Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Holiday Rest, but Little Relaxing, as Traders Size Up the Stock Market Supported by Stocks & Bonds ByEmily Flitter Dec. 25, 2018 For anyone closely watching the financial markets, the calm of Christmas on Tuesday was infused with anxiety. Traders were bracing for the possibility of bad news on Wednesday, something bigger than just another day of stock market declines: If stocks don’t reverse their recent sell-off, the United States is poised to close the books on the longest bull market on record. The major benchmark stock indexes are nearing losses of more than 20 percent from their peaks, a bear market’s official marker, which would end a nearly decade-long run of gains. From its high on Sept. 20, the S&P 500 is down 19.7 percent. The market has reached this point after a rare … [Read more...] about Holiday Rest, but Little Relaxing, as Traders Size Up the Stock Market
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By Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in November and monthly wages increased less than forecast, suggesting some moderation in economic activity that could support expectations of fewer interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve in 2019.The slowdown in hiring reported by the Labor Department on Friday is likely the result of worker shortages. The Fed in its "Beige Book" report this week said most business contacts in its 12 districts said "that employment growth leaned to the slower side of a modest to moderate pace" because of labor shortages.The labor market is considered near or at full employment. Non-farm payrolls increased by 155,000 jobs last month, with construction companies hiring the fewest workers in eight months, likely because of unseasonably chilly temperatures. "This is still a solid gain that suggests economic growth is gradually slowing back towards its potential pace," said Paul Ashworth, chief economist at Capital Economics in … [Read more...] about U.S. job growth slows in November, monthly wage gains modest
Nation and World News Friday, November 23, 2018, 1:56 p.m. Share this story By By Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times ADVERTISING Marisa Balderas, 32, arrived at a Best Buy in Montclair at 2:30 a.m. Friday with one goal in mind — getting a 55-inch Sharp television for her father, whose eyesight is declining. “I figured a nice, big TV would be easier on the eyes for him,” the Ontario resident said. The chances were good that Balderas would score her TV, which was on sale for $249.99, a savings of $200. Balderas was first in a line that at 7:45 a.m., about 15 minutes before the store opened, curled around the building. (Spoiler: She got it.) Although 2018 brought visions of retail bankruptcy and empty mall storefronts, shoppers will spend with enthusiasm this holiday season with the help of low unemployment, rising incomes and a greater sense of job security, analysts predict. Holiday shopping is crucial for retailers, who can reap up to 40 … [Read more...] about Holiday shoppers hit the stores to do their economic heavy lifting
North America accounts for the lion’s share of the Varicose Vein Treatment market Around 40% of population in the United States are diagnosed to have the varicose veins condition”— Lead Analyst @ Market Data ForecastHYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The condition of enlarged veins majorly seen in feet and legs is defined as Varicose Vein. It is caused by the physiological condition, secretion changes, genetic disorders and high vital sign. Varicose Vein is generally found in women, obese population and people above the age of 40 years. Hereditary factors and constant position for extended hours also result in this condition. Around 40% of the US population are affected by this disease and more than 30 million people in the country are having venous insufficiency. The Global Varicose Vein Treatment Market was valued at USD 328.98 million in 2018 and is estimated to reach USD 448.62 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.4%. Some of … [Read more...] about Varicose veins, commonly found in legs and feet, results in the wrong directional flow of blood.
NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation at the center of the investment world is shaking. U.S. Treasury bonds are considered among the closest approximations to a "safe" investment in the financial system, which makes them a benchmark for most other investments. A pronounced move in Treasury prices ripples through to stock and bond markets around the world. Lately, those prices have been heading sharply lower, meaning the bonds' yields have been spiking. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed above 3.23 percent at one point on Wednesday, up from 3.05 percent last Tuesday, and is close to its highest level in seven years. A jump in yields tends to rattle investors, and the S&P 500 dropped 3.3 percent on Wednesday for its biggest loss since February — and clinched its first five-day losing streak since 2016. Among the hardest hit areas of the market were those that had earlier been the biggest winners, such as technology stocks. It's the latest sign that markets may be … [Read more...] about Why rising interest rates are shaking financial markets