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Wall St. ekes out lofty gains as Dow posts biggest weekly rise since June
16 Oct, 17:00
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British lawmaker stabbed to death in possible terrorist attack by a Somalian national
BUSINESS

JPMorgan & Citi, Charlotte’s BoA, Wells Fargo beat Q3 estimate as economy rebounds
BUSINESS

Illinois’ pharmacy chain Walgreens to invest $5.5bn in health services push
STOCK MARKETS

Wall St. ends up sharply higher as earning, economic data lift optimism
BUSINESS

US weekly initial jobless claims fall below 300,000 for first time in 19 months
business
JPMorgan & Citi, Charlotte’s BoA, Wells Fargo beat Q3 estimate as economy rebounds
Illinois’ pharmacy chain Walgreens to invest $5.5bn in health services push
US weekly initial jobless claims fall below 300,000 for first time in 19 months
economy
US inflation picks up solidly in September; further increases anticipated
US House passes temporary debt-ceiling fix on tentative party-lined vote
US voluntary quits scale record high, hiring post biggest drop in eight months- JOLTS
investment
European stock indices score best week in two months
European stock futures jump over 1.0 per cent after hitting 2-month low last week
Economic bellwether London copper rebounds, but posts 2% weekly decline
cryptocurrency
Bitcoin skyrockets to five-month peak on seasonal factors, Soros news
Bitcoin, Ethereum slump as broader market sell-off widens
US probes crypto exchange Binance on possible insider trading, market manipulation
insurance
Toronto’s Sun Life to buy the second-largest US dental insurer DentaQuest for $2.5bn
Boston’s catastrophe modeller KCC says insurers may take $18bn hit from Hurricane Ida
New York insurer AIG to sell life & retirement unit stake to Blackstone, IPO
credit cards
Lower Manhattan’ AmEx beats profit estimates as spending rebounds from pandemic lows
Manhattan’s American Express profit beats estimate, says credit spending declines
Foster City payment processor Visa being probed over abuse of debit-card dominance
loans
Columbia’s ELFA says US borrowing for equipment rises 21 per cent in August
Chile’s Central Bank doubles benchmark borrowing cost to 1.5% amid sign of recovery
Putin’s pre-election social payments may cost $6.75 billion, add to inflation
savings
Gold leapfrogs 2 per cent as US Dollar, Treasury bond Yields retreat
Gold firms as US Dollar slips, posts weekly gains
Gold slides more than 1 per cent to seven-week low as US yields jump on rate hike bet
currencies
US Dollar retreats from one-year peak after inflation data, FOMC Minutes
US Dollar hovers at fresh one-year high as rate-hike, taper prospects rise
US Dollar rises to 10-1/2-month peak as Treasury Yields surge
mortage
Chicago's NAR says US Pending home sales climb to 7-month high, mortgage filings fall
US home new sales beat expectations; median prices rise 20.1 per cent
Columbia’s MBA says US Mortgage filings rise as rates edge lower, US home sales carom
crimes
British lawmaker stabbed to death in possible terrorist attack by a Somalian national
More money in transit for Madoff Ponzi scheme victims, total pay-out tops $18 billion
Dutch crime reporter De Vries expires nine days after being shot in broad daylight
gossip
Palo Alto’s Theranos founder Holmes claims abuse by ex-boyfriend in fraud trial
Santa Clara chipmaker Intel in talk to buy GlobalFoundries at $30 billion buyout deal
Redmond’s Microsoft claims Israeli Group sold tools to hack Windows
sports
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to United, sparks hope to revive glory days
Real Madrid to sue La Liga, CVC chiefs over $3.2 billion stake sale
Messi to depart Barcelona due to ‘financial obstacles’ – club statement