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eccles-building-110818_16oct19.jpg Two weeks ahead of the Federal Reserve's next monetary policy meeting, the central bank's Beige Book said Wednesday the U.S. economy expanded at only a slight to modest pace over the past month. The Beige Book, a compilation of anecdotal evidence on economic conditions in the twelve Fed districts, noted business activity varied across the country.

wallstreet-july27_16oct19.jpg After an early move to the downside, stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Wednesday. The major averages have climbed off their lows of the session and are now lingering near the unchanged line.

amazone-oct16.jpg Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) announced that it will live stream behind the scenes of its Robotics Fulfillment Center to for students pursuing STEM and Computer Science education. Amazon said on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT, teachers and students can go online to Twitch to watch and...

walmarttoys-101619.jpg Walmart has rolled back prices on more than 200 additional toys in stores and online as it braces for the upcoming holiday season. The retail giant is now offering more than 400 toys at a special price, thanks to its already existing rollbacks on toys. In August, Walmart unveiled its list of top-rated toys for 2019 that were selected by kids.

turkeysyria-101619.jpg Turkey rejected the United States' call to suspend its ongoing military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. After the pull-out of U.S. forces, Turkey launched its unilateral attack earlier this month to push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) away from the border area, and to create a "safe zone" in Syrian border to resettle tens of thousan

bitstop-101619.jpg The Miami International Airport got its first Bitcoin ATM that was installed by Miami-based Bitcoin technology startup Bitstop on Tuesday. The automated teller machine installed at the third-busiest airport in the U.S., in terms of international passenger traffic, will enable customers to conveniently exchange their dollars for Bitcoin and vice versa while on domestic or international travel.

googlelaunchespixel4-oct16.jpg Google unveiled its latest smartphone, the Pixel 4, at the annual Made by Google event in New York on Tuesday. One of the most interesting features of the phone is its miniature radar sensor to detect movement around the phone. It will initiate face unlock on sensing that a user is reaching for the phone, or turn off the screen if the user is not around.

wallstreet-july17_16oct19.jpg Stocks are seeing modest weakness in morning trading on Wednesday, giving back ground following the rally seen in the previous session. Selling pressure has remained subdued, however, limiting the downside for the major averages.

hongkongprotests1-oct16.jpg The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at defending human rights in Hong Kong, evoking s 'strong indignation' by China. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, sponsored by Republican Representative Chris Smith, passed easily by a voice vote in the lower House with bipartisan support. The Bill, which will become law if passed by the Senate, would make Hong Kong's special tra

businesinventories-161019.jpg The Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing little change in U.S. business inventories in the month of August. The report said business inventories came in virtually unchanged in August after climbing by a revised 0.3 percent in July.

nahb-101019.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly climbed to its highest level in well over a year in the month of October, the National Association of Home Builders revealed in a report on Wednesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index jumped to 71 in October after inching up to 68 in September. Economists had expected the index to come in unchanged from the previous month.

tuna-oct16.jpg Mical Seafood, Inc. expanded its recall of tuna products for potentially elevated levels of histamine, which can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning. The recall involves frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins 30 pound packs, Tuna Poke 10 pound packs, Tuna Steaks 10 pound packs, Tuna Ground Meat 10 pound packs, and Tuna Saku 10 pound packs, all products of Vietnam.

retailsales-161019.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said retail sales fell by 0.3 percent in September after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.6 percent in August. The drop came as a surprise to economists, who had expected sales to rise by 0.3 percent.

walmarthomedelivery-oct16.jpg Walmart started to deliver groceries directly to customers' refrigerators in three cities from Tuesday. The move is part of the retail giant's efforts to better compete with rival Amazon.com in order to deliver groceries as fast as possible to customers. The retail giant has launched its 'InHome Delivery' service for more than one million customers in Pittsburgh, kansas City, and Vero Beach.

wallstreet1-061318_16oct19.jpg Stocks are likely to move to the downside in early trading on Wednesday, giving back ground following the rally seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 41 points.

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