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7:10 a.m. Aug. 23, 2019 - By Lina Saigol
With pound under pressure, foreign buyers are snapping up British companies Entertainment One is latest example of foreign purchaseFrom toys and pubs to aerospace and defence, companies across a diverse range of sectors have been snapped up in recent weeks as the UK hurtles towards a disorderly Brexit
5:31 a.m. Aug. 22, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These 4 big blue chip stocks are cheap for a reason, cautions money manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day looks at four big U.S. companies that have stumbled after a solid ride between 2016 and 2018. The Felder Report’s Jesse Felder says they need to get a lot cheaper.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 4, 2019 - By Dennis Friedman
10 things I wish I knew about retirement before I retired Unexpected events and expenses can derail the best-laid plans Unexpected events and expenses can derail the best-laid plans
8:00 a.m. Aug. 3, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The Fed can’t stop a market meltdown, warns forecaster who called the 2008 housing bust Critical information for the U.S. trading dayExpectations over the Fed’s ability to fix all that ails the economy and markets may be running a little too hot, warns our call of the day, from James Stack, president of Stack Financial Management and owner of InvesTech Research.
9:17 a.m. Aug. 2, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump signs spending and debt bill into lawPresident Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that raises federal spending and at the same time lift the government's borrowing limit, the White House said. was the result of weeks of negotiations between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It suspends the debt ceiling until the end of July 2021 and sets spending levels roughly $320 billion above limits set in a 2011 law.
9:11 a.m. Aug. 1, 2019 - By Andrew Duehren
Spending deal clears Senate, set to get Trump’s signature Legislation passes in 67-28 vote, with more Democrats backing it than RepublicansA two-year agreement to raise federal spending and at the same time lift the government’s borrowing limit will go to the president’s desk after it passed the Senate with more Democrats voting for it than Republicans.
10:34 a.m. July 31, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Apple's stock adds nearly 130 points to Dow's price in July, Boeing cuts about 115 pointsApple Inc.'s 3.9% stock surge Wednesday on the back of the technology giant's came just in time to lift into first place as the top Dow Jones Industrial Average performer this month, both in price and percentage gains. The stock rose $19.00, or 9.6%, in July. That added about 129 points to the Dow's price, which increased by 555 points this month. The next biggest contributors to the Dow's gain were shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , which rose $15.81, or 7.7%, to add 107 points to the Dow, followed by International Business Machines Corp. , which hiked up $11.20, or 8.1%, to add 76 points to the Dow. Meanwhile, Boeing Co.'s stock was the biggest drag, as it fell $16.90, or 4.6%, to shave about 115 points off the Dow.
5:52 a.m. July 28, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Dozens of Dividend Aristocrat stock have been big winners in 2019 Few of them have declined, as low interest rates have made them more attractiveFew of them have declined, as low interest rates have made them more attractive.
4:13 a.m. July 25, 2019 - MarketWatch
Cobham agrees $5 billion cash offer by AdventU.K. defense and aerospace company Cobham PLC (COB.LN) said Thursday that it has agreed at 4 billion pound ($5 billion) cash offer by Advent International Corp. AVT.XX. Under the offer accepting shareholders will get 165 pence in cash, a 34% premium to its closing share price of 122.75 pence on Wednesday.
5:36 a.m. July 24, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow falls 140 points at the open as Boeing, Caterpillar deliver disappointing results U.S. stocks on Wednesday opened firmly lower, with weak results from Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. , weighing on the Dow and the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 140 points , or 0.5%, to reach 27,205, the S&P 500 index slipped 0.3% to 2,997, while the Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 0.3% to hit 8,230. Aerospace giant Boeing Co. swung to a loss in the second quarter, while Caterpillar, the manufacturing and construction-equipment giant produced weaker-than-expected results. Both companies are constituents of the Dow. ahead to renewed trade talks between the U.S. and China next week. Shares of Boeing and Caterpillar were from the Dow. In other news, regulators said they were increasing pressure on Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. , which may put the tech and social-media giants at risk of antitrust actions. Early Wednesday, Facebook shares fell after the it formally announced a $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for deceiving users about its privacy practices. Facebook is due to report second-quarter earnings after the close of trade Wednesday.
12:29 p.m. July 23, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Stocks close higher on trade talks progress, U.S. debt ceiling deal, and good corporate earnings S&P 500 now just 0.29% from its record close hit July 15Stocks closed higher Tuesday on news of progress on U.S. - China trade talks, an announcement of a White House and Congressional deal on the federal budget and debt ceiling and good corporate earnings.
