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Post-election stock surge fades, and oil prices sink again

November 8, 2018 |

U.S. stocks slipped Thursday as oil prices’ ninth consecutive drop hurt energy companies. U.S. markets were coming off huge gains from the day before.

U.S. crude oil has slumped more than 20% since early October, meeting Wall Street’s definition of a bear market.

Government fuel stockpiles have…


L.A. Times – Business

US Stock Indexes Surge a Day After Huge Rout

October 25, 2018 |

Strong results from major companies including Microsoft and Visa helped US stocks bust out of another losing streak, the AP reports. The rally wiped out most of the market’s plunge from the day before, but stocks are still down sharply over the past three weeks. Tesla soared 9.1% after…
Newser

Tesla shares surge on report of a profit and improved cash flow in third quarter

October 24, 2018 |

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk dusted his critics and gave his company room to breathe Wednesday, meeting profit and cash-flow promises for the electric car maker and exceeding analyst expectations.

The positive report reflects booming Model 3 sales and should tone down short sellers and analysts…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks Surge to Biggest Gain Since March

October 17, 2018 |

Stocks are surging on Wall Street, clawing back some of the ground lost last week, after several big US companies reported standout results, the AP reports. Major US indexes climbed more than 2% Tuesday, giving them their biggest one-day gains since March. They’re still down for the month following a…
Newser

Farmers Worried as Death Rates Surge for Female Pigs

October 1, 2018 |

Operators of farms with a large number of female pigs are seeing a worrying trend—death rates are surging among the sows. One industry group, Swine Management Services, says the death rate increased from 5.8% to 10.2% from 2013 to 2016, per National Hog Farmer . “This makes you…
Newser

Tilray’s shares surge as the hype around pot stocks catches up to the crypto craze

September 19, 2018 |

A massive surge this week in marijuana stock Tilray Inc. has investors comparing cannabis shares to the cryptocurrency rage of last year. And it has delivered a multibillion-dollar windfall for a little-known private equity fund backed by tech investor Peter Thiel.

Tilray, a Canadian medicinal…


L.A. Times – Business

Hurricane Florence puts millions in crosshairs for historic surge; makes move toward Carolinas

September 13, 2018 |

Catastrophic flash floods, life-threatening storm surge, tropical storm-force winds – and even tornadoes – are expected as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the United States east coast Thursday, even as the massive storm was downgraded to a still-deadly Category 2 hurricane.
FOX News

Tunisia Sees Surge in Illegal Migration to Europe

August 27, 2018 |

More than seven years after Tunisians overthrew their country’s dictatorship in a revolution that spawned the Arab Spring, the country’s economy is in crisis and thousands of people are sneaking into Europe.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

UN: Surge in births among Rohingya rape victims

August 25, 2018 |

Pramila Patten, UNSG’s Special Rep. on Sexual Violence in Conflict, says some women have had terminations, while others have given birth and want the babies to be fostered.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Profits Surge at Big U.S. Firms

August 6, 2018 |

America’s biggest companies are reporting some of the strongest earnings growth since the recession, boosted by lowered tax rates and a robust U.S. economy that is fueling demand across industries.
WSJ.com: US Business