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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Crystal tumblers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, on the rocks. These American-as-apple-pie images from a report released on Wednesday are ones the White House wants to spring to mind when Americans think about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sprawling 12- nation Pacific Rim trade deal that President Barack Obama has to sell to...

  • Dow closes up more than 100 points; biotech, oil eyed Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by a recovery in health care stocks and gains in energy, as investors awaited the beginning of earnings season.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed more than 1.5 percent higher Monday, extending Friday's surprise intraday reversal.

  • Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust. Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. But JPMorgan Chase now estimates that the economy grew at a mere 1.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter.

  • WASHINGTON— A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States. China, the second-largest economy after the United States, is growing far more slowly. And emerging economies, from Brazil to Turkey, are straining to grow at all.

  • Jobs data should be strong, will jar market if not Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with representatives during a weekly job fair event in Dallas on Sept. 2, 2015.

    Economists expect a steady pace of job growth in September, but a miss that would spark market fears that the economy is slowing.

  • Stocks close mixed ahead of big jobs Friday Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
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    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed, attempting to put a steady start to the fourth quarter, as investors looked ahead to Friday's jobs report.

  • BEIJING, Oct 1- Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank again in September as demand softened at home and abroad, fueling fears that the world's second-largest economy may be cooling more rapidly than expected just a few months ago. Similar private surveys also showed growing strains on smaller and medium-sized manufacturing and service companies...

  • Stocks rally, still post worst quarter since 2011 Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, following a rally in global markets, but the major averages still posted the worst quarter in four years.

  • WASHINGTON— Buoyed by strong consumer spending and steady home sales, U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in September, according to a private survey. "The overall labor market continues to improve, with domestic strength offsetting foreign weakness," Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients.

  • WASHINGTON— In stock car racing, there's an old adage: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The Environmental Protection Agency spot-checks only a low percentage of the vehicles made in the U.S. or imported to test the accuracy of the data reported by manufacturers. Donald Stedman, a University of Denver chemistry professor who specializes in testing the...

  • 4 stocks to help read the Chinese consumer Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    People wait in line at a Starbucks location in Dallas.

    After Nike's blowout earnings report cited strong growth in China, many market watchers were left scratching their heads.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Wall Street is bracing for a grim earnings season, with little improvement expected anytime soon. Analysts have been cutting projections for the third quarter, which ends on Wednesday, and beyond. Forecasts for third-quarter S&P 500 earnings now call for a 3.9 percent decline from a year ago, based on Thomson Reuters data, with half of the S&P...

  • Dow up 100, but market mixed as biotech slammed Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mixed, pressured by a plunge in biotechs, as investors digested Nike earnings and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- Caterpillar Inc's suppliers were feeling the pain of slumping sales at the world's largest mining and construction equipment maker long before it announced an extensive cost-cutting program. J-TEC Chief Executive Officer Gary Roling said Peoria, Illinois- based Caterpillar, his single largest customer, had recently pushed back a big order...

  • *Wall Street closed lower on Thursday, after Caterpillar cut its 2015 sales forecast, and healthcare investors sold off for a fifth day in a row. *Shares of Nike jumped 8.2 percent to $124.25 premarket after the world's largest sportswear maker's quarterly profit outpaced expectations on surprisingly steep growth in China. *Intel rose 1.6 percent to $28.93...

  • GRAINS-Wheat firms, set for weekly gains of 2.5 pct Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 25- U.S. wheat edged higher on Friday, rebounding from its biggest one-day fall in three weeks, poised to record weekly gains of nearly 2.5 percent on concerns over supply from several key exporters. *Wheat had rallied earlier in the week on concerns over potential unfavorable weather in the Black Sea and Australia. *The USDA said soybean export sales...

  • Cramer: Caterpillar pain is just beginning Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    A Caterpillar Inc. excavator sits outside the Altorfer Cat dealership in East Peoria, Illinois.

    Jim Cramer was shocked by the horrendous Caterpillar shortfall Thursday. Could this be a signal to buy?

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day on Thursday, sliding towards two-year lows, as worries lingered over global economic growth and the scandal over Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating rattled Europe's carmakers. Wall Street equity indexes fell in trading clouded by concerns about global growth and ahead of a speech by Federal...

  • *Caterpillar hits 5- year low after sales forecast cut. *Investors await Yellen speech at 5 p.m. ET. Sept 24- U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday in a volatile session on uncertainty about U.S. monetary policy and global economic growth, while market heavyweight Caterpillar cut in its sales forecast and healthcare investors fled for the exits.