List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2018

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks finish lower; Dow, S&P 500 log worst monthly drop in two years

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks finish lower; Dow, S&P 500 log worst monthly drop in two years

U.S. stocks closed lower in a volatile session Wednesday, reversing their earlier gains as Wall Street digested data that were seen as underlining the economy’s robust health, although that same… Read more »

This city saw the biggest home price growth in 2017 — and it’s NOT on the West Coast

This city saw the biggest home price growth in 2017 — and it’s NOT on the West Coast

San Jose, Calif., may have the most expensive housing market in the U.S., but it played second fiddle when it came home price growth last year. Kansas City, Mo., experienced… Read more »

The Tell: The dollar outperforms rivals in February, heads for biggest monthly gain in a year

The Tell: The dollar outperforms rivals in February, heads for biggest monthly gain in a year

The U.S. dollar is on track for its best month since in over a year, in part thanks to new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on the improving U.S…. Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold suffers first monthly loss since October

Metals Stocks: Gold suffers first monthly loss since October

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold prices made a last minute turn lower on Wednesday, contributing to the metal’s first monthly loss since October, even as the U.S. dollar made… Read more »

The Fed: Savers haven’t benefited during this Fed rate-hike cycle, Powell admits

The Fed: Savers haven’t benefited during this Fed rate-hike cycle, Powell admits

One thing that’s notable this rate-hike cycle is that as the Federal Reserve ratchets up interest rates — five increases so far this cycle — banks haven’t followed suit in… Read more »

In One Chart: How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart

In One Chart: How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart

Are we even aware of our biases anymore? If you look at this chart and are convinced your “extreme” source belongs in the middle, you just might be part of… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks fall; Dow, S&P 500 on track to snap 10-month winning streak

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks fall; Dow, S&P 500 on track to snap 10-month winning streak

U.S. stocks fell in a volatile session on Wednesday, reversing their earlier gains as Wall Street digested data that were seen as underlining the economy’s fundamental strength, although that same… Read more »

Bank of America sexual misconduct probe widens

Bank of America sexual misconduct probe widens

Bank of America Corp. BAC, +0.63%   fired at least two employees in its hedge-fund-focused prime-brokerage unit as it expands an investigation into potential sexual misconduct in the business, people… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: NBC is reducing the number of commercials to better compete with Netflix, streaming

The Wall Street Journal: NBC is reducing the number of commercials to better compete with Netflix, streaming

Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA, +0.52%  NBCUniversal is reducing the number of commercials that air during its prime-time television shows, an efforts to boost the value of its advertising as consumers increasingly… Read more »

Retailers’ creepy efforts to be BFFs with  customers can reap big rewards

Retailers’ creepy efforts to be BFFs with customers can reap big rewards

Data shows that retailers know their efforts to give customers a good shopping experience can be creepy Brands know that gathering data about their customers to target them with the… Read more »

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