Dow closes above 26000 for the first time

19 January, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Martin Tyler
  • Amazon rose more than 2% extending gains from last week when data showed US holiday spending surged to 12-year high prompting price target hikes

Losses among Boeing, General Electric and other big industrial companies weighed on USA stocks Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,783.

- Boeing Co has been the index's largest percentage gainer since the January 4 close, contributing nearly 375 points in the Dow's run to Wednesday's milestone, with a rise of 18.3 percent.

The possibility of a government shutdown also loomed, though Warne said she believed it would have more impact on Wall Street's performance if an agreement was not reached by the end of Friday. At the start of trading, the Dow broke 26,000 for the first time, the S&P 500 topped 2,800, and the major averages brought their year-to-date gains up to 5%. The Nasdaq gained 74 points to 7,298.

Michael Wolff's Donald Trump Book "Fire and Fury" to Become TV Series
Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn't become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. The book's publisher made that announcement during a gathering of journalists and media-industry luminaries on Wednesday night.

The Commerce Department said Thursday that grounbreakings on new US homes declined in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units.

Investors have been encouraged by strong global growth, rising company earnings and the prospects for further corporate profits thanks to the tax overhaul signed into law last month, which cut the top tax rate for corporations from 35 percent to 21 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury climbed to 2.63 percent from 2.59 percent late Wednesday.

Alcoa tumbled 7 percent after the company reported a wider loss in the fourth quarter.

Deputies Say Four Officers in York County Shot During Domestic Violence Call
Authorities say a man suspected of shooting four law enforcement officers in SC also fired at a police helicopter and damaged it. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police participated in the search.

General Electric slipped 4.5 percent, extending losses from Tuesday, when it announced more than Dollars 11 billion in charges.

Technology stocks, one of the biggest gainers this year, continued to notch gains. This trend is expected to continue in the coming weeks as Wall Street's earnings recovery continues.

The Dow is up 312.46 points, or 1.2 percent. Microsoft rose 1.7 percent and UnitedHealth gained 1 percent.

Industrial stocks rose after the Federal Reserve said USA industrial production increased 0.9% in December. Consumer staples rose 1.2% and healthcare added 1%.

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" remains atop North American box office
The blockbuster is estimated to make $14.7 million this weekend, pushing its total domestically to $$591.5 million. FOX is hoping to build word of mouth with the goal of gaining potential Oscar attention.


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    The sell-off appeared to be sparked by worries over tighter regulation in the key markets of South Korea and China. Citigroup analysts wrote in a research note Wednesday that bitcoin could halve again in value from current levels.
    Democrat Phil Murphy takes oath as New Jersey governor

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    Murphy, who like Kennedy grew up in MA , also served several years under the Obama administration as ambassador to Germany . An ex-Goldman Sachs executive and former US ambassador to Germany , Murphy, a Democrat, takes the reins from former Gov.
    Walmart to shutter 63 Sam's Club stores

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    Full-time hourly workers in the United States will get 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and six weeks of paid parental leave. CNBC reported that Sam's Club planned to close 63 United States stores, citing a company spokesman.
  • Apple's first comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

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    Hosted by celebrity judges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Gary Vaynerchuk, it premiered on June 6, 2017. Yes, you read that right, this is an original series being developed for Apple .
    Ian Wright gives verdict on Theo Walcott's imminent Everton transfer

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    Former England footballer Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

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    His second season was even better than his first, finishing with 13 goals as well as being voted the PFA Player of the Year. The trio became known as the "Three Degrees" and were frequently the targets of racist abuse and chants.
  • Australian Open: Djokovic makes comeback with a victory

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    Despite a shaky finish on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday, Sharapova was relatively comfortable in a 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) second-round win. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.
    Google Cloud to expand infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

    Google Cloud to expand infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

    The new connectivity is set to come from a set of three undersea cables that are expected to become operational in 2019. Google also announced plans for three new undersea cables that will connect its data centers around the world.
    Qatar fighter jets intercept 2 flights: UAE

    Qatar fighter jets intercept 2 flights: UAE

    Qatar's stock exchange dropped some 2.5 per cent in trading on Monday, one of its biggest jolts since the crisis began. Later in the day, WAM said a second passenger plane en route to Bahrain was also intercepted by Qatari fighter jets.
  • Walker: Election is a wake-up call

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    Croix County medical examiner since 2011 and has served as a leader on local mental health- and addiction-related initiatives. Sheila Harsdorf held the seat from 2001 until November when she resigned to become Walker's agriculture secretary.
    API Reports Seventh Large Crude Draw In Seven Weeks

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    But Rashidi believes that demand is still too high to suggest that more USA exports could hurt OPEC members' share of the market. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at $64.25 a barrel, up 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement.
    Kohli slams team, vents ire at media after Centurion debacle

    Kohli slams team, vents ire at media after Centurion debacle

    Kohli said personal milestones don't matter to him if the team is losing at the post-match ceremony in Centurion . In the 19th ball of the morning, Cheteshwar Pujara (19) was run out for the second time in the match.


Beware: Apple iMessage 'text bomb' can cause your iPhone to crash
Security researchers have warned about a devastating text bomb SMS that if opened will crash any iPhone or iPad. In 2015 Apple has already faced a same issue when iMessage was brought down by a string of Unicode characters .

Accused cop killer laughs in court: 'I wish I killed more'
Barbour, his public defender, asked if the judge would reconsider Bracamontes' competency to stand trial, but the judge declined. In addition to killing the two deputies, Bracamontes is accused of injuring a third deputy and shooting a motorist in the head.

Facebook agrees to widen probe into possible Russian meddling in Brexit vote
Facebook's letter confirms that the company will begin to look for evidence of meddling beyond the Internet Research Agency. If the company finds evidence of other troll farms, it may prompt US lawmakers to reopen their investigations.

Two Nigerian Policemen Killed During Kidnap of American, Canadian
Two escorts with the Nigeria Police Force were reportedly killed by the armed kidnappers, before the foreigners were abducted. Victims are usually released after several days once a ransom is paid.

Turkey vows all means to prevent establishment of "terror army"
"I think if the Syrian people could be able to solve alone its problems, it would probably be much better", he said. Bozdag reiterated Ankara's demand that Washington cease its "inexplicable" and "unacceptable" support of the YPG.

Rockets confront Austin Rivers, Blake Griffin in Clippers' locker room
The two teams will meet again in L.A. on February 28 and this may well be the start of an interesting rivalry between them. The laughter continued as Barkley jumped in to help Shaq with his fake Griffin call.

TOYOTA Avalon 2018 - Present
A 2G Wi-Fi connection is also included along with Safety Connect and Service connect remote services. The 2019 Avalon's exterior is now longer, lower and wider than before to give it a bolder look.

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stöger planning ahead with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
However, some Arsenal supporters, and other football fans, are unsure about how the team will line-out if Aubameyang joins. "Auba has to talk to the coach and tell him whether he is ready to give everything for Borussia Dortmund ", Watzke said.

Google App Finds Your Fine Art Lookalike
It trawls 70,000 portraits from museums and galleries around the world to find the face that best matches any portrait or selfie. Arguably, the app should match all users with art depicting Narcissus staring into his own reflection , but hey, it looks fun.

Diamond found in Lesotho, Africa that weighs more than a baseball
The stone was discovered in Letseng mine by Gem Diamonds , a United Kingdom miner with operations in Botswana and Lesotho. Several of the world's largest finished diamonds were cut from it and incorporated into Britain's Crown Jewels.