List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2016

Questions about Melania Trump’s bio suggest fibbing is not worth it

Questions about Melania Trump’s bio suggest fibbing is not worth it

Melania Trump, the former model and current wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has faced questions for several months about whether or not she actually graduated from the college… Read more »

Want an open floor plan — and a brass pole? Buy an old firehouse

Want an open floor plan — and a brass pole? Buy an old firehouse

At this vintage Chicago firehouse conversion, what’s behind Door No. 1 is the same as what’s behind the other three doors. For Chicago entrepreneur Ben Shipper, it was love at… Read more »

Defying low crude prices, Exxon, Chevron stay the course

Defying low crude prices, Exxon, Chevron stay the course

By Reporter Markets/commodities reporter Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. failed to offer short-term predictions for crude prices on earnings calls Friday, with the two major oil companies vowing to… Read more »

The Fed: Weak GDP closes the door on Fed interest-rate hike in September

The Fed: Weak GDP closes the door on Fed interest-rate hike in September

By Senior economics reporter Not open to a rate hike? The Federal Reserve earlier this week opened the door a crack for an interest-rate hike as soon as September. Two… Read more »

U.S. Patent office rejects Whole Foods’ bid to brand itself ‘world’s healthiest grocery store’

U.S. Patent office rejects Whole Foods’ bid to brand itself ‘world’s healthiest grocery store’

Whole Foods Market Inc. is known for carrying lots of natural and organic foods. But is it the world’s healthiest grocer? Whole Foods WFM, -0.42%   submitted an application to… Read more »

The Tell: S&P 500 hasn’t done this in 40 years—and it’s a bullish sign

The Tell: S&P 500 hasn’t done this in 40 years—and it’s a bullish sign

After a plunge following the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union and a subsequent rally to all-time highs, the S&P 500 has set another record. For the last 11… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow struggles as S&P 500 touches record high

Market Snapshot: Dow struggles as S&P 500 touches record high

The S&P 500 index hit a record in intraday trading Friday as U.S. stocks shook off earlier concerns about sluggish second-quarter domestic growth, but the Dow industrials remained in negative… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: Hillary and Bernie vs. student loans and why you shouldn’t believe some health stories

Personal Finance Daily: Hillary and Bernie vs. student loans and why you shouldn’t believe some health stories

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Enjoy your weekends and catch up on these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance Hillary says Bernie will play Robin to her Batman in crusade to… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold futures gain nearly 3% for the month

Metals Stocks: Gold futures gain nearly 3% for the month

By Markets/commodities reporter Gold futures settled on Friday with a monthly gain of nearly 3%, after a report on U.S. economic growth came in weaker than expected, pushing the dollar… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Kaplan says monetary policy has reached limits for bolstering growth

The Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Kaplan says monetary policy has reached limits for bolstering growth

Robert Kaplan ALBUQUERQUE — Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan called for “structural reforms and other fiscal policy” to help jump-start the U.S. economy, which he said would… Read more »

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