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11:44 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Andrew Yang says $1,000 a month for every American will create a ‘trickle-up economy’ — here’s what 2020 Democrats say about universal basic income Candidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be betterCandidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be better.
6:18 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. retail sales snap 6-month win streak in September as receipts fall 0.3% Sales decline in September for most retailers after strong summerSales at U.S. retailers fell in September for the first time in seven months as most stores posted lower receipts, signaling that a widely expected slowdown in consumer spending is under way.
5:19 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Probability of an October Fed rate cut soars after disappointing retail sales dataFed funds futures markets on Wednesday indicated a 90.3% probability that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates for a third consecutive meeting when the central bank's interest-rate setting committee gathers Oct. 30 and 31, up from a 73.8% chance Tuesday, according to CME Group data. The move follows that U.S. retail sales fell in September for the first time in seven months. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell 2.7 basis points to 1.742%, that on the 2-year note fell 3.7 basis points to 1.577%, while the 30-year Treasury Bond yield retreated 0.6 basis point to 2.226%. A monthlong strike at General Motors may have contributed to weaker sales, after it has idled tens of thousands of workers in the Midwest.
10:52 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Barrons.com
What New IRS Guidance Means for Crypto Investors The tax agency says cryptocurrency assets held for less than a year will be subject to higher short-term rates, and that crypto investors must pay taxes on income related to coin splits.
5:01 a.m. Oct. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
A Mini Clap for a Mini Trade Deal Investors are lukewarm on the latest twist in the China trade talks, and for good reason. One way to play the conflict
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
12:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump announces preliminary trade deal with China U.S. won’t implement China tariff hikes that had been set for next weekPresident Donald Trump says the U.S. and China reached a “substantial phase one deal” on trade, as stocks closed sharply higher Friday, with analysts giving credit to optimism over the U.S.-China trade talks.
9:07 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - Barrons.com
Treasury Prices Are Falling as Optimism About Trade Lifts Stocks Riskier markets rallied as optimism grew that the U.S. and China could reach a deal on trade.
7:43 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Wall Street throws doubt on key detail of Fed’s plan to crank up balance sheet Fed will struggle to source sufficient short-term bills, analysts sayInvestors say Powell’s plan to boost the balance sheet has a supply problem.
3:30 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - Barrons.com
New Merger Rules Threaten Deals in China The Treasury Dept. has produced regulations to guide the Committee on Foreign Investment, or Cfius. Expect new hurdles for tech and biotech mergers.
12:19 p.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close higher, end two-day skid as China-U.S. trade talks come into focus Fed grew more worried about economy at September meeting, minutes showU.S. stocks end higher Wednesday, as China and the U.S. attempted to ease simmering tensions, a day before high-level trade talks are scheduled to commence.
10:24 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends higher, posts for first gain in 4 sessions Prices hold gains in electronic trade after FOMC minutesGold ends higher Wednesday, to post its first gain in four sessions, as investors parse developments in U.S.-China trade talks.
2:53 p.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Pepsi’s $1 billion green bond puts it in growing ranks of big companies selling debt for climate-change initiatives Pepsi’s regular use of debt markets could give green bonds in general more credibilityPepsiCo Inc. has priced its first-ever green bond, earmarking the proceeds from the $1 billion offering to help the food and beverage giant cut virgin-plastic use and replenish the water it consumes in making sodas and snacks.
1:09 p.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 314 Points Because China Is in a Bad Mood Ahead of Trade Talks All three U.S. stock indexes closed solidly in the red on Tuesday as investors worried about uncertainties around high-level trade talks with China set to start on Thursday.
12:34 p.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Short-dated Treasury yields fall after Powell announces increase of balance sheet Bond purchases may focus on Treasury billsShort-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced the central bank would increase the size of its balance sheet soon.
11:51 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Treasury weighs weakening rules to curb corporate tax inversions: reportTreasury Department officials are considering rolling back a rule aimed at preventing U.S. companies from moving money overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, , citing people familiar with discussions. The report said the Treasury could narrow rules aimed at preventing American firms from lowering their U.S. tax bills by borrowing from an offshore branch of the company. Treasury is also mulling repealing the regulations entirely, the report said.
4:42 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Mark A. Pinsky
Opportunity zones are all sizzle, fizzle and the abuse of good intentions An effective program to address problems in low-income communities already exists — without creating more tax breaks for the wealthyThere already is an effective program to address problems in low-income communities without creating more tax breaks for the wealthy.
2:35 p.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. ran deficit just under $1 trillion in 2019, CBO estimates Final figure to be released later this monthLast year’s deficit ran $779 billion, but this year’s came in at $984 billion, more than $200 billion higher despite very low unemployment and continuing economic growth.
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.
5:18 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
The real reason for Trump’s meltdowns Lack of white-collar enforcement behind president’s worldviewTrump still has not learned — much less respected — the essential fact that he has been, for three years now, a public servant. A lack of accountability may be why.
4:05 a.m. Oct. 5, 2019 - Barrons.com
This Crack in the Mortgage Market Could Sink U.S. Home Prices Re-defaults on already modified mortgages are a threat to homeowners
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
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.
