List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2018

Market Snapshot: Stock market slump as trade tensions weigh; consumer-staples shares lead losses

Market Snapshot: Stock market slump as trade tensions weigh; consumer-staples shares lead losses

U.S. stocks on Monday, traded lower, albeit off session lows, with the Dow industrials on track for a five-day skid, as trade-war fears took center stage. What are the main… Read more »

How Spotify influences what songs become popular (or not)

How Spotify influences what songs become popular (or not)

While streaming platforms have opened up access to a much wider array of music for listeners, they still exercise a great deal of influence over what exactly consumers listen to…. Read more »

BJ’s Wholesale IPO: 6 things to know about the Costco competitor

BJ’s Wholesale IPO: 6 things to know about the Costco competitor

BJ’s Wholesale Club, operator of 215 warehouse clubs across 16 states on the U.S. East Coast, is planning an initial public offering, returning to the public markets after a seven-year… Read more »

Market Extra: Here’s why investors are diving back into Italian bonds despite deficit fears

Market Extra: Here’s why investors are diving back into Italian bonds despite deficit fears

One might think last month’s Italy-inspired bout of global market turmoil would leave investors reluctant to jump back into the country’s bond market. While yields remain well above where they… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold notches modest bounce from lowest close of 2018

Metals Stocks: Gold notches modest bounce from lowest close of 2018

By Markets/commodities reporter Gold futures notched a modest gain on Monday, after a drop late last week that took the commodity to the lowest close of 2018, as trade tensions… Read more »

The Fed: Neither hawk nor dove: new New York Fed chief John Williams not easy to pigeonhole

The Fed: Neither hawk nor dove: new New York Fed chief John Williams not easy to pigeonhole

John Williams, right, was at one point Janet Yellen’s research director. One the biggest jobs in the country — making sure the U.S. economy remains safe and sound — just… Read more »

Capitol Report: More than half of Republicans support Trump’s policy of separating migrant families, poll finds

Capitol Report: More than half of Republicans support Trump’s policy of separating migrant families, poll finds

A 2-year-old Honduran child seeker cries as her asylum-seeking mother is searched and detained on June 12 in McAllen, Texas. More than half of Republican voters say they support the… Read more »

CryptoWatch: BIS warns that wide bitcoin adoption could break the internet

CryptoWatch: BIS warns that wide bitcoin adoption could break the internet

After trading in the red most of Monday morning, cryptocurrency prices popped higher midafternoon, pushing the price of the No. 1 digital currency, bitcoin, to its highest level in a… Read more »

The Fed: Trump’s tariffs are scaring companies away from making new investments, Atlanta Fed chief says

The Fed: Trump’s tariffs are scaring companies away from making new investments, Atlanta Fed chief says

Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta The president of the Atlanta Fed said Monday that concerns about trade may have thwarted the… Read more »

Opioids stole 500,000 years of life expectancy in this state

Opioids stole 500,000 years of life expectancy in this state

More than half-a-million years of life have been lost to opioid use in Ohio over the last seven years. About 13,000 Ohio residents died from opioid overdose between 2010 and… Read more »

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