WASHINGTON/December 29, 2016 (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in the White House. There’s only one problem – it’s not true anymore. China, the world’s second-biggest economy behind the United States, hasn’t been pushing down its currency to benefit Chinese exporters in years. And … Continue reading What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator
Nvidia Leads S&P’s winners in 2016 NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — In a solid year for stocks, graphics processor maker Nvidia stood far above its peers on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The company’s stock more than tripled for the year. But it was far from the only company that made a notable move. Goldman … Continue reading Nvidia leads S&P’s winners in 2016; drug companies slump
Looking for that great piece of Vintage Modern Art? ST LOUIS, MO/December 28, 2016 (STL.News) – Rocket Century: Look no further than Rocket Century, your Vintage Modern Store destination. Rocket Century opened in 2010 as an online only store that featured an array of amazing vintage modern furniture, artwork and accessories. They still ship coast … Continue reading Looking for that great piece of Vintage Modern Art?
NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News)(Where to Sell your unwanted stuff)— If you’re cleaning out your closets for the new year, or need some spare cash after the holidays, your old stuff can help fill up your wallet. A number of websites and apps make it easier to sell used smartphones, furniture and clothes. Here’s where to go … Continue reading Where to sell your unwanted stuff online and earn extra cash
WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.5 percent to 107.3, the lowest reading … Continue reading US pending home sales fell in November
Global shares mixed TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Shares meandered in quiet trading Wednesday after the Dow Jones industrial average inched closer to 20,000 and the Nasdaq Composite rose to a record high. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was flat at 11,472.09 and the CAC 40 of France edged 0.1 percent higher to 4,850.98. The FTSE 100 gained … Continue reading Global shares mixed after Nasdaq hits record high
US stocks close higher NEW YORK/December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite. Materials and technology companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher overall. Energy companies also rose as the price of … Continue reading US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises
Global shares mostly gain in thin trading TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after Christmas holidays. Most benchmarks stayed in a narrow range. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 0.2 percent to 11,473.42 and the CAC40 of France was also … Continue reading Global shares mostly gain in thin trading ahead of New Year