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7:03 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Ex-White House adviser tells House panel she objected to ouster of ambassador to Ukraine Fiona Hill testifies for more than 10 hours in Trump impeachment inquiryFiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the testimony.
2:17 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Livability
The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019 Go to school and stay for good—these towns have it allFrom academics to job opportunities to fun things to do, these college towns come out on top.
4:26 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
‘Something has to give:’ How long can the American consumer shoulder the global economy? Consumer confidence remains a powerful engine, but investors worry it will soon sputterMeasures of consumer confidence have been diverging sharply with data on executive and business sentiment
7:40 p.m. Oct. 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests Indigenous people led demonstrations that brought country to a haltPresident Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead. 
1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 highest paid, most in-demand job in every U.S. state There’s probably never been a better time since the Great Recession to start looking for a new jobThere’s probably never been a better time since the Great Recession to start looking for a new job.
4:41 p.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - Barrons.com
Travel Stocks, Utilities, Apple, and Teen Spending Investment advice and market commentary on economics, inflation, and stocks
1:59 p.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Emily Saul
Trump acted unlawfully in declaring national emergency to divert military funds to border wall: federal judgePresident Trump acted unlawfully when he declared a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall, a federal judge ruled Friday.
10:51 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
This couple never talks about money — and they never fight about it either ‘We’ve never had joint checking accounts’‘We’ve never had joint checking accounts.’
10:49 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Kari Paul
Nearly 50% of LGBTQ Americans are in the closet at work The Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientationThe Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientation.
10:05 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - Associated Press
Jovanovitch tells Congress that Trump pushed State Department to oust her as ambassador to Ukraine Claim that the president had lost confidence in her, she says, was ‘based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives’Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to oust her from her position.
11:09 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Why some STDs are hitting record highs The local health-department workforce has shrunk by nearly a quarter since 2008, said one public-health expertThe local health-department workforce has shrunk by nearly a quarter since 2008, said one public-health expert.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - Barrons.com
Social Security’s 2020 Cost-of-Living Bump: 1.6% The Social Security Administration announced a 1.6% cost-of-living adjustment for 2020, meaning the average retiree will get $24 more each month, for an average monthly check of about $1,503.
6:12 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
How to help a coworker who may be at risk for suicide World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 helps to educate, raise awareness and reduce the social stigma of mental-health issuesWorld Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 helps to educate, raise awareness and reduce the social stigma of mental-health issues.
4:13 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - By Nancy Collamer
The secret to choosing the right ‘second act’ career There’s one ingredient that’s key to successPeople tend to overestimate the importance of the ‘what’ when they should be focusing on the ‘who’
1:09 p.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Rose 182 Points Because Trump and Xi Can Climb Down to Go Forward on Trade All three main U.S. stock indexes rebounded from Tuesday’s losses, helped by reports that China is ready with offers to de-escalate the trade fight with the U.S.
9:25 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
How to prepare for the ‘feelings economy’ — and make your job AI-proof ‘Feeling tasks’ like listening and working together will soon be more important for most jobs, a new study finds‘Feeling tasks’ like listening and working together will soon be more important for most jobs, a new study finds.
9:23 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
As Supreme Court considers arguments on workplace rights, LGBTQ Americans have a long way to go for economic equality The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientationThe Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the civil rights laws barring workplace discrimination based on gender also applies to gender identity and sexual orientation.
9:22 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
As Bernie Sanders deals with the aftermath of his heart attack, here’s how to deal with serious health issues at work ‘I should have listened to those symptoms,’ said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is recovering from a heart attack‘I should have listened to those symptoms,’ said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is recovering from a heart attack.
7:50 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
Warren Wants to Resurrect DOL Fiduciary Rule The Democratic presidential candidate recently said that if elected, she would restore the Obama-era regulation.
1:43 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Working in a strenuous job while pregnant can lead to a range of health risks during and after childbirth ‘Given that more pregnant women are working today, and working longer into their pregnancy, it is critical to understand the maternal and fetal health implications of work-related exposures’‘Given that more pregnant women are working today, and working longer into their pregnancy, it is critical to understand the maternal and fetal health implications of work-related exposures.’
6:55 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - Barrons.com
Levi Strauss, Delta Air Lines, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week In a quiet week for earnings, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will give a speech and the Federal Open Market Committee will release the minutes of its mid-September meeting.
5:54 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - Barrons.com
GM Strike Talks ‘Have Taken a Turn for the Worse’ The strike is now in its fourth week, creating the potential for more serious financial pain for the company.
5:00 a.m. Oct. 5, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Why you should embrace a minimalist retirementFor some, it has made retirement easier, cheaper, and more fun.
7:48 p.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - Barrons.com
Manufacturing Woes, Auto Sales, Impeachment Talk Investment newsletter writers assess current economic and political trends, and the implications for markets
5:02 p.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - Barrons.com
Skies Brighten for Delta Air Lines Delta shares are cheap, but earnings are rising, and the balance sheet is strong
1:34 p.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. adds 136,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate hits 50-year low Labor market shows some resilience in face of weakening economyThe U.S. created 136,000 new jobs in September, while the unemployment rate hit a new cycle low of 3.5%, the Labor Department said Friday.
