Author Archives: John Natale

Stocks end down, iPhones shut down

Stocks tumbled due to a range of factors, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s follow-up on her cautious take on the U.S. economy with a new revelation that the Fed is studying the feasibility of lowering short-term interest rates into negative … Continue reading

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Stocks pare earlier losses but still close down

Stocks ended in the red but pared most of the day’s losses by the end of the session. At one point this morning, the Dow was down by triple digits amid concerns over a sell-off in Japan, steep crude-oil price … Continue reading

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Parmesan bonds: The big cheese of capital markets

Stocks declined as investors considered how today’s jobs report might influence the Federal Reserve’s stance on rate hikes. The Dow declined 211 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index lost 35 points; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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Oil resumes fall, dragging down stocks

Stocks sank under the weight of oil. Major energy firms posted earnings that reflected the impact of falling crude prices. On a macro level, hopes faded over potential cooperation between top exporters on output cuts. By midafternoon, crude prices ended … Continue reading

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Are “natural” food labels a hoax?

Stocks rose, boosted by solid earnings and rising crude oil prices. The Dow advanced 125 points, with 22 of its 30 components gaining, the S&P 500 Index added 10 points, and the Nasdaq increased by 38. Advancers topped decliners by … Continue reading

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Short-story vending machines

U.S. stocks rallied on strong corporate earnings today, shrugging off sharp declines across China’s markets. The Dow jumped 282 points, with all but 1 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index added 26 points; and the Nasdaq increased … Continue reading

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Stocks rise on Europe stimulus optimism

Stocks overcame a rough morning to end the day higher. Global markets started off choppy after a wave of declines in Asia. Chinese stocks fell on continued worries about tumbling oil prices and China’s in-transition economy. Japanese shares entered bear … Continue reading

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Are homebuyers choosing playrooms over big yards?

Stocks ended mixed after earlier gains were hit by concerns over falling oil prices. The Dow rose 27 points, with 16 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index added 1 point; and the Nasdaq lost 11. Decliners topped … Continue reading

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Behind Kickstarter’s 9% fail rate

Stocks rallied, thanks to a rebound for crude oil prices that lifted energy shares, including Dow components ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX), which gained 4.52% and 5.03%, respectively. The Dow jumped 227 points, with 28 of its 30 components advancing, … Continue reading

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The new glue review for your CPU

Stocks ended the session in the green, helped by a stable session for China’s markets and despite a renewed drop in oil prices that weighed on energy shares. The Dow rose 117 points, with 22 of its 30 components advancing; … Continue reading

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