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Stock Market Today: August 19, 2019

8/19/2019 9:06:27 AM The stock market started positively today, as a rebound from last week’s selloff continued. Additionally, the U.S. government extended the time that Chinese technology firm Huawei could buy supplies from U.S. companies for an additional 90 days. Investors viewed this as an easing of trade tensions between the two countries and, thus, bolstered the major market composites. All told, the Dowclosed higher by 250 points, the S&P 500 rose by 35 points, and the NASDAQ gained 107 points.
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Stock Market Today: August 16, 2019

8/16/2019 9:20:44 AM The major U.S. equity indexes started the last session of a volatile trading week firmly in positive territory, and stocks ended the day up sharply. In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that housing starts were down 4%, to an annual rate of 1.19 million. However, building permits (a more forward-looking indicator) increased 8.4%, to a yearly rate of 1.34 million. The markets, though, largely looked past these numbers, and continued to bob and weave along with developments on the U.S.-China trade situation.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2019

8/15/2019 12:26:57 PM Walmart shares trade modestly higher on the release of the retail giant’s solid fiscal second-quarter financial results and increased guidance.
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Stock Market Today: May 20, 2019

5/20/2019 8:42:27 AM Equities opened sharply lower this morning, recovered some ground in the early afternoon, but weakened again in the final hours of the day. Once again, tradersworried about deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China. More recently, the U.S. government ordered a ban on technology sales to Huawei, a leading corporation based in China. The move did not sit well with Wall Street, and likely ignited fears of a larger global slowdown. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 84 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points.
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Stock Market Today: May 17, 2019

5/17/2019 8:44:42 AM Stocks fell on Friday as discouraging news on international trade weighed on sentiment at the opening bell. Word that talks between the United States and China had broken down was not what investors wanted to hear. The hope in recent days had been that a long-awaited deal between the world’s two largest economies might yet be fashioned in the coming weeks. But the two sides instead have reached an impasse.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal First Quarter 2019

5/16/2019 11:45:26 AM Walmart (WMT) sharestrade higher on the release of the retail giant’s fiscal first-quarter financial results.
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Stock Market Today: February 20, 2019

2/20/2019 8:48:08 AM The stock market moved higher this morning, and despite some choppiness in the middle of the day, managed to make selective progress. Some of the volatility may have had to do with investor concerns about the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, as well as ongoing worries about trade relations between the U.S. and China.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2018

2/19/2019 11:33:35 AM General merchandise retailer Walmart (WMT) reported better-than-expected results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31, 2019, and the shares are higher on the news. Adjusted earnings per share rose 6% year over year to $1.41, higher than our estimate of $1.34. Numerous federal tax regulations issued in the quarter benefited earnings by about $0.04 per share.
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Stock Market Today: February 11, 2019

2/11/2019 9:06:57 AM The major indexes began the day in positive territory, but trading became mixed as the session wore on. Although earnings season continues, investors are focusing more on the latest round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, which began today in Beijing. As the March 1st deadline for a deal between the two superpowers looms, many market participants are hoping a favorable resolution will help to reignite global economic growth. Also weighing on traders’ minds is the potential for another shutdown in Washington if the two sides of the aisle can’t come to terms.
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