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The First Trade

The First Trade, anchored by Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi, is Yahoo Finance's market preview and opening bell show, bringing you the headlines expected to drive the day's market action. We'll bring you the biggest stories of the day, get you caught up before the bell rings and then bring you up-to-the-minute news to start the trading day. Live at 9:00am ET.

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  • Stocks move higher on strong November jobs report
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    Stocks move higher on strong November jobs report

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Myles Udland and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with PNC Chief Investment Strategist Amanda Agati, Citi Economist Veronica Clark and Hercules Investments CEO James McDonald on the The First Trade.

  • Stocks rise in early trading on strong jobs report

    Stocks rise in early trading on strong jobs report

    Amid mixed Q3 earnings and a strong November jobs report, stocks are moving higher in early trading. Yahoo Finance’s Ines Ferre breaks it down on The First Trade.

  • Unemployment rate ticks lower in better-than-expected jobs report
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    Unemployment rate ticks lower in better-than-expected jobs report

    Oxford Economics Chief U.S. Economist Gregory Daco and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Visiting Professor Ben Harris join Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Myles Udland to discuss the results of the November Jobs Report and what it means moving into 2020 on The First Trade

  • U.S. job growth soars in November
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    U.S. job growth soars in November

    Beating expectations, the November Jobs Report was released with 266,000 jobs added in the last month. The unemployment rate ticked lower to a 3.5% from 3.6%. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Myles Udland and Jessica Smith discuss on The First Trade.

  • Labor force participation rate 63.2% in November

    Labor force participation rate 63.2% in November

    The November jobs report was released today, showing the labor force participation rate at 63.2% in November with 266,000 jobs added. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Myles Udland, and Brian Cheung discuss.

  • Unemployment rate ticks down to 3.5% in November
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    Unemployment rate ticks down to 3.5% in November

    The U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous Myles Udland, and Jared Blikre break down the November jobs report with Gregory Daco, Oxford Economics Chief U.S. Economist, and James McDonald, Hercules Investments CEO.

  • 266K jobs added in November
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    266K jobs added in November

    Jessica Smith is live at the U.S. Labor Department to break down the November Jobs report numbers.

  • Slack raises full year outlook in Q3 report
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    Slack raises full year outlook in Q3 report

    Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi went inside the c-suite with Slack CEO and Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield, to discuss the company’s third quarter earnings report.

  • Adidas North America President on athleisure industry trends
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    Adidas North America President on athleisure industry trends

    Adidas North America President Zion Armstrong joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Dan Roberts to discuss the trends in athleisure during the holiday season on The First Trade.

  • United CEO Oscar Munoz to step down

    United CEO Oscar Munoz to step down

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down from his position to become Executive Chairman. Current United Airlines President Scott Kirby will replace him starting in May. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Adam Shapiro discuss on The First Trade.

  • How trade worries, global fears are impacting the oil sector

    How trade worries, global fears are impacting the oil sector

    Stratas Advisors Senior Oil Market Analyst Ashley Petersen joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous on The First Trade to break down how trade uncertainty and political tensions are influencing the oil sector.

  • Major indexes in the green as markets largely shrug off impeachment talk
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    Major indexes in the green as markets largely shrug off impeachment talk

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with Gibbs Wealth Management’s Erin Gibbs and WealthWise Financial’s Loreen Gilbert on The First Trade.

  • Tiffany's Q3 profit and sales miss expectations

    Tiffany's Q3 profit and sales miss expectations

    Tiffany & Co. missed profit and sales expectations in its third quarter earnings report, and United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Speaker Pelosi makes statement on impeachment

    Speaker Pelosi makes statement on impeachment

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to make an announcement on the status of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Andy Serwer break down the details.

  • Former White House Chief of Staff on U.S., China ‘phase one’ trade deal
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    Former White House Chief of Staff on U.S., China ‘phase one’ trade deal

    Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous on The First Trade to break down the trade war between the U.S. and China.

  • Ex-Bumble Bee CEO convicted of tuna price-fixing
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    Ex-Bumble Bee CEO convicted of tuna price-fixing

    The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods Christopher Lischewski has been convicted for his role in the price-fixing conspiracy involving canned tuna. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • What Grubhub’s ‘Year in Food’ 2019 report says about plant-based foods
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    What Grubhub’s ‘Year in Food’ 2019 report says about plant-based foods

    Grubhub is making us hungry with the release of its 2019 'Year in Food' report. The findings highlight top food trends of the year and shows that plant-based food is here to stay. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung joins Alexis Christoforous on The First Trade to break down the report.

  • Major indexes higher on reports of U.S., China trade deal progress

    Major indexes higher on reports of U.S., China trade deal progress

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with Belpointe Asset Management Chief Strategist David Nelson and Invesco Investment Strategist Tim Horsburgh on The First Trade.

  • Automakers reevaluate staffing in electric vehicle era: BBG
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    Automakers reevaluate staffing in electric vehicle era: BBG

    According to Bloomberg, approximately 80,000 jobs are being cut by car manufacturers around the world. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Rick Newman break down the eliminations made during the electric vehicle era.

  • Alphabet CEO and President step down from day to day roles

    Alphabet CEO and President step down from day to day roles

    Alphabet CEO Larry Page and President Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles at the internet giant. Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai will run both companies effective immediately. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Dan Howley discuss on The First Trade.

  • Senate debating data privacy bills at hearing today

    Senate debating data privacy bills at hearing today

    The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment hearing today, while the Senate is debating data privacy bills. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jessica Smith break down the details.

  • U.S., China moving closer to 'phase one' trade deal: RPT
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    U.S., China moving closer to 'phase one' trade deal: RPT

    The U.S. and China may be moving closer to a 'phase one' trade deal, according to Bloomberg. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre joins Alexis Christoforous from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss.

  • How streaming has impacted site-based entertainment
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    How streaming has impacted site-based entertainment

    Despite the growth of streaming services and social media, the site-based entertainment industry remains intact. PJ Solomon's Head of Media and Entertainment advisory service Richard Brail joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous on The First Trade.

  • Netflix downgraded to neutral at Citi

    Netflix downgraded to neutral at Citi

    Citi downgraded Netflix to neutral, Piper Jaffray raised its Tesla price target, and Deutsche Bank reiterated its sell rating on Walgreens. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • U.S. Cyber Monday sales hit record $9.2B: Adobe

    U.S. Cyber Monday sales hit record $9.2B: Adobe

    Adobe Analytics said sales on Cyber Monday reached a record $9.2 billion. Amazon is out with a release touting Cyber Monday as its single biggest sales day ever. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Dan Howley break it down on The First Trade.