List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2017

Capitol Report: Trump mulls switch to new (and higher) U.S. unemployment rate

Capitol Report: Trump mulls switch to new (and higher) U.S. unemployment rate

President Donald Trump might change how the U.S. unemployment rate is reported. He thinks the official measure in use since World War Two is too low. If President Donald Trump… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market slumps as investors sell industrial, tech shares

Market Snapshot: Stock market slumps as investors sell industrial, tech shares

U.S. stocks on Tuesday extended losses from the previous session as investors sold industrial, consumer discretionary and technology shares. The selling came amid signs that momentum following President Donald Trump’s… Read more »

Market Extra: ETFs could see $1 trillion in inflows over the coming year

Market Extra: ETFs could see $1 trillion in inflows over the coming year

The move to ETFs is nowhere near over. Exchange-traded funds have long been one of the hottest items on Wall Street, with investors pouring billions of dollars into them in… Read more »

The Sniff Test: President Trump says he wants to bring down drug prices. His example? Aspirin

The Sniff Test: President Trump says he wants to bring down drug prices. His example? Aspirin

Sitting in a room of pharmaceutical executives, President Donald Trump vowed major changes to bring down drug pricing. But as evidence of the U.S. drug pricing system’s flaws, the president… Read more »

The Tell: How a February stock-market selloff may be brewing

The Tell: How a February stock-market selloff may be brewing

U.S. stocks on Monday descended significantly for the first time in the Donald Trump postelection era that delivered a multimonth shot in the arm to equity investors. There are signs… Read more »

In nod to index funds, 'Agg' bond benchmark changing rules

In nod to index funds, 'Agg' bond benchmark changing rules

NEW YORK One of the most widely tracked market indexes is raising its admission standards, potentially offering relief to index-fund managers and pressuring bonds that failed to make the cut…. Read more »

U.S. funds recommend cutting equity allocations in January

U.S. funds recommend cutting equity allocations in January

U.S. funds recommended trimming equity allocations in January as they wait for President Donald Trump to announce the infrastructure spending and tax cuts he promised during his election campaign. Following… Read more »

Need to Know: Here’s why the Trump-ban selloff may just be the tip of the iceberg

Need to Know: Here’s why the Trump-ban selloff may just be the tip of the iceberg

Traders begging for non-presidential drivers may get exactly that today, thanks to Apple and the start of a Fed meeting. “This week was supposed to be dominated by central banks’… Read more »

Wal-Mart ends ShippingPass, launches free two-day shipping

Wal-Mart ends ShippingPass, launches free two-day shipping

Wal-Mart said it’s relying on five fulfillment centers to execute its two-day shipping offer. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it is ending its ShippingPass delivery subscription pilot and offering… Read more »

Retailers are expected to suffer big spike in bond default rate in 2017

Retailers are expected to suffer big spike in bond default rate in 2017

Sinking oil prices left energy company debt issuers crushed by defaults, distressed exchanges and bankruptcies in 2016. But they’re no longer the headliners weighing on the corporate bond market—2017 could… Read more »

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