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The Fed’s Deflation Problem?

Lucia Mutikani of Reuters reports, Improving U.S. jobs market bolsters case for Fed rate hike:
U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an improving economy that could open the door wider to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September.Nonfarm payrolls increased 215,000 last month as […]

This Is Yellen's Response When Asked If The Fed Is Too Worried …

This is the response that Yellen gives a senator when asked if the Fed is too worried about the stock market.

I would push back against the notion that we are unduly affected by the ups and downs of the stock market, we are certainly very focused on the fundamentals and economic statistics that describe where the economy is in terms […]

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stock Update

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stock Update by Bidness ETC : Wednesday 11:44:23 CTCategories: News, streamGilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has had an unimpressive month so far, which is unusual for a stock that happens to be one of the most traded biotech stocks in the market. The company’s stock has actually traded down 1.67% since the beginning of July, reaching a […]

Stock Market News for June 19, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks gained around 1% on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hinted that it will move slowly on raising interest rates. A majority of Fed officials had said on Wednesday that the economy is ready for a rate hike this year. Only 2 out of the 17 officials believe the central bank should not raise rates before next year. Meanwhile, consumer […]

US stocks notch record as rising oil boosts energy sector – seattlepi …

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.Best Buy was among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Lumber Liquidators, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, plunged after its CEO abruptly quit the company.Stocks are trading at record levels, but […]

US stock indexes edge higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.Best Buy was among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Lumber Liquidators, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, plunged after its CEO abruptly quit the company.Stocks are trading at record levels, but […]

Stock Market News for May 15, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks gained over 1% yesterday on weaker dollar and drop in bond yields. Thursday’s gains were broad based with the S&P 500 closing at an all-time record high and 9 out of 10 sectors of the index ending in positive territory. Economic data was mixed, giving no clear indication to investors on the timing of first rate hike.For a look […]

US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading – seattlepi.com

Major stock indexes were heading for a higher close late Thursday afternoon, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for another all-time high. The market got a lift from new data indicating applications for unemployment aid fell last week. Technology and consumer staples stocks were among the biggest gainers.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 185 points, […]

US stock indexes end higher, breaking three-day slump – seattlepi.com

U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.Encouraging data on the U.S. job market and inflation helped lift the market, pushing the S&P 500 to a record high. The Dow came within 36 points of its own record. The indexes are up for the month and […]

China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued – seattlepi …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stock markets in China and Hong Kong extended gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were subdued.KEEPING SCORE: Shanghai Composite index gained 1.1 percent to 4,241.57 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent to 27,821.62. South Korea’s Kospi inched up 0.1 percent at 2,141.53. Japan’s […]