in the monetary union. That doesn’t mean, however, that he should […]

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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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Small-Cap Stocks: Investors Are Torn About Where To Place Bets…

<<< Stock Market News Today >>> … It will likely take several months of economic data – along with results from the corporate earnings season later this month – to clarify the picture, investors say. In contrast to Friday’s upbeat employment report, data earlier this week showed U.S. manufacturing and service activity in June declined […]

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Investors Eye Jobs Report For Signs Of Wavering Economy…

Hiring has downshifted in recent months, raising concerns of a slowdown after a decade of growth. The unemployment rate has dipped to a 50-year low and weaker payroll growth could be a sign there are fewer workers to hire. The latest batch of employment data, expected Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET, will help sort out […]

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Financial Conduct Authority Proposed A Ban On Selling Derivatives Based On Bitcoin

A British regulator proposed a ban on selling derivatives based on bitcoin and other digital currencies to individual investors, calling these products “unsuitable investments” for nonprofessionals. The Financial Conduct Authority said it would consult with the financial industry and consumers about the restrictions. The curbs would cover the sale or marketing of derivatives and exchange-traded […]

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New Orders For U.S.-Made Goods Fell For A Second Straight Month May

U.S. factory orders fall for second straight month… New orders for U.S.-made goods fell for a second straight month May while shipments barely rose, pointing to continued weakness in manufacturing. Factory goods orders decreased 0.7%, weighed down by weak demand for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Data for April was revised sharply […]

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… Decline In Share Buybacks Poses A Hurdle For Stock Market …

Some companies are easing up on share repurchases this year, potentially removing a pillar of support from the stock market as executives contend with the consequences of trade tensions and slowing economic growth. Make Money From Youtube With No Filming, No Marketing And No Website! Share repurchases contracted for the first time in seven quarters, […]

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OPEC And Allies Set To Extend Oil Supply Cuts

OPEC and its allies led by Russia are set to extend oil output cuts until March 2020 on Tuesday to try to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars. The alliance, known as OPEC+, has been reducing oil supply since 2017 to prevent prices from sliding amid […]

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Stocks Relieved At Trade Truce

<<< Stock Market News Today >>> — Stocks rallied and bonds retreated in Asia on Monday as a thaw in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute averted one threat to the global economy, leading investors to pare wagers on aggressive policy easing by the major central banks. The dollar firmed modestly on the safe-haven yen as Treasury […]

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China Agree To Resume Trade Negotiations… U.S. agrees to halt additional tariffs on Chinese goods

Best Online Trading Platform For Beginners And Professional Traders. Shares, Indices, Forex and Cryptocurrencies. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to resume trade talks and the U.S. consented to halt additional tariffs on Chinese goods for now, the Chinese side said, breaking an impasse that has […]

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U.S. Treasury Yields Slide As Some Investors Seek Less Risky Assets

• S&P 500, Dow industrials open near yesterday’s closing price • Allergan jumped almost 30% in early trading on AbbVie takeover • Gold rallied, bitcoin advanced and government bond yields slipped U.S. stocks wavered in early trading Tuesday as investors turned to haven assets such as Treasurys and gold. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and […]

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Bitcoin Is Back Above $10,000 … The World’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency Gets A Boost From Facebook’s Plan To Launch Libra

Bitcoin rose over $10,000 for the first time in over a year, riding a new wave of optimism about the value and future of digital currencies. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency hit the milestone late Friday. By Saturday morning, it had already climbed above $11,000, according to research site CoinDesk. Bitcoin has more than tripled […]

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…Big Banks… Annual Stress Test: Year’s Recession Scenario Included A Jump To 10 Percent Unemployment And Falling Real Estate Prices

The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve that assess their ability to weather a major economic downturn. Finally! How To Become […]

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U.S. Crude Extends Weekly Gains To 10%

Stock Market News Today – Oil prices extended gains to a three-week high on Friday as escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran added to a rally of nearly 10% in U.S. crude. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 45 cents, or 0.8%, at $57.52 a barrel by 7:56 AM ET (11:56 GMT), […]

