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Will Fed Rate Hikes Continue To Weigh Down Gold Prices?

By Bruce Blythe At A Glance The Federal Reserve's ongoing effort to prevent the US Treasury yields further and further downside gold, some analysts say. In September, the Fed hiked its benchmark funds to a target range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent, the third increase in 2018 Many analysts expect another Fed rate hike in December. Highs and Lows …

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Florida politicians weigh in on Kavanaugh confirmation

WEST PALM BEACH – Moments after federal judge Brett Kavanaugh was sent to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, Florida politicians were quick to react. Congresswoman Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, described Kavanaugh's confirmation as a "sad, dark day for our nation." Congressman Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, criticized President Donald Trump and Republicans in the Senate for what he described asking …

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Betsy DeVos is to weigh, school districts use federal funds to buy rifles

WASHINGTON – The Education Ministry is considering whether states should provide federal funds for the purchase of weapons for educators, as several people with knowledge of the plan know Such a move appears to be unprecedented and a long-standing position to reverse by the federal government that it does not pay to equip schools with weapons. And it would also …

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Oil prices are mixed as economic concerns weigh

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices were mixed on Monday, weighed by concerns about slower economic growth, but helped by the expected impact of US sanctions on Iran, which will target the oil industry from November. FILE PHOTO: A worker on an oil field owned by Bashneft, Bashkortostan, Russia, January 28, 2015. REUTERS / Sergei Karpukhin / File photo Brent crude …

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US stocks close lower than Turkey, trade concerns continue to weigh on

Getty Images Macy's shares fell in double digits. U.S. Stocks came down from daily lows, but closed on Wednesday as worries over the Turkish currency crisis and persistent trading stress weighed on investors' confidence. A sharp drop in oil prices spiked the energy sector, making it the worst performing S & P 500 performer. 19659005] How did the main benchmarks …

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Equities open little changed as trade fears weigh on the market

Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, said he was not too worried about these rates. "Even considering the proposed rates, the impact would be limited," he said. "From a macroeconomic point of view, it's still pretty small." Clemons said that if the tariffs had a significant impact on consumers, it would be "a risk," but notes that …

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Cespedes again weigh on DL as Mets decision on foot surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets are still deciding whether the often-injured racket needs surgery on both feet that would require eight to ten months' recovery. An announcement had been expected Tuesday night against San Diego, but about 35 minutes ahead of scheduled first place, Mets spokesman Harold Kaufman said …

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S & P 500 at five-month high, but banks weigh on results

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US equities rose slightly on Friday, leaving the S & P 500 at its highest level in over five months after more than five months. Banks were mostly disappointed. The industrial sector .SPLRCI gained 0.6 percent, with Boeing Co ( BA.N ), Caterpillar Inc ( CAT.N ), and 3M Co ( MMM .N ) all rose …

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