Wall Street zooms higher on news of labor market improvements

Jun 5, 2020
The S&P 500 was up 2.2% after the government said that U.S. employers added 2.5 million workers to their payrolls last month.
Stocks are rushing higher in morning trading Friday after a much better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market.
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What are negative interest rates?

Aug 22, 2019
While the U.S. waits on word of rate cuts, the global economy is seeing negative interest rates.
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The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
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Here's why Levi's is returning to the stock market

Mar 21, 2019
Levi Strauss & Co. returns to the stock market this week. The 165-year-old company is hoping to sell more than $500 million in shares, which it will invest in broadening product offerings and appealing more to young people. 
Traders, many in jeans, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the day that Levi Strauss has returned to the stock market with an IPO on March 21, 2019 in New York City.
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Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
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Hedge funds are facing challenges in an uncertain market

Jan 11, 2019
For years, when stocks were making gains, hedge funds were criticized for their fees and lackluster performance.
Hedge fund performance on average dropped by less than the S&P 500 in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Above, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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Apple shares drop after news of waning iPhone sales

Jan 3, 2019
Cook also attributes challenges in China to the projected downturn in revenue.
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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