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'Promises kept' mantra doesn't always match Trump's reality

Trump has followed through on promises to cut regulations and renegotiate trade deals and to donate his salary, just to name a few. The economy under Trump will grow at a sustainable rate of "at least 3.5 percent and as high as 4 percent." The promise was part of the president's "Contract with the American voter" that was released in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election and fed the story line that he would light a fire under an Obama economy that Republicans repeatedly categorized as sluggish. The nation's economy, or gross domestic product, grew at a rate of 2.4 percent in the president's first year in office, 2.9 percent in 2018 and 2.3 percent last year.

Read This Before Considering FNCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNCB) For Its Upcoming US$0.055 Dividend
Read This Before Considering FNCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNCB) For Its Upcoming US$0.055 Dividend

Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see FNCB...

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Don't Buy Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) For Its Next Dividend Without Doing These Checks

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. You will need to purchase shares before...

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) Just Released Its Annual Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Estimates
Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) Just Released Its Annual Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Estimates

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) (NASDAQ:LAMR) last week reported its latest yearly results, which makes it a good...

Shifting sands of inflation unsettle top bankers at Riyadh G20 meeting
Shifting sands of inflation unsettle top bankers at Riyadh G20 meeting

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Central bankers from the United States, Japan and the euro zone meeting in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend had their own shifting sands to cross - those of elusive inflation. The problem facing all three is that price growth has long stopped behaving as expected, as aging populations and technological advances prevent inflation from meeting their cherished 2% target despite aggressive stimulus measures. This is leading to a deep rethink by the world's most powerful central banks, starting from how they define their goal and what tools they use to achieve it - a process that was becoming even more urgent as the world braced for the economic...

4 Days To Buy FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) Before The Ex-Dividend Date
4 Days To Buy FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) Before The Ex-Dividend Date

FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. Ex-dividend means that investors that...

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HASI) just released its latest annual results and...

The Eastern Company (NASDAQ:EML) Looks Interesting, And It
The Eastern Company (NASDAQ:EML) Looks Interesting, And It's About To Pay A Dividend

The Eastern Company (NASDAQ:EML) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. Investors can purchase shares...

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Just Missed EPS By 12%: Here
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Just Missed EPS By 12%: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

The yearly results for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released last week, making it a good time to revisit its...

Should You Worry About Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Should You Worry About Birchcliff Energy Ltd.'s (TSE:BIR) CEO Salary Level?

In 2004 Jeff Tonken was appointed CEO of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:BIR). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...

Do You Like Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) At This P/E Ratio?
Do You Like Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) At This P/E Ratio?

Emclaire Financial (NASDAQ:EMCF) shares have retraced a considerable in the last month, but the stock is still up...

Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It
Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon

Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. If you purchase the stock on...

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Here's What We Like About Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX)'s Upcoming Dividend

Readers hoping to buy Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the stock is...

Cardtronics plc Just Beat Analyst Forecasts, And Analysts Have Been Updating Their Predictions
Cardtronics plc Just Beat Analyst Forecasts, And Analysts Have Been Updating Their Predictions

Cardtronics plc (NASDAQ:CATM) shares fell 9.2% to US$38.51 in the week since its latest full-year results. Cardtronics...

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There's A Lot To Like About eBay Inc.'s (NASDAQ:EBAY) Upcoming US$0.16 Dividend

Some investors rely on dividends for growing their wealth, and if you're one of those dividend sleuths, you might be...

Archrock, Inc. Just Beat EPS By 30%: Here
Archrock, Inc. Just Beat EPS By 30%: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

Last week, you might have seen that Archrock, Inc. (NYSE:AROC) released its annual result to the market. The early...

Should You Buy Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) For Its Upcoming Dividend In 4 Days?
Should You Buy Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) For Its Upcoming Dividend In 4 Days?

Readers hoping to buy Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the...

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There's A Lot To Like About Allegiant Travel Company's (NASDAQ:ALGT) Upcoming US$0.70 Dividend

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 4 days time. This means that investors...

AMETEK, Inc. Just Reported Full-Year Earnings: Have Analysts Changed Their Mind On The Stock?
AMETEK, Inc. Just Reported Full-Year Earnings: Have Analysts Changed Their Mind On The Stock?

