Lots of Motion, Little Movement

In this week’s recap: Inflation concerns continue as the Fed weighs scaling back of bond purchases. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices fluctuated amid inflation concerns and bargain hunting, leaving stocks mixed for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.51%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped…

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INFLATION CONCERNS

In this week’s recap: As consumer prices take a big step up, stocks take a step in the other direction. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A surge in consumer inflation unsettled investors, leading to a turbulent week of trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.14%, while…

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LABOR MARKET PUZZLE

In this week’s recap: Mixed market results as labor numbers cope with uncertainty. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks closed mixed last week as signs of continued economic recovery and upbeat earnings helped some sectors while the struggles persisted for high-growth companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.67%, while…

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Earnings Top Expectations

In this week’s recap: Stocks struggle to find their way amid several noteworthy earnings reports from corporations. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks meandered around a flatline in a busy week of corporate earnings, ending the trading week slightly lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.50%, while the Standard…

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