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2016-04-21

Economic Report: Leading economic index rises modestly, Conference Board says

The Leading Economic Indicators index points to slow, though not slowing, growth.

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates hover near 3-year lows, Freddie Mac says

Strong demand for Treasurys has helped keep mortgage rates near lows that should help boost home buying.

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The Wall Street Journal: SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection

SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection, a fate that has been expected for the solar-energy company for some time.

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Capitol Report: How the ‘Trump effect’ could flip the Senate

As the campaigns for the major parties’ presidential nominations drag on, attention has turned downballot, where a handful of toss-up races could help decide control of the Senate.

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Market Extra: This stock-market bull run is losing steam, according to this chart pattern

After a rip-roaring ride, the S&P 500’s zest to ride higher might be losing some serious momentum. That is according to a candlestick pattern that appeared ion the S&P 500’s trading action on April 20 known as doji.

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Economic Report: Philly Fed factory index plunges to -1.6 in April

The manufacturing index from the regional bank is back in negative territory in April.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef threatened by coral bleaching

One of the greatest natural wonders of the world is at risk from rising water temperatures.

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NewsWatch: The stock market already hit an all-time high, by this measure

Many traders sound angry about the stock market nearing a new record. If you’re part of this unhappy gang, here’s one possible consolation: The S&P already set a record, if you look at a more inclusive version of the index.

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The Wall Street Journal: Talks between Viacom and Dish not dead yet as two remain optimistic

Viacom Inc.’s channels remained available on satellite provider Dish Network Corp.’s service early Thursday as the companies were continuing carriage-renewal negotiations past a midnight deadline, a Viacom spokesman said.

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Capitol Report: Trump says Clinton won’t be indicted | Sanders to stay a Democrat | Kasich’s best month

Donald Trump predicts Hillary Clinton won’t be indicted over her email controversy; Bernie Sanders will remain a Democrat; John Kasich has his best fundraising month; and more.

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Economic Report: Jobless claims fall to 42-year low

Initial jobless claims fell to a 42-year low in the latest week, the Labor Department, said. signaling continued labor market improvement.

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Need to Know: This market already broke out to an all-time high — you just didn’t notice

Many traders sound angry about the stock market nearing a new record. If you’re part of this unhappy gang, here’s one possible consolation: The S&P already set a record, if you look at a more inclusive version of the index.

posted 2016/04/21 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

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