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U.S. stock futures are slumping this morning. The Commerce Department reported that non-farm payrolls increased by 201,000 in August. The unemployment rate came in at 3.9%. Still, trade concerns along with weakness in the tech sector are weighing on market sentiment. Congress has indicated it may work against any North American trade deal that doesn’t include
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On average, September has become the stock market’s worst month. While such a panic has not occurred so far this year, the recent rise in the S&P 500 Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) has aroused concern among some investors. Because of historical patterns, many investors leave the stock market entirely for fear of a September slump. Still, Oklahomans
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Investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at Salesforce stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. Salesforce.com is
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The Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen news out of Washington sent a politically charged jolt into the stock market on Wednesday. Traders have handled the news pretty well, with equities getting back to flat in the session. Individually, we had a few big movers in retail … which leads our top stock trades to make
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U.S. stock futures are trading lower, setting the major market indexes up for a weak open. Politics is the driver this morning. Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight federal charges yesterday, including tax fraud. Additionally, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen said he violated campaign-finance law at the president’s direction.
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U.S. stock futures are trending higher this morning. Wall Street is shifting its focus from corporate earnings to the Federal Reserve this week. The central bank will offer up minutes from its latest meeting this Wednesday, while Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will give a speech in Jackson Hole at the Fed’s annual summer retreat. Heading
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U.S. stock futures are pushing higher this morning. The market is set for a positive open, with sentiment improving toward U.S. trade relations. Specifically, the U.S. and China reportedly hope to resolve trade dispute issues by November. However, 25% tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese imports go into effect this week. China is expected to
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PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) is spending $3.2 billion cash to acquire at-home carbonated drinks-maker SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), the companies announced today. The deal values SODA stock at $144 per share, a 32% premium to its 30-day volume weighted average price. Israel-based SodaStream makes machines, flavorings and refillable cylinders that enable consumers to make their own soda or carbonated water drinks. The
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