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Despite a strong stock market, watch these economic indicators

According to recent reports, economic growth was slow in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2017, rising only 0.7%. The number is a big drop-off from the 2.1% growth experienced by the nation in the final quarter of 2016, ...

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‘Anemic’ demand for iPhone 8 drags Apple stock down

Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more market questions over Apple Inc’s double 2017 iPhone release strategy, sending its shares down as much as 2.6 percent on Thursday. The chief executive of Canada’s largest mobile network Rogers ...

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The reasons why the stock market has been surprisingly strong

The stock market’s performance in 2017 has been a surprise to almost everyone. Even those who thought that a Trump presidency would “drain the swamp” and unlock the gridlock have to be surprised at the market’s strong performance as the ...

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Facebook Drops Stock Reclassification That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control

Facebook said the board had “determined that withdrawing the reclassification was in the best interests of Facebook and its shareholders.” The decision to drop the stock reclassification bucks a trend for technology chief executives who have structured their stock to ...

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Uber Said to Consider Changes to Employee Stock Compensation

Photo Uber headquarters in San Francisco. The company is said to be discussing how to make it easier for employees who leave to take their stock with them. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press Uber has lurched from one blow to its ...

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Snapchat’s Parent Files for a Stock Offering

Photo Pedestrians walked past a Snapchat sign outside of the New York Stock Exchange last month in Manhattan. Credit Michael Nagle/Bloomberg The parent of Snapchat has filed confidentially to go public, with an eye toward being valued at $ 20 ...

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Twitter’s Steep Premium: The Cost of Employee Stock Grants

SAN FRANCISCO — Buying Twitter would be a challenge for a number of reasons. Among the lesser-explored ones: The struggling social network pays out so much stock to its employees. Even among its Silicon Valley peers, which have drawn closer ...

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Bits: Daily Report: When Employees Want to Cash Out Private Stock

Photo Brian Chesky, the chief executive of Airbnb. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It has become common wisdom among tech start-ups that an initial public offering of shares is something that should occur only after all other options have been exhausted. ...

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The upside to a down stock market: It can boost your 401(k)

DAILY NEWS CONTRIBUTOR Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:00 PM jmiks/Getty Images/iStockphoto The stock market may have had an upbeat week, but as far as I can tell no one is very happy about market returns so far in 2016. Oh, ...

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U.S. stock market can be a haven in an uncertain world

DAILY NEWS CONTRIBUTOR Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM Richard Drew/AP The Fed’s policy of “quantitative easing” consists of buying bonds with money that is simply created by changing an entry in a computer. Historically, simply “printing money” in large ...

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