In this week’s recap: stocks move lower as traders again absorb conflicting messages about trade talks; the Federal Reserve shares its October meeting minutes; good news comes from the housing market. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks declined last week as mixed signals emerged about the progress of U.S.-China trade…

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In this week’s recap: the Dow crests 28,000; more hints emerge that the U.S. and China could be heading toward a new trade pact; retail sales rise. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks were little changed for much of last week, but a rally occurred Friday after news broke…

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In this week’s recap: the Dow and S&P 500 extend their winning streaks, even with conflicting messages emerging about U.S.-China trade negotiations; a gauge of U.S. business activity improves. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Domestic and international stocks rose last week. Risk appetite outweighed concerns about the state of U.S.-China…

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In this week’s recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A better-than-forecast jobs report prompted a stock market rally Friday, two…

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