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/conga/investing/stocks/main.html 1293 The stock market’s ‘broken leg’ is nearly healed, analyst says

Is the U.S. stock market, after a few months of being somewhat hobbled, about to resume its run upward?

2:27 p.m. Today2:27 p.m. May 21, 2018 This is the point where stock investors should start to worry about bond yields

Over the past several months, U.S. investors have been paying keen attention to both fixed-income rates and price moves in equities, as a rise in bond yields has been seen as one of the biggest threats to stock values.

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Will 'Device as a Service' make owning computer hardware obsolete?

Instead of buying and managing PCs, phones, tablets and other devices for their employees, companies are now able to sign up for a Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) model. Is workplace IT moving into the subscription economy?

6:59 a.m. May 18, 2018 How fantasy sports can help boost TV ratings for sports leagues

As fantasy players continue to tune into games to keep track of scoring, regardless of the importance of the game itself, could fantasy sports become a vehicle in boosting TV ratings and revenue for traditional sports leagues?

6:50 a.m. May 15, 2018 Why you don't need to worry about robots stealing your future job

What percentage of the workforce will actually be automated? Gigaom's CEO explains why it's actually good for technology to disrupt employment.

7:00 a.m. May 10, 2018 How facial recognition could create a 'Minority Report'-like world

Here's how facial recognition technology enables retailers, banks, car and other companies to measure and predict consumer behavior.

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Soybean prices climb as U.S., China trade war truce lifts ‘veil of uncertainty’

Soybean prices climb Monday, poised for their strongest one-day gain in more than a month, as the U.S. declared a truce over its trade spat with China.

46 min ago4:01 p.m. May 21, 2018 Here’s why diesel prices are aiming for record highs

Prices for diesel fuel may revisit record highs within the next year or two, affecting many markets—from refiners to transportation to agriculture.

12:22 p.m. May 18, 2018 How little shareholders can make a big impact on a company

Corporate management often pays attention to activist investors.

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Giving Consumer Staples ETFs Another Chance

Giving Consumer Staples ETFs Another Chance

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Bonds »

Short-term bond yields are finally more attractive than dividend stocks

5 reasons for investors to buy bonds again.

3:12 p.m. Today3:12 p.m. May 21, 2018 Stock-market investors have fewer excuses for shunning bonds

A steady rise in inflation-adjusted yields means an alternative to stocks is beginning to materialize.

3:10 p.m. Today3:10 p.m. May 21, 2018 BX:TMUBMUSD03M 5/21/2018 4:32pm U.S. 3 Month Treasury Bill /quotes/zigman/15866657/realtime 1.9147 +0.0076 +0.40%
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Currencies »

Dollar gives back gains after hitting 6-month high

The U.S. dollar hit its loftiest level since late last year before pulling back. Investors read the most recent development between the U.S. and China as evidence of easing trade animosities.

35 min ago4:13 p.m. May 21, 2018 Italy’s coalition parties propose little-known professor as compromise prime minister candidate

The leader of Italy’s 5 Star Movement announces that he proposed little-known academic Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of a government supported by his party and the League.

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Commodities »

D.E. Shaw & Co. discloses 5.1% stake in Yelp

Hedge-fund D.E. Shaw & Co. LP late Monday revealed a 5.1% stake in online-review site Yelp Inc. . A Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed that D.E. Shaw has accumulated 4.1 million shares, in what amounts to a passive stake in the company. Yelp's shares have climbed 10.7% so far in 2018, outperforming the market, with the S&P 500 index up 2.2%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 1.2% over the same period and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index advancing by 7.1% thus far this year, according to FactSet data. Yelp shares weren't moving in after-hours trade Monday, after finishing the regular session flat on the day at $46.45.

1 min ago4:47 p.m. May 21, 2018 U.S. Government Bonds Little Changed Ahead of Bond Auctions

U.S. government bonds were little changed ahead of the scheduled sale of $115 billion of short- and intermediate-term notes.

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