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A new round of trade talks between the US and China is coming. “I guarantee nothing,” Larry Kudlow, who heads the White House Economic Council, told reporters, Reuters says.
Hurricane Florence weakens, but ‘life-threatening’ storm surges and flooding remain likely. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph; however, a storm surge of 9 to 15 feet is still expected along parts of the Carolina coast.
The lira is going wild after the Turkish central bank defied Erdogan and hiked interest rates. The Turkish lira gained as much as 5% after Turkey’s central bank raised its key interest rate 625 basis points to 24%, topping the 22% that was expected by economists polled by Bloomberg.
A fund manager who is crushing nearly all of her peers breaks down 3 under-the-radar stocks driving her strong performance. Amy Zhang, who manages the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, which has gained 47% this year, outperforming its benchmark and all except one US fund tracked by Morningstar, tells Business Insider why small-cap stocks are a “fertile ground for active management.”
Apple unveils its new iPhones. At an event in Cupertino, California, on Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled three new iPhones – the XS, the XS Max, and the XR – and a next-generation Apple Watch Series 4.
Tobacco stocks surge after the FDA threatens to pull flavored e-cigarettes. Altria and British American Tobacco gained more than 6% each Wednesday after the US Food and Drug Administration threatened to pull flavored electronic cigarettes off the market if the industry failed to combat what the FDA called an epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.
The Tesla of China fails to raise the $US1.8 billion it targeted in its US IPO. Nio, backed by the Chinese tech giant Tencent, raised $US1 billion during Wednesday’s initial public offering.
Stock markets around the world are higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (+2.54%) paced the advance in Asia, and the Euro Stoxx 50 (+0.15%) clings to gains in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open little changed near 2,889.
Earnings reports trickle out. Kroger reports ahead of the opening bell, and Adobe releases its quarterly results after markets close.
US economic data keeps coming. CPI and initial claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is up 1 basis point at 2.97%.
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