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Investors Panic As Market Correction Continues

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Posted by Paul Rejczak

on Friday, 12 October 2018 10:35

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Investors were selling stocks in panic yesterday, following breaking down below the support level of the late January local high. The S&P 500 index has retraced its three-month-long advance in one day, and it fell below the level of 2,800. Will this sell-off continue today? CLICK for complete article



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3 Restaurants That Could See Labor Pressure From Amazon's Wage Increase

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Posted by Jayson Derrick

on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:21

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E-commerce giant Amazon's announcement that it will pay each worker at least $15 per hour could impact the restaurant sector, which is seeing 4-5-percent wage inflation, increased levels of turnovers and a tight labor market, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

Analyst Gregory Francfort speculated on which restaurant stocks could be most impacted by Amazon's wage hike in a Tuesday note.... CLICK for complete article



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US Gross National Debt Jumps by $1.27 Trillion in Fiscal 2018, Hits $21.5 Trillion

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Posted by Wolf Richter

on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:37

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The US gross national debt jumped by $84 billion on September 28, the last business day of fiscal year 2018, the Treasury Department reported Monday afternoon. During the entire fiscal year 2018, the gross national debt ballooned by $1.271 trillion to a breath-taking height of $21.52 trillion.... CLICK for complete article



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The New NAFTA Ends American Trade Drama

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Posted by Charles Benavidez

on Monday, 01 October 2018 10:05

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After 14 months of wrangling and talk that Canada would be excluded from a new version of NAFTA, the drama is over, and a new era begins. NAFTA is dead, and its successor is a new acronym that no one will ever use, even if it will govern over $1 trillion in trade.... CLICK for complete article



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Buybacks Are Keeping The Bull Market Alive

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Posted by Fred Dunkley

on Friday, 28 September 2018 09:17

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Bulls can celebrate the U.S. economy and seeming zero impact (so far) of the U.S.-China trade war, but it’s not necessarily invincibility that’s keep this bull run chugging along—it might be as simple as lack of supply of shares.

Share shrinkage, or a lack of shares being issued, hit negative territory in 2016, then turned a bit more positive last year, but this year, analysts are expecting low to negative supply, Reuters cited JPMorgan as saying.... CLICK for complete article



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Final Q2 GDP Estimate At 4.2%, Strongest In 4 years

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Posted by ZeroHedge

on Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:44

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After bursting higher in second quarter, when according to the first estimate of Q2 GDP, the US economy grew at an annualized 4.1% rate, a number which rose to 4.2% in the second estimate in August, moments ago the BEA reported that according to its final estimate of second quarter GDP, US growth remained unchanged at a 4.2% annualized rate, or technically 4.15% - in line with consensus and still the highest since the summer of 2016 - at a time when the Trump's $1.5 trillion fiscal stimulus was boosting the US economy.... CLICK for complete article



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The Death of High Flying VC Funds

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Posted by Danny Crichton, Arman Tabatabai

on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:11

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Young founding partners debuting change-the-world funds were irresistible for chroniclers of the venture world, who too often had been forced to chat with balding and aging managing directors while hitting the links at resplendent country clubs. Everything was going to change in the venture world, and here was a new guard of progressive-thinking talent that would transform Silicon Valley forever.

Then it all came crashing down. CLICK for complete article



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