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Why 70% of consumers haven’t bought digital videos

Stocks declined today, as investors await Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at this Friday’s central bank retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Dow fell 65 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index lost 11 points; … Continue reading

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Stocks rebound. Optimism emerges for a pessimist.

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. marked modest gains as oil prices recovered. Reports surfaced that Iran would attend meetings of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries next month, raising … Continue reading

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New study: Food blogs overtake cookbooks

Stocks ended mixed as earnings season wraps up; oil prices continue to fluctuate; and all eyes turn to the Fed, which will hold its Jackson Hole Symposium later this week. The Dow fell 23 points, with 17 of its 30 … Continue reading

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Circling hawks give markets jitters

Recent comments from Federal Reserve officials supporting rate hikes as early as September put the markets on edge today, with the Dow dropping more than 100 points before paring its losses. The Dow lost 45 points, with 19 of its … Continue reading

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Back-to-school shopping insights

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. were mildly positive with advancing shares leading decliners for the day. The Dow added almost 24 points, with 19 of its 30 components advancing; … Continue reading

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New ad scheme: Planting unwanted brand apps on phones

Stocks ended ahead as investors weighed newly released Fed comments showing mixed views on whether U.S. economic conditions merit a near- or longer-term path to rate hikes. The Dow rose 21 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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Stocks slip. Goal is a better airport experience.

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. declined as investors weighed how new data might influence the possibility of interest-rate increases in 2016. The Dow fell 84 points, with 24 … Continue reading

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Vintage arcades score an extra life

Stocks started the week ahead as oil prices regained ground and overseas markets posted gains. The Dow rose 59 points, with 19 of its 30 components in positive territory; the S&P 500 Index edged up 6 points; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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Stocks pull back on weak economic data

After the markets hit all-time highs yesterday, many stocks retreated on weaker-than-expected retail sales and a drop in wholesale prices. The Dow dropped 37 points, with 21 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index lost 1; and the … Continue reading

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Stocks rebound. Learning on the (first) jobs.

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. were higher as the price of oil increased. The Dow gained more than 117 points, with 27 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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