U.S. equities mostly finished lower on Thursday as the bulls cooled their heels after a multi-day push to new record highs. Hopes for a bipartisan deal on taxes dimmed slightly after President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats differed on whether border wall funding would be part of the ag
September 29, 2016: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday following Wednesday’s announced agreement among OPEC members to rein in production. Comments various Fed officials talking a rate hike later this year cooled enthusiasm for equities, and by mid-day stocks were trading in the red. Only the telecom sector maintains a small gain for the day, with healthcare and financials the worst....More>>>
The stock market performed well on Tuesday, responding to steady improvement among many companies as earnings season kicked into high gear. Although political issues are likely to remain in the spotlight for some investors for the foreseeable future, many market participants are looking to economic and business issues in driving their investing decisions. Major market benchmarks finished the day....More>>>
Television has been and is projected to be for at least the next few years the dominant advertising medium. However, in a few years many project that to change with digital advertising taking television’s top spot. The $64,000 question for old media companies like Disney (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA), CBS Corp (NYSE:CBS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), Scripps....More>>>
Uber driverless Ford Fusions sit in the Uber Technical Center parking lot on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
The self-driving car craze seemed to come out of left field. In just the last few years, the idea that cars could pilot themselves around cities and along freeways went from science fiction to a genuine possibility.
Friday’s pre-holiday session provided little in the way of gains even though most markets closed at or near the highs of the day. After languishing for most of the session, large blocks of buyers emerged in the final minutes driving prices to small gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a gain of 0.07%, the S&P 500 rose 0.13%, Nasdaq gained 0.28% and the Russell....More>>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Monthly Cold Storage report showed that stocks of frozen beef in the nations freezers on July 31st totaled 469.253 million pounds versus 460.093 million pounds a year ago and 456.533 million pounds on June 30th, 2016.
Stocks of frozen pork totaled 599.932 million pounds versus 633.214 million pounds a year ago and 586.479 million pounds on June....More>>>
Nine companies came public this week raising a combined $1.1 billion. The week's three largest expected IPOs postponed. All but two companies priced below the target midpoint. Enterprise tech darlings SailPoint and SendGrid both priced above the range and traded up 8% and 13%, respectively, on th
Far from the cause for celebration that an exuberant Wall Street assumes it to be, soaring consumer confidence is a source of concern.
And make no mistake; it is soaring. The Conference Board' consumer confidence index jumped to 125.6 in March, from 116.1 in February. That is one of the biggest o
Not long ago, I wrote about artificial intelligence (AI), its capabilities and its future.
In that article, the chief technology officer of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.AMD, +0.15% one of the largest makers of microprocessors, provided intriguing insights into the topic.
Today, I want to take it
Is the U.S. stock market “correction” already over?
Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.73% and most other major averages, made their most recent all-time high March 1, the day after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress. Since then, stocks have strug
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his policies, said Friday that the decision by House Republican leaders to pull the legislation calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as ‘Obamacare,’ was a major victory.
“The defeat of