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Stocks slip as first big week of earnings heads to a finish

“EARNINGS: Investors mostly applauded the opening round of company earnings this week and temporarily brushed aside worries over the ongoing U.S.-China trade war” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Some stocks rose following solid earnings reports.WINNING WEEK: The market has been choppy all week as investors shift their focus to the latest round of corporate earnings.The early round of mostly good results could help calm investors’ fears about another dismal forecast for earnings growth.The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks fell 0.3%. Source: seattletimes.com

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Google Nest Devices Gain New Routines & Works with Assistant Features

“First of all, it will be possible to make Nest devices trigger routines intelligently” reports androidheadlines.com. For tech enthusiasts, there is an option to control Nest devices directly for integrations and automation, thanks to Device Access for Individuals sandbox.Earlier this year, Google admitted how it should have revealed its Nest Secure home security system has an on-device microphone. Source: androidheadlines.com

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UnitedHealth’s stock soars toward record price gain, provides 120-point boost to Dow’s price

“UNH, +6.74% soared 8.0% in morning trading, putting them on track for the best one-day percentage gain since April 2011, in the wake of the health care services company’s better-than-expected third-quarter earnings report” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The stock’s price gain of $17.65, which would be the biggest one-day price gain since the company went public in 1984, is adding about 120 points to the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s DJIA, +0.89% price, which is up 249 points. The stock has now run up 11% since it closed at a…

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Asia markets set to trade higher ahead of high-level trade talks between US and China

“The country’s so-called Big Four banks rose, with shares of National Australia Bank up 0.68% and Commonwealth Bank gaining 0.46%” writes Saheli Roy Choudhury for cnbc.com. Asia markets looked set to gain on Tuesday, with Nikkei futures pointing to a higher open in Japan while Chinese markets are due to re-open following a week-long public holiday.”Investors are very focused on the US-China trade talks and ongoing Brexit discussions in what is generally a quiet week for data,” Rahul Khare from ANZ Research said in a morning note.High-level trade talks between…

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Victims gain a voice to help guide Purdue Pharma bankruptcy

“Thousands of infants have been born to mothers who were taking opioids while pregnant, and two committee members represent those children” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Twenty-four state attorneys general and key lawyers representing other plaintiffs suing Purdue and other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacies, have signed on.They are part of a bankruptcy committee that will play a major role in deciding how much Purdue will pay and potentially how that money is to be spent.But another two dozen state attorneys general and hundreds of local governments have not and…

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2-year Treasury yield sees biggest weekly decline since May even after Friday gain

“The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.11% fell 1.5 basis points to 1.515%, extending a 16.3 basis point decline, its biggest such move since Aug. 16” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. The 2-year note yield, TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.83% sensitive to expectations for interest-rate policy, was up 1.6 basis points to 1.400%, paring its weeklong drop to 22.5 basis points.The 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, -0.97% fell 1.7 basis points to a four-week low of 2.018%, contributing to a 10.9 basis point fall for the week.At the same time, the unemployment rate fell…

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Gold futures fall for the session, but post a gain for the week

“The U.S. added 136,000 jobs in September” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. Gold futures fell on Friday, easing back from a three-session climb, but tallied a gain of 0.4% for the week on the back of growing expectations for a global economic slowdown. December gold GCZ19, -0.28% fell 90 cents, or nearly 0.1%, to settle at $1,512.90 an ounce.The report “was good on surface, but concerning deeper down,” said Wright, noting that “the additional jobs added in services were offset by decrease in manufacturing.”.  Source: marketwatch.com

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Here’s how the stock market tends to trade in the rest of the year after an ugly October start

“There have been 14 trading days in which the S&P 500 has fallen by at least 1% in the first trading day in October” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. Read: The stock market just delivered a reminder about October volatility as Dow, S&P 500 wipe out third-quarter gains All of this action puts the onus on Friday’s jobs report to demonstrate that the wheels aren’t entirely coming off U.S. economic expansion in its history-setting 11th year. Source: marketwatch.com

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