• Markets Right Now: Muted inflation news sends stocks higher

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The latest on developments in financial markets :
    9:35 a.m.
    Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street and bond yields are falling as investors are relieved to see that inflation remained in check last month.
    Technology stocks and retailers, investors' favorites in recent months, were among the biggest winners in early trading Tuesday.
    Google parent Alphabet rose 1 percent and Macy's climbed 1.4 percent.
    Chipmaker Qualcomm slumped 3.3 percent after the White House blocked a hostile bid from Broadcom to take over the company, citing national security concerns.
    The S&P 500 rose 13...
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  • We just got another sign that the stock market's biggest fear isn't playing out just yet

    We just got another sign that the stock market's biggest fear isn't playing out just yet

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Two recent economic reports show inflation is picking up - but not as quickly as investors had feared.
    The real concern was about whether the Federal Reserve would be moved to raise interest rates faster than expected.
    The correction that rocked the stock market in February coincided with a report that showed the strongest wage growth since the recession - a sign of inflation.
    Wall Street got another sign Tuesday that its worst fears about inflation may have not yet been realized.
    The core consumer-price index, a gauge of costs that excludes food and energy products, increased by 0.2%...
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  • A Trio of Must-Have Gadgets for Investors

    A Trio of Must-Have Gadgets for Investors

    5 days ago - By Wall Street

    Whether you're a newbie to the world of investing or have been dabbling in the stock market for some time, you likely find yourself checking your portfolio at least once a day; after all, you want to find out if your Starbucks or Target stock has risen in value or if it's time to get out of that investment.
    While investors have traditionally checked the stock section of a newspaper for this information, many now rely on their smartphones and computers to get updates in real time. Indeed, there are a number of must-have, handy electronic tools that make keeping tabs on your money and...
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  • Stock futures hold on to gains after Tillerson's ouster

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Tuesday as a decline in expectations for the pace of interest rate rises outweighed news of Rex Tillerson's ouster as U.S. Secretary of State.
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  • Stock futures jump after data dims fears of inflation overheating

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stock index futures extended gains on Tuesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices cooled in February, the latest indication that an anticipated pickup in inflation probably will be only gradual.
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  • World stocks inch higher ahead of U.S. inflation data

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    LONDON - World shares inched higher on Tuesday, eking out limited gains as investors kept a wary eye on a U.S. inflation reading later in the day that could offer clues on the pace of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes this year.
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  • World shares mixed amid concerns about trade barriers

    5 days ago - By Chron

    BANGKOK - Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday, with Wall Street set for a cautious open, as investors gauge how far countries could go in setting up barriers to trade.
    KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent to 7,201 while the CAC 40 of France added 0.3 percent to 5,293. Germany's DAX shed 0.1 percent to 12,409. S&P 500 and Dow futures both climbed 0.2, pointing to small gains when trading starts in New York.
    QUALCOM-BROADCOM: Singapore-based computer chipmaker Broadcom said in a statement that it strongly disagrees with Trump's order to block its proposed acquisition of...
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  • Stock futures edge higher ahead of inflation data

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday ahead of the consumer prices data, which will provide the last crucial reading on inflation in the run up to a near-certain interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next week.
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