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November 27, 2017

Busy Week Ahead: Economic Data Galore, Congress Goes Back to Washington

Retail stocks might also be in focus today, Cyber Monday. Website data trackers expect biggest online sales day in history with a $6.6 billion forecast

November 24, 2017

Shopping Frenzy In Focus As Black Friday Starts, With Cyber Monday Ahead

Shoppers take their marks on Black Friday as they scurry to big retailers looking for bargains. Stock indices moved higher in pre-market trading.

November 22, 2017

Early Feast: Stocks Approach Holiday At Fresh Highs As Oil, Earnings Strong

The market barrels toward Thanksgiving and Black Friday with all the major indices at new highs and still charging along early Wednesday in pre-market trading action.

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November 21, 2017

Session Starts to the Upside; Watch for Economic Data, Earnings Reports

Holiday weeks tend to produce low trading volumes, which could be volatile. It’s worth keeping an eye on trading patterns throughout the day.

November 20, 2017

Courting the Consumer: Big Retailers Still In Focus As Black Friday Nears

Thanksgiving week dawns with a light economic calendar. Excitement might tick up on Black Friday when holiday shoppers hit the malls or go online.

November 17, 2017

Retail Delivery: Stores Keep Beating Expectations, Raising Holiday Hopes

The market is still buzzing over a stronger-than-expected earnings from big and small retailers alike that brought hope for a solid holiday season.

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November 16, 2017

Loading the Cart: Can Wal-Mart's Big Results Help Spark An Ailing Market?

Earnings might come to the rescue Thursday as two key companies outpaced Wall Street’s expectations and sent stock futures indices higher before the opening bell.

November 15, 2017

More Red Ahead? Overseas Weakness, Oil Slump, Retail Results Might Weigh

The market looked weak to start the day amid headwinds from Europe and Asia, concerns about the tax debate in Washington, and a crumbling oil market.

November 14, 2017

Markets Little Changed in Early Going; Earnings, Economic Data on Docket

Three major benchmarks move in tight trading range as Congress debates tax bill and economy's October results dribble in

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November 13, 2017

Wait - There’s More! Retail Earnings, Tax Debate Both in Store For New Week

Earnings took a trip to the mall last week with department store results, but attention now zeros in on big-box retailers. Tax policy also is likely to be a factor in days ahead.

November 10, 2017

Uncertainty Rocks Markets Ahead of Looming Tax Reform Deadlines

The Senate's tax reform bill differs from some key points of the House's version. Remember these are negotiable ahead of a final framework that goes for a vote.

November 9, 2017

Washington Worries: Tax Concerns Could Dog Market Amid Slew of Earnings

The menu this morning features two specials: department store earnings and tax policy. Both items seem to be pulling down stocks in pre-market trading.

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November 8, 2017

Taxing Proposition: Talk of Delay in Corporate Tax Cut Might Weigh Today

Tax reform is back in view and might weigh on stocks, while surging oil retreated. Additionally, President Trump visited China, so trade could be a conversation topic.

November 7, 2017

Jump To 2-Year Highs Has Oil in Focus, But Trump Trip, SNAP, Jobs Also Eyed

After months of shying from the headlines, crude oil pushed through the noise Monday and stole some thunder from earnings season.

November 6, 2017

Turning it Down a Notch: Market Eyes Lighter News Week After Recent Deluge

It seems hard to believe, but a quieter week might be on tap. Earnings season is about 75% complete and the Fed meeting is over. Economic data are rather light.

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November 3, 2017

Jobs Jolt: Big Growth In Key Sectors, Upward Revisions Could Support Stocks

The U.S. jobs market kicked back into gear with 261,000 new positions. The headline number was strong but missed some of the more bullish Street estimates.

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