What's behind the stock market's strong third quarter?

The S&P 500 gained 8.5%, the Dow is up 7.5% and the Nasdaq is up 11% for the quarter.
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How are CEOs doing on their stakeholdlers pledge?

In 2019, some of the country's most powerful business leaders promised to redefine what it means to be a corporation. Then the pandemic hit.
People walk outside the New York Stock Exchange last month. One year ago, a group of nearly 200 CEOs agreed to consider more than just shareholders in business decisions.
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What do changes in the stock market actually mean?

Oct 22, 2019
"It's not as simple as it might seem," said Andrea Eisfeldt of UCLA.
A trader exiting the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in April 2013.
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S&P 500 companies make fewer election-related donations, survey shows

Oct 4, 2018
The companies that still donate are also becoming more transparent.
"If you don't have positive momentum ... contributors might not like your campaign," says consultant Bill Burges about political donations.
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We're about to enter the longest bull market ever

Aug 22, 2018
We explain what that means.
The Wall Street Bull sculpture is seen in the Financial District on Dec. 8, 2016 in New York. 
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Which economic stats matter most?

Jul 9, 2018
Our listener asks which economic statistics are the best predictors of future economic performance.
A financial professional loosk at his computer screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the trading day Dec. 16, 2008 in New York City. 
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Stock buybacks break records, prop up markets

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Jul 13, 2016
Fat with cash, companies are driving up their share prices.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 12, 2016 in New York City. 
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While the stock market rocks, investors like bonds too

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Jul 12, 2016
There's a reason equities are doing so well while bond yields crater.
A group of traders talk while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), July 12, 2016 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at an all-time high. 
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