Stock Market News: The U.S. and China Have Agreed to Restart Semi-Annual Talks Aimed at Resolving Economic Disputes

Today’s Stock Market News – Sunday, 12 January, 2020 ⇑⇓ Stock Market News Today ⇓⇑ — The United States and China have agreed to restart semi-annual talks aimed at resolving economic disputes between the two countries, a process abandoned at the start of the Trump administration as a trade conflict between the countries escalated. An official […]

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US MARKETS: Dow Set To Gain 100 Points At The Open

◊ U.S. Market Futures Today ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as optimism continues to drive year-end rally. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 96 points, pointing to a higher start of about 105 points. Futures on Nasdaq and S&P 500 traded higher too. […]

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Solid Economic Data

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Investors pushed up the value of risk assets on the assumption that the American economy isn’t close to signaling a recession. Stocks rallied as strong jobs and consumer sentiment reports bolstered confidence in the world’s largest economy. Treasuries fell. The S&P 500 extended gains into a third day after data showed […]

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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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Strong Economy??? … Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?

How strong is the us economy today?… Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point. Autoworkers, teachers […]

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Dow Jumps More Than 400 Points

Dow was up more than 400 points, while the S&P 500 rose 1.5% and the Nasdaq jumped 1.7%. The gains put the Dow and S&P 500 on track to snap a three-week losing streak. Big tech shares such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all gained more than 1%. Bank stocks also gained […]

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Federal Deficit For 2019 is Estimated at $984 Billion

StockMarketNews.Today — The federal budget deficit for 2019 is estimated at $984 billion, a hefty 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and the highest since 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday. ⇓⇑ Stock Market Simulator ⇓⇑ The difference between federal spending and revenue has only ever exceeded $1 trillion four times, […]

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U.S. Economy: The Economic Slowdown Will Only Get Worse

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — The U.S. economy got off to a rough start this month, with various data pointing at a slowdown. Now economists are saying this trend will only get worse. How to Buy and Sell Volatility Index VIX The National Association for Business Economics said in a survey released Monday that US GDP growth […]

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Dow Jumps 250 Points After Steady Jobs Report

® StockMarketNews.Today ® — U.S. stocks rose on Friday as moderate jobs growth in September offered some relief from a spate of dismal economic data this week that has rankled markets and fueled concerns that the United States was sliding into a recession. September jobs numbers are likely to keep open the prospect that the […]

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U.S. Futures Down Ahead of Payrolls

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. stocks were indicated to open lower Friday, as the market braced for a downbeat monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hiring in the U.S. economy is expected to have increased by a net 140,000 in September, up from 130,000 in August but still running at a clip well […]

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29% of Americans are Considered {Lower Class}

♦ StockMarketNews.Today — American Lower Class ♦ Nearly one-third of American households, 29%, live in “lower class” households, the Pew Research Center finds in a 2018 report. The median income of that group was $25,624 in 2016. Pew defines the lower class as adults whose annual household income is less than two-thirds the national median. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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The U.S. Economy Created More Jobs Than Expected In March

U.S. Economy Created More Jobs Than Expected In March | BY AIDANA IBRAGIMOVA | STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY | Nonfarm payrolls (NFP) rose by 196,000 in March, above consensus expectations for 175,000, while the jobless rate held steady as expected at 3.8%… March’s job creation restored confidence in the state of the labor market after February’s weak […]

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U.S. Recession Risk Hits Six-Year High. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg over the past week see a median 25 percent chance of a slump in the next 12 months

Analysts generally expect the partial government shutdown — which President Donald Trump said could last for months if not years, and is now in its third week. The shutdown has also delayed government data releases, such as retail sales and inventories, that investors and analysts use to assess the state of the economy.

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Today’s Stock Market News – The United States will become a key source of energy supplies to meet growing demand globally.

StockMarketNews.Today – “In the next 5-10 years, we expect to see improved recovery rates and even a doubling in some of our most prolific (gas) basins,” said Frank Fannon, assistant secretary in the energy bureau of the U.S. state department. “What this means in the near-term is that the United States may double production, double export capacity and introduce new market innovation ” he said at an industry conference in Singapore.

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Stocks fell Monday after a week of wobbly trading. Investors are looking to a full week of earnings releases, with a third of S&P 500 companies across all 11 sectors set to report this week.

StockMarketNews.Today – The docket includes tech heavyweights Amazon (AMZN), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC).

Following the second week of earnings, 74% of companies have beaten on earnings per share, while 58% have beat on sales and 47% on both, Bank of America strategist Savita Subramanian pointed out in a note.

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Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert is in discussions with at least one potential partner to contribute to a $300 million bankruptcy loan.

StockMarketNews.Today – Lampert’s hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc, has held discussions with Cyrus Capital Partners LP, an investment firm that holds some of Sears’ existing debt, about sharing the burden of funding portions of the $300 million loan, which would be separate from another $300 million bankruptcy loan that Sears’ banks have offered to provide, the sources said.

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U.S. import prices jumped faster than expected in September.

StockMarketNews.Today – The Labor Department said on Friday import prices rose 0.5 percent last month. That was the largest increase since May and followed a revised 0.4 percent decrease in August. Import prices were previously reported to have fallen 0.6 percent in August. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast import prices rising 0.2 percent in September.

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Rising wealth and income inequality is casting a pall over the American economy, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

StockMarketNews.Today – Although growing disparity between the country’s richest and poorest citizens has been tracked by everyone from economists to politicians, the research firm’s analysis examines how the trend might impact the country’s financial flexibility and creditworthiness. Moody’s stark take: The widening gulf could sap the country’s ability to repay its debts because of weaker economic growth and ineffective government institutions.

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A decade since Lehman Brothers bank collapsed, the world’s top lenders largely meet tougher capital requirements aimed at averting a repeat of the ensuing markets meltdown.

StockMarketNews.Today – The Basel Committee of regulators said that as of December 2017, the world’s 111 biggest cross-border or “Group 1” banks would have had a collective capital shortfall of just 25.8 billion euros ($29.8 billion), had all Basel’s rules been in force, a fraction of their earnings.

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