The stock market is not the economy

Sep 30, 2019
But, yes, the two are related. And that relationship can get pretty interesting.
The New York Stock Exchange.
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Investors are hungry for meat-replacement technologies

Feb 4, 2019
But will meatless meat remain a delicacy for the rich?
Impossible Foods introduced the Impossible Burger 2.0 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
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A hedge fund gets hungry for Campbell Soup

Aug 10, 2018
Big investment groups are scouring the market for companies whose stock they think could be worth more.
Hedge fund Third Point has invested nearly $700 million in Campbell Soup Co.
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What CEOs are saying on earnings calls this month

Jul 30, 2018
The execs are stuck between tariffs and shareholders right now. They’re hoping you will save them.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange in the financial district of Manhattan in 2012.
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Puerto Rico's search for investors amid disaster recovery

Feb 23, 2018
The government estimates an 11 percent drop in the economy next year.
Department of Economic Development and Commerce Secretary Manuel Laboy, left, speaks onstage during the Pathway to the Future: Opportunities of an Economic Transformation Forum at PlayStation Theater on Feb. 15 in New York City. Top Puerto Rico government officials announced that Puerto Rico is open for business.
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Here’s why bond yields are rising

Feb 6, 2018
When investors pull their money out of stocks and need some place to put it, they often turn to the bond market. U.S. Treasuries are considered essentially risk-free. So investors can park their cash, earn some interest and know their…

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Wage pickup, a long time coming, leaves investors unhappy

The pace of wage growth increased in January, with average hourly earnings up 2.9 percent year-over-year, according to the Labor Department’s monthly Employment Report. But real, inflation-adjusted wages have been nearly stagnant for decades, rising just 7 percent for the…

A government shutdown is unlikely to move markets

Jan 19, 2018
It’s not a question of whether the US can pay its bills or debts to investors.
The U.S. Capitol is seen reflected in the windows of the Capitol Visitors Center as lawmakers work to avert a government shutdown January 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Oil prices start the year on a high note

Jan 2, 2018
It’s the highest first-of-the-year price for oil since 2014. But the companies producing crude are taking a more cautious view of things than the investors and lenders who back their efforts. From unrest in Iran to uncertainty about the new…