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Fitch Quantifies GDP Growth Damage for 2020 If More Tariffs Come

It is not at all unusual for economists and market watchers to worry about trade tensions escalating. Where things break apart between the glass viewed as half-empty or half-full is ...
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New York Area Manufacturing Activity Plummets in June

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Empire State Manufacturing report for the month of June. While this is just one region, it is viewed as being ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: DBV Tech, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Deere, Dow, GNC, Kinder Morgan, Mosaic, Symantec, Walt Disney and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday after gains of about 0.4% for the Dow and S&P 500 last week. This summer Monday is not seeing any vast ...
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Our Top 10 Stock Moves & News Items for the Week

A lot happened in the world of business during the week of June 14, 2019. The indexes might have been muted with less than 0.5% gains in the Dow and ...
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A Week’s Worth of Analysts, Stock Picks and Economics in 5 Minutes

After the markets came roaring back a week earlier, the end result if you only look at weekly stock index changes for the week of June 14, 2019 might have ...
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Fed Models Suddenly Call for Stronger Than Expected GDP Growth

With all the media's calls for a recession in the coming quarters, the public frequently gets very mixed information and opinions about the real state of the economy. The first ...
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High Hopes and Expectations for Merck’s First Investor Day in Years

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) may still be up in 2019, and it may be better off for now than rival Pfizer, but the reality is that Merck shares ...
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What GE Might Fetch for Its Venture Capital Arm

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is still looking for ways to raise capital from inside the company. One possible means of raising cash may come from its years' worth of ...
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Retail Sales Rise Ahead of Tariffs

May's reading on retail sales did manage to post a 0.5% seasonally adjusted gain. That's the good news. The bad news is that this was under the consensus target of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Broadcom, Charter, Comcast, CommScope, ConEd, Next Era, Rockwell, Transocean and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Friday after weak semiconductor news and weak news about China. With so many nontraditional developments and so many sidebar issues affecting the markets ...
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7 Stocks Not Enjoying the Bull Market and Holding Down the Dow in 2019

It's been a wild ride in 2019. The seasonal theme of "sell in May and go away" passed and seemingly has turned into "Hold your nose and buy in June." ...
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Airlines Driving Transportation ETFs in Rare Price Hike Cheer

Some investors believe that the transportation stocks have to do well for the stock market to do well. After all, if people and goods are not being transported around the ...
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10 Old-School Tech Giants Offer Great Value and Dividends During the Trade War

Now that the "sell in May and go away" theme has given way to a stock market recovery in the first half of June, many investors are seeking safety net ...
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Only 3 Defensive Utility Stocks Are Considered Cheap With Big Upside

With the stock market's caution in May giving way to a recovery in June, the major equity indexes are now trading back within striking distance of their all-time highs. Some ...
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Russell 2000 Index Changes Positive for Multiple Mortgage Finance Players

The Russell indexes are rebalanced each year, and the latest preliminary rebalance announced recently. The final list is expected on June 14, and the formal rebalance will occur on June ...
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