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) last week reported its latest full-year results, which makes it a good time for investors to...

Benton Resources (CVE:BEX) Is Very Risky Based On Its Cash Burn
Benton Resources (CVE:BEX) Is Very Risky Based On Its Cash Burn

Even when a business is losing money, it's possible for shareholders to make money if they buy a good business at the...

Trade Alert: The Non-Independent Director Of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:BIR), James Surbey, Has Just Spent CA$102k Buying Shares
Trade Alert: The Non-Independent Director Of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:BIR), James Surbey, Has Just Spent CA$102k Buying Shares

Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:BIR...

Be Sure To Check Out Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSE:SLF) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend
Be Sure To Check Out Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSE:SLF) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend

Readers hoping to buy Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSE:SLF) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the...

'We're alive and we're coming back': Joe Biden stakes presidential bid on crucial South Carolina primary

"I think we're going to go, we're going to win in South Carolina, and then Super Tuesday and we are on our way," the former vice president said to a cheering crowd in Las Vegas Saturday.

Should You Take Trazodone for Insomnia?
Should You Take Trazodone for Insomnia?

Some drugs prescribed for insomnia, such as Ambien, Belsomra, and Lunesta, are quite familiar. But there's another drug often used to help people fall asleep that's actually a decades-old antidep...

Rimac C_Two Prototypes Testing On A Track Sounds Like The Future
Rimac C_Two Prototypes Testing On A Track Sounds Like The Future

The future certainly doesn't look slow.

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One of America's last video rental stores has 35,000 titles in Louisiana

In the age of Netflix, the video store has become a relic, but the West Monroe National Video Store in Louisiana clings to life.

Porsche opens Europe
Porsche opens Europe's most powerful EV charging park

Porsche just unveiled what might be your dream EV charging park -- if you happen to be swinging through eastern Germany, anyway. The automaker has opened Europe's most powerful fast-charging park in Leipzig, giving visitors a dozen 350kW stations to rapidly charge your Taycan (or any compatible

A Close Look At Hays plc
A Close Look At Hays plc's (LON:HAS) 24% ROCE

Today we'll look at Hays plc (LON:HAS) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we'll consider its...

Newly-banned Thai opposition party says junta helped 1MDB cover-up
Newly-banned Thai opposition party says junta helped 1MDB cover-up

A banned Thai opposition party on Sunday accused the former military junta of helping cover up Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, urging Thais to demand the truth ahead of a censure debate against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. The Future Forward Party, the third-largest party in parliament, was dissolved on Friday by Thailand's Constitutional Court over a loan it took from its billionaire founder. The dissolution was decried by democracy advocates as a way to weaken opposition to the government of Prayuth, who first came to power in a 2014 military coup and led a military junta until after elections last year that his pro-army party won.

Introducing Grand Fortune High Grade (LON:GFHG), The Stock That Dropped 48% In The Last Year
Introducing Grand Fortune High Grade (LON:GFHG), The Stock That Dropped 48% In The Last Year

The simplest way to benefit from a rising market is to buy an index fund. While individual stocks can be big winners...

Spectris plc Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here
Spectris plc Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

It's been a pretty great week for Spectris plc (LON:SXS) shareholders, with its shares surging 10% to UK£30.05 in the...

Has Gateley (Holdings) Plc (LON:GTLY) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?
Has Gateley (Holdings) Plc (LON:GTLY) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?

When Gateley (Holdings) Plc's (AIM:GTLY) announced its latest earnings (31 October 2019), I wanted to understand how...

Goodwin PLC (LON:GDWN) Has A ROE Of 11%
Goodwin PLC (LON:GDWN) Has A ROE Of 11%

One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will...

Do You Know What Bijou Brigitte modische Accessoires Aktiengesellschaft
Do You Know What Bijou Brigitte modische Accessoires Aktiengesellschaft's (ETR:BIJ) P/E Ratio Means?

Today, we'll introduce the concept of the P/E ratio for those who are learning about investing. We'll apply a basic...

Uli Hacksell Is The CEO, President & Director of Medivir AB (publ) (STO:MVIR B) And They Just Spent kr291k On Shares
Uli Hacksell Is The CEO, President & Director of Medivir AB (publ) (STO:MVIR B) And They Just Spent kr291k On Shares

Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Uli Hacksell, the CEO, President & Director of...

