Fed, jobs data and earnings will keep stock-market investors busy

  • April 29, 2017
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Investors face a fire hose of possible stock-market catalysts during another heavy week of earnings reports as the Federal Reserve holds its May policy meeting and a wealth of economic data is released, topped off by the April jobs report on Friday.

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Treasury yields rise as U. S.inflaiton exceeds Fed target

  • April 28, 2017
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Treasury yields rose Friday as investors looked past a weak first-quarter U.S. growth to focus on a rise in the Federal Reserve’s favorite inflation measure, heightening expectations of a June rate increase.

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US Economy Adds Far Fewer Jobs In March Than Expected

  • April 7, 2017
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The U.S. created just 98,000 new jobs in March to mark the smallest gain in almost a year, as hiring cooled off after a strong start in 2017. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 185,000 increase in nonfarm jobs. Yet the unemployment rate fell to 4.5% from 4.7% – the lowest level in almost

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U.S. inflation retreats in March from 5-year peak

  • May 1, 2017
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The rate of U.S. inflation slowed in March one month after hitting a five-year peak, reflecting lower prices for gasoline and other consumer goods such as new autos. The halt last month to the recent rise in inflation could ease pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, though the central bank appears on

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U.S. wholesale inventories rise 0.4% in February

  • April 7, 2017
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Wholesale inventories in the U.S. rose 0.4% in February, rebounding from a decline at the start of 2017, the government said Friday. The inventory-to-sales ratio was unchanged at 1.28 months, but it was down from 1.36 a year earlier. The ratio reflects how long it would take a company to sell all the goods sitting

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Construction spending eases in March after a February blowout

  • May 1, 2017
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Spending on construction dipped in March following an unusually strong pace of spending in February. Construction outlays were down 0.2%, the Commerce Department said Monday.

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Treasury yields edge higher after trading around weeklong

  • May 1, 2017
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Treasury yields edged up, as prices fell, from a weeklong low as economic reports showed that consumer spending in the U.S. economy was slowing down and as inflation appeared muted.

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Private-sector hiring slows to 177,000 in April

  • May 3, 2017
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Private-sector employment slowed down in April as employers added 177,000 jobs, ADP reported Wednesday, down from a revised 255,000 jobs created in March.

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10-year Treasury yield rebounds off November lows, after jobs report, Syria

  • April 8, 2017
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Treasury yields bounced off session lows on Friday as investors looked past a U.S. airstrike in Syria late-Thursday and lackluster data from the Labor Department on March employment to push yields higher, in a week fraught with geopolitical events. Yields for 10-year notes fell 3.2 basis points to 2.375%, the yield had slipped below 2.271%—the

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Fed won’t be pushed off course by March payroll data

  • April 8, 2017
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The weaker-than-expected headline from the March jobs report will not deter the Federal Reserve from raising short-term interest rates twice more this year, economists said. The March data won’t knock them off course. The U.S. created just 98,000 new jobs in March, economists say the data is not a signal that the U.S. economy is

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