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Economic Report: Philly Fed manufacturing index points to continued growth in April

Economic Report: Philly Fed manufacturing index points to continued growth in April

By Senior economics reporter Sunoco Inc.’s Philadelphia refinery sits on the banks of the Schuykill River. The numbers: The Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing index edged up 1 point to 23.2 in… Read more »

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield extends climb as earnings lift appetite for stocks

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield extends climb as earnings lift appetite for stocks

Long-dated Treasury yields early Thursday traded at the highest level in nearly a month, but shorter maturities saw a slight pullback in rates, as investors pored over corporate quarterly results… Read more »

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall slightly to 232,000 in late April

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall slightly to 232,000 in late April

Hiring in the U.S. has been so strong over the past few years that unemployment has fallen to a 17-year bottom and it’s likely to go even lower. The numbers:… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar searches for catalyst as risk sentiment improves

Currencies: Dollar searches for catalyst as risk sentiment improves

U.S. dollar moves were rather muted on Thursday, as major currency pairs looked for new catalysts amid improving risk conditions that sent stocks higher. Read: Why currency traders hate their… Read more »

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure takes place below the belt

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure takes place below the belt

By Personal finance reporter Americans apparently don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and they’re keeping plastic surgeons busier than ever. Cosmetic surgery procedures jumped 11%… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold eases from one-week high as stocks, dollar churn

Metals Stocks: Gold eases from one-week high as stocks, dollar churn

Gold futures eased slightly Thursday from the one-week highs notched a day earlier, but the contract remained confined to the tight trading range seen over the last several sessions, as… Read more »

Need to Know: Watch for ‘violent selloff’ to thwart Saudi’s wish for $100 oil

Need to Know: Watch for ‘violent selloff’ to thwart Saudi’s wish for $100 oil

Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih and that $100 oil wish. Saudi Arabia would like to see oil prices at $80 or even $100 a barrel — and that’s “icing on… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Nickel prices rally to more than 3-year high on growing concerns over U.S. sanctions on Russia

Commodities Corner: Nickel prices rally to more than 3-year high on growing concerns over U.S. sanctions on Russia

By Markets/commodities reporter Markets reporter Nickel prices continued to rally on Thursday, jumping to their highest level since December 2014, on concerns that Russian nickel producer Norilsk Nickel will be… Read more »

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Five companies looking promising this earnings season

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Five companies looking promising this earnings season

The stock market is once again giving investors mixed messages. Talk of a trade war is causing concern. But for all the uncertainty, the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.08% has… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as earnings reports roll in

Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as earnings reports roll in

Most European stock benchmarks moved modestly higher Thursday, led by gains for commodity and industrial shares, as investors waded through a pile of corporate earnings reports. What indexes are doing… Read more »

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