11:02 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
- By William Watts
The explosion of ‘alternative’ data gives regular investors access to tools previously employed only by hedge funds Traditional money managers are scouring the world for information to gain an edge as indexing takes overTraditional money managers are scouring the world for information to gain an edge as indexing takes over.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
- By Philip van Doorn
This ‘resilient’ dividend stock strategy can limit risks to your portfolio Franklin Rising Dividends Fund is defensively positionedThe Franklin Rising Dividends Fund is defensively positioned.
8:37 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019
- By Cody Willard
Slack’s stock is expensive, but the company looks like a long-term winner Cody Willard also discusses the communications innovator’s competition from MicrosoftCody Willard also discusses the communications innovator’s competition from Microsoft.
9:12 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019
Honeywell Believes in the Future of Smart Manufacturing
Honeywell sounds bullish about the future of smart manufacturing and the industrial Internet of Things, or IioT.
10:24 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019
Boeing Stock Is Up Because CEO Sees ‘Solid Progress’ on 737 MAX
CEO Dennis Muilenburg stuck with his view that the plane is likely to be carrying passengers again within the fourth quarter, but said it may not take to the skies in all the world’s markets at once.
9:31 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019
- By Paul Brandus
After jettisoning warmonger Bolton, Trump emerges as a left winger on foreign policy How Trump is further to the left than Obama, Clinton or CarterWhen it comes to foreign policy Donald Trump is a left-wing radical, writes Paul Brandus.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Demand for climate-proofed portfolios was a key proxy-season theme this year 2019 sees record levels of shareholder and mutual-fund support for environmental concerns — and increased action to head off proxy votes Shareholder support for climate-related resolutions climbed to an all-time high of 30% in the latest proxy round.
1:01 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019
Podcast: Apple Goes Head-to-Head With Netflix
3 numbers to help you navigate the market—in just two minutes.
11:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019
- By Robert Schroeder
Trump ousts Bolton and meets with Republican leaders President could meet Iran’s leader, Pompeo says President Donald Trump ousted John Bolton on Tuesday, saying he disagreed with his national security adviser on many issues in a move that may foreshadow a shift on Iran policy.
7:54 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019
- By Claudia Assis
Boeing delivers fewer planes in AugustBoeing Co. delivered 18 airplanes in August, the company said Tuesday. That compared with the delivery of 64 airplanes in August 2018. Boeing has delivered 276 planes so far this year, compared with 481 jets, or 43% fewer, in the same time span last year. Also Tuesday, the company said it is reviewing an incident related to a loading test for its 777X plane. Testing of the plane was halted after it reportedly lost a cargo door after an on-ground stress test over the weekend. On Tuesday, Boeing characterized the incident as involving a depressurization of the fuselage after the wings of the plane were bent "far beyond anything expected in commercial service," and said it happened during a final on-ground test. "While our root cause assessment continues, at this time we do not expect that this will have a significant impact on aircraft design or on our overall test program schedule. We remain fully focused on safety as our highest priority, as we subject the 777X to a rigorous test program prior to first flight," Boeing said. Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing's 737 Max, involved in two fatal accidents in less than five months and grounded since March, Boeing shares have gained 14% so far this year, compared with gains of 18% for the S&P 500 index.
5:02 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019
- By Victor Reklaitis
Commerce Secretary Ross threatened NOAA firings over hurricane controversy: reportCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday after the agency's Birmingham office contradicted that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, said on Monday citing three unnamed sources. The threat prompted a NOAA statement that disavowed the Birmingham office's position that Alabama was not at risk, the report added. A Commerce Department spokesman said the report was false, adding that Ross "did not threaten to fire any NOAA staff over forecasting and public statements about Hurricane Dorian."
10:20 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019
Activist Investors Take Smaller Stakes in Bigger Companies
Elliott Management’s stake in AT&T, disclosed Monday, amounts to a little more than 1%. The rise of passive investing is bolstering activists’ power.
