MARKET PULSE - USA
17 Oct
US close: Markets finish higher amid busy earnings season
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US markets finished in the green on Tuesday, with the Dow closing just short of the 23,000 mark which it breached for the first time ever earlier in the session, amid a busy third quarter earnings season on Wall Street.

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17 Oct
US open: Dow Industrials clambers atop 23,000 mark for first time
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The Dow Industrials climbed past the 23,000 points mark for the first time ever, as the third-quarter earnings season got into full swing, and then slipped lower.

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17 Oct
Johnson and Johnson raises full year targets after strong third quarter
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Healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson posted higher than expected profits for the three months to 30 September thanks to increased demand for its new cancer drugs and the additional revenue afforded to the group from its June acquisition of Swiss biotech company Actelion.

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17 Oct
Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September
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Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices.

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17 Oct
US industrial production misses forecasts in September
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Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing.

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17 Oct
Airbus agrees to purchase majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series programme
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French aeronautical firm Airbus agreed to pick up a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project, just weeks after the US government announced it would impose a 300% import tariff on the plane after receiving a complaint from Chicago-based competitor Boeing.

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17 Oct
Netflix 'on track' for $11bn revenues after quarterly beat
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Video-streaming group Netflix said it was "on track" to top $11bn worth of sales in its current financial year as the firm boosted its revenue 30% over the three months leading to 30 September.

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16 Oct
US close: Stocks finish higher on impressive factory data
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Stocks started the week higher on Monday, on the back of a stronger-than-expected reading on the Empire State factory index and amid somewhat hawkish Fedpseak.

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16 Oct
US open: Stocks push higher following upbeat factory data
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Stocks have started the week higher on the back of a stronger-than-expected reading on the Empire State factory index and amid somewhat hawkish Fedpseak.

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15 Oct
US close: Stocks end higher despite another CPI miss
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Stocks ended slightly higher going into the weekend despite inflation data for September that came in shy of market estimates for a sixth month out of seven.

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13 Oct
US open: Stocks rise after weak September CPI, Trump in the spotlight
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Stocks are holding on to slight gains heading into the weekend despite inflation data for last month that was shy of market estimates.

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13 Oct
US consumer confidence at 2004 highs in October, University of Michigan says
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Consumer confidence in the States shot higher at the start of October as more Americans judged that "this is about as good as it gets", the results of a widely-followed survey revealed.

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13 Oct
Facebook starts taking food orders, hitting Just Eat
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Facebook users can now order takeaway food directly from the social media app, adding a big name into an increasingly crowded market for the likes of Just Eat, UberEats and Deliveroo.

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13 Oct
US consumer price inflation disappoints
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US headline inflation increased less than expected last month but core prices jumped well above forecasts, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

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13 Oct
US pre-open: Stocks set for gains despite September CPI miss

Stocks are being called to start the session slightly higher despite inflation data for last month that was shy of market estimates.

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12 Oct
US close: Markets finish softer as bank stocks fall flat
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Wall Street finished on a downbeat note on Thursday, as traders took some money off the table following the latest earnings updates out of Citigroup and JPMorgan and somewhat dovish remarks by a trio of top Fed officials.

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12 Oct
Atalaya Mining announces record levels of copper production
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Cyprus-based group Atalaya Mining announced on Thursday that copper production at its Proyecto Riotinto asset had increased nearly 18% over the three months leading to 30 September, marking record production levels against its second quarter.

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12 Oct
Trudeau warns Trump over potential fallout from Bombardier spat
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Donald Trump on Wednesday that he would stop his nation's military from purchasing any further aircraft from Chicago based aerospace giant Boeing if the White House insisted on moving forward with its plans to enforce a 300% import tariff on Bombardier aeroplanes into the US.

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11 Oct
US close: Wall Street posts record closes as Fed looks to hike rates
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Markets on Wall Street finished at record levels on Wednesday, as traders digested the news that the Federal Reserve was likely to hike interest rates in December.

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10 Oct
US close: Stocks step higher as dollar dips amid Trump tax tiffs
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US stocks indices extended their gains on a Tuesday that was light in terms of economic data with investors waiting for minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting and for the corporate earnings season to kick off later in the week.

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