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August 7, 2017

Sizzling Jobs Growth, But Will It Raise Inflation Or Spending? Week Ahead Could Give Hints

The question going into the new week is whether the economy’s big jobs growth starts to show up in other areas, like inflation and retailer performance.

August 4, 2017

Need Work? Job Creation Stayed Lofty In July, With Wage Growth A Healthy Sign

The U.S. jobs machine continues to churn, creating 209,000 jobs in July and unemployment down to 4.3%. The report provides more evidence of economic vigor.

August 3, 2017

Currency Caution: Dollar Woes Front and Center Despite DJIA Topping 22,000

Asian and many European markets fell overnight, lending a negative vibe. Underlying the cautious tone is weakness in the dollar, which sits at 15-month lows.

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August 2, 2017

Rolling a Six? DJIA Eyes Sixth-Straight Record Day As Apple Earnings Drive Market Higher

The hits just keep on coming. The DJIA posted new record highs each of the last five sessions, and looks like it might leap over the 22,000 hurdle today for the first time.

August 1, 2017

Check Your Phone: Apple Earnings After Close As Next iPhone Launch Date Eyed

The dog days of August open with Apple (AAPL) earnings front and center. The company reports this afternoon, capping off the tech phase of reporting season.

July 31, 2017

Don’t Head For the Hammock Yet: Busy Week Includes Apple Earnings, Jobs Data

It looks like another quiet summer week, interrupted only by dozens of key earnings reports, Treasury auctions, auto sales, and the Fed’s favorite inflation indicator.

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July 28, 2017

Taking Pause: Amazon’s Miss on Earnings Front and Center, But GDP Growth Improves

The earnings season, which got off to a rip-roaring start, stumbled slightly late this week as some key companies like Amazon and Exxon Mobil fell short of projections.

July 27, 2017

Tech Takes Center Stage After Strong Facebook Results, With Amazon in the Wings

The earnings extravaganza keeps on churning today, with a boatload of companies stepping into the spotlight, including Amazon (AMZN).

July 26, 2017

Fed Follows Playbook and Keeps Rates Intact; Hints Balance Sheet Selloff Is 'Soon'

Fed still sees economy chugging along and worries about inflation; appears acquiescent to stubborn inflation below 2% objective...

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July 26, 2017

What Fed Meeting? Earnings Party Helps Stocks Hit Highs As Fed Seen Holding Pat

Heat up the coffee and get ready for another day bursting with earnings news, accompanied by a Fed meeting for a bit of extra intrigue.

July 25, 2017

Shamrock Shakes, Trucks, and Tractors: McDonald’s, GM, CAT All Beat Earnings Estimates

The cavalcade of earnings continues today, with better than expected results from three stalwarts — McDonald’s (MCD), Caterpillar (CAT), and General Motors (GM).

July 24, 2017

What Dog Days of Summer? Earnings, Economic Reports, Fed Barking Too

Earnings out from big hitters like Google, Facebook, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobile, Chevron, Caterpillar, Verizon, GM, Ford and Boeing...

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July 21, 2017

Stocks, Crude Oil Creep Higher in Sleepy Summer Market

There’s a saying on Wall Street that the bulls walk up the stairs and the bears fall out the windows. As is typical during most summer trading, volume has been low, but ...

July 20, 2017

Up We Go: Despite Some Muddy Earnings Reports, New All-Time Highs Keep Coming

Another day; another record. The go-go market of earlier this year seems to be back, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 posting new highs Wednesday.

July 19, 2017

Today’s Recipe: Mix Caution And Record Highs As Morgan Stanley Beats, Tech Rolls On

Caution remains the feeling on Wall Street, but the Nasdaq and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs yesterday and info tech continues to rally.

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July 18, 2017

Bank on It: Goldman, Bank of America Beat Expectations Despite Tough Circumstances

Two of the nation’s biggest banks beat earnings expectations Tuesday, but showed signs of struggle in a challenging environment. A cautious tone prevails.

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