List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2017

U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

U.S. bond fund investors stirred, not shaken

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund investors pumped millions into bond funds for a 50th straight week, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, showing that caution in recent… Read more »

In One Chart: Google details exactly when Thanksgiving traffic isn’t bad — and when ham sellers see their peak

In One Chart: Google details exactly when Thanksgiving traffic isn’t bad — and when ham sellers see their peak

Traffic isn’t bad for most of the day on Black Friday — and it’s almost all smooth sailing on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That’s the suggestion from a data-driven chart… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil prices gain as fall in U.S. crude supply feeds bets for OPEC output-cut extension

Futures Movers: Oil prices gain as fall in U.S. crude supply feeds bets for OPEC output-cut extension

By Markets/commodities reporter Markets reporter Oil prices climbed Wednesday as a weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies backed expectations that OPEC will decide to extend its output-cut deal when it… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President blasts NFL over possible change to national anthem policy

Trump Today: Trump Today: President blasts NFL over possible change to national anthem policy

President Donald Trump ripped the NFL after a report about possible changes to the league’s national anthem policy, escalated his attacks on a UCLA basketball player’s father, and said he… Read more »

Capitol Report: It’s not just lobbyists who say tax reform will slash home prices

Capitol Report: It’s not just lobbyists who say tax reform will slash home prices

In May, alarmed by the discussion of tax reform percolating in Washington, the National Association of Realtors released a study it had commissioned to study the effect of those proposals… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 logs 3-day win streak, but home builders slide after budget

London Markets: FTSE 100 logs 3-day win streak, but home builders slide after budget

British blue-chip stocks closed with gains for a third day in a row Wednesday, as commodity shares strengthened, but home building stocks were knocked lower after the U.K. finance minister… Read more »

What Netflix, Comcast and others are saying about the FCC’s plan to end net neutrality

What Netflix, Comcast and others are saying about the FCC’s plan to end net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is charging ahead with its plan to end “open internet” protections, referred to as net neutrality, that it says were unnecessarily heavy-handed regulations. The reversal of… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks end lower, as drop for travel stocks offsets energy sector’s rise

Europe Markets: European stocks end lower, as drop for travel stocks offsets energy sector’s rise

European stocks lost ground Wednesday, led lower by drops for Altice NV, Schibsted ASA and Barratt Developments PLC. Stocks in the travel sector also came under pressure after Thomas Cook… Read more »

Food for thought on Thanksgiving: Americans throw away $165 billion in wasted meals every year

Food for thought on Thanksgiving: Americans throw away $165 billion in wasted meals every year

Some food for thought this Thanksgiving: There’s a massive hole in America’s food chain. As much as 40% of food goes uneaten in the U.S. Americans throw away $165 billion… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market edges lower ahead of Fed minutes

Market Snapshot: Stock market edges lower ahead of Fed minutes

U.S. stock-market indexes set intraday all-time highs shortly after the open on Wednesday, but drifted into negative territory in preholiday trade as investors awaited minutes of the Federal Reserve’s November… Read more »

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