Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures climb ahead of Fed meeting; trade optimism returns

Stock futures move higher on Wednesday as a Fed decision looms and hopeful noises are heard over the U.S. and China trade dispute.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:56:43 GMT

Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed rate decision

Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:03:59 GMT

MarketWatch First Take: Micron stock is plunging, but executives stick to the script

Memory chip giant Micron Technology Inc. surprised investors with a sharply lower outlook and big cuts in its capital spending Tuesday, actions that speak much louder than executives’ words that everything will be fine in a few months.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:52:21 GMT

MarketWatch First Take: An earnings double whammy may add fuel to the fire on Wall Street

After a giant stock selloff surrounding the heart of corporate earnings season, investors who thought that the worst was behind them as Christmas approached just received a rude wake-up call.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:15:06 GMT

Earnings Results: Micron stock tanks as sales outlook falls well short of target, production growth slashed

Micron Technology Inc.’s quarterly outlook fell more than $1 billion short of already-diminished Wall Street estimates Tuesday afternoon, pushing the company’s stock down in after-hours trading.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:36:35 GMT

Brace yourself, these kinds of people are the most likely to get hacked

A new study reveals the personality traits could make you more attractive and susceptible to hackers.

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Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:06:15 GMT

The Wall Street Journal: Former Disney exec may be CBS’s top candidate for new CEO

Former Walt Disney Co. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs has emerged as a top candidate to become CBS Corp.’s new CEO, people familiar with the matter said, as the network looks to turn the page on months of uncertainty and upheaval since the departure of Leslie Moonves over allegations of sexual harassment.

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:45:54 GMT

Market Extra: Bond market’s inflation gauge slides to lowest since Oct. 2017 as Fed meeting gets underway

The bond market’s gauge of inflation expectations now stand at their lowest levels in 14 months

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:30:12 GMT

The Wall Street Journal: Judge softens his stance that CVS may have to halt Aetna integration

A federal judge on Tuesday softened his previous suggestion that he would likely issue a court order requiring CVS Health Corp. to halt its integration of newly acquired insurer Aetna Inc.

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:28:32 GMT