Category Archives: Daily Advantage

Driverless cars get people-less city

A solid durable-goods report in the U.S. was overshadowed by another clobbering of the Chinese stock market, and U.S. indexes closed lower. The Dow fell 127 points, with 25 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index declined 12; … Continue reading

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Retailers even more excited for first day of school than parents

Despite some bright spots, this week’s earnings reports have been lackluster overall, leading many investors to believe we may be facing a slowdown in global growth. Disappointing results from biotech firm Biogen and falling oil prices also contributed to losses. … Continue reading

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Bubble Wrap goes silent

Stocks posted moderate losses after mixed earnings reports and a report showing unemployment claims sank to a 42-year low raised speculation about earlier-than-expected interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The Dow fell 119 points, with 25 of its 30 … Continue reading

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Apple takes a bite out of stocks

It’s hard for the major indexes to stay in the green when the world’s largest company tumbles, and that’s what happened after Apple gave a disappointing forecast for its current quarter. Also today, existing-home sales continued to rise, while gold … Continue reading

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Taking “carry-on luggage” to a whole other level

Disappointing earnings from Dow stocks IBM and United Technologies drove down the index, while the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq drifted lower as they waited for reports from Apple and Microsoft after the bell. The Dow dropped 181 points, … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley revisits productivity

Stocks posted modest gains after Greece made good on its missed payments and several earnings reports came in better than expected. The Dow rose 13 points, with only 14 of its 30 components gaining ground; the S&P 500 Index was … Continue reading

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Selling homes for the rich and famous

A strong earnings report from Google helped move the Nasdaq to an all-time high, but weakness in the energy sector hindered other indexes. The Dow lost 33 points, with 22 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index gained … Continue reading

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Frequent flyer finds IT bug, wins a million miles

Stocks advanced as companies issued upbeat earnings reports and investors watched promising developments between Greece and its creditors. The Dow rose 70 points, with 26 of its 30 components gaining. The S&P 500 Index increased by 16 points, and the … Continue reading

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GPS turns 20

The Federal Open Market Committee still expects to raise interest rates later this year as long as the economy improves as forecast, according to congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Stocks were flat on a busy news day, … Continue reading

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Willpower apps to stop us from checking our phones

Stocks extended their rally as U.S. investors weighed new economic data and earnings results. On the world stage, Greece’s finance ministry sent the nation’s bailout deal to the Greek parliament, and the U.S. and five world powers reached an agreement … Continue reading

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