Wall St falls for 3rd consecutive session on concerns over Fed rate hikes

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 29, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Best Buy sales beat estimates as discounts drive demand July job openings up sharply Dow down 1.02%, S&P 500 down 1.22%, Nasdaq down 1.45% … Read more

Wall Street ends well as Powell speech affirms hawkish rate stance

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed will continue to tighten until inflation is under control – Powell Core PCE rises 0.1% in July compared to a rise of 0.6% … Read more

Lower gasoline prices are dampening consumer spending in the United States; monthly inflation slows down sharply

Consumer spending increases by 0.1% in July The decline in gas stations explains the slight increase The Core PCE price index edged up 0.1%; up 4.6 year-over-year WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending barely rose in July as falling gasoline prices hurt sales at gas stations, but monthly inflation slowed sharply, which could … Read more

S&P 500 and Nasdaq close 4th straight week as optimism grows

Nasdaq and S&P 500 post longest weekly winning streaks since November S&P 500 recoups 50% of bear market losses The S&P 500 is up 17.7% from a mid-June low NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July boosted investor confidence in the … Read more

US gasoline prices fall below $4 for the first time since March

Gasoline demand has fallen this summer Low-income households spend less as prices fall US retail price hit record high in June Aug 11 (Reuters) – The average U.S. retail gasoline price fell below $4 a gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, providing relief to drivers of the world’s biggest consumer of fuel … Read more

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices accelerate

A worker walks past rolls of steel at the Chongqing Iron and Steel Factory in Changshou, Chongqing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July producer inflation at lowest since February 2021 July consumer inflation at a 2-year high PBOC should remain dovish to boost growth … Read more

Chinese factory activity unexpectedly contracts in July as COVID flares up

Employees work on the vehicle component production line during a government-organized media tour at a factory of German engineering group Voith, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China July official manufacturing PMI lower than expected July official services … Read more