Is Gattaca plc
Is Gattaca plc's (LON:GATC) 20% ROCE Any Good?

Today we are going to look at Gattaca plc (LON:GATC) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To...

Is Forterra plc (LON:FORT) Trading At A 43% Discount?
Is Forterra plc (LON:FORT) Trading At A 43% Discount?

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Forterra plc...

Has First Derivatives plc (LON:FDP) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?
Has First Derivatives plc (LON:FDP) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?

For long-term investors, assessing earnings trend over time and against industry benchmarks is more beneficial than...

G20 agrees final communique with reference to climate change
G20 agrees final communique with reference to climate change

Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies (G20) meeting in Riyadh on Sunday reached agreement on the wording of a final communique that includes a reference to climate change for the first time, G20 diplomatic sources said. Overcoming U.S. objections, the compromise language retained a reference to work by the Financial Stability Board to examine the implications of climate change on financial stability, although it dropped climate change from its list of downside risks to global economic growth. One of the sources said it was the first time a reference to climate change had been included in a G20 finance communique, even though it was removed from the top of the joint...

Israel quarantines pupils who met SKorean tourists over virus fears
Israel quarantines pupils who met SKorean tourists over virus fears

Nearly 200 Israeli pupils were ordered to begin a two-week quarantine from Sunday after having come into contact with South Korean tourists who contracted the coronavirus, the education ministry said. South Korean members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus toured Israeli sites between February 8-15 and upon their return home 18 of them were discovered to be infected with the virus. Israel's health ministry urged people who might have encountered them to self-quarantine, including 180 pupils and 19 staff from three separate schools who it said had close contact with the South Korean visitors.

Earnings Miss: Magnolia Bostad AB (publ) Missed EPS By 25% And Analysts Are Revising Their Forecasts
Earnings Miss: Magnolia Bostad AB (publ) Missed EPS By 25% And Analysts Are Revising Their Forecasts

It's been a good week for Magnolia Bostad AB (publ) (STO:MAG) shareholders, because the company has just released its...

Is Van Lanschot Kempen N.V. (AMS:VLK) Overpaying Its CEO?
Is Van Lanschot Kempen N.V. (AMS:VLK) Overpaying Its CEO?

In 2013 Karl Guha was appointed CEO of Van Lanschot Kempen N.V. (AMS:VLK). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...

Should You Be Excited About Esker SA
Should You Be Excited About Esker SA's (EPA:ALESK) 18% Return On Equity?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like...

What Does dotdigital Group Plc
What Does dotdigital Group Plc's (LON:DOTD) Share Price Indicate?

dotdigital Group Plc (LON:DOTD), which is in the software business, and is based in United Kingdom, led the AIM...

Frydenberg Says Australia Economy Resilient Despite Coronavirus
Frydenberg Says Australia Economy Resilient Despite Coronavirus

(Bloomberg) -- Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the economy is proving resilient despite the impact the coronavirus is having on its biggest trading partner, China.Treasury is monitoring the effects of the outbreak on tourism and education and the consequences of international supply chains being disrupted, Frydenberg said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Sunday at the G-20 in Riyadh."We will continue to monitor the situation, but we do know that the Australian economy is remarkably resilient," he said.Australia is among a string of nations that has banned people from entering the country from mainland China due to the virus, and its National Security Committee is reviewing...

If You Had Bought James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Shares Five Years Ago You
If You Had Bought James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Shares Five Years Ago You'd Have Made 188%

When you buy shares in a company, it's worth keeping in mind the possibility that it could fail, and you could lose...

Are Eni S.p.A.
Are Eni S.p.A.'s (BIT:ENI) Returns On Investment Worth Your While?

Today we'll evaluate Eni S.p.A. (BIT:ENI) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. In...

Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of HEBA Fastighets AB (publ) (STO:HEBA B), Rolf Andersson, Has Just Spent kr269k Buying Shares
Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of HEBA Fastighets AB (publ) (STO:HEBA B), Rolf Andersson, Has Just Spent kr269k Buying Shares

Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Rolf Andersson, the Independent Director of HEBA...

