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MarketWatchAug 21, 2019
London Markets: British stocks bid higher for third gain in four sessions
The path of least resistance was higher on Wednesday as British stocks rallied with little macroeconomic or corporate news.

Reuters BusinessAug 21, 2019
Trump heaps pressure on Fed and its chairman Powell to cut rates
President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve and the central bank's chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering U.S. growth and reducing the country's ability to compete economically.

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NPR Topics: BusinessAug 21, 2019
Trump Mulls 2 Kinds Of Tax Cuts While Browbeating Fed About Interest Rates
The Trump administration is boasting that the economy is strong. But the administration is also calling for the kind of dramatic economic stimulus one would usually only consider during a recession.

MarketWatchAug 21, 2019
Need to Know: Investors aren't paying enough attention to this big risk lying in wait for stocks, says John Hancock strategist
Our call of the day from Matthew Miskin, co-chief investment strategist at John Hancock Investment Management, says he has spotted a big blind spot for U.S. investors.

Google Business NewsAug 21, 2019
Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says - CNN
Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says  CNNAmazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency  BBC NewsAmazon fires size latest: Rainforest fires covering half of Brazil are visible from SPACE  Express.co.ukAmazon wildfire: Parts of the Amazon rainforest are on fire — and smoke can be seen from space  CBS NewsThe Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space  USA TODAYView full coverage on Google News

MarketWatch MarketPulseAug 21, 2019
Dow jumps more than 200-points at the open as Target's stock heads to all-time high
U.S. stocks opened solidly higher on Wednesday as upbeat quarterly results from retailers Target and Lowe's helped to support early buying. Investors were also awaiting the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July 30-31 policy gathering, which could offer insights on the central bank's decision to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 229 points, or 0.9%, to 26,196, the S&P 500 index climbed 0.8% to 2,923, while the Nasdaq Composite Index picked up 8,018, a gain of 0.9%. In corporate news, Target Corp.'s shares hit a record high following the discount retailer's report of fiscal second-quarter earnings and sales that beat expectations, while Lowe's Cos. stock also rallied after its second-quarter net income rose to $1.68 billion. In the afternoon, the Fed will publish the minutes of the July meeting of its rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee at 2 p.m. Eastern. Elsewhere, Italy's bond yields headed lower after Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday, triggering a power struggle, while German debt yields rose after a bond auction with negative interest rates.

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MarketWatchAug 21, 2019
In One Chart: Job hunting in America: The No. 1 highest paid, most in-demand job in every state
CareerBuilder crunched data on the lucrative professions that are growing at a faster rate than the national average.

MarketWatchAug 21, 2019
NewsWatch: Investors aren't paying enough attention to this big risk lying in wait for stocks, says John Hancock strategist
Our call of the day from Matthew Miskin, co-chief investment strategist at John Hancock Investment Management, says he has spotted a big blind spot for U.S. investors.

USA Today MoneyAug 20, 2019
Trump is pushing the Fed for a big rate cut. But would it help or hurt the economy?
President Trump is calling on the Fed to cut interest rates by a full percentage point. But such a step carries risks for the economy and markets.       
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