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A Gain for Consumer Sentiment

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade…

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Retail Sales Retreat

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the…

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Pending Trade Talks Bolster Markets

In this week’s recap: the three Wall Street benchmarks advance as investors respond to newly scheduled U.S.-China trade talks and see a silver lining in the latest employment and manufacturing data. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China…

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Is America Prepared to Retire?

Is America Prepared to Retire? A look at some ways to get ready.   Are Americans saving enough? Only 19% of U.S. adults describe themselves as “very confident” when asked about their savings. Worry spots include retiring without enough money saved (16%) and anxiety about having a “rainy day” emergency fund (14%). These findings come…

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