List/Grid Monthly Archives: August 2016

Key Words: Talk of Ireland quitting the EU is completely overdone

Key Words: Talk of Ireland quitting the EU is completely overdone

As the outrage over the European Commission’s $14.5 billion tax ruling against Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.42%  hits a peak, pundits are questioning whether Ireland has a future in the trading… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks extend losses as energy sector slumps

Market Snapshot: Stocks extend losses as energy sector slumps

U.S. stocks on Wednesday morning traded lower amid weakness in energy shares, and following a batch of economic reports, that may potentially add more cause for the Federal Reserve to… Read more »

Taco jokes and an irate former president lay  ground for Donald Trump’s Mexico visit

Taco jokes and an irate former president lay ground for Donald Trump’s Mexico visit

Senor Trump is heading to Mexico. What could possibly go wrong with Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico later Wednesday? In his estimation, probably nothing. The U.S. Republican presidential candidate announced… Read more »

Capitol Report: Lew says Obama to ask China, others to cut steel production

Capitol Report: Lew says Obama to ask China, others to cut steel production

Excess steel capacity distorts markets, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday said President Barack Obama will press foreign leaders next week to… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold futures fall, set for first monthly decline since May

Metals Stocks: Gold futures fall, set for first monthly decline since May

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold futures fell on Wednesday, holding ground at their lowest levels in two months and poised for their first monthly loss since May, as a… Read more »

Market Extra: Oil poised for best month since April on OPEC freeze hopes

Market Extra: Oil poised for best month since April on OPEC freeze hopes

Oil prices on Wednesday were on track for their sharpest monthly rise since April, as hopes major oil producers will agree to freeze output sent futures rallying earlier in August…. Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago business conditions soften, PMI shows

Economic Report: Chicago business conditions soften, PMI shows

Business conditions in the Chicago area tapered off in August. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A measure of business conditions in the Chicago area posted the weakest performance in August in three… Read more »

10 things: The secret (and costly) life of the American teenager

10 things: The secret (and costly) life of the American teenager

1. America will look a lot different when we grow up. Like every generation of adolescents, today’s teens have habits that are utterly unfamiliar to their parents. The roughly 25… Read more »

The Fed: Fed’s Kashkari ‘shocked’ black unemployment isn’t better understood

The Fed: Fed’s Kashkari ‘shocked’ black unemployment isn’t better understood

By Senior economics reporter Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Wednesday he was “shocked” that the persistently higher national black unemployment rate relative to the… Read more »

Economic Report: Private sector adds 177,000 jobs in August: ADP

Economic Report: Private sector adds 177,000 jobs in August: ADP

By Senior economics reporter A job seeker meets with a recruiter during a HireLive career fair in San Francisco, California. Private-sector hiring stayed strong in August, as employers added 177,000… Read more »

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