List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2016

Economic Report: Chicago PMI soars to highest level in almost two years

Economic Report: Chicago PMI soars to highest level in almost two years

By Senior economics reporter Oscar statuettes are made at a Chicago factory WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A measure of Chicago-area economic activity surged in November to its highest level in almost… Read more »

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: 5 consumer stocks set to cash in this holiday season

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: 5 consumer stocks set to cash in this holiday season

While the “Trump trade” has roiled the bond markets and led to a big jump for sectors like financials based on policy outlooks, let’s not forget the American consumer isn’t… Read more »

Economic Report: Pending home sales inch up in October

Economic Report: Pending home sales inch up in October

A gauge of pending home sales rose slightly in October, signalling a housing market that’s treading water. The National Association of Realtors’ index ticked up 0.1% to 110.0, the group… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks hit records again as OPEC sparks massive energy rally

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks hit records again as OPEC sparks massive energy rally

U.S. stock futures inched higher Wednesday, led by the energy sector as hopes rose that the world’s major oil producers are nearing a deal on limiting output. As November trading… Read more »

Economic Report: U.S. income and spending show strength in October

Economic Report: U.S. income and spending show strength in October

By Senior economics reporter A pedestrian carries a shopping bag on March 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The personal income of Americans rose in October at the fastest pace… Read more »

Capitol Report: Elizabeth Warren: Mnuchin is the ‘Forrest Gump of the financial crisis’ | Pelosi expected to survive leadership challenge

Capitol Report: Elizabeth Warren: Mnuchin is the ‘Forrest Gump of the financial crisis’ | Pelosi expected to survive leadership challenge

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, reminds Sen. Elizabeth Warren of a movie character. The liberal Massachusetts senator called Mnuchin “the Forrest Gump of the financial crisis,” the… Read more »

Cold, snowy, expensive: here’s why this city is one of the hottest housing markets

Cold, snowy, expensive: here’s why this city is one of the hottest housing markets

When it comes to local housing markets, the West will still be the best in 2017, according to a forecast out Wednesday. But sun-drenched cities with lots of space like… Read more »

The Tell: Trump unleashed the stock market’s ‘animal spirits’

The Tell: Trump unleashed the stock market’s ‘animal spirits’

You don’t have to call it a Trump rally. But some market specialists appear to be struggling to pin a name to the recent moves across global markets, which has… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. poised to forgive $108 billion in student debt

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. poised to forgive $108 billion in student debt

WASHINGTON—The federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in coming years, according to a report that for the first time projects the full… Read more »

Need to Know: Forget the OPEC deal — oil stocks look ‘dangerous’ whatever happens

Need to Know: Forget the OPEC deal — oil stocks look ‘dangerous’ whatever happens

Noise, noise, noise. Of the OPEC kind. Buckle up, because it’s been a wild ride in the wee hours. In short, crude has been soaring on positive deal chatter out… Read more »

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