In this week’s recap: Wall Street grapples with coronavirus unknowns; new Federal Reserve meeting minutes appear; existing home sales retreat; the price of gold climbs. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Traders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter.…

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In this week’s recap: stock indexes rise, Jerome Powell reports on monetary policy to Congress, inflation hits a 15-month peak, and new data on retail sales and consumer sentiment appears. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings…

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In this week’s recap: stocks rally, China schedules tariff cuts, January hiring tops expectations, and a key gauge of manufacturing activity improves. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. The Nasdaq Composite surged…

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In this week’s recap: coronavirus concerns ripple through global stock markets; the Fed makes a slight monetary policy adjustment; consumer confidence rises; the government makes its first estimate of fourth-quarter growth. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite.…

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