A Chicago police sergeant was hospitalized Wednesday after he was stabbed in the face by a suspect who was subsequently shot and killed by other officers.
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The Dow Jones industrial average (Dow Jones Global Indexes: .DJI) has gained about 1,200 points over the past month. Leading the field by a wide margin is Goldman Sachs (GS): That stock's 26.5 percent rally over the past month has added about 320 points to the Dow. As it happens, these four stocks, including JPMorgan, are the best performers over the past month.
US President-elect Donald Trump fired a Twitter broadside at China on Sunday, accusing the Asian giant of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China Sea. The taunt came two days after Trump risked offending Beijing by accepting a call from the Taiwanese president, and heralded the prospect of a trade battle between the world's largest economies. China was a frequent target of Trump's during his presidential campaign and, as he prepares to take office next month, every sign points to his taking an aggressive line with Beijing.
Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app. If a shopper puts the item back they aren't charged. The store offers ready-to-eat meals, staples like bread and milk and meal-making kits. The store is in testing and open to Amazon employees in a beta program. It is expected to open to the public in early 2017. The e-commerce powerhouse has also been dipping its toe into the physical realm. It has opened three bookstores in California, Oregon and Washington with traditional check
Wealthy people usually aren't born that way. Most spend their lives amassing their fortunes by working hard, spending little, saving a lot and investing wisely. It may sound like a simple strategy, but the fact that the vast majority of Americans fall short of millionaire status proves that it's easier said than done. Then again, 10.4 million households in the U.S. have $1 million or more in investable assets, according to market research and consulting firm Spectrem Group, and their ranks are growing. So it's not impossible. Read on to learn what you might be doing to keep yourself out of the millionaire's club. More importantly, find out how you can change your ways and build your own seven-figure
The IRS has announced the 2017 federal tax brackets, and as usual, the income thresholds have increased slightly from the previous year. Your bracket will depend on your income, current marital status, and whether you choose to file a joint or separate tax return. Here's a guide for determining the baseline for the tax bill you'll be calculating come 2018. The 2017 tax brackets Tax brackets are also known as marginal tax rates because they represent the rate you owe on your highest dollar of income. For example, the 10% tax bracket for single filers applies to your first $9,325 in taxable income for 2017. If you're a single filer, you'll only owe 10% on that portion of earnings, no matter how
Dividend stocks sufferred losses in November. Following Donald Trump’s election victory, expectations shifted towards lower taxes, higher growth rates and higher interest rates. Even though lower taxes and higher growth rates are good for dividend stocks, market participants worried that these wouldn’t be enough to ameliorate the negative effects of higher interest rates on the relative attractiveness of dividend stocks. Even though some hedge fund managers mentioned the possibility of 10-year interest rates reaching as high as 6% in the next few years, we believe this is highly unlikely, as there is a surplus of worldwide savings as well as several central banks that are still flooding the markets
The big news this past week was a massive OPEC deal that finally made good on talk about a worldwide cut in oil production. In case you missed it, the agreement resolves to remove about 2% of global oil production, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ member states cutting 1.2 million barrels of daily output and non-OPEC producers, including Russia, reducing 600,000 barrels daily. That news had a big impact on the market, resulting in a roughly double-digit move for oil CLF7, +0.91% , putting prices above $50 again for the first time since June. And a number of smaller energy companies have exploded higher, including: • Domestic explorer Whiting Petroleum Corp. WLL, +1.16%
The major indices have had a great run since the U.S. Presidential election, but not every stock has been along for the ride. Tesla Motors (TSLA) has badly underperformed the overall market since the election, and according to the charts, the stock still has a rough ride ahead of it. First, we'll compare the performance of Tesla (red) to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) (green) since the start of November. The post-election rally may be losing steam, but Tesla's lack of participation could be indicative of deeper problems to come. While the major indices have been scaling new heights, yesterday Tesla finished the day just $0.30 above its lowest closing price since February. In the chart below, Tesla
Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to fish in Democratic waters for a possible cabinet member or two is smart politics. Manchin and Heitkamp have two important things in common: They are centrist Democrats in increasingly red states that went overwhelmingly for Trump in the election.
A United Airlines plane on Sunday landed in San Antonio, Texas, after its nose gear collapsed, with no serious injuries of passengers. (Dec. 5)
Most Americans are filled with regrets — financial regrets. Fully three in four, in fact, admit they harbor financial regrets, according to a survey of more than 1,000 adults by Bankrate.com. Their biggest regret: not saving for retirement early enough (nearly one in five Americans put this in the No. 1 spot). What’s more, among those 65 and up, 27% said this was the biggest regret, compared with 17% of those aged 30 to 49. Indeed, it is costly to wait. A person who starts saving $300 a month for retirement at age 25 (assuming a 5% return on investment) will have about $450,000 saved by age 65, despite only contributing $144,000 into his retirement account. Meanwhile, if that person waits until
New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. A prolonged downturn in oil and natural gas markets continued to ripple through New Mexico's economy over the summer and into the fall, undermining state tax revenues. Employers across the state have shed thousands of jobs since October 2015, as more than a third of New Mexico's oil rigs shut down.
