Author Archives: John Natale

How 3-D movies boost our cognitive abilities

Stocks posted gains today as earnings season begins to wrap up and investors continue monitoring economic data—and signals from the Fed—to gauge when rates will rise. The Dow closed ahead by less than 1 point, with its 30 components split … Continue reading

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Kids’ influence on vacation planning grows

Stocks ended mixed after early gains as investors weighed mixed earnings results from top retailers against positive signals about U.S. homebuilding and the eurozone’s stimulus program. The Dow closed ahead by 13 points, with 19 of its 30 components gaining; … Continue reading

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Inventors unite for gadget-maker movement

Stocks rallied as the dollar’s retreat against U.S. trading partners’ currencies sparked bullish thinking about multinationals. The Dow climbed 191, with all but 1 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index rose 22 points; and the Nasdaq added … Continue reading

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Why humblebragging won’t impress employers

Stocks pared sharp losses from earlier today, sparked by a sell-off that spanned from European equities to U.S. Treasuries. The Dow fell by 36 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating, the S&P 500 Index decreased by 6 points, … Continue reading

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Kids learn coding with make-your-own-computer toy

Stocks rebounded after two days of losses as investors digested a better-than-expected weekly jobless claims report and kept an eye out for tomorrow’s jobs report. The Dow gained 82 points, with 24 of its 30 components moving higher; the S&P … Continue reading

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U.S. home garden spending grows 18%

Stocks declined today across the indexes, led by technology and small-company shares. The Dow dropped 142 points, with all but 2 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index decreased by 25 points; and the Nasdaq lost 77. Decliners … Continue reading

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Will Google’s new patent delete the space bar?

Stocks fell as investors reacted to mixed economic reports on the labor market and consumer spending. The Dow dropped 195 points, with all but 3 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index decreased by 21 points; and the … Continue reading

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Why podcast fans listen to ads: Loyalty

Stocks ended mixed as investors reviewed today’s earnings reports and waited for insights from this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Dow rose 72 points, with 19 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index increased by 5 points; … Continue reading

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Paper coupons still rule in the digital era

Stocks ended in the green as investors pored through the ongoing stream of earnings reports and shrugged off disappointing data on new-home sales. The Dow rose 20 points, with 17 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index increased … Continue reading

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Yard sale merger fuels interstate commerce

Stocks ended mixed after a day of corporate earnings reports, including a handful of Dow components that beat profit expectations but showed declining revenue. The Dow fell 85 points, with 18 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index … Continue reading

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