DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The surge in technology stocks this quarter has the S&P 500 tech sector hitting a milestone last seen at the tail end of the dot-com era Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal's pre-market primer.
S&P 500 companies spent $127.5 billion buying back shares in the second quarter of 2016, a 21% drop from the first quarter and a 3.1% decrease from the same period of 2015, according to a report by S&P Dow Jones Indices.
OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS Rising oil prices lifted global stocks Monday as energy companies rebounded from a bruising week. Futures pointed to a 0.4% opening gain for the S&P 500, reversing Friday's losses, while the Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1%, led in large part by last week's worst-performing sectors-energy companies and banks.
In a rough week for stocks, Apple Inc. has soared. Shares in the Cupertino, Calif.-based company rose 12% this week through Thursday, their best four-day streak in more than two years. Apple was the top performer in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday, and the only stock in the blue-chip index to gain during a selloff Tuesday that sent...
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Broad selling rattled stock and bond markets again Tuesday, intensifying concerns that the surge in volatility could force sales by a breed of hedge funds that use borrowed money to boost returns. So-called risk-parity funds seek to produce above-market gains with lower risk by using futures or other derivatives to increase their returns on safer assets such as bonds.
Stock markets in Europe and Asia steadied Tuesday after a strong finish on Wall Street, as investor concerns eased over a potential September rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. The Stoxx Europe 600 was little changed recently after falling for three consecutive sessions, as losses in energy stocks weighed on the broader market amid weaker oil prices.
Major markets had one of their worst days in months, as doubts over central banks' willingness or ability to stimulate economic growth sent stocks and bonds tumbling. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points, and sinking bond prices pushed yields on government debt to their highest levels since early summer.
OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS Stocks l ost ground and the dollar inched up Friday as investors continued to focus on comments from global central bankers. Recent gains in stock markets have been underpinned by the prospect of easy monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan, leaving investors focused on any signs that may be altered in the coming months.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".