12:21 p.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close higher after modest job gains keep Fed rate cut hopes alive U.S. unemployment falls to 3.5%, lowest since 1969U.S. stocks closed higher Friday after the Labor Department’s monthly employment report calmed fears of a recession but provided enough evidence of a slowing economy to maintain market expectations for another Federal Reserve interest rate cut in late October.
11:18 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices snap 8-day losing streak, fall over 5% for the week U.S. oil prices log biggest weekly loss since mid-JulyOil futures settle higher Friday, with U.S. benchmark crude breaking an eight-day string of losses, but posting its biggest weekly loss since mid-July.
10:08 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Friday’s jobs report ‘leaves Fed hostage to market,’ says Deutsche Bank’s Ruskin ‘More vol potential than it looks!’ warns the DB strategist Deutsche Bank macro strategist Alan Ruskin says Fed may have put itself in a tough spot that may make it difficult for policy makers to disappoint Wall Street expectations for a late October rate cut.
7:45 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow jumps to session high as Trump says 'very good chance' of China trade agreementThe Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an intraday peak late-morning Friday after an employment report from Labor Department appeared to fuel hopes for a rate cut at the end of the month and as President Donald Trump suggested that a deal in trade could be achieved between Beijing and Washington. The Dow was up 240 points, or 0.9%, at 26,441, the S&P 500 index climbed 0.9% to 2,937, while the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.9% at 7,944. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday before a trip, Trump said there was a "very good chance" that a deal on trade could be struck. Chinese and U.S. officials are expected to meet in Washington on Oct. 10-11 to discuss resolving their longstanding trade differences, with the president suggesting that a deal could be achieved before those meetings.
7:20 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - Barrons.com
Why a Fed Rate Cut This Month Is Still Likely The rate of job growth and worker wage growth held steady while measures of “slack” continue to breach new lows for this cycle.
5:31 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By William L. Watts
Stocks open slightly higher after September jobs reportStocks opened with modest gains Friday, after labor data showed a smaller-than-expected rise in September nonfarm payrolls and an unexpected drop in the unemployment rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 85 points, or 0.3%, to 26,286, while the S&P 500 gained 9 points, or 0.3%, to trade at 2,920. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 35 points, or 0.4%, to 7,907. Stock-index futures erased early losses after the Labor Department said the U.S. economy , coming in below the consensus forecast of 150,000, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.5% from 3.7%. Economists had forecast the rate to remain unchanged.
5:00 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By MarketWatch
U.S. adds 136,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate hits 50-year lowThe U.S. created 136,000 new jobs in September, while the unemployment rate hit a new cycle low of 3.5%, the Labor Department said Friday.
4:46 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow futures turn higher after jobs report shows 136,000 jobs in Sept., unemployment falls to 3.5% U.S. stock-index futures Friday morning turned cautiously higher after a crucial reading on employment from the Labor Department showed that job creation in the U.S. was slowing but, perhaps, not by as much as was feared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 33 points, or 0.1%, at 26,218, the S&P 500 index rose 0.1% to 2,915, while the Nasdaq-100 futures rose 0.2% at 7,672. The Friday labor report showed the slowest pace of jobs in four months, as businesses grew more cautious about hiring. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 150,000 increase. However, August and July reports were revised up by a combined 45,000. In a separate survey, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, the lowest rate since December 1969. The number of unemployed people fell by 275,00 over the month. The resilience seen in the September job report may raise hopes that the economy can avoid a recession.
7:59 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets quiet ahead of U.S. jobs report Nikkei, Hang Seng muted following Wall Street’s late rallyAsian markets were little changed in early trading Friday, as investors took a wait-and-see approach after Wall Street rallied late to snap a two-day losing streak.
12:37 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump agriculture secretary says during Wisconsin visit that family-run dairy farms may not survive ‘In America, the big get bigger, and the small go out’: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue‘In America, the big get bigger, and the small go out,’ says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
12:18 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates again with economy slowing Dow still up 12% year to date despite weak start to quarterU.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, recovering from two days of losses, as investors bet that signs this week of a slowing economy will prompt the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates for the third time this year at its late October meeting.
12:03 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Stocks bounce, end higher after steep 2-day selloffStocks ended modestly higher Thursday, rebounding from an early decline and taking back some of the ground lost in a steep two-day selloff as investors awaited a look at September jobs data amid rising fears of an economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 124 points, or 0.5%, to end near 26,202, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 23 points, or 0.8%, to finish near 2,911. The Nasdaq Composite closed near 7,872, up around 87 points, or 1.1%. The Labor Department will release September employment figures Friday morning. Economists polled by MarketWatch, on average, look for nonfarm payrolls , while the jobless rate is forecast to hold steady at 3.7%, just above a 50-year low.
11:52 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
2-year Treasury yield fall to lowest since Sept. 2017 after data show cracks in U.S services sector ISM service gauge came in at 52.6%, below forecast of 55.3%U.S. Treasury yields slump Thursday after an indicator of service sector activity suggests a key pillar of the American economy may be more vulnerable than thought.
7:22 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Rate Cuts and More Hinge on Today’s Jobs Report The September jobs report may clarify the state of the U.S. economy in light of recent weak data on , , and . One thing it won’t show: the striking General Motors workers.
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