Oil prices drop as US stockpiles swell

America’s record production adding to decline in oil prices Vision 4 Fund Distributors Vice President Heather Zumarraga on the outlook for oil prices and the state of the markets. Oil prices dropped on Thursday even though the Trump administration officially ended waivers that had been granted to some nations allowing them to continue importing oil from Iran. Continue Reading Below […]

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Beyond Meat fattens up as shares rise in IPO

Ethan Brown, center, CEO of Beyond Meat, attends the Opening Bell ceremony with guests to celebrate the company’s IPO at Nasdaq, Thursday, May 2, 2019 in New York. California-based Beyond Meat makes burgers and sausages out of pea protein and other ingredients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) The Nasdaq is adding fake meat to its diet. Continue Reading Below Beyond Meat, the […]

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Naruhito installed as emperor of Japan after his father abdicates

TOKYO — Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual Wednesday hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne. Naruhito will receive the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel as proof of succession at the ceremony and later will make his first address. His wife, Empress Masako, a Harvard-educated former diplomat, and their daughter Princess Aiko, are barred […]

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Stocks off record highs as Google parent Alphabet shares drop

Will the earnings season get investors back into the markets? Pacer ETFs Distributors President Sean O’Hara on the state of the earnings season and the outlook for stocks. U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, a day after major equity indexes set record highs, as shares of Google parent Alphabet tumbled following the search engine giant reporting that its revenue growth in the last quarter was the […]

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U.S. Stock ETFs Teeter as Weak Earnings Offset Economic Data

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. U.S. markets and stock ETFs barely pushed into positive territory after the latest figures revealed the U.S. economy expanded at a decent rate but the enthusiasm was dampened by some prominent earnings misses. On Friday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) was 0.2% lower, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) was […]

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Maybe inflation is not dead as many major companies say they are raising prices

Kimberly-Clark and other companies are talking about how better pricing is helping lift profits, and that’s a trend that appears to be popping up across consumer goods this earnings season. Raising prices as input costs rise was not possible in the years after the financial crisis, so some sticky pricing is seen as a positive thing for the stock market, […]

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US stock indexes are mixed as traders weigh company earnings

Pinterest co-founder & CEO Ben Silbermann, center, and fellow co-founder and chief product officer Evan Sharp, left, meet with specialist Glenn Carell on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, Thursday, April 18, 2019, before the company’s IPO. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. stock indexes wavered between modest gains and losses in midday trading Thursday as another slide in health care […]

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Elizabeth Warren described as ‘diehard conservative’ in school

Elizabeth Warren wants to change the Constitution, end the Electoral College 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is known for her left-wing views on issues from health care-for-all to taxing the super-wealthy. But a new deep dive into the left-wing firebrand’s past finds that she was known as a “diehard conservative” in school. Politico reports that, while Warren has […]

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Starbucks braces itself as Howard Schultz mulls 2020 run, prepares for Democratic backlash

Starbucks braces for backlash as Howard Schultz weighs 2020 bid: Charlie Gasparino FBN’s Charlie Gasparino reports that Starbucks is bracing for a “backlash” ahead of former CEO Howard Schultz’s potential run for office. Starbucks executives have been monitoring various activist groups tied to the Democratic Party as the company’s former CEO Howard Schultz moves closer to an independent 2020 presidential […]

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