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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 18,542.39 Low: 18,430.94 Close: 18,472.17 Change: —1.58 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2166.58 —2.60 NYSE Index: 10,739.77 —33.22 Nasdaq Composite Index: 5139.81 +29.76 NYSE MKT Composite: 2380.76 —0.94 Russell 2000 Index: 1218.93 +2.07 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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Treasuries gain as Fed signals gradual path of rate increases

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Treasuries gained as the Federal Reserve said it expects to raise interest rates gradually, while giving little hint that an increase is coming anytime soon. Yields were lower on the day as officials kept the range for the federal funds rate at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent...


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Treasuries rally, dollar erases gain as stocks fluctuate on Fed

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Treasuries rose, the dollar pared gains and U.S. stocks remained mixed as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and reiterated a slow pace of tightening even as the economy shows signs of improvement. Gold advanced. Prior to the statement, earnings set the tone in...


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Behold! A world where even the bond market can surprise you.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. One of the things I like best about writing columns is learning things from people who email me. That’s what happened after my recent column explaining why I think that ultra-low interest rates make long-term U.S. Treasury securities a very dangerous investment....


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Fed's more upbeat tone suggests rate hike as early as Sept.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September. The Fed noted that the U.S. job market has rebounded, with robust hiring in June after a deep slump...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, July 27. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.70, up 10; hard red winter 3.90, up 5; DNS 4.70, up 15; hard white 4.15, up 10; BURLEY __ Tuesday prices: soft white 4.00, unchanged; hard red...


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Canadian housing agency lifts Vancouver risk warning-level

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Vancouver is showing “strong” signs of problematic conditions, Canada’s housing agency said Wednesday, weighing in after curbs on the market imposed by the British Columbia and federal governments to avoid a crash. Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. raised Vancouver’s risk rating -...


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Gannett drops as second-quarter results fall short of estimates

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, fell the most since February after second-quarter results missed analysts’ estimates as higher costs outweighed revenue gains from acquisitions and national advertising. The McLean, Virginia-based publisher of USA Today and...


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Analysis: Internet providers won't rest until the government's net-neutrality

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Internet providers who oppose the government’s net-neutrality rules will once again take the issue to court this week as they ask more than a dozen federal judges to throw out the regulations. A Washington trade group representing cellular carriers, CTIA,...


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Fed says risks have diminished as it leaves main rate unchanged

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. “Near-term risks to the economic outlook have...


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