4:32 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit widens 1.6% to $54.9 billion in AugustThe U.S. trade deficit widened 1.6% in August to $54.9 billion, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected a deficit of $54.4 billion. Both import and exports increased, but imports rose at a faster pace. August exports of autos and auto parts were the highest since July 2014. Imports of consumer goods were the highest on record. Year-to-date, the U.S. is running a $428.7 billion deficit, up from $400 billion over the same period last year. Economists expect the trade gap will be a slight drag on third quarter growth. The U.S. trade deficit with China narrowed 3.1% to $31.8 billion in September.
12:44 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Treasury political appointee may have tried to interfere in Trump audit: reportAn Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint saying he was told at least one Treasury Department political appointee tried to improperly interfere with the annual audit of the president's or vice president's tax returns, , citing people familiar with the document. The Post said Trump administration officials dismissed the complaint as flimsy but congressional Democrats were alarmed by it and flagged it to a federal judge. The complaint comes amid the legal battle between the Treasury and House Democrats over the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns. The Post said a Treasury spokesman did not comment on details of the complaint.
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.
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.
6:08 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. factory orders down slightly in August Factory orders fell 0.1% in August, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The decline was in line with economist expectations. Durable goods orders rose 0.2% in August, unrevised from last week's initial estimate. Orders for nondurable goods fell 0.3% in the month. Core factory orders, excluding defense goods and civilian aircraft, fell a revised 0.4% in August, down from the initial estimate of a 0.2% fall. Shipments of core goods rose 0.3%.
5:42 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims climb to one-month high of 219,000 amid GM auto strike Unemployment claims still show little sign of rising layoffsThe number of people who applied for jobless benefits at the end of September rose to a one-month high of 219,000, partly reflecting a three-week-old strike at General Motors that has idled tens of thousands of workers. There was still little evidence of rising layoffs more broadly, however.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Chinese Stocks Are Tumbling. Here’s Why Alibaba and Others Will Bounce Back. Investors are worried about China’s trade war with the U.S., escalating violence in Hong Kong, and increasing oversight of the private sector by the Chinese government.
7:29 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
U.S. May Do More Than Just Cut Capital Flows to China, Warns Ray Dalio Ray Dalio says the limited ability of central banks to stimulate the economy will lead to more far-reaching actions—very large fiscal spending and large budget deficits that will have to be funded by substantially hiking taxes on the rich, printing money and the buying of debts coming from the deficits.
3:39 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
U.S. may go further than just cutting capital flows to China, warns Ray DalioRay Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, say reports of the U.S. limiting capital flows to China may just be the start.
12:14 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow sheds more than 300 points after data exposes U.S. manufacturing troubles S&P 500 closes below 50-day moving averageStocks trade lower Tuesday as investors digest a downbeat reading on U.S. manufacturers
6:05 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Construction spending up 0.1% in August after revised flat reading in JulyOutlays for U.S. construction projects rose 0.1% in August at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 0.4% gain. Activity has been weak but economists think housing may pick up as interest rates fall. Spending in July was revised down slightly to a flat reading from the prior estimate of a 0.1% gain. Residential construction rose 0.9% in August. Spending on public construction projects rose 0.4% in the month.
1:37 p.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Rose 97 Points Because We Still Want to Invest Money in China The three main U.S. stock indexes all closed with gains on Monday, ending the third quarter on an upbeat note. Investors were relieved as the Treasury Department said it has no plans to limit portfolio investments in China “at this time.”
12:24 p.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks finish higher as Dow, S&P 500 post gains for third straight quarter Monday is the last trading day of September and the third quarterU.S. stock-indexes rise to end the month and quarter as a Treasury official said there were no immediate plans to prevent Chinese companies from listing on domestic exchanges, soothing a fear that buckled the market on Friday.
10:46 a.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Nio's stock tumbles toward record low, has lost half its value in 7 daysShares of Nio Inc. tumbled 11.1% toward a record low in afternoon trading Monday, despite a report that it was considering plans to block Chinese companies from listing in the U.S. Trading volume was 48.5 million shares, enough to make the stock the NYSE's most actively traded, and more than double the full-day average of 22.8 million shares. The stock has now shed half its value amid a 7-session losing streak, highlighted by a 20% drop last Tuesday in the wake of electric car maker's second-quarter results, in which losses widened, sales fell and the company said it cut more than 2,100 jobs by the end of the current quarter. Nio's stock shed 10.7% on Friday, after was published. While shares of other U.S.-listed Chinese companies rose on Monday after the denial of those plans, Nio's stock kept sinking. Nio's stock has now plummeted 76% year to date, while shares of U.S.-based rival Tesla Inc. has lost 27% and the S&P 500 has gained 19%.
7:51 a.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a successful technical test, S&P 500 holds 50-day average Focus: China whipsaws amid regulatory uncertainty, FXI, PPG, EMR, ODFL, VFCU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising as the major benchmarks vie to conclude September, and the third quarter, on an upswing. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is rising from a successful test of the 50-day moving average, as well as notable support matching the September gap (2,960).
7:45 a.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks close quarter with stronger gain than U.S.European stocks on Monday ended the quarter with a mild gain, capping three months of turmoil on the political and economic front.
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