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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, …

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Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell's remarks

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, after retail sales data for April suggested the economy remained healthy and as investors weighed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. On Monday, the Dow finished less than 0.1% higher, the S&P 500 closed 0.4% lower and the Nasdaq fell 1.2%. The declines followed another losing week for all …

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'Nowhere to hide?' Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation — a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an …

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April's consumer price index report expected to show inflation has already peaked

April’s consumer price index report expected to show inflation has already peaked

Shoppers inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2022.  David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images April’s consumer price index report is expected to show inflation has already reached a peak — a development that some investors say could temporarily soothe markets. But economists say, even with a …

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