List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Ratings Game: Costco shares jump more than 3% after company ‘turns in a month for the ages’

The Ratings Game: Costco shares jump more than 3% after company ‘turns in a month for the ages’

Costco Wholesale Corp. shares rose more than 3% Thursday after the company posted surprisingly strong sales numbers for November, drawing applause from analysts. The biggest warehouse club in the U.S…. Read more »

MarketWatch First Take: Trump’s vision for America is Erdogan’s Turkey

MarketWatch First Take: Trump’s vision for America is Erdogan’s Turkey

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold trades at lowest in more than a week, on track for a slight monthly gain

Metals Stocks: Gold trades at lowest in more than a week, on track for a slight monthly gain

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold prices eased Thursday, leaving futures on track for their lowest close in more than a week and erasing much of the yellow metal’s November… Read more »

Paul Brandus: How Trump’s tax cuts will drive up trade deficits and hurt the Rust Belt

Paul Brandus: How Trump’s tax cuts will drive up trade deficits and hurt the Rust Belt

Tax cuts may make the trade deficit worse. One problem with President Donald Trump is that his policies often sharply conflict with one another. He vows to address one problem,… Read more »

This surprising choice can have a big impact on your wealth in retirement

This surprising choice can have a big impact on your wealth in retirement

I’ve been studying the long-term investment options that make sense for workers in their 20s, and I was surprised at what the numbers revealed. It turns out that in the… Read more »

Republicans might make this major change to the CFPB

Republicans might make this major change to the CFPB

It has been a chaotic week at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with two leaders battling for control of the organization. The outcome of the fight could have big implications… Read more »

Matt Lauer says he is ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by sexual-harassment allegations

Matt Lauer says he is ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by sexual-harassment allegations

Matt Lauer issued an apology Thursday a day after the “Today” co-host was fired by NBC News, a division of Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA, -0.27%  NBCUniversal following accusations of “inappropriate sexual… Read more »

Now’s the time to increase exposure to financial stocks, CFRA says

Now’s the time to increase exposure to financial stocks, CFRA says

Analyst firm CFRA hiked its rating on the S&P 500 Financials sector to overweight, attracted by an increasingly business-friendly Washington, economic fundamentals that suggest stronger loan growth and a stable… Read more »

Market Extra: Dow industrials trade above 24,000 for first time

Market Extra: Dow industrials trade above 24,000 for first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 24,000 for the first time Thursday, continuing a record run that has lifted the blue-chip gauge by nearly 22% in 2017. The Dow… Read more »

Key Words: Donald Trump’s tax plan is nothing more than ‘a kiss to the donor class’

Key Words: Donald Trump’s tax plan is nothing more than ‘a kiss to the donor class’

President Trump pitched his tax plan to a Missouri crowd on Wednesday, selling it as a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the middle class. “America’s tax code is a total,… Read more »

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