8:25 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019
- By Greg Robb
IMF says there is only one candidate for its top spot World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has clear path to replace Christine Lagarde as IMF headThe IMF announced Monday that Kristalina Georgieva, currently the number two at the World Bank, is the only candidate to be its next chief.
7:57 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019
- Associated Press
Trump reveals via tweet that secret Camp David meeting on Sunday with Taliban is canceled Trump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and PentagonTrump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
12:35 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019
- By Isabel Coles
Iran threatens to take steps to stockpile of uranium for nuclear weapons Move comes after Europe failed to meet a deadline to offset the impact of U.S. sanctionsIran said Saturday it had accelerated its nuclear research work and threatened to take fresh steps within a month that could allow it to expand its stockpile of enriched uranium, a material that can be used to fuel a nuclear weapon.
4:53 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019
The S&P 500 Busts Out for a Second Week of Gains
One strategist sees “a much more favorable environment for stocks during the next six months.”
1:45 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019
Europe Introduces a New Boeing 737 MAX Risk
When it comes to the Boeing 737 MAX, investors have largely focused on when the troubled jet will go back into service. But that process might not be as simple as investors would hope.
1:05 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019
Explosion of ‘Alternative’ Data Gives Regular Investors Access to Tools Only Hedge Funds Used to Have
“Alternative data” is going mainstream as fund managers are projected to spend more than $1 billion this year to beat the market averages and stave off the rise of low-cost passive investing.
9:02 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019
General Electric Risks Don’t Have an Easy Fix, Says Morgan Stanley
Analyst Joshua Pokrywinski initiated GE stock with an Equal-weight rating and $10 price target. He sees a “lack of near-term resolution” to the conglomerate’s troubled long-term care insurance portfolio, which is “outside the core business.”
6:11 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019
- By Greg Robb
U.S. factory orders rise for second straight month in JulyFactory orders rose 1.4% in July, for the second straight monthly gain, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The increase was led by volatile civilian aircraft orders, primarily Boeing Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 1.2% increase. Orders in the prior month were revised to a 0.5% gain from the prior estimate of 0.6%. Durable goods orders rose 2% in July, revised down slightly from last week's initial estimate of a 2.1% gain. Orders for nondurable goods rose 0.8%. Core factory orders, excluding defense goods and civilian aircraft, rose a revised 0.2% in July, down from the initial estimate of a 0.4% gain. Shipments of core goods fell 0.6% in July.
3:00 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019
- By Mark Cobley
European markets rally on trade hopes and signs of Brexit delayEuropean markets mostly rose on Thursday morning, following gains across most of Asia and on Wall Street yesterday, after China said trade talks with the U.S. will resume in October.
2:30 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019
Buy United Technologies Now, Not Later, Analyst Says
Investors don’t seem enthusiastic about United Technologies’ plan to create an aerospace and defense giant. But at least one analyst thinks it makes sense and recommends buying United Technologies shares today.
12:17 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019
- Associated Press
Taliban car bomb rocks Afghan capital near U.S. Embassy areaA car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a Kabul neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. At least three people were killed and another 30 wounded, a hospital director said.
1:22 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019
- Associated Press
Details emerge on which military projects are losing their funding to Trump wall construction Hundreds of construction projects at U.S. military bases to be killed or delayedPresident Donald Trump’s move to kill or delay hundreds of construction projects on U.S. military bases to fund about 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border is stoking the ire of Capitol Hill Democrats.
9:08 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019
- By Shawn Langlois
Chicago mayor slams ‘Republican cowards’ like Ted Cruz over gun laws Critics regularly argue Chicago is proof that strict gun laws can’t work, but they’re misrepresenting the facts, says Mayor Lori LightfootIf you’ve tuned into talk radio, chances are good you’ve heard the host or the guest (or both) deflect calls for increased gun control by pointing to Chicago as some sort of crime-ridden wasteland where disarming law-abiding citizens has directly led to a spike in shooting deaths. Lori Lightfoot, just three months on the job, has had enough.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019
A Semiconductor Recovery Might Be Right on the Horizon—Or Not
Where the semiconductor sector goes next is a subject of disagreement on Wall Street. Some analysts see a recovery in chip orders, while others predict a continued decline in sales.
