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U.S. construction Spending Declines 0.6% in June

U.S. construction spending declined for a third straight month in June with spending on nonresidential construction falling by the biggest amount in six months. In June, construction spending dropped 0.6%...

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Traders Look at Exports Markets as U.S Crude Futures Fall

A spread between the price of U.S and European oil, alongside lower shipping costs, has traders competing to take advantage of a brief window of opportunity to ship crude oil to higher priced markets....

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Federal Reserve Finds Dozens of Cyber Security Breaches

The United States Federal Reserve found over 50 cyber security breaches during the years of 2011 to 2015, several incidents being labeled as “espionage”, all according to official Fed records. The central...

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Treasury Provides Increase on Spending Data

United States government bond prices decreased on Tuesday on positive consumer spending data that support the sight of a potential United States rate spike, as the dollar increased close to a two-month...

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Oil Gains as Canada Fire, Libya Problems Ignite Supply Concerns

On Thursday, a wildfire threatening Canada’s oil sands region and heightening tensions in Libya ignited worries among investors over a near-term shortage in supply, pushing crude oil prices up by 3%. Brent...

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Weakening Dollar Drives Oil Prices HIgher

Oil futures rose on Wednesday to nearly $40 a barrel as the United States dollar continued to fall. The weakening dollar increased investor’s appetites for more risky assets, which led to the higher...

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Increasing Signals of Inflation Cause Treasuries to Slip

The combination of Treasuries falling due to signals of U.S. inflation manifesting and stocks rising has led to decreasing demand for fixed-income securities as a sanctuary. With the global stock market...

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Deal Indicates Investors Prefer Blind Bet on Uber

Those briefed on the latest Wall Street transaction said that wealthy clients of Morgan Stanley are managing a special fund that allows them to bet on Uber. The fund, called New Riders L.P., is a contribution...

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Biotech Analysts: Clear Opportunities In Biotechnology Stocks

While it’s no secret that Martin Shkreli gave a black eye to biotech stocks late last year, the wounds are starting to heal after January’s biotechnology market correction. J.P. Morgan analysts say that...

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Discrepancy In Rate Hike Has Investors Skittish

Federal Reserve members previously suggested that there may be an increase in rates by as many as four times this year. Unfortunately the futures markets are still in disbelief. The Federal Open Market...