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US heading for shallow recession, no respite yet from rate hikes: Reuters poll

US heading for shallow recession, no respite yet from rate hikes: Reuters poll

BENGALURU, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is heading for a short and shallow recession over the coming year, according to economists polled by Reuters who unanimously expected the Federal Reserve to US opts for a lower interest rate hike of 50 basis points in December. 14. The Fed still has at least half …

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna and Pfizer in place as FDA clears updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after strengthening its buyback program Indices up: Dow 0.55%, S&P 0.75%, Nasdaq 1.13% Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) ended higher on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak as investors interpreted data …

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Column: When Market Forecasters Should Earn Their Credentials: McGeever

Column: When Market Forecasters Should Earn Their Credentials: McGeever

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec 8 (Reuters) – When Yogi Berra said it was hard to make predictions, especially about the future, he probably didn’t have financial market analysts in mind. But the famous baseball player’s famous malapropism, also similarly expressed by others, probably applies as much to predicting the outlook for stocks, bonds and currencies as …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market remains tight despite continued claims hitting 10-month high

Weekly jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 230,000 Continuing claims rise by 62,000 to 1.671 million WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the Reserve federal government is …

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S&P and Nasdaq extend losing streaks amid growing recession worries

S&P and Nasdaq extend losing streaks amid growing recession worries

Apple down after Morgan Stanley cut December shipment target Tesla hits production loss concerns Carvana records the worst daily decline in its history Indices: Dow flat, S&P down 0.19%, Nasdaq 0.51% Dec 7 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed on Wednesday after a choppy session on Wall Street as investors struggled to grasp …

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Reaction to China's easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Reaction to China’s easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Dec 7 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced the most sweeping changes to its strict zero COVID policy since the pandemic began three years ago, easing rules that had curbed the spread of the virus but had hobbled the world’s second-largest economy worldwide and sparked protests. The easing of rules, which include allowing infected people …

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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – As the U.S. dollar tumbles from multi-decade highs, some investors are betting emerging market currencies will be the big winners from a sustained reversal in the greenback. The MSCI International Emerging Market Currency Index (.MIEM00000CUS) is up nearly 5% from its lows and posted its best monthly gain in …

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Wall St slips as services data spooks investors over Fed rate hikes

Wall St slips as services data spooks investors over Fed rate hikes

U.S. service sector activity picks up in November Tesla cuts Shanghai factory production plan for December – sources All S&P 500 sectors pull back, with energy stocks hit hard Indices down: Dow 1.4%, S&P 1.79%, Nasdaq 1.93% Dec 5 (Reuters) – U.S. markets ended lower on Monday as investors spooked by better-than-expected data from the …

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