6:57 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019
The United Technologies Split Could Make a Winner Out of Otis Elevator Stock
Otis Elevator is one of the companies beginning life as a separate entity next year after United Technologies breaks up. One analyst says there’s a lot to like about the company — and the future stock.
11:40 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019
Walmart to Stop Selling Ammunition for Assault-Style Weapons
Retailer tightens gun policies following two deadly shootings at stores in Texas and Mississippi.
9:31 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019
- Associated Press
Walmart to stop selling ammunition for military-style weapons The announcement comes days after a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart in El PasoThe announcement comes days after a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart in El Paso.
7:29 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019
- By Callum Keown
These companies look set to be dumped from the FTSE 100 High street giant Marks & Spencer looks set to be dumped out of the FTSE 100 along with software company Micro Focus and insurance giant Direct Line.
5:36 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019
- By Tomi Kilgore
Boeing's stock selloff shaves about 80 points off the Dow after WSJ report of likely delay to 737 Max returnShares of Boeing Co. sank 3.3% in morning trading Tuesday, to pace all of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's components in declines ahead of the open, after that friction between the aerospace giant and federal regulators could lengthen the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max fleet. The stock's $11.87 price decline would shave about 81 points off the Dow's price, while the Dow shed 269 points. The new delays reduce the likelihood that the 737 Max will return to service in time for the Christmas traveling season. Vertical Research Partners analyst Robert Stallard said sources in Europe aren't expecting a return to service until January "at the earliest." Boeing's stock has gained 9.2% year to date, while the Dow has advanced 12.0%.
2:00 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019
The 3 Best Industrial Stocks So Far This Year
Industrial stocks, like the broader market, have done relatively well in 2019, despite the fact that global industrial activity has been down since peaking around December 2017.
1:39 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019
- By Andy Pasztor
New delays could keep Boeing 737 MAX grounded into holiday travel seasonFriction between Boeing Co. and international air-safety authorities threatens a new delay in bringing the grounded 737 MAX fleet back into service, according to government and pilot union officials briefed on the matter.
12:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2019
- Associated Press
American Airlines pushes back Boeing 737 Max’s return through Dec. 3 Hundreds more flights canceled, but airline hopes model will return to skies before year’s endAmerican Airlines says it is delaying the expected return date for its Boeing 737 Max jets.
4:14 p.m. Aug. 31, 2019
- Associated Press
Odessa, Texas, police chief: 21 shot and 5 killed in Saturday’s shooting spree Police say white-male suspect is deadPolice say the suspect, a white male in his 30s whom they declined to name, is dead.
1:45 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019
2 Industrial Stocks That Could Gain Even in a Recession
So many things could hammer the economy these days that companies able to do well regardless look even more appealing than normal. Think of them as self-help stocks.
7:40 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019
- Associated Press
Satellite photos suggest Iranian rocket exploded at launch pad Smoke, burn marks seen at space centerA rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed launch this year alone.
12:24 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019
- By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit in goods narrows in July on stronger exports Stockpiles of retail goods jump 0.8%The U.S. trade deficit in goods narrows in July, the Commerce Department said Thursday in an “advanced” look at the data.
5:04 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019
GE Wants to Shrink Its Financing Business. It Just Made Some Progress.
The giant industrial company said it sold some aircraft-leasing assets to a private-equity company for “above book value.”
3:56 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019
Boeing MAX Jet’s Return Could Bring an Airfare Price War
Airfares are likely to fall next year, after global regulators grant permission for Boeing’s 737 MAX jet to carry passengers again. It is great news for travelers, and it isn’t necessarily bad for airlines.