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Money Laundering Risk Rises in Annual Index of Countries

“As businesses become increasingly digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset, according to new Deloitte research” writes Samuel Rubenfeld for wsj.com. The analysis shows that the number of technology-focused board members in all public companies remains low, although it has increased over the last six years. Consider how CIOs and other business-savvy technologists can help corporate boards understand and oversee technology-driven initiatives and opportunities. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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European stocks bounce toward 3rd straight rise

“BMW shares rose 0.5% in Frankfurt” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. European stocks pushed higher Wednesday, with stocks continuing to recover after the flare-up in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.Fiat shares didn’t trade Tuesday as trading in Italy was closed for a holiday.The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.66% picked up 0.7% to 379.07, with only the telecom group showing a minor decline. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Home Depot’s stock cuts 30 points from Dow industrials

“Home Depot’s stock HD, -3.05% was down $4.40, or 2.8%, and slicing approximately 30 points from the price-weighted Dow DJIA, -0.01% A price move of about $1 in any of its 30 components equates to a roughly 6.85-point tilt in the Dow” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up slight gains in early trade to negative on Tuesday, as shares of Home Depot pressured the equity gauge.Overall, the Dow was up 10 points, or less than 0.1%, at 22,004, while the S&P 500 index SPX,…

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Home Depot’s stock cuts nearly 40 points from Dow industrials

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up slight gains in early trade to negative on Tuesday, as shares of Home Depot pressured the equity gauge” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. Home Depot’s stock HD, -3.05% was down $5.58, or 3.6%, and slicing approximately 38 points from the price-weighted Dow DJIA, +0.02% A price move of about $1 in any of its 30 components equates to a roughly 6.8-point tilt in the Dow.Overall, the Dow was off 13 points, or 0.1%, at 21,983, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.06% was…

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U.S. stocks eye opening gains as North Korea pulls back on Guam threat

“Other markets: Stocks in Asia closed mostly higher, while European markets marched higher on continued North Korea relief” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The gains come after an upbeat close on Monday, when the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.00%  gained 1% for the first time in three months as the verbal standoff between the U.S. and North Korea cooled off. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The Dow just marked its longest streak without a 1% move in either direction in 22 years

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday booked its longest period, 61 sessions, without a 1% swing in about 22 years, according to data from WSJ Market Data Group” reports marketwatch.com. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.00% managed to notch a close of 1% at 2,465, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.34% finished the session 1.4% higher at 6,340. –Ken Jimenez contributed to this article.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Stocks close higher as geopolitical fears ease

“U.S. stocks closed higher Monday led by gains in financial and technology shares as reactions to last week’s war of words between North Korea and the U.S. found balance” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.62% closed up 135.39 points, or 0.6%, to finish at 21,993.71, with shares of Visa Inc.The S&P 500 index SPX, +1.00% rose 24.52 points, or 1%, to close at 2,465.84, its largest one-day percentage gain since April 24, with 10 out of 11 sectors finishing higher and big gains in…

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Dow jumps 150 points as North Korea tensions ease

“U.S. stock benchmarks rallied Monday afternoon, as a recent aversion to assets considered risky on the back of fears about tensions between the U.S. and North Korea receded somewhat” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.68% rose 0.7% above 22,000, led by about 2% jumps in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.In other corporate news, shares of Tesla Inc. TSLA, +1.64% rose nearly 2% higher after Baird analyst Ben Kallo, a longtime Tesla bull, hiked his price target for the electric-car maker’s stock to $411…

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S&P 500 on track for best daily gain in about 4 months

“Stock markets Monday afternoon were enjoying a sharp rally, putting the S&P 500 index in position to post its best daily gain in about four months” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The S&P 500 index SPX, +1.01% was most recently up more than 1% at 2,466, which would represent the best daily gain for the broad-market benchmark since April 24, according to FactSet data.In fact, the S&P 500 has only seen a gain of at least 1% on two other occasions so far in 2017 (including March 1), with a…

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