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Stocks Soar on Fed Surprise

Financial shares enjoy particular surge

(Newser) - The markets responded with a roar to the Fed’s surprisingly deep rate cut today, with financial shares enjoying the biggest spike. The Dow climbed a whopping 324.10 points to 13,727.52, the Nasdaq rose 64.38 to 2,646.23, and the S&P closed at 1518.... More »

Inflation Eases, Trade Deficit Narrows

New data is mostly positive, and unlikely to influence interest rates

(Newser) - With the exception of energy and food, inflation at the wholesale level rose less than expected last month, while the US trade deficit got slimmer, thanks to an increase in exports. Still, a rise in energy costs in July led to an unexpected .06% uptick in the producer price index... More »

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