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wallstreet-oct22_15jul19.jpg After reaching new record intraday highs early in the session, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Monday. Despite the choppy trading on the day, the major averages ended the session at new record closing highs.

louisiana-july17.jpg The National weather service says that in the wake of Hurricane Barry, a widespread heat wave is forecast to develop across the Central and Eastern states by the middle of or later this week. "Barry continues to steadily weaken as it moves northward across the Mississippi Valley. Despite the weakening,...

wallstreet-nov02_15jul19.jpg Stocks reached new record intraday highs in early trading on Monday but have shown a lack of direction over the course of the session since then. The major averages have spent most of the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

huawei-us-071519.jpg The U.S. may approve certain companies to re-start new sales to Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei in as soon as two weeks, Reuters reported Sunday, citing a senior U.S. official. According to the report, licenses will be issued to the U.S. companies on a case-by-case basis, starting in the next two to four week. Huawei is the world's largest telecom equipment maker.

alanturing-boe-071519.jpg The Bank of England announced on Monday that the mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing will appear on the new GBP 50 polymer note. "Alan Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact on how we live today," Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said, while making the announcement at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.

worldpopulation-july15.jpg A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau says the world population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month. The Census Bureau is also projecting that annual population growth rate will fall to below 1 percent in 2020-2021, for the first time since 1950. In 2025, the population growth rate is seen at 0.9. That number is expected to continue to drop, a phenomenon partially attributed to

wallstreet-aug20_15jul19.jpg After failing to sustain an initial move to the upside, stocks have given back some ground over the course of morning trading on Monday. The major averages have pulled back off their best levels after reaching new record intraday highs.

cryptofraud-sep14_15jul19.jpg A Texas federal court ordered two defendants to pay nearly $400,000 in civil monetary penalties and restitution related to a lawsuit alleging fraud brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The defendants were charged of attempting to steal Bitcoin through fraudulent solicitation, impersonation of a CFTC investigator, and forging CFTC documents.

privacyviolations-july15.jpg The Federal Trade Commission has approved a nearly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. over the social media giant's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to several reports. However, the settlement needs to be approved by the Justice Department and a final announcement could come next week. The fine would be the largest ever imposed by the FTC on a technology company.

empire-state-071519.jpg After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing activity rebounded modestly in the month of July. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index climbed to 4.3 in July from a negative 8.6 in June.

racistattack-july15.jpg US President Donald Trump triggered yet another controversy over his views on race and immigration by calling on a group of four first-time female Democratic members of US Congress to "go back" to their countries of origin. "So interesting to see "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt

barneysheading-july15.jpg Luxury specialty retailer Barneys New York Inc. may become the latest retailer preparing for bankruptcy filing. Reuters reported Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter that Barneys is exploring options, including a bankruptcy filing. The company is reportedly struggling with expensive leases hurting its business, especially its flagship department store on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

wallstreet-oct15_15jul19.jpg Following last week's run to new record highs, stocks are likely to see some further upside in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 50 points.

citi-july15.jpg Citigroup Inc. (C) on Monday reported a 7 percent increase in profit for the second-quarter, driven by the higher revenues, the reduction in expenses and the lower effective tax rate, partially offset by the higher cost of credit. Revenues increased 2 percent from the prior-year period, reflecting the higher revenues across Global Consumer Banking.

germanyflag-aug27_15jul19.jpg Germany's industrial activity is set to remain sluggish amid moderating foreign demand, and the service sector growth is likely to lose steam, suggesting that economic trends in the biggest euro area economy will be weak in the second quarter.

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