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NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency. Companies including Microsoft and Honeywell rose as investors were pleased with their quarterly reports, but General Electric stumbled. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

NEW YORK | Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats

NEW YORK — Global stock indexes sank Wednesday after the Trump administration released a list of $200 billion in goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate. The dollar spiked and big exporters plunged. Companies that sell computer chips, oil, basic materials and heavy machinery dropped after the Trump administration … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats

US stocks hold on to an early rally; Oil prices fall

Technology companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Thursday, turning major indexes higher for the week. Health care stocks and consumer-focused companies also posted solid gains as traders returned from the Independence Day holiday. The market was rallying even as global trade tensions appeared set to ratchet up Friday, when U.S. tariffs on … Continue reading US stocks hold on to an early rally; Oil prices fall

Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust US economy

WASHINGTON/June 16, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth … Continue reading Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust US economy

Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns

Stock markets turned higher on Friday after some losses in Asia as investors digested strong jobs data in the U.S., the risk of mounting trade tensions and an easing in Italy’s political uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 1.3 percent to 12,761 and the CAC 40 in France jumped 1.5 percent to 5,476. Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns

OMAHA, Neb. | Buffett says stocks remain best investment option for most

OMAHA, Neb.  — Billionaire Warren Buffett recommends that investors stick with simple stock index funds — not bonds and especially not bitcoins. Buffett discussed a variety of topics during an interview on CNBC Monday after he spent Saturday answering questions before thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said he … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb. | Buffett says stocks remain best investment option for most

With Market Uncertainty, Real Estate is the Best Investment

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif./ March 6, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Millennial author of Dating Your Investments, Spencer Chambers, explains why real estate is a more secure investment than stocks, bitcoin, or other financial trends. Whenever the market takes a turn for the worse, investors begin to realize their investment portfolios are not nearly as robust as they … Continue reading With Market Uncertainty, Real Estate is the Best Investment

US stocks broadly lower in morning trading; oil prices slide

January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-U.S. stocks were broadly lower in morning trading Monday, pulling back from the market’s recent record highs. Technology stocks accounted for much of the slide. Industrials companies also posted big losses. Energy stocks declined as crude oil prices headed lower. Investors were weighing the latest corporate deal news, including Keurig’s acquisition of Dr. … Continue reading US stocks broadly lower in morning trading; oil prices slide