• S&P 500 Posts Its Worst Week in a Month Amid Concerns About Rising Rates, Trade Tensions

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    U.S. stock indexes may be near record highs, but concerns about rising interest rates and growing trade tensions led the benchmark S&P 500 index to post its worst week in a month.
    The S&P 500 closed the week down about 1%, hardly an alarming decline but some investors began expressing concerns about the risk of inflation as bond yields rose to their highest levels since 2011. Higher rates can kill stock rallies because they make bonds more competitive investments than stocks and because they make debt more expensive to companies seeking to borrow money.
    Most of the declines came after...
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  • Wall Street falls as yields climb on jobs report

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stocks dropped on Friday, weighed down by another rise in Treasury yields in the wake of a solid jobs report that capped off a week of robust data. Fred Katayama reports.
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  • U.S. Unemployment Hits Lowest Rate In Nearly 50 Years

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    A jobs report released by the government on Friday showed unemployment falling to 3.7 percent - the lowest rate in nearly 50 years.
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    U.S. stock and bond prices fell again Friday after the Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, as investors continued to worry about a three-day surge in yields.
    On Friday:
    The S&P 500 index fell 16.04 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,885.57.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 180.43 points, or 0.7 percent, to 26,447.05.
    The Nasdaq composite retreated 91.06 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,788.45.
    The Russell 2000 index slid 14.80 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,632.11.
    For the week:
    The S&P 500 fell 28.41 points, or 1 percent.
    The Dow lost 11.26 points, or...
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  • Stocks fall globally after U.S. jobs data, Treasury yields rise again

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Major world stock markets sank for a second straight day on Friday after strong U.S. jobs numbers signaled a continued tightening of the labor market and increased inflation pressures, while Treasury yields rose again to multi-year highs.
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  • Wall Street Heads Lower as Jobs Report Helps Lift Debt Yields

    2 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Investors appeared to focus on rising yields today, sending equities into a broad selloff. Still, rising rates aren't all bad for stocks.
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  • Wall Street falls as solid jobs report boosts bond yields

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    U.S. stocks dropped for a second straight day on Friday, weighed down by another rise in Treasury yields in the wake of a solid jobs report that capped off a week of robust data.
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  • U.S. Labor Market Keeps Sailing Along

    2 monthes ago - By Economy

    Hurricane Florence and calendar quirks hurt job growth but the unemployment rate dropped.
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  • Get defensive in stocks, yields could rise to 3.5 percent, says Peter Cardillo

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    As the Nasdaq and S&P broke below some key technical levels Friday, the chief market economist of Spartan Capital Securities tells Reuters' Fred Katayama the stock market could shed more as Treasury yields climb.
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  • Global stocks slip globally amid U.S. jobs data, Treasury yields rise

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Stock markets dipped around the world on Friday after U.S. jobs numbers signaled a continued tightening of the labor market and increased inflation pressures, while Treasury yields rose to multi-year highs.
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