MARKET PULSE - USA
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US close: Wall Street closes in the green as earnings season peaks
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Wall Street bounced back quickly but modestly on Thursday as the peak day of the earnings season was rather mixed, with investors still getting over their disappointment over White House tax cut plans the previous day.

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27 Apr
US open: Stocks edge higher despite doubts over Trump tax plans
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Stocks managed to hold onto slight gains at the open as investors continued to mull over the White House's tax cut plans announced the night before amid a barrage of largely as expected economic data.

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27 Apr
Orders for US durable goods edge past forecasts in April
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Orders for goods made to last more than three years edged past forecasts on the back of stronger demand for military aircraft.

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27 Apr
Analysts divided on Trump tax cut proposals
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Economists were optimistic that some form of tax relief would pass Congress in 2017, despite the lack of detail in the White House's proposals announced overnight.

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27 Apr
Trump backtracks on Nafta withdrawal vow in favour of renegotiation
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US President Donald Trump has ruled out the departure of the country from the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite previously pledging to withdraw from the deal.

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26 Apr
US close: Markets fall as investors react to Trump tax plan
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US stocks were down on Wednesday as investors digested the details of President Donald Trump’s tax reform.

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26 Apr
Twitter shares jump as traffic continues to accelerate in Q1
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Twitter continued to be mired in red ink during the first quarter despite continued and accelerating growth of activity on its site, amid revenue headwinds.

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26 Apr
WTI futures spike higher following DoE inventory data
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US crude oil inventories fell sharply last week despite rising imports as product stockpiles continued to build.

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26 Apr
Mnuchin confirms plans to slash US corporate tax rate to 15%
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The White House is planning the biggest reduction in taxes ever, the US Treasury Secretary confirmed on Wednesday.

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25 Apr
Investors hungry for McDonald's shares after first quarter earnings beat
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Fast food giant McDonald's rose almost 5% on Wall Street after its first quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates on Tuesday.

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25 Apr
Lockheed Martin reports increased F35 revenue, cuts earnings outlook
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Defence contractor Lockheed Martin reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday ahead of the bell on Wall Street, seeing increased revenue in its aeronautical business, which includes the F35 program much maligned by President Donald Trump.

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25 Apr
US consumer confidence slips in April
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US consumer confidence slipped in April as the outlook for business conditions and employment deteriorated, according to one of the most widely-followed gauges of sentiment.

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25 Apr
US new home sales rise at fastest pace since 2007 in March
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US home sales increased last month at their fastest clip since 2007.

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24 Apr
US close: Markets rally as Macron takes pole position
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US equity markets were in the green on Monday over investor relief on centrist Emmanuel Macron winning the first round in the French presidential election and on hopes of possible tax reform.

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24 Apr
Chicago Fed national activity index slips in March
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Economic activity in the States slowed over the three months to March a widely-followed gauge revealed, as some subindices linked to the labour market cooled.

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24 Apr
French presidential election to mark start of dollar slide, HSBC says
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Analysts at HSBC said the French presidential election could be a positive catalyst for the euro as markets moved to price-in less political risk and greater economic upside in the eurozone, but increased political uncertainty in the US would be negative for the dollar.

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23 Apr
US close: Stocks end week higher on tax cut hopes
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Wall Street ended on a down note on Friday but slightly higher over the latest five-day stretch, its first weekly gain since the end of last month, after the White House indicated that much-awaited tax cuts will arrive before the end of 2017.

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21 Apr
UK steel firms cautious ahead of Trump export investigation
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Steelmakers in Britain are on alert as Donald Trump launches an investigation into steel dumping in the US and suggested new tariffs will be levied on imports.

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21 Apr
General Electric beats on earnings but sees negative cash flow in Q1
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US industrial giant General Electric beat on its top and bottom lines in the first quarter, but reported negative cash flow in industrial operating activities.

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21 Apr
US factory and service output levels at seven-month lows in April
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The US economy softened at the start of the year, with levels of output in both the manufacturing and services sectors dipping to seven-month lows, the results of a survey showed, but economists believed there were good reasons to expect a rebound going forward.

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