Huawei is downplaying coronavirus impact on its smartphone sales, but experts say it will suffer more than Apple
Huawei is downplaying coronavirus impact on its smartphone sales, but experts say it will suffer more than Apple

A Huawei executive said "there will not be much impact on our global supply chain" due to the coronavirus.

Is Coats Group plc
Is Coats Group plc's (LON:COA) CEO Pay Fair?

Rajiv Sharma has been the CEO of Coats Group plc (LON:COA) since 2017. This report will, first, examine the CEO...


Falling Fuel Costs Buoy U.S. Consumers

Some of the lowest prices for crude oil and natural gas in years are saving many Americans money

Bernie Sanders Looks Ahead After Nevada Caucuses Win

Contests in 15 states over the coming week and a half, including Super Tuesday, could determine the course of the race for the Democratic nomination.

Move Over, Elliott. Argentina’s New Bond-Market Nemesis Is Fidelity.

The mutual-fund giant isn’t known for tough tactics, but its hard line on a $250 million payment underscores the growing power of large fund firms

Losing $450,000 in Three Days: Hackers Trick Victims Into Big Wire Transfers

Fraudsters steal billions of dollars each year by combining sophisticated email hacking with old-fashioned wire transfers

Economy will be 'strong factor' aiding Trump's re-election despite Boeing hit, Mnuchin says

The strength of the U.S. economy will prove to be an important factor when voters head to the polls in November, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Bernie Sanders' Nevada win cements his frontrunner status - Business Insider

Sanders got a decisive win in a crucial state, not only because of the delegates but also because Nevada resembles the Democratic electorate.

France has seen a 30% to 40% fall in tourists following the coronavirus outbreak: Finance minister

Bruno Le Maire, France's finance minister, said the drop off in tourist numbers is an "important impact" on the country's economy.

Huawei could be worse hit by the coronavirus than Apple, according to analysts - Business Insider

A Huawei executive said "there will not be much impact on our global supply chain" due to the coronavirus.

Tyson Fury finished Deontay Wilder in the 7th round after an aggressive masterclass - Business Insider

The Gypsy King rules again — he boxed and punched perfectly, knocking out the knockout king. Tyson Fury won Deontay Wilder's world title in style.

Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion

Acquisition would be Intuit’s largest ever and the first sizable transaction under CEO Sasan Goodarzi

Cable news hosts and pundits freak out as Bernie Sanders leads Nevada - Business Insider

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace claimed Sanders "hasn't been vetted by either the press or the other candidates."

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea raises alert level to maximum, Italy and Iran cases spike

Mainland China's total is now 76,936 cases, and 2,442 deaths. Cases in South Korea and Italy continued to spike.

LIVE UPDATES: The Nevada caucuses officially kick off - Business Insider

Follow along with our live coverage of the Nevada caucuses, which were called to order at noon Pacific Time and 3 P.M. ET.

Joe Biden's South Africa arrest hadn't been mentioned before campaign event - Business Insider

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, has mentioned at three campaign events about being arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in the 1970s.

Here's a look inside Warren Buffett's incredible life - Business Insider

After Leslie Wexner stepped down as CEO of Victoria's Secret's parent company, Warren Buffett became the longest-tenured CEO of an S&P company.

Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary said airports should profile Muslim men - Business Insider

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is facing criticism after calling on airports to profile Muslim men traveling alone.

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for platform manipulation - Business Insider

A Twitter spokesman said the identical posts violated its policy against manipulation and spam that was created in response to the 2016 election.

Trump Era Challenges Maine Voters’ Loyalty to Susan Collins

Democrats see Maine race as pivotal in bid to win Senate control

Trump Era Challenges Maine Voters’ Loyalty to Susan Collins

Democrats see Maine race as pivotal in bid to win Senate control

Nevada caucuses: Five things to watch as voting gets started

Already, about 75,000 votes have been cast, according to state party officials. Observers are following the caucus closely to gauge who still has a path to win.

Italy, South Korea Work to Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks

The Italian government quarantined 10 small towns and ordered the closing of schools and businesses except for pharmacies and supermarkets

Italian Towns Face Quarantine Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Two virus clusters have left two dead and about 50 people infected, health authorities said

Serena Williams discusses balancing her career with being a mom - Business Insider

Next to a photo showing her holding her 2-year-old daughter in her arms, Williams said she is "proud and inspired" by other working mothers.

