List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2018

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says California border wall delayed until entire wall approved

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says California border wall delayed until entire wall approved

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that California’s portions of his proposed border wall won’t be built until the entire project is approved, as he criticized his attorney general anew and… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks gain but poised to snap 10-month winning streak

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks gain but poised to snap 10-month winning streak

U.S. stocks gained Wednesday afternoon as Wall Street attempted to shake off a selloff in the previous session amid data that were seen as underlining strength in the economy that… Read more »

Gun maker stocks fall after Dick’s Sporting Goods takes a stand

Gun maker stocks fall after Dick’s Sporting Goods takes a stand

Shares of gun makers dropped Wednesday, as the companies responding to the recent mass-shooting tragedy now includes a firearms seller. Shares of Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands Corp…. Read more »

Companies are talking more about their climate-change risks, but it’s not much help to investors — so far

Companies are talking more about their climate-change risks, but it’s not much help to investors — so far

The number of companies including disclosures on climate-change risk in their financial reporting is growing, but many are using vague, boilerplate language that falls short of really helping investors make… Read more »

This chart shows how much Germans dislike Trump-era America

This chart shows how much Germans dislike Trump-era America

The awkward non-handshake, the accusations of unfair trade practices, and the widely diverging opinions on climate change and immigration — it’s no secret U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor… Read more »

The Fed’s Powell inadvertently gave a rare stock tip in his testimony

The Fed’s Powell inadvertently gave a rare stock tip in his testimony

New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has given his first testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Investors who were listening carefully got a rare stock tip from him. Of… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Square earnings: Cheers for Cash, Caviar and larger customers

The Ratings Game: Square earnings: Cheers for Cash, Caviar and larger customers

Square Inc. delivered a disappointing outlook for its March quarter in an earnings report late Tuesday, but analysts found plenty of reasons to remain upbeat about the stock. Square SQ,… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks finish lower as Fed chief hints of more rate hikes

Europe Markets: European stocks finish lower as Fed chief hints of more rate hikes

European stocks closed lower Wednesday, in line with losses in other global equity markets as investors start to price in the probability that the Federal Reserve will ramp up its… Read more »

What an $8.5 billion O’Hare Airport expansion means for travelers — if American Airlines lifts objection

What an $8.5 billion O’Hare Airport expansion means for travelers — if American Airlines lifts objection

Chicago officials and the airlines that serve busy O’Hare International were this week in the last stages of negotiating an expansion of the facility valued at some $6 billion to… Read more »

Oscar-nominated documentary tells amazing story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted after the financial crisis

Oscar-nominated documentary tells amazing story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted after the financial crisis

Steve James is the veteran director of Chicago-based documentaries “Hoop Dreams,” “Life Itself,” “The Interrupters” and the forthcoming 10-part docu-series, “America to Me.” But his first Oscar nomination for best… Read more »

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