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Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices hold above $60, but global oil falls back from multimonth highs

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices hold above $60, but global oil falls back from multimonth highs

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor Oil futures struggled for direction on Thursday, with U.S. benchmark holding above the key $60 mark as it seesawed between modest gains and losses,… Read more »

Key Words: This ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is Trump’s best hope in 2020, Mike Huckabee says

Key Words: This ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is Trump’s best hope in 2020, Mike Huckabee says

‘I hope that she continues to be the face of the Democratic party. It’s the best thing that Donald Trump and the Republicans have going for them in 2020.’ That’s… Read more »

Why Nick Young shouldn’t let Twitter name his kid

Why Nick Young shouldn’t let Twitter name his kid

Nick Young has invited social media to help name his third baby. Letting fans and consumers name new products — or even babies — sounds like a great idea on… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold on track to log 3-week high on dovish Fed even as dollar jumps

Metals Stocks: Gold on track to log 3-week high on dovish Fed even as dollar jumps

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold prices on Thursday extended a climb that began in the after-hours electronic trading session, on track to log their highest finish in three weeks,… Read more »

Key Words: Stock-market analyst who called 2018 rout says if earnings are weak, ‘I don’t think stocks are going to look through it’

Key Words: Stock-market analyst who called 2018 rout says if earnings are weak, ‘I don’t think stocks are going to look through it’

“If earnings are weak again, I don’t think stocks are going to look through that this time.” Michael Wilson Morgan Stanley’s chief equity strategist Michael Wilson says the Federal Reserve’s… Read more »

Biogen stock plummets 28% after company halts Alzheimer’s trials

Biogen stock plummets 28% after company halts Alzheimer’s trials

Shares of pharmaceutical giant Biogen Inc. plunged 28% on Thursday morning after the drugmaker said it would discontinue its Phase 3 trials of aducanumab, an investigational drug designed to slow… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Apple stock boosted by ‘strong buy’ call ahead of special press event

The Ratings Game: Apple stock boosted by ‘strong buy’ call ahead of special press event

Shares of Apple Inc. jumped Thursday, enough to lift the technology giant back into first place on the list of most valuable U.S. companies, after Needham analyst Laura Martin’s upgraded… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks extend gains; Dow led higher by Apple as tech shares rally

Market Snapshot: Stocks extend gains; Dow led higher by Apple as tech shares rally

U.S. stocks recovered from premarket weakness to trade higher Thursday morning, a day after equities ended mostly lower in the wake of a Federal Reserve meeting that saw policy makers… Read more »

The scare over contaminated kids’ makeup at Claire’s now has the attention of Congress

The scare over contaminated kids’ makeup at Claire’s now has the attention of Congress

A new bill could make it harder for makeup companies to cover up contaminated children’s cosmetics. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require warning labels… Read more »

Television commercials featuring perfect people could be making us miserable

Television commercials featuring perfect people could be making us miserable

It’s the question that has baffled economists for generations. Why doesn’t economic growth make us happier? This used to be known as “Easterlin’s Paradox” after economist Richard Easterlin. He pointed… Read more »

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