List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bond Report: Negative GDP drives Treasury yields to lowest in a month

Bond Report: Negative GDP drives Treasury yields to lowest in a month

Treasury prices finished the week higher, driving yields down to their lowest level in a month, on a report that showed that the U.S. economy contracted in the first three… Read more »

NewsWatch: U.S. oil producers are back in the money, but OPEC is not

NewsWatch: U.S. oil producers are back in the money, but OPEC is not

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Oil prices have rebounded to attractive levels for U.S. producers, and that’s good news for both consumers and the economy, writes Tim Mullaney. See full story. Twitter… Read more »

Dollar Tree to shed 330 stores

Dollar Tree to shed 330 stores

Dollar Tree Inc. plans to sell 330 stores to private-equity firm Sycamore Partners, addressing regulatory concerns related to its planned merger with Family Dollar Stores. FDO, -0.51%   The stores… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar finishes higher against its chief rivals in May

Currencies: Dollar finishes higher against its chief rivals in May

The dollar was on track to record a second straight week of gains against its main rivals, the euro, Japanese yen and British pound, on Friday. The U.S. currency barely… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks edge lower, set to end week with losses

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks edge lower, set to end week with losses

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday following a report showing the economy contracted during the first quarter for the second straight year. The second estimate of gross domestic product showed… Read more »

Energy Ticker: Wood carves out a bigger share of U.S. energy market

Energy Ticker: Wood carves out a bigger share of U.S. energy market

Fireplaces and wood stoves have gained popularity as heat sources Wood is the U.S. second largest renewable energy source, thanks in part to rising demand for wood pallets for space-heating… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: American Express President Ed Gilligan dies

The Wall Street Journal: American Express President Ed Gilligan dies

American Express Co. said President Edward Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight home to New York on Friday morning. Gilligan, who was 55 years old, was widely considered… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil tops $60 as U.S. rig count and crude supplies drop

Futures Movers: Oil tops $60 as U.S. rig count and crude supplies drop

By Markets/commodities reporter Markets writer Oil futures rallied Friday, as a weekly decline in U.S. oil inventories, a drop in the number of active drilling rigs and data showing strong… Read more »

Market Extra: Ruble, oil rebound boost Russia-focused hedge funds

Market Extra: Ruble, oil rebound boost Russia-focused hedge funds

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a lot to toast this year as oil bounces back. As the second largest oil exporter in the world after Saudi Arabia, no economic narrative… Read more »

Twitter has #AdviceforYoungTraders who’ve never seen a Fed rate hike

Twitter has #AdviceforYoungTraders who’ve never seen a Fed rate hike

“Never play macho man with the market,” always “identify your risk tolerance,” and most of all, “if you’re afraid — don’t do it. If you’re doing it — don’t be… Read more »

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