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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

U.S. stock futures are moving up, European markets are firmly in positive territory in early trading, and Asian markets mostly closed with gains.


Mon Sep 01, 2014


Asian stocks dip, euro stuck near one-year lows

Asian shares drifted lower on Tuesday, with momentum from prior gains fading as investors were left short of cues with the U.S. markets closed on Monday, while the euro continued to probe one-year lows in the uncertainty over the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.


The Beaumont Enterprise

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hand with President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, after a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept.


Related Topix: Europe, Angela Merkel, World News, Germany,


Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Milwaukee, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors


Bonds weaken on latest economic data

The Australian bond market is weaker after new data indicated it is unlikely the economy contracted in the June quarter.



U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.


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Daily Journal

Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.


Wall Street Journal

Economists React: China's Economy to Face Headwinds This Fall

After a modest uptick in the middle of the year, the Chinese economy once again showed signs of weakness, pointing to a chiller autumn than some had expected.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Business Times

Tokyo: Stocks open up 0.19%

Stocks are likely to trade in a range-bound fashion Monday, following two straight days of modest Nikkei declines, traders said.



Aust bonds little changed on US data

Figures released in the US on Friday showed a 0.1 per cent decline in consumer spending in July, which was weaker than expected, but that was offset by a stronger than expected expansion in the manufacturing sector in August, according to the MNI Chicago Business Barometer.


WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Bail bondsmen say violent confrontations rare

Incidents in which a confrontation with a bail jumper ends in violence are an extreme rarity, area bail bondsmen say.


Related Topix: Kosciusko County, IN, Cromwell, IN

Brandon Sun

Investors look for direction as market prepares for worst month of the year

Stock markets could be in for some tough sledding in the near term as investors contemplate trading in a month that sports a nasty reputation.


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The Washington Post

Mobileye's 73% Post-IPO Surge Leads August Rally: Israel Markets

Mobileye NV, the technology company that went public a month ago, led gains among U.S.-listed Israeli stocks in August as investors shrugged off concern that the seven-week Gaza conflict will weaken the economy.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Scotts Valley, CA, Business News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Sensex makes weekly gains amidst strong investor sentiments

Expectations of stable GDP growth figures coupled with an overall expectation of further reform and quick notifications for the hike in foreign capital limits in defense and railways led to positive investor sentiments in the Indian equities market which made gains in the week ended Aug 28. "Overall the markets have remained positive to the ... (more)


Berkshire Eagle

Bill Schmick: What was behind the big surprise with bonds?

At the beginning of the year Wall Street was certain that interest rates were on their way up.


WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

So with stocks near record highs, should investors be worried about a big September swoon once the Hampton Jitney returns to Wall Street after Labor Day? 1. September has a bad reputation.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, 9

Silicon Alley Insider

U.S. Coal Stocks Could Gain On Russia Tension

Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe's natural gas supply.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Export, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA


Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday.



Stock market edges higher in midday trading

Mixed reports on the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher on Friday.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day

The Globe and Mail

The close: Mining stocks take TSX higher

The Canadian dollar was down 0.22 of a cent at 91.97 cents US amid data that also showed stronger than expected Canadian economic growth.


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