List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2018

Market Snapshot: Dow solidifies grip on 26,000 as Beige Book paints a rosy economic picture

Market Snapshot: Dow solidifies grip on 26,000 as Beige Book paints a rosy economic picture

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as the Dow solidified its hold on the 26,000 milestone even as General Electric Co. and Goldman Sachs sold off after weak quarterly results. The… Read more »

After dodging bankruptcy, Bebe Stores is ready for its encore

After dodging bankruptcy, Bebe Stores is ready for its encore

Is Bebe Stores Inc. ready for an encore? The women’s apparel retailer BEBE, +0.00%  managed to close all of its stores last year without filing for bankruptcy as many of… Read more »

Sovereign investor 2017 deal values down 24 percent at $72 billion

Sovereign investor 2017 deal values down 24 percent at $72 billion

LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign investor deal-making fell 24 percent in 2017 to $72.5 billion as megadeals such as China Investment Corp’s (CIC) bumper $13.8 billion buy of warehouse firm Logicor,… Read more »

Encore: A few companies have increased their 401(k) match in wake of tax bill — what does this mean?

Encore: A few companies have increased their 401(k) match in wake of tax bill — what does this mean?

A reporter called recently to ask what I thought about some companies sweetening their 401(k) plans in response to the tax cut. It took me a little while to think… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold pulls back from 4-month highs as dollar steadies

Metals Stocks: Gold pulls back from 4-month highs as dollar steadies

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold futures pulled back on Wednesday from their highest finish in four months, as a bruised U.S. dollar index stabilized. February gold GCG8, -0.08%  fell… Read more »

CryptoWatch: 5 key reasons bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies have lost a stunning $400 billion in 10 days

CryptoWatch: 5 key reasons bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies have lost a stunning $400 billion in 10 days

The No. 1 digital currency and its cohort continued to unravel Wednesday, extending a downturn that has seen the entire sector cough up a whopping $400 billion since Jan. 7,… Read more »

4 things consumers should think about before financing a home improvement

4 things consumers should think about before financing a home improvement

With Goldman Sachs’ newest loan product, the money-center bank is making a smart bet. Goldman Sachs GS, -2.84%   announced Tuesday that it will begin offering home improvement loans through… Read more »

Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks score fresh all-time high

Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks score fresh all-time high

Asian stock markets ended mixed on Wednesday, with Hong Kong shares scoring a fresh all-time closing high, while other markets pulled back following the previous afternoon’s selloff in U.S. equities…. Read more »

Currencies: Dollar aims for recovery after 3-year low, with Bank of Canada meeting in focus

Currencies: Dollar aims for recovery after 3-year low, with Bank of Canada meeting in focus

The U.S. dollar gained some ground Wednesday after hitting a multi-year low earlier this week, with the greenback in major focus against Canada’s currency as investors look for the Bank… Read more »

IBM plans blockchain joint venture with shipping company Maersk

IBM plans blockchain joint venture with shipping company Maersk

International Business Machines Corp. and Denmark-based transport and logistics conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk will form a joint venture that aims to expand the application of blockchain technology within the… Read more »

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