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Cramer's playbook for Wednesday's defining Federal Reserve meeting


Jim Cramer weighs the possible outcomes of Wednesday's Fed meeting and their potential effects on bank stocks.

Over 5 billion people could face water scarcity problems by 2050, UN says

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Global demand for water rising at a rate of around 1 percent annually, and is set to continue growing.

Dow drops 335 points, Nasdaq slides 1.8% as Facebook drags tech shares lower

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Facebook was the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500, sliding 6.8 percent.

Treasury yields trade flat as investors look to safe havens, 2-year rate retreats from 2008 high


The yield on the 2-year Treasury note hit a high yield of 2.32 percent, its highest level since Sept. 9, 2008, when the 2-year yielded as high as 2.375 percent. The Federal Open Market Committee — headed by newly-appointed Chair Jerome…

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Stock market meltdown has to do with a lot more than just Facebook

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Bad news for Facebook may have sparked Monday's market meltdown, but analysts see plenty of reasons for selling to continue.


Facebook could come under fire from large investors like BlackRock for its negative societal impact


Facebook's biggest investors are quiet so far on the controversy but they may not remain that way for long.


Rising fares, more leisure travel to buoy these airline stocks: Analysts


Airlines should outperform as higher fares offset fuel prices, according to Macquarie.


A surprise from the Fed this week could trigger a market tantrum, says market watcher

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Markets expect a hike from the Fed when its committee meets this week. Anything beyond that could cause a tantrum.


After an 80% plunge in nine months, Blue Apron shares may finally catch a break

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After losing nearly 80 percent since its IPO, Blue Apron shares may be primed to catch a break.


US stocks set for a negative open as trade tensions resurface


U.S. stock index futures posted sharp drops ahead of Monday's open, as losses from markets overseas weighed on sentiment. Around 7 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 130 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures also indicated a negative open…

Micron, up 50% this year, could see a huge swing on earnings this week

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Investors should prepare for some bigger swings from Micron when it reports earnings, strategist Stacey Gilbert says.


Signs that the economy's potential has strengthened might mean rates rising higher than earlier thought

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Could Fed Chair Jay Powell's optimism about the U.S. economy lead to more hikes than markets are prepared for?


Oil dips 28 cents, settling at $62.06, as Wall Street dives and US output surges


Oil prices fell as rising drilling activity in the U.S. raised concerns about a return of oversupply.

Monday, Mar 19

Japan lags peers as Asian shares close mixed before Fed meeting

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Asian markets closed mixed on Monday, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index underperforming its peers in the region.

Sunday, Mar 18

Kelp farms and mammoth windmills are just two of the government’s long-shot energy bets

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Kelp farms and mammoth windmills are just two of the government’s long-shot energy bets.

Saturday, Mar 17

Oil could slip back to $55 a barrel, chart watcher Louise Yamada finds


Technician Louise Yamada sees a pullback scenario unfolding for oil based on key levels.

Stocks fall for the week on rising trade tensions


The S&P 500 posted a loss of more than 1 percent for the week, despite a 0.2 percent gain on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average also fell more than 1 percent on the week as shares of Boeing dropped 6.8 percent on trade tensions.…

Friday, Mar 16

Trade-war scare could bring on a long-lasting dollar slump

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Worries of escalating trade wars could be a longer term negative for the dollar, even as the currency gets a temporary lift ahead of the Fed's meeting next week.

This African nation, famous for its cocoa, is now "about to have an oil boom"

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The west African cocoa producer is expected to be one of the world's fastest growing economies in 2018.

Why the tax law might make your car payments go up

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The United States just started another epic borrowing binge. And if you borrow money you could end up paying the price. NYT reports.

Asia markets ease as concerns over trade and US politics simmer

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Asian markets closed mixed as investors digested developments related to global trade and U.S. politics.

Thursday, Mar 15

Ford says it will beat Toyota in hybrids by 2021 with Mustangs and trucks

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Ford is bringing hybrid technology to its most profitable and best-selling models, including trucks and muscle cars.

Former top economic advisor on the Fed's next move


Larry Lindsey, former top economic advisor to President George W. Bush, discusses his views on what's the next move to come out of the Federal Reserve amid a potential trade war with China over steel tariffs.

World Health Organization to undertake a review on dangers of plastic in drinking water


The WHO will launch the review after a report found plastic particles in bottled water, the BBC said.

US solar industry installed over 10 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017, report says


More than 10 gigawatts were installed, but challenges lie ahead for the U.S. solar industry.