Author Archives: Jeremy Ryan

Craft beers to get new legislated definition

The crisis in Greece grew even more confusing today, as all sides now are awaiting the results of the scheduled July 5 referendum, but Greece’s leaders and European officials have different interpretations of what the votes could mean. In the … Continue reading

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Greece, Puerto Rico put debt in focus

It’s a sign of a volatile day when Puerto Rico’s admission that it can’t pay its debts is only the second-most pressing debt issue in the news. Much of the world was again watching developments in Greece, which took a … Continue reading

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The Internet (or Infomercial) of Things

Growing optimism about a deal in Greece led to disappointment after reports that Greece’s creditors rejected the country’s latest proposal. The Dow fell 178 points, with only Apple advancing out of all 30 components; the S&P 500 Index lost 15; … Continue reading

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The lesser-known signs of summer

Greece’s government made crucial concessions in its latest debt proposal, boosting European and U.S. shares. Existing-home sales, meanwhile, posted solid gains in May, with increasing numbers of first-time homebuyers entering the market. The Dow rose 103 points, with 26 of … Continue reading

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Heavy packages to come with heavy shipping prices

Stocks wandered both before and after the conclusion of today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which led to no new policy decisions and what was considered to be a slightly more dovish take on the path of future interest-rate increases. … Continue reading

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MSRP suggested to cease and desist

Negotiations with Greece reached an impasse over the weekend, while a pair of weak manufacturing reports in the U.S. should give the Federal Open Market Committee plenty to discuss this week at its policy meeting. The Dow dropped 107 points, … Continue reading

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Stocks rally to break losing streak

U.S. stocks rallied from their recent malaise on recovering oil prices, a weakening dollar, and positive developments in Greece. Some reports indicated Germany might be more willing to make a deal to release more bailout funds for Greece. The Dow … Continue reading

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Driverless cars’ biggest risk: Cars with drivers

Job openings were strong in May and wholesale inventories improved, but stocks still struggled, closing flat. The Dow fell 2 points, with 15 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index inched less than a point higher; and the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Millennials: Meet the Centennials

On a slow news day in the U.S., stocks reversed course after yesterday’s losses to post solid gains, with the Nasdaq closing at a record high. European stocks also jumped on reports that a deal between Greece and its creditors … Continue reading

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Leftovers go high-tech

Anticipation over what the Federal Open Market Committee minutes might hint about upcoming rate increases made for a choppy day of trading. Stocks initially rallied after it appeared from the minutes that a June rate increase was unlikely, but the … Continue reading

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