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The Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year should bring a third rate hike of 2017 to markets while it marks the end of an era for Janet Yellen.
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U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures ...
U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground. European stock futures suggested a subdued opening for the region, FTSE futures nearly flat and CAC futures 0.1 percent lower.
U.S. stocks are priced for a modest decline Wednesday ahead of the final Fed meeting of they year.
Even as the Fed raises interest rates, money keeps pouring into equities and bitcoin, which must be disconcerting to the Fed despite what Chairwoman Janet Yellen has said.
Democrat Doug Jones has won a hotly-contested race for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore in a race dominated by accusations that Moore as a young man engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls. With 99% of the precincts reported, Jones had 49.5% of the votes, while Moore had 48.8%. S&P 500 futures have dipped 0.2%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 46 points, or 0.2%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 100 points today as producer prices rose ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision tomorrow. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2664.11 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 118.77 points, or 0.5%, to 24,504.80. The S&P 500 and Dow both closed at record highs.
The S&P 500 and the Dow finish at records for a fourth session in a row Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting but the Nasdaq bucked the trend to head south.
U.S. producer price data showed an increase in wholesale inflation, increasing hopes that price pressures may be rising from sluggish levels. According to the Labor Department, the producer price index for final demand increased 0.4 percent last month. The number met economist expectations.
On a day major benchmarks set records, Comcast withdrew from a deal with Twenty-First Century Fox, and Casey's General Stores posted a disappointing quarter.
The U.S. producer price index in November surged by 0.4% for the third straight month, a sign that inflation is building again at the wholesale level.
By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow closed higher on Tuesday along with major European stock indexes a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's expected U.S. interest rate hike, while ...
The S&P 500 and the Dow closed higher on Tuesday along with major European stock indexes a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's expected U.S. interest rate hike, while Brent crude oil fell after reaching ...