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Stock futures are flat after another losing week on Wall Street

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, July 1, 2022. Source: NYSE Stock futures were flat in overnight trading after the major averages finished another losing week. Stock futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 30 points or 0.11%. S&P 500 futures dipped 0.08%, and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.04%. The moves come …

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Here are the China trends investors bet money on so far in 2022

A factory in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China, on May 9, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — By the numbers, manufacturing companies in China snagged the most investment deals in the first half of the year among 37 sectors tracked by business database Qimingpian. In fact, the number of early-stage to …

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Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last interest rate meeting are expected to highlight the four-day, post-holiday …

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Some experts say a recession is coming. How to prepare your portfolio

Phonlamaiphoto | Istock | Getty Images Months of stock market volatility, surging inflation and rising interest rates have left many investors wondering if a recession is coming. The stock market tumbled again on Thursday, with the S&P 500 capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. In all, it’s down more than 20% …

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Fed’s inflation battle is nearly done with collapse in crypto

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday said that the rapid slide in the cryptocurrency market shows that the Federal Reserve is making progress in its arduous struggle to tamp down inflation. “There is one front in the war on inflation that’s been an outstanding total victory for the Fed, and that’s the battle against financial speculation,” …

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FTX signs a deal giving it the option to buy crypto lender BlockFi

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida, on June 5, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images FTX has signed a deal giving it the option to buy crypto lending company BlockFi. The agreement gives FTX the ability to buy BlockFi at a maximum price …

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Micron, Kohl’s, Meta Platforms and more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Micron Technology – Shares of the chipmaker fell about 6% after the company issued disappointing fiscal fourth-quarter guidance and said weakening consumer demand will hurt smartphone sales. The warning pulled down other chip stocks, which were among the top decliners in the S&P 500. Western Digital …

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S&P 500 had worst half in 50 years, but the 60/40 portfolio isn’t dead

Stock trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images The S&P 500 Index, a barometer of US stocks, just had its worst first half of the year going back over 50 years. The index fell 20.6% in the past six months, from its high-water …

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Kohl’s, Micron, Apple and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Kohl’s (KSS) – Kohl’s tumbled 17.9% in premarket trading after the retailer confirmed an earlier CNBC report that it ended talks to be bought by Vitamin Shoppe parent Franchise Group (FRG). Kohl’s said the deteriorating retail and financial environment presented significant obstacles to concluding a deal. …

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Worst quarter in years for TSLA, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG

Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/Getty Images) Gotham | Getty Images Investors lowered the valuations of the world’s largest technology companies in the second quarter as central bankers ratcheted up …

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