Legacy Preference Gets Fresh Look Following College-Admissions Scandal

Universities have defended custom as needed to encourage donations from alumni

Legacy Preference Gets Fresh Look Following College-Admissions Scandal

Universities have defended custom as needed to encourage donations from alumni

Legacy Preference Gets Fresh Look Following College-Admissions Scandal

Universities have defended custom as needed to encourage donations from alumni

15 female CEOs, founders, and leaders share their burnout confessions - Business Insider

"I kept trying to do the work of two to three people, working 80- to 90-hour weeks, for over two years. I lost myself during that job — for nothing."

It's clear the US economy is giving average American workers the short end of the stick - Business Insider

No matter how you break it down, US economic growth is slowing and less of the nation's income is going to average American workers.

Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals

Job cuts are part of yearlong push to shake up unit and focus on delivering growth to Alphabet

Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals

Job cuts are part of yearlong push to shake up unit and focus on delivering growth to Alphabet

Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals

Job cuts are part of yearlong push to shake up unit and focus on delivering growth to Alphabet

Here are Warren Buffett's biggest stock investments right now

Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, which highlighted the stocks he is most heavily invested.

Bosses sleeping with subordinates ran rampant at WeWork - Business Insider

The culture came from the top: founder Miguel McKelvey dated a junior employee, though she did not report directly to him.

Buffett talks investing, takeovers and 'Dancing with the Stars' in letter — here are highlights

These are the best bits of wisdom and insight from this year's letter.

The best books for millennials who want to be debt-free and save money - Business Insider

You don't have to be a financial expert to follow the wealth-building advice in these personal finance books.

Buffett says it's 'almost certain' stocks will beat bonds over long term if rates, taxes stay low

He noted a big caveat though: "There will be major drops in the market, perhaps of 50% magnitude or even greater."

Bloomberg and Trump love executive power, and are strongman soulmates - Business Insider

Like Trump in the White House, Bloomberg used his time as mayor power to push through policies — often illegal — that he decided were a good idea.

New coronavirus cases in Iran, Italy fuel concerns the disease cannot be contained

With several localized coronavirus cases popping up in places such as Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan, some experts are beginning to wonder: Is the genie out of the bottle?

Sen. Bernie Sanders Wins the Nevada Democratic Caucuses, AP Says

Dominating in the Silver State boosts argument that Sanders may be able to build a diverse coalition of voters nationwide

Bernie Sanders Looks to Build Momentum in Nevada Caucuses

Even as candidates made their closing pitches in the Silver State, they have been looking ahead to states that hold nominating contests next month

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Stock Underperforms the Most Since 2009

The conglomerate’s stock rose 11% in 2019 compared with a 31.5% total return in the S&P 500

Berkshire Hathaway Posts $29.2 Billion in Quarterly Earnings

The conglomerate held $128 billion in cash as of Dec. 31

Phishing scams are getting more sophisticated — what to look out for - Business Insider

Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.

Amazon offshores trucking support, and truck drivers have critiques - Business Insider

Some truck drivers who move loads for Amazon said its technical-support hotline often connects to staff abroad, leading to communication challengers.

A woman who threatened to expose WeWork allegations was paid over $2 million - Business Insider

The WeWork settlement payoff buried a 50-page document that detailed shocking allegations of sex, drugs and discrimination.

Coronavirus symptoms: How the COVID-19 disease progresses day by day - Business Insider

The first symptom is typically a fever. By day five, patients may have difficulty breathing. By day 10, some are admitted to the ICU.

Here's how to tell a bear market is coming

Bank of America Securities curated a "bear market signposts" list for clients to help gauge when stocks might be close to bear market territory.

Crazy speculative trading is driving some stocks inexplicably higher, a 'late cycle' market sign

"For the broader market it's reflective of risk appetite and people willing to roll the dice," one strategist said.

U.S., Taliban Start Weeklong Partial Truce in Effort to End Afghan War

U.N. says more than 10,000 civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan last year

U.S., Taliban Start Weeklong Partial Truce in Effort to End Afghan War

U.N. says more than 10,000 civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan last year

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