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German factory production drops in Oct as economy struggles
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| December 6th | 2019  2:54AM
German factory production drops in Oct as economy struggles
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Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street
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| December 6th | 2019  12:07AM
Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.7% to 26,389.36, while the Nikkei 225 in Japan picked up 0.3% to 23,358.72. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.8% to 2,076.93, while the Shanghai Composite index was flat, at 2,900.72.
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US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty
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| December 6th | 2019  12:01AM
US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty
WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts have heightened uncertainties for employers. Economists have forecast that the government will report that employers remained confident enough to add a solid 187,000 jobs, according to data provider FactSet.
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Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse
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| December 5th | 2019  7:50PM
Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse
DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find flames leaping through the roof of the facility, where shelled peanuts are pressed into peanut oil.
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GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio
GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio
| December 5th | 2019  7:24PM
GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. The new plant will create more…
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California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas
California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas
| December 5th | 2019  6:57PM
California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas
Sacramento, Calif (AP) — California on Thursday temporarily banned insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by more than a dozen recent blazes, invoking a new law for the first time as homeowners in the wildfire-plagued state say they are being pushed out of the commercial insurance market. The order from Insurance…
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Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report
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| December 5th | 2019  6:57PM
Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12 the Petosky News-Review reported.
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Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says
Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says
| December 5th | 2019  6:30PM
Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says
Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump's bias against the company harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Amazon's legal complaint against the Pentagon is sealed. A federal judge summarized its arguments in comments released Thursday. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October.
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Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks
Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks
| December 5th | 2019  6:09PM
Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rushed to exempt a type of super-polluting cargo truck from clean air rules without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public health, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector-general said Thursday. Agency officials at the time of the effort, done under former…
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United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz
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| December 5th | 2019  5:54PM
United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz
Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the airline’s president. Munoz…
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OPEC talks over cuts drag on, news conference delayed
OPEC talks over cuts drag on, news conference delayed
| December 5th | 2019  5:22PM
OPEC talks over cuts drag on, news conference delayed
VIENNA (AP) — The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel talked into the night Thursday over possible deep cuts to production that would support the price of fuel around the world. An OPEC spokesman told waiting journalists at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) that an expected news conference would not take place and that a written statement…
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Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city
Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city
| December 5th | 2019  5:16PM
Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly 13,000 late Wednesday after elevated levels of the chemical butadiene were detected.
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday
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| December 5th | 2019  5:09PM
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday
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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Shares Point North (NASDAQ: ARWR)
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Shares Point North (NASDAQ: ARWR)
Shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARWR) changed hands in heavy trading on Wednesday after the company announced an equity offering before the market opened. Having reported earnings last week that smashed estimates and sent the stock to all-time highs, this was a nasty surprise to investors and a timely reminder of the risks inherent to…
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Use This Simple Indicator to Visually Identify Price Trends
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Use This Simple Indicator to Visually Identify Price Trends
One of the most overused axioms in trading is “The trend is your friend.” This rearview mirror piece of conventional wisdom would suggest that you should be trading in the direction of the (price) trend, not against it. This advice assumes the trader actually knows the direction of the trend. There are two types of price trends, uptrends (prices continue to rise) and downtrends (prices continue to fall).
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Breakout Watch: These Communication Stocks Are On The Move
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Breakout Watch: These Communication Stocks Are On The Move
When I think about growth stocks and possible sectors to target for growth the Communication Services sector does not spring instantly to mind. What the hum-drum name hides though, is a basket of high-growth tech names most investors would love to own. According to data from Factset the Communication Services sector is going to be one of the fastest-growing next year.
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Target (NYSE: TGT) Keeps the Small-Format Ball Rolling with Planned Times Square Store
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Target (NYSE: TGT) Keeps the Small-Format Ball Rolling with Planned Times Square Store
It's a pretty good time to be Target (NYSE: TGT) right now. With a very good chance at being declared “king of the internet” based on our earlier projections—we considered it “late to the show” but representing part of a competitive landscape that's rapidly increasing in tempo and threat to Amazon—and turning out some excellent earnings, things are looking up for the retailer.
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Kroger's Revenue Misses; Is Now The Time To Buy?
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Kroger's Revenue Misses; Is Now The Time To Buy?
Kroger’s (KR)management made two major missteps with the Restock Kroger plans. The first was their overaggressive plans to grow business in an attempt to compete with Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), and Amazon (AMZN). The second was failing to realize the mistake soon enough. Now, with the competition closing in on all sides, it may be too late for…
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Is Dollar General’s Strength Forecasting Economic Weakness?
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| December 5th | 2019  1:00AM
Is Dollar General’s Strength Forecasting Economic Weakness?
Over the holiday weekend, I noticed that a new Dollar General (NYSE:DG) store was getting ready to open in my area. I had heard that DG was one of the few retailers that were opening stores, so that wasn’t a surprise. However, it was surprising that this store wasn’t being built to replace an existing store located about a mile away. It was being built in addition to it. And this store is in a solidly middle-class area.
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