List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rising off-grid indicators like metals and gun-buying reveal cautious side of U.S. economy

Rising off-grid indicators like metals and gun-buying reveal cautious side of U.S. economy

Not so high-flying? Pickup truck sales have slowed, and that could imply weaker small-business growth, says Convergex. If you calculate the pace at which Americans buy pickup trucks, used cars… Read more »

When this rapper got priced out of his Silicon Valley home, he made a music video about it

When this rapper got priced out of his Silicon Valley home, he made a music video about it

Rap outfit Zion I has toured the world for 20 years while proudly representing Oakland, a Silicon Valley city that has long fostered the type of progressive hip-hop that Zumbi… Read more »

How Brexit came to be Japan’s worst nightmare

How Brexit came to be Japan’s worst nightmare

WASHINGTON — At the Group of Seven summit in Japan on May 27, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spread out charts that showed disturbing parallels between current global conditions and 2008… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks slightly higher, extend post-Brexit rebound for 3rd session

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks slightly higher, extend post-Brexit rebound for 3rd session

U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, extending for a third session the rebound from a sharp two-day selloff triggered last week by the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union…. Read more »

Economic Report: Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as Brexit ripples through markets

Economic Report: Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as Brexit ripples through markets

Home loan rates hit new lows for the year as the United Kingdom’s surprise decision to exit the European Union sent investors racing for safe assets, mortgage giant Freddie Mac… Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago PMI surges in June

Economic Report: Chicago PMI surges in June

A measure of Chicago-area economic activity surged in June on a big advance in the number of purchasing managers indicating improving production and new orders. MNI Indicators said Thursday the… Read more »

This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression

This economist thinks China is headed for a 1929-style depression

Andy Xie isn’t known for tepid opinions. The provocative Xie, who was a top economist at the World Bank and Morgan Stanley, found notoriety a decade ago when he left… Read more »

Market Extra: Here’s how ETF traders rode out post-Brexit stock-market rout

Market Extra: Here’s how ETF traders rode out post-Brexit stock-market rout

ETF investors kept their cool in the market turmoil that followed the U.K.’s vote last week to exit the European Union. A more than twofold jump in value of total… Read more »

NewsWatch: Why the worst of the Brexit storm is yet to come for markets

NewsWatch: Why the worst of the Brexit storm is yet to come for markets

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The “Brelief” rally apparently was overdone, as Dow futures tread water this morning after blue chips soared 554 points in two days. Our call of the day… Read more »

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb 10,000 to 268,000

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb 10,000 to 268,000

The U.S. labor market is still improving and layoffs remain near the lowest level in years. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Initial U.S. jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 268,000 in late… Read more »

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