List/Grid Monthly Archives: October 2015

Market Snapshot: Stocks book biggest monthly gain since October 2011

Market Snapshot: Stocks book biggest monthly gain since October 2011

Stocks finished lower Friday, but still recorded their biggest monthly gains since October 2011. The October rally followed two brutal months for stocks, when equities sold off on global growth… Read more »

The Margin: The crazy cool Halloween pumpkin that will carve a $750 hole in your wallet

The Margin: The crazy cool Halloween pumpkin that will carve a $750 hole in your wallet

There are supermarket pumpkins that your kids carve up, and then there are showstoppers that cost hundreds of dollars. This version of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” masterpiece, carved by… Read more »

Slide Show: Wall Street’s October stock-market performance was scary good

Slide Show: Wall Street’s October stock-market performance was scary good

October gains for U.S. stocks largest in four years The performance of U.S. stocks this year has uncannily mimicked the market’s performance in 2011, when the S&P 500 experienced a correction… Read more »

These college majors are dying

These college majors are dying

The liberal-arts college student who sets foot on campus with the goal of becoming a philosopher, historian or English professor may soon become a thing of the past, a new… Read more »

The Margin: Personal property portfolios of Donald Trump, Elon Musk and 6 other billionaires

The Margin: Personal property portfolios of Donald Trump, Elon Musk and 6 other billionaires

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home” — a German poet once wrote that. For our purposes, let’s just focus on the kings…. Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil ends higher, scores 3.3% monthly gain

Futures Movers: Oil ends higher, scores 3.3% monthly gain

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures settled higher Friday to tally a monthly gain of more than 3% on growing expectations that crude production will soon decline. Oil-services firm Baker Hughes… Read more »

A scary Halloween-weekend box office expected for movie makers

A scary Halloween-weekend box office expected for movie makers

The people most scared by the Halloween-weekend box office will likely be movie makers, not moviegoers, with only one movie expected to bring in more than $10 million. And the… Read more »

The Margin: ESPN ends Grantland; Internet calls it the worst decision ever

The Margin: ESPN ends Grantland; Internet calls it the worst decision ever

By Social media editor & Drone Reporter ESPN on Friday announced it is immediately suspending the publication of Grantland, its popular sports and pop-culture site. “After careful consideration, we have… Read more »

The Tell: October stock rise could mean disappointing ‘Santa rally’

The Tell: October stock rise could mean disappointing ‘Santa rally’

A torrid October rebound that has the S&P 500 on track for its biggest monthly gain in four months might have bulls feeling good again, but history shows the rally… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks end lower, but score best month since 2009

Europe Markets: European stocks end lower, but score best month since 2009

European stocks finished lower Friday, but the regional benchmark still nabbed its best monthly gain in more than six years. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.06%  edged down less than… Read more »

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