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US stocks slide as disappointing bank earnings prompt end-of-week sell-off

US stocks sank on Friday as investors digested disappointing bank earnings and a December slump in retail sales. Retail sales shrank 0.7% in December as COVID-19 lockdowns cut into holiday-season spending, according to Census Bureau data published Friday. Economists expected sales to hold flat from November. Less-than-stellar earnings reports from […]
US stocks slide as disappointing bank earnings prompt end-of-week sell-off
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Nasdaq closes at record high as investors digest Fed action and stimulus talks

US equities wavered on Wednesday as investors mulled the Federal Reserve’s policy update, disappointing economic data, and progress toward passing new stimulus. Congressional leaders are close to agreeing on a stimulus package that includes just under $US900 billion in relief funds, Politico reported. A deal could be finalised as early […]
Nasdaq closes at record high as investors digest Fed action and stimulus talks
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US stocks edge lower as jarring drop in retail sales offsets stimulus progress

US equities dipped slightly on Wednesday as investors weighed progress towards a stimulus compromise against disappointing economic data. Congressional leaders are close to agreeing on a stimulus package that includes just under $US900 billion in relief funds, according to Politico. The deal could be finalised as early as Wednesday morning. […]
US stocks edge lower as jarring drop in retail sales offsets stimulus progress
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4 jarring signals that show the US economic recovery is weakening

Several economic indicators updated in recent weeks suggest the ongoing US recovery is deteriorating as COVID-19 cases spike and new stimulus remains absent. Cities including Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City have intensified partial lockdowns to curb the virus’s spread. The restrictions threaten to further slow the nation’s bounce-back […]
4 jarring signals that show the US economic recovery is weakening
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Dow rises 112 points as retail-sales blowout helps snap 3-day skid

US stocks jumped on Friday as investors cheered a better-than-expected reading of September retail sales. American retail spending climbed 1.9% last month, more than double economist estimates. The reading marked the gauge’s fifth straight increase and a sharp bounce from August’s 0.6% gain. The encouraging economic data offset dwindling odds […]
Dow rises 112 points as retail-sales blowout helps snap 3-day skid
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US stocks climb after retail-sales data trounces expectations

US stocks gained on Friday as investors cheered a better-than-expected reading of September retail sales. American retail spending climbed 1.9% last month, more than doubling economist estimates. The reading marks the gauge’s fifth straight increase and a sharp bounce from August’s 0.6% gain. The encouraging economic data offset dwindling odds […]
US stocks climb after retail-sales data trounces expectations
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US stocks climb as investors await policy guidance from the Fed

US stocks climbed on Wednesday as investors prepared for updated outlooks and policy commentary from the Federal Reserve. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is set to speak following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day meeting. The meeting is the first to take place since the central bank updated […]
US stocks climb as investors await policy guidance from the Fed
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