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continued throughout the weekend, with veterans joining efforts at Standing Rock. While the Obama administration indicates it would deny an easement to complete the pipeline, the future of the project remains uncertain as President-elect Donald Trump has indicated support for it. Photo: Angus Mordant for The Wall Street Journal
This weekend's Barron's includes 10 top stock picks for 2017. The prospects for a broadcaster to the Hispanic market, a coal miner emerging from bankruptcy and a telecom giant's new service are also examined. Another featured post predicts retail winners
In the not-too-distant past, workers with a traditional employer-sponsored defined benefit retirement plan — or pension — had only two choices when it came time to retire — a lump-sum distribution or a monthly pension/annuity. In September, however, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department paved the way for employers to offer a third option to retiring workers that doesn’t force them to pick one or the other of the traditional options. In the future, employers — or at least those who adopt the new rules — can offer workers the chance to take distributions partially as a monthly pension/annuity and partially as a lump-sum payment. And that kind of flexibility can be a good
Venezuela will introduce six new notes and three new coins starting in mid-December to help alleviate practical problems in doing business with the world's most inflationary currency, according to the central bank. Currently, the OPEC nation's largest note is worth just 2 U.S. cents on the black market, meaning cash transactions are extremely cumbersome. The bolivar currency has suffered its most dramatic monthly fall in history, down 60 percent since early November against the dollar on the black market, as the country struggles with a major economic crisis that is leaving millions hungry and the medical sector in crisis.
The Chrysler 200's production has ended. FCA did search for a partner to continue building the 200, but could not reach an agreement with any manufacturers. The 200, which shared a platform with the Dodge Dart, was slightly smaller and didn't seem to fit the targeted niche, leading to the rather dreary numbers.Chrysler has since decided to repurpose the plant once used for 200 production to focus on building the next RAM 1500 as well as other models built upon the same architecture. This all comes after a host of plant layoffs and a temporary shutdown to the Michigan facility.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.
Italy's president is urging calm in the political crisis triggered by Premier Matteo Renzi's resignation after a resounding defeat on a referendum about reforms. Mattarella was expected to meet later Monday with Renzi at the presidential Quirinal Palace, where the premier announced he'd go to tender his resignation as head of the 2 ½-year-old center-left government. Mattarella noted that Italy faces institutional commitments and deadlines, a clear reference to the national budget law that must be passed later this month by Parliament.
South Africa's main opposition party said on Monday it had asked the Constitutional Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government. The Democratic Alliance's (DA) application came days after Zuma asked the High Court to set aside a report by the former Public Protector which called for an investigation into whether he and some cabinet members and state companies had acted improperly. "The DA has filed papers in the Constitutional Court to seek a declaratory order that President Jacob Zuma has violated his constitutional obligations in not giving effect to the remedial action set out in Public Protector's State Capture report by establishing a Commission of Inquiry by 2 December 2016," the party said in a statement.
Audi has ruled out forced redundancies in Germany before 2020, its labor boss said on Monday, extending job guarantees by two years even as the Volkswagen-owned (VOWG_p.DE) carmaker grapples with the fallout from the group's emissions scandal. Volkswagen's (VW) flagship luxury division lowered its forecast for profitability and sales in late October after incurring further costs related to the group's rigging of diesel emissions tests. "The extension of employment guarantees is a major success," works council chief Peter Mosch told a gathering of more than 10,000 workers at Audi's main plant in Ingolstadt.
India's Adani Enterprises Ltd reached a milestone on Monday in its bid to build a controversial $16 billion coal project in northern Australia, winning approval for part of a rail link to service the planned mine. The mine has now secured all major state and federal government approvals, said the Queensland state government, whose premier will meet with chairman and founder Gautam Adani in the northern city of Townsville on Tuesday. Adani was also expected to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, amid local media speculation the federal government could contribute A$1 billion (583.55 million pounds)in rail funding.
The advance report for U.S. International Trade in Goods in October showed a widening in the goods deficit from -$56.5 billion to -$62.0 billion. That was driven by exported goods being $3.4 billion less than September exports, and imported goods being $2.1 billion more than September imports. This dynamic is expected to drive a widening in the total trade deficit for October.
One trader sees signs that stocks are set to keep rallying—and he has an interesting maneuver for how to profit off of his prediction. The S&P 500 has enjoyed "a very nice uptrend," but over the past week, "we've begun to pull back," Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." However, the pullback from 2,213 down to about 2,190 has brought the market "back into support that was formed from the August and September high," he said, speaking about an area on technical charts that guard against further declines. Essentially, the S&P 500 Index has fallen to a region that previously served as a level of resistance—and it is a tenet of technical analysis that old levels
UniCredit (CRDI.MI) entered exclusive talks with France's Amundi (AMUN.PA) to sell its asset management arm Pioneer Investments, Italy's biggest bank said, setting the scene for a deal that could be worth more than 3.5 billion euros (3 billion pound). Amundi beat a consortium led by Italy's post office Poste Italiane (PST.MI) and a rival offer by Ameriprise Financial (AMP.N) by submitting the highest bid and offering the best contract to distribute Pioneer's financial products, two sources close to the matter said. A third source said Amundi was prepared to pay more than 3.5 billion euros ($3.7 billion), although it was not clear whether this included a 325 million euro cash position held by Pioneer.