Archive for August, 2017

S&P 500, Dow end fifth straight month with gains – MarketWatch

August 31st, 2017

S&P 500, Dow end fifth straight month with gains – MarketWatch


MarketWatch
S&P 500, Dow end fifth straight month with gains
MarketWatch
Low levels of first-time jobless claims suggest the labor market remains robust, while consumer spending — the biggest driver of the economy — picked up in July, thanks to higher income for consumers and low inflation. “In an environment where the …
MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Climbs After Economic DataMorningstar.com

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economy markets – Google News

U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

August 31st, 2017

U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

The U.S. has a record number of job openings. A lot of employers complain they can’t find qualified workers. But there are many things employers aren’t doing or could do better to attract the workers they need.


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Economy : NPR

Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown

August 31st, 2017

Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas ― A federal judge on Wednesday blocked most of a state immigration crackdown two days before it was set to go into effect on Sept. 1, offering a major victory for opponents as a tropical storm ravages the state and local officials struggle to assure immigrants it’s safe to seek help.

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Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

10 Extraordinary Animal Rescues In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

August 31st, 2017

10 Extraordinary Animal Rescues In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

As well as helping more than 13,000 people to safety, rescuers across Texas have also plucked a plethora of animals out from the rising floodwaters. Tear-jerking viral videos and photographs show bats, birds, cows, dogs, horses and pigs all being hauled to firmer ground. Evacuation Of Pets This image of Naomi Coto carrying her dog, Simba, on her shoulders as she was forced to evacuate her Houston home on Sunday is just one of hundreds of pictures which show the lengths that many pet owners went to to save their pets.

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Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

If you can't beat 'em: Stockpickers targeting index-provider MSCI

August 31st, 2017

If you can't beat 'em: Stockpickers targeting index-provider MSCI
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stockpickers are jumping into the boom in passive investing by loading up on shares of index-provider MSCI Inc, whose products are the basis for dozens of popular exchange traded…

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Reuters: Money

North Korea Missile Launches Leave For A Short Reaction Window

August 31st, 2017

North Korea Missile Launches Leave For A Short Reaction Window

North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, causing the Japanese government to order its citizens to take shelter.

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Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Breakingviews TV: Wells woes

August 31st, 2017

Breakingviews TV: Wells woes
The U.S. mega-bank’s fake-accounts scandal has swelled to some 3.5 million customers. Jeffrey Goldfarb and Richard Beales discuss what it means for CEO Tim Sloan and the new chair.

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Reuters Video: Business

What Harvey victims can do right now to protect their finances

August 31st, 2017

What Harvey victims can do right now to protect their finances
Tropical Storm Harvey is still wreaking havoc in Texas and Louisiana, and it will likely be a long time before victims are able to assess the damage done to their homes and finances.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

Steven Mnuchin on Harriet Tubman's $20 bill: 'We will be looking at this issue'

August 31st, 2017

Steven Mnuchin on Harriet Tubman's $20 bill: 'We will be looking at this issue'
Maybe putting Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill isn’t a done deal after all.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

U.S. sues Estée Lauder for allegedly discriminating against new dads

August 31st, 2017

U.S. sues Estée Lauder for allegedly discriminating against new dads
The U.S. government is taking Estée Lauder to court over its family leave policy for new fathers.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com