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A Fresh Scramble For U.S. Government Debt Has Driven The Benchmark 10-Year Yield Back Below 2%

Yields that have hit multiyear lows reflect the difficulties central bankers face in normalizing monetary policy after a decade of unusually easy money. Many investors, economists and policy makers had assumed that the Trump administration’s tax cuts and looser regulation would spur stronger growth and higher inflation and, in turn, higher interest rates. The opposite […]

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Oracle’s Revenue Beats Targets In Latest Quarter Adjusted… Profit Margin Hits Highest Level In Five Years

Oracle Corp. reported stronger-than-expected sales and beat profit targets for its latest quarter as the business-software giant’s fast-growing new businesses offset declining old ones. Oracle, a more than 40-year-old pioneer in business database management, has struggled to keep up with competitors as its customers put more of their data online and do more of their business […]

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Startup Adjust Raises $227 Million In Bet On Mobile Ad Growth

Adjust, a Berlin startup specializing in audience measurement and fraud prevention in mobile advertising, said on Wednesday it had raised $227 million to invest in expanding its platform and growing in new markets. The funding round, Germany’s second-largest this year after Berlin travel site GetYourGuide raised $484 million, was led by Eurazeo (PA:EURA) Growth, Highland […]

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US Recession Fears Are Growing …

America’s business leaders are growing more worried that the United States will enter a recession by the end of 2020. Their primary fear: protectionist trade policy. That is the topline finding of a report released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics. The survey, based on responses by 53 economists, is a leading barometer […]

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New Trade War Front…

Ten months after Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker struck a Rose Garden truce meant to clear the way for negotiations to reduce tariffs on industrial goods and eliminate regulatory hurdles, those talks are showing few signs of going anywhere meaningful. European officials have blamed a Trump administration that has had little time for […]

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Uber And Lyft Get Creative With Numbers… The Creative Accounting Of Today Is Reminiscent Of The Late 1990s Dot-Com Bubble

Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other big startups going public now have touted their new business models that disrupt old industries but lose historic amounts of money. To try to win over investors, they have also come up with unusual alternatives for measuring their performance. So far, investors aren’t buying it. START TRADING NOW […]

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Japan’s Coincident Index Suggests Economy May Be In Recession

Japan‘s coincident indicator index declined in March and the government cut its assessment of the economy, a sign it may already be in recession as the U.S.-China trade war and weak external demand hurt activity. Worries about the economy have grown as Japan’s exports and factory output were hit by China’s economic slowdown and the […]

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Trump And Xi To Meet After Defiant China Hits U.S. With New Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets. China announced earlier it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, including frozen vegetables and liquefied natural gas, a move […]

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Marriott International Inc., The World’s Largest Hotel Company, Posted Weaker Than Expected Revenue Growth

Marriott, the parent of hotel brands including Ritz-Carlton, Westin and Renaissance, said Friday that comparable systemwide revenue per available room rose 1.1% excluding currency fluctuations in the first quarter. RevPAR, which reflects pricing power, grew at a faster pace outside North America than it did on the continent, but both regions still missed Marriott’s outlook […]

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Stocks Slump Again As Trump Rekindles China Trade Worries

STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS NEWS — SMN.TODAY —Stocks fell Thursday, resuming a sell-off this week, after President Donald Trump said China “broke the deal,” fueling worries that the U.S. and China will be unable to hatch a trade agreement before new tariffs go into effect at midnight. The Dow fell more […]

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Dunkin’ Launches New Breakfast Bowls

STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — The battle over breakfast has turned into an all-out war at fast-food chains. Dunkin‘ is the latest company to unveil a new creation to lure in customers in the wee hours. LEARN HOW TO MAKE $375 PER DAY SENDING SIMPLE EMAILS! Dunkin‘ said Monday that it has added two new […]

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Southwest Says Boeing Did Not Disclose Safety Issue

Stock Market News Today — Southwest Airlines says Boeing did not disclose that certain safety features on the troubled 737 Max aircraft were not “operable”, raising further questions about poor communication between the manufacturer and its customers ahead of its shareholder meeting on Monday. Southwest,the largest global carrier with 737 Max aircraft in its fleet, told […]

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