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Stock Market Today: May 25, 2018

05/25/2018 U.S. equities experienced some modest selling pressure throughout Friday, as a generally positive earnings season struggled to offset mounting geopolitical fears. Most recently, the United States postponement (at a minimum) of its summit with North Korea, uncertainty surrounding its trade relationship with China, and budding tensions with Iran have weighed on investor sentiment.
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Stock Market Today: May 24, 2018

05/24/2018 The stock market lost considerable ground this morning, but managed to pare its losses in the afternoon. Some of the weakness earlier in the day had to do with the Presidential Administration’s decision to cancel its planned June summit with North Korea. At the close of trading, the major averages were still in negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 75 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off nearly six points, and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by one point.
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Industry Overview: Telecom Services

05/24/2018 Within the global Telecommunications Services Industry, investors will find equity selections for income, growth and income, and growth. Also, speculative opportunities arise during periods of merger and acquisition activity. Major business segments include wireline, wireless, broadband, and enterprise services. The industry has a history of regulation. In recent years, deregulation has been in vogue, but telecom authorities still make their presence known, from time to time.
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Industry Overview: Internet

05/24/2018 The Internet Industry consists of companies that provide a wide variety of products and services primarily online through their Web sites. Operations include, but are not limited to, search engines, retailers, travel services, as well as dial-up and broadband access services. As product offerings can vary widely within the industry, participants don't all compete with each other.
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Industry Overview: Foreign Electronics

05/24/2018 The Foreign Electronics Industry is comprised almost exclusively of Japanese companies. These firms, which possess some of the world's oldest and most recognizable brand names, have their roots in the electronics business. But many, during the boom times of the 1980s, acquired entertainment outfits in order to benefit from the marriage between consumer content and audio-visual hardware and software. The companies here are a diverse mix, marketing everything from copy machines, digital cameras and flat-panel televisions to power plants and blockbuster Hollywood-style movi
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Industry Overview: Shoe

05/24/2018 The Shoe Industry consists of a multitude of footwear manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The major wholesalers in the U.S. market are owners of a brand name and typically source their shoes from independent manufacturers. The retail segment of the industry ranges from owners of large multinational chains to small local businesses. Many shoe companies operate in both the retail and wholesale arenas. Shoe companies covered by Value Line generally adhere to the standard industrial page format.
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Stock Market Today: May 23, 2018

05/23/2018 Stocks finished Wednesday on a firmer note than they began the day with following a dovish interpretation of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
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Stock Market Today: May 22, 2018

05/22/2018 After a strong open that appeared to presage another running of the bulls, the major U.S. indexes spent most of Tuesday trading in mixed fashion before shedding value as the final bell neared. With earnings season winding down, traders juggled divergent geopolitical developments between the United States, China, and North Korea.
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Stock Market Today: May 21, 2018

05/21/2018 The stock market opened higher this morning, and selectively managed to hold onto its gains throughout the afternoon. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 298 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 20 points, and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by 40 points. Market breadth was favorable, with advancers nicely ahead of decliners on the NYSE.
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