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6:10 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
NY Empire State factory index sluggish for sixth straight month in November Empire State index little changed at 2.9 from 4.0 in OctoberFactory activity in the New York region was sluggish for the sixth straight month, according to the Empire State manufacturing survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.
6:00 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial output falls by most in 17 months in October U.S. industrial output falls 0.8% and 0.5% ex-autos and partsIndustrial output fell 0.8% in October, pushed lower by the GM strike, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
9:18 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
How the slump in manufacturing created overblown fears of a recession Factory output is down modestly, but employment is still strongReports of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing have been exaggerated, and that may be one reason why fears of an economy-wide recession got out of hand earlier this year.
7:28 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Chicago PMI slides to nearly four-year low in October Index drops to 43.2, lowest since December 2015U.S. Midwest manufacturing activity weakened in October, according to the Chicago PMI index released Thursday.
4:19 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit in goods narrows in September Both imports and exports sank An early look at U.S. trade patterns in September points to narrowing in the trade deficit at the end of the third quarter.
7:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
12:15 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge back from 2019 highs European stocks weakened on Tuesday, as a generally solid set of corporate earnings from companies including UBS and Saab wasn’t enough for traders to bid stocks to a new high.
3:49 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Claude Barfield
U.S. and EU should put aside their Boeing-Airbus feud and join forces against predatory Chinese state capitalism WTO is allowing the U.S. to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on European goods to compensate for illegal Airbus subsidiesWTO is allowing the U.S. to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on European goods to compensate for illegal Airbus subsidies.
5:30 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Philly Fed manufacturing index stumbles in October Activity index falls to 5.6 below expectationsThe Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index in October fell to 5.6 after registering 12 in September.
3:32 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.
12:08 p.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - Associated Press
EU trade chief nominee urges U.S. not to start new tit-for-tat tariff war Phil Hogan urges Washington to work with EU to reform WTOThe Irishman set to take over as the European Union’s top trade official on Monday urged the United States not to launch an economically damaging tariff war with the bloc over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.
11:57 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial production up 0.6% in August, largest gain in a year Economist doesn’t think rebound will lastU.S. industrial output rose 0.6% in August, the largest gain in a year, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
3:41 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By George Friedman
U.S. response to Saudi oil attack leads directly to Iran Striking back — or not — involves trade-offs and riskStriking back — or not — involves trade-offs and risk, writes George Friedman.
7:25 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.
5:11 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.
2:00 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.
11:24 a.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.
5:17 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Durable goods orders jump in July, boosted by Boeing orders Excluding transportation, orders down 0.4%Orders for durable goods rose 2.1% in July, the Commerce Department said Monday
4:31 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.
5:51 a.m. Aug. 17, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
These 10 ‘grey swan’ events could conspire to imperil global economy and markets With all eyes on U.S.-China trade, these macro risks are underexaminedEven as high-probability risks capture the minds of investors, there is a growing combination of lower-probability risks, that could create even more heartburn for investors as the third quarter draws to a close.
6:09 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State, Philly Fed indexes hold steady in August New York inches up to 4.8, Philadephia index falls slightly to 16.8Two gauges on manufacturing sentiment generally held steady in August, defying expectations.
5:38 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial production slumps in July Manufacturing alone down 0.4%, lagging the overall economyU.S. industrial production slumped in July, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
7:00 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.
5:17 a.m. July 31, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Chicago PMI shows broad weakness in July Chicago business barometer drops to 44.4, lowest level since Dec. 2015The Chicago PMI business barometer fell sharply in July, falling to 44.4 from 49.7 in June, its lowest level since December 2015, according to MNI Indicators said Wednesday.
12:00 p.m. July 30, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Global U.S. companies see strong earnings so far—once you rule out Boeing Companies that receive 50% of revenues from abroad saw earnings grow by 7.5% in the second-quarterAmerican multinational companies, excluding Boeing, are posting strong earnings growth in the second-quarter, says BAML.
11:55 a.m. July 24, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
S&P 500, Nasdaq stock indexes close at record but Dow grounded by Boeing Tech shares in focus as U.S. opens probe into anti-competitive practicesThe S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite stock indexes closed at record highs on Wednesday despite mixed earnings and economic data and news of antitrust investigations into leading U.S. technology stocks, but the Dow closed lower.
4:50 a.m. July 24, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Dividend-paying stocks will leave Treasurys for dead, says mutual-fund company Federated Critical information for the U.S. trading dayFederated Investors’s chief equity market strategist Phil Orlando, says it’s high time investors wake up to the benefit of dividend paying stocks.
11:29 a.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.
7:44 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
4:53 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Philadelphia Fed manufacturing gauge rebounds in July to highest level in a year Business activity index jumps to 21.8 after a 0.3 reading in JuneThe Philadelphia Fed said Thursday its gauge of business activity in its region rebounded sharply in July after sinking in June to its lowest level in four months.
5:18 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. manufacturing ‘is in recession,’ Fed’s data show Production was flat in June, below expectations of a 0.1% gainManufacturing slumped in the three months ended in June for the second straight quarterly decline, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
5:02 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State manufacturing index climbs out of negative territory in July New York Fed’s gauge of business activity climbs to a reading of 4.3The New York Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s main index rebounded modestly to 4.3 in July after a minus 8.6 reading in the prior month, the regional Fed bank said Monday.
3:54 a.m. July 10, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Weak U.S. data could trigger 10% stock plunge, says strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayLooking for surprises? Watch the data not the monetary policy says our call of the day from Elia Lattuga, the deputy head of strategy research at UniCredit.
2:21 a.m. June 20, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Axon stock at risk of losing half its value, short seller Spruce Point says Company formerly known as Taser says Spruce’s report is ‘poorly researched’ and full of ‘inaccuracies and innuendos’Investors who own Axon Enterprise Inc. should brace for the stock to lose half its value, according to well-known short seller Spruce Point Capital Management, which issued a “strong sell” opinion on the law enforcement technology company, that was formerly known as Taser International.
4:15 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.
11:28 a.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.
10:26 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.
4:37 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.
10:00 a.m. May 14, 2019 - By Claudia Assis
China threatens to reduce Boeing orders, but analyst says options are limited Chinese airlines are stuck with Boeing, analyst saysDespite trade-war talks and the 737 Max grounding, Chinese airlines, like their U.S. counterparts, are also largely stuck with Boeing Co. as the Chinese commercial airline industry grows, an analyst says.
11:30 a.m. May 8, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Trump lost a lot of his money, but he’s losing a lot more of ours Nearly everybody Trump promised to help is worse off Donald Trump lost a lot of money as a real estate developer, but he’s costing us a lot more as president, writes Tim Mullaney.
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