Author Archives: Jeremy Ryan

Overground shipping, meet underground shipping

Morning gains faded into the red in afternoon trading as investors prepared for a big week of earnings announcements, including Apple’s earnings, out after market close today. The Dow fell 42 points, with 19 of its 30 components retreating; the … Continue reading

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Mobilegeddon: Worst disaster movie ever

A jump in existing-home sales in March and better-than-expected earnings reports boosted the major indexes. The Dow rose 88 points, with 24 of its 30 components gaining ground; the S&P 500 Index advanced 10; and the Nasdaq gained 21. Advancers … Continue reading

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Wireless lawn mowing has cosmic implications

Better-than-expected earnings reports and more stimulus from China helped the major indexes recoup much of their losses from their drubbing on Friday. The Dow jumped 208 points, with 26 of its 30 components higher; the S&P 500 Index gained 19; … Continue reading

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Lost bags catching up with airlines, not owners

Stocks posted moderate gains on a full day of economic and earnings news. Earnings were generally positive, while a surge in oil prices rallied the energy sector. The Dow rose 75 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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Black Friday shows up six months early

On an otherwise slow news day, stocks dropped on disappointing trade data from China and concerns over the start of first-quarter earnings season, which picks up in earnest tomorrow. The Dow fell 80 points, with 25 of its 30 components … Continue reading

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Apple Watch keeps time, projects boredom

Stocks closed modestly higher at the start of first-quarter earnings season, with Alcoa Inc. disappointing slightly right out of the gate. The energy sector led the way higher, partly due to stabilizing oil prices despite yesterday’s report showing a large … Continue reading

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Outlet malls move closer to home

The minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee gave no clues about the timing of interest-rate increases, but the markets took the news in stride. Oil was also back in the news after a huge supply … Continue reading

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Try to miss out on Fear of Missing Out

Friday’s market holiday meant today was the first chance investors could respond to the disappointing jobs report, which showed U.S. employers added only 126,000 jobs to payrolls in March. Stocks jumped on speculation that the weak number would cause the … Continue reading

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April Fools’ review

A rash of disappointing economic data weighed on stocks. March auto sales largely declined from a year ago, manufacturing expansion slowed, and fewer-than-expected private-sector jobs were added to payrolls last month. The Dow fell 77 points, with 22 of its … Continue reading

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Odd interview questions and odder answers

Stocks jumped on dovish comments from China’s central bank and increased merger activity in the health care sector. The Dow jumped 263 points, with 28 of its 30 components gaining ground; the S&P 500 Index rose 25, led by the … Continue reading

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