8:44 a.m. July 23, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Despite Trump jawboning, King Dollar continues to weigh on U.S. companies A strong dollar reduced S&P 500 sales by 1.7 percentage points in the second quarterAn expensive U.S dollar has continued to weigh on the earnings of U.S. companies that sell abroad
6:54 a.m. July 22, 2019 - By Emily Bary
Big Tech’s antitrust suspects enter earnings spotlight, along with Boeing and Tesla Earnings Watch: Busiest week of the season includes three of the tech companies being investigated by fedsAmid all the talk of antitrust, government regulation and cryptocurrency plans, it might be nice for Big Tech just to focus on earnings this week — unless they are bad, of course.
3:59 a.m. July 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Despite U.S. warnings, Russian missile systems land in TurkeyThe first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington.
9:49 a.m. July 10, 2019 - By Brett Arends
Branson’s ‘space’ stock is the latest sign of market euphoria Virgin Galactic jumps on stock market boom, and Brett Arends brings investors down to EarthVirgin Galactic jumps on stock market boom. Brett Arends brings investors down to Earth.
2:23 a.m. July 8, 2019 - Associated Press
U.K. hunts culprit behind leak of envoy’s frank ‘dysfunctional’ Trump missives Ambassador reportedly labeled Trump White House ‘inept’ in leaked diplomatic cableThe British government is hunting for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.”
9:46 a.m. July 1, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are the stock market’s winners and losers in the first half of 2019 Microsoft leads Dow components, while Tesla is the worst Nasdaq-100 stock, with a 33% slideMicrosoft leads Dow components, while Tesla is the worst Nasdaq-100 stock, with a 33% slide.
7:41 p.m. June 28, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump says he wants to inspect heavily-fortified Korean DMZ to see a ‘real border’President Donald Trump says he wants to inspect the heavily-fortified Korean demilitarized zone as an example of what a “real border” looks like.
12:52 p.m. June 27, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500 books first gain in 5 days as investors await China-U.S. trade progress China pushed to end punitive trade tariffs ahead of G-20 meetingThe S&P 500 halts a four-day slump but the Dow marks its longest skid since March.
11:13 a.m. June 27, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Julian Castro stands out in debate, says performance shows he’s a ‘strong candidate’ Former HUD secretary seems to shine in a ‘dustup’ with rival Beto O’RourkeDemocratic presidential hopefuls Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke clash on immigration policy on Wednesday night, delivering a key moment in the debate and lifting Castro’s profile.
2:11 p.m. June 23, 2019 - Associated Press
North Korea says Kim Jong Un received ‘excellent’ letter from TrumpU.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content.
12:19 p.m. June 23, 2019 - Associated Press
Turkish lira stabilizes as opposition candidate wins Istanbul mayor’s race, dealing blow to ErdoganIn a blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an opposition candidate declared victory in the Istanbul mayor’s race for a second time Sunday after the government-backed candidate conceded defeat in a high-stakes repeat election.
11:44 a.m. June 23, 2019 - Associated Press
Ethiopia’s prime minister says military chief killed, regional coup failedEthiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday.
11:27 a.m. June 23, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. economic plan for Mideast peace criticized for unrealistic projections, ignoring Israeli occupation of West Bank The administration’s economic blueprint — so far largely welcomed by Israelis, rejected by Palestinians — will be the centerpiece of a conference this week in BahrainWhen the Trump administration cut hundreds of millions of dollars of aid for Palestinians last year, the Parents Circle, a coexistence group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, lost 30% of its budget overnight.
5:15 a.m. June 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State manufacturing index posts largest-ever drop into negative territory in June Index declines 26 points to -8.6, first negative reading in more than two yearsThe Empire State factor index plummeted 26 points in June and is now signaling contraction for the first time since Oct. 2016, the New York Fed said Monday.
1:30 p.m. June 11, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
These embarrassing mega-merger flops prove that bigger isn’t always better Raytheon-United Technologies deal may work out, but mergers can be painful for investorsRaytheon-United Technologies deal may work out, but mergers can be painful for investors, writes Jeff Reeves.
12:28 p.m. June 10, 2019 - By Sue Chang
Dow logs 6-day winning streak as U.S.-Mexico trade tensions recede Tech-heavy Nasdaq outperforms broader market U.S. stocks close higher Monday, with the Dow gaining for the sixth session in a row, as investors continued to snap up global equities after the U.S. dropped plans to impose tariffs on Mexico.
