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Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'
Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'
| February 29th | 2020  12:27AM
Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'
TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked up by his political enemies. New data released by manufacturing powerhouse China, where the virus was first detected in December, showed a sharp drop in the purchasing managers' index to 35.7 in February, down from 50 in January.
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Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets
Donald Trump, Alex Azar
| February 29th | 2020  12:05AM
Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets
WASHINGTON (AP) — As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the slide. It's a challenging sell for a president who has lashed his fate to Wall Street like no other. The president's team responded to the…
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China manufacturing plunges in February amid virus controls
China manufacturing plunges in February amid virus controls
| February 28th | 2020  11:33PM
China manufacturing plunges in February amid virus controls
BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing plunged in February by an even wider margin than expected after efforts to contain a virus outbreak shut down much of the world’s second-largest economy, an official surveyed showed Saturday. The survey, coming as global stock markets fall on fears the virus will spread abroad, adds to mounting evidence…
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Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis
Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis
| February 28th | 2020  9:33PM
Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade and travel and dragged already slumping financial markets even lower. More employers told their workers to stay home, and officials locked down neighborhoods and closed schools.
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China uses dairy factory to show it's getting back to work
China uses dairy factory to show it's getting back to work
| February 28th | 2020  9:29PM
China uses dairy factory to show it's getting back to work
BEIJING (AP) — As milk bottles and yogurt six-packs zipped past on a conveyor belt at a state-owned dairy, reporters heard a sales pitch from a Communist Party official: China Inc. has reopened for business. The government invited reporters to a Beijing factory of China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd. this week to see how companies are getting…
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Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events
Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events
| February 28th | 2020  9:12PM
Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events
GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all public and private events involving more than 1,000 people in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The ban on big events will last until at least March 15, one of the latest major steps by governments to fight an outbreak that has infected more than 82,000 people and killed over 2,700 worldwide.
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Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report
Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report
| February 28th | 2020  7:49PM
Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort tosave threatened and endangered salmon, saying such a dramatic approach would destabilize the power grid, increase overall greenhouse emissions and more than double the risk of…
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US judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land
US judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land
| February 28th | 2020  6:45PM
US judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump administration illegally curtailed public comment. The ruling doesn't prevent the administration from selling the leases at a later date.
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Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%
Meric Greenbaum
| February 28th | 2020  6:18PM
Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%
Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis. The damage from the week of relentless selling was eye-popping: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3,583 points, or 12.4%. Microsoft and Apple, the two most valuable companies in the S&P 500, lost a combined $300 billion.
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Harley-Davidson CEO to leave struggling motorcycle maker
Matthew S. Levatich
| February 28th | 2020  5:44PM
Harley-Davidson CEO to leave struggling motorcycle maker
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich is leaving the struggling motorcycle maker. The Milwaukee company announced Friday that Levatich will leave his post and seat on Harley's board of directors. Board member Jochen Zeitz will become acting president and CEO while a board search committee is formed and Harley hires an outside search firm to fill the job.
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Fed Chair Powell pledges to use tools to support economy
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| February 28th | 2020  5:12PM
Fed Chair Powell pledges to use tools to support economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sought to calm fears Friday over the viral outbreak by issuing a rare statement of reassurance that the Fed will “use our tools" to support the economy — a strong signal of a coming interest rate cut. The stock market has plummeted 13% this week over widespread concerns that the coronavirus will become a global pandemic that could drive the U.S.
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How Deep Can This Correction Go
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
How Deep Can This Correction Go
A Lot Deeper, But Don’t Worry About It The coronavirus sparked a massive sell-off in the broad equities market. The coronavirus is the catalyst that set the sell-off in motion but it is not the underlying cause, the broad equities market has been ripe for correction for well over a year. The market’s foundation, the substance upon which stocks are valued, is earnings growth and earnings growth is shaky.
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Barclays Scorns “Buy the Dip” Strategy, Reduces S&P 500 Target For 2020
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Barclays Scorns “Buy the Dip” Strategy, Reduces S&P 500 Target For 2020
While last year was a staggering year for stocks, this year is shaping up to be a staggering failure for them. At least, it will be if this coronavirus business doesn't get taken into hand at some point here. Underscoring how bad things could get is a new report from Barclay, who's advising not to “buy the dip”, as the dip is likely to continue for some time.
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Hold Off on Foot Locker Stock on Supply Chain Uncertainties
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Hold Off on Foot Locker Stock on Supply Chain Uncertainties
Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) stock is slightly up after a mixed earnings report. The company beat analysts’ estimates for earnings. However, it came in slightly lower in revenue (basically flat). The stock was getting a positive boost. In mid-day trading, on February 28 the stock is up over 7.5%. FL stock is evidence that, despite the turmoil in the market, things companies will still issue earnings reports.
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Investors Piling into TLT on Coronavirus Fears
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Investors Piling into TLT on Coronavirus Fears
Things change rapidly in the stock market and the global economy. At the beginning of 2020, investors were excited about the prospects of the equity market after its great performance in 2019. However, the recent sharp downturn in the stock market has changed that sentiment quickly and left many investors scrambling to find assets where they can avoid more downside risk.
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Invest on the Go: Best Investment Apps of 2020
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Invest on the Go: Best Investment Apps of 2020
There’s no doubt that apps have certainly streamlined life and made it possible for consumers to do a number of incredible things right from their phone—and one of those things is investing in the stock market at a negligible cost. 7 Best Investment Apps Robinhood Acorns Round Stash Wealthfront Etrade TD Ameritrade These are the apps that bring Wall Street right to your phone.
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High-Yield Dividend Stocks
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
High-Yield Dividend Stocks
One of the metrics used to measure a company's dividend is known as its dividend yield. If a company pays a dividend, the yield is found on nearly every stock quote page, such as MarketBeat. The dividend yield is a calculation of a company's announced dividend per share divided by its current stock price. 8 Things to Know About High Dividend Stocks What…
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Monthly Dividend Stocks
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Monthly Dividend Stocks
Investors who want income and reasonable growth are attracted to dividend stocks. Companies that issue dividends are not the high-flying growth stocks that aggressive investors love. However, because they are slow, steady performers the stock price of these companies is not as affected by volatile markets. For that reason, dividend stocks give shareholders…
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Investing In Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock
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| February 28th | 2020  1:00AM
Investing In Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock
Stock represents ownership in a company. Preferred stock represents ownership that often grants the stockholder a guaranteed claim to dividends and a stronger claim on company assets. Preferred stock is therefore much different than common stock, which grants the shareholder voting rights on company policies, but provides a weaker hold on company…
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