Category Archives: Daily Advantage

No reflex fast enough to save food from five-second rule

Falling crude-oil prices and disappointing data on U.S. manufacturing activity were the main contributors to today’s down market. The Dow fell 131 points, with 27 of its 30 components in the red; the S&P 500 Index lost 12; and the … Continue reading

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Stocks gain for third straight day

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. moved higher as investors reacted to the decision to leave short-term interest rates unchanged for now. The Dow added 98 points, with 28 … Continue reading

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Stocks rise on Fed and Bank of Japan news

Stocks posted gains after the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced it would keep short-term interest rates unchanged but hinted toward a hike later this year. The Dow climbed 163 points, with 27 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index … Continue reading

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Characters can boost brands

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. were just slightly positive as the Federal Open Market Committee opened its two-day meeting. The Dow added 9 points, with 15 of its 30 components … Continue reading

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New tech lets you slice and dice display screens

Stocks ended lower as investors focused on this week’s upcoming Fed announcement on interest-rate policy. The Dow slipped 3 points, with its 30 components split evenly between advancers and decliners; the S&P 500 Index ended just below flat; and the … Continue reading

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Stocks fall ahead of Fed

Stocks stumbled on Friday as investors processed the latest inflation data ahead of next week’s central-banks meetings. The Dow fell 88 points, with 23 of its components declining; the S&P 500 Index dropped 8; and the Nasdaq retreated 5. Decliners … Continue reading

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Food trucks driving change

Today’s Daily Advantage comes to us from guest writer Jim Durning. Major stock indexes in the U.S. moved higher as energy and technology stocks led the increases. The Dow added 177 points, with all of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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Mobile app beacons serve up fall sweater alerts

Stocks ended mixed after concerns over oil stockpiles and prices dragged down energy shares. The Dow fell 31 points, with 22 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index lost 1 point; and the Nasdaq added 18. Decliners topped … Continue reading

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App rewards kids for not checking phones in class

Stocks regained ground from Friday’s sell-off as new comments from Federal Reserve policymakers gave investors reason to believe the Fed might not rush to hike rates. The Dow climbed 239 points, with all but 1 of its 30 components gaining; … Continue reading

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Fed speeches rattle markets

Stocks slumped on concerns over a nuclear test performed by North Korea and hawkish comments from Federal Reserve board members. Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said that the Fed risks financial instability if it waits too long to raise … Continue reading

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