11:26 a.m. June 10, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump Today: President predicts tariffs will spur China trade deal as he slams Fed Trump says he’s ‘concerned’ over Raytheon-United Technologies merger President Donald Trump on Monday predicted tariffs would spur a trade deal between the U.S. and China, as he said he was “a little concerned” about the merger agreement between Raytheon and United Technologies and criticized the Federal Reserve anew.
5:37 a.m. June 10, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow opens with triple-digit gain after U.S. shelves plans for Mexico tariffsStocks opened higher on Monday after the Trump administration reached a deal with Mexico to end their dispute over the flow of migrants into the U.S. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% to 2,885 The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 138 points, or 0.5%, to 26,122. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.7% to 7,797. President Donald Trump halted his plan to impose to tariffs on Mexican imports after striking a deal with that country to a range of measures aimed at reducing the level of immigration from Mexico. But Trump said he could bring tariffs back into play if Mexico didn't cooperate with the U.S. on border issues. Shares of United Technologies and Raytheon Co. both rose after they agreed to a merger that would create the world's second biggest aerospace company by revenues.
3:16 a.m. June 6, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump at Normandy tells D-Day veterans they’re among greatest AmericansPresident Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion that changed the fortunes of World War II, saying they “are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live.”
9:26 a.m. June 4, 2019 - By Claudia Assis
Boeing 737 Max ‘stigma’ to fade, UBS says Consumers are likely to forget, with no ‘significant’ share hit for Boeing, UBS survey showsU.S. residents may have reservations about flying on a Boeing Co. 737 Max now, but only a few say they won’t ever fly on a Max, a survey by UBS shows.
7:16 a.m. May 25, 2019 - By Tim Rostan
Democratic presidential hopeful Swalwell goes on Fox News so his parents can see him California Democrat talks gun violence, student debt and his parents’ Trump-Pence refrigerator magnetCalifornia House member Eric Swalwell, at 38 the Democratic field’s second youngest entrant, talks gun violence, student debt and his parents’ Trump-Pence refrigerator magnet.
3:12 a.m. May 17, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
These 20 S&P 500 companies have posted the biggest sales surprises this earnings season Quarterly sales numbers can give you more insight than a quick ‘earnings beat’ headlineQuarterly sales numbers can give you more insight than a quick “earnings beat” headline.
6:18 a.m. May 15, 2019 - By Robert Ross
Defense stocks make their name by providing protection for investors Defense companies operate in a recession-proof environment and reward investors with above-average dividend yieldsDefense companies operate in a recession-proof environment and reward investors with above-average dividend yields.
3:08 a.m. May 14, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are Monday’s worst stock-market performers as U.S.-China trade dispute escalates Apple posts the biggest decline among the Dow 30Apple posts the biggest decline among the Dow 30.
10:58 a.m. May 9, 2019 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
What to tell a new graduate about investing in stocks Success with money and investments requires humility, self-awareness, and a few good friendsSuccess with money and investments requires humility, self-awareness, and a few good friends, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
1:50 a.m. May 9, 2019 - Associated Press
South Korea: North Korea fires unidentified projectile, second launch in 5 days Launch comes hours after the North described Saturday’s action as a regular and defensive military exerciseNorth Korea on Thursday fired at least one unidentified projectile from the country’s western area, South Korea’s military said, the North’s second weapons launch in the last five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger.
11:20 a.m. May 3, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Aerospace and defense stocks, even Boeing, are easily outpacing the broader market this year Industry sales are strong, reflecting positive trends for air travel and U.S. defense spendingIndustry sales are strong, reflecting positive trends for air travel and U.S. defense spending.
7:11 a.m. May 1, 2019 - By Michael Brush
These five companies are changing the world — and their shares have made investors rich Companies including Tesla, Nvidia and Nutanix are large holdings of ARK Invest, which seeks out disruptive businessesCompanies including Tesla, Nvidia and Nutanix are large holdings of ARK Invest, which seeks out disruptive businesses.
1:35 p.m. April 26, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Economy grows 3.2% in first quarter, GDP shows, in report showing strength as well as short-term boosts Despite the solid report, don’t expect a change in the Federal Reserve’s policySharp upturn in state and local government spending helps the U.S. economy accelerate to a 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of 2019, the Commerce Department said Friday.
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