List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2016

Market Snapshot: Stock market ticks lower in 2016’s final session, but set to close out a bullish year

Market Snapshot: Stock market ticks lower in 2016’s final session, but set to close out a bullish year

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in the final trading day of the year on Friday, as investors took profits from some of 2016’s most highflying sectors, although major indexes remained… Read more »

Weekend Sip: New Year’s Eve has an ‘official’ Champagne

Weekend Sip: New Year’s Eve has an ‘official’ Champagne

Barefoot Bubbly sponsors New Year’s Eve in Times Square. But drinking it there is prohibited. The bottle: Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée Sparkling California Champagne ($10). The back story: We tend… Read more »

Happy New Year! America braces for a multibillion-dollar hangover

Happy New Year! America braces for a multibillion-dollar hangover

Cheers! You’ll pay for this later. Barmen call it amateur night. Those who wonder why usually find out the next morning. “New Year’s Day is our Super Bowl,” says Brenna… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Regulators raise concerns over Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s merger

The Wall Street Journal: Regulators raise concerns over Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s merger

Federal regulators raised questions over Bass Pro Shops’ $4.5 billion deal to buy fellow outdoor-sports gear retailer Cabela’s Inc., sending shares of Cabela’s lower. In a regulatory filing Friday, Cabela’s… Read more »

Russia dismisses speculation that it will retaliate against U.S. diplomats

Russia dismisses speculation that it will retaliate against U.S. diplomats

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he won’t be kicking out U.S. diplomats in response to President Barack Obama’s sanction announcements on Thursday against Russia over alleged hacking during the… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold gains, will snap worst weekly skid in 12 years

Metals Stocks: Gold gains, will snap worst weekly skid in 12 years

Gold futures advanced Friday for a fifth straight session — and with the weekly gain will snap what had been the longest weekly losing streak in more than 12 years…. Read more »

NewsWatch: This is why stocks look set to fall as 2017 arrives

NewsWatch: This is why stocks look set to fall as 2017 arrives

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE It’s the last trading day of 2016, and the wild year is going out with a few more fireworks. “Trump trades” are fizzling, and our call of… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil set to post first calendar-year gain since 2013

Futures Movers: Oil set to post first calendar-year gain since 2013

Oil futures were mixed Friday but set to end 2016 with the first calendar-year rise since 2013. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in… Read more »

Currencies: Ruble tumbles as U.S. announces sanctions against Russia

Currencies: Ruble tumbles as U.S. announces sanctions against Russia

The Russian ruble tumbled against the U.S. dollar on Friday as the two countries announced volleying sanctions and punitive measures against each other in response to Russia’s alleged hacking during… Read more »

Seven highly valued tech startups that could IPO in 2017

Seven highly valued tech startups that could IPO in 2017

Spotify Spotify raised $1 billion in debt financing in March, according to The Wall Street Journal, with conditions that essentially force it to go public in 2017 or pay greater… Read more »

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