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Stocks ended lower in a thin, volatile session Tuesday, with the S&P and Nasdaq logging a fifth-consecutive decline as investors remained cautious over uncertainty in the euro zone and after a tepid GDP report.
Futures edged lower Tuesday following a lower-than-expected GDP figure and following the previous session’s sharp sell off.
There are still some things made in America. Inside a massive building in Niles, Ohio, furnaces burning at temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees are melting titanium, a lightweight but strong metal which goes into airplanes, tanks, and artillery.
On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.
The German Bundestag has reportedly approved a strengthening of the European Financial Stability Facility. China is waiting, but will make a move soon. The head of the EFSF, Klaus Regling, is going to China and likely other Asian countries to seek money for his fund.
About 65 companies in the S&P 500 have increased dividend payouts by more than 1 percent so far this year.
A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions. The New York Times reports.
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A six-second clip on Chinese state television has provided a rare glimpse into purported cyber hacking attacks launched by the country's military, despite long-standing official denials that the government engages in such activity.
The White House's chief information officer is working to shrink the federal government's budget for information technology using cloud computing. His vision is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that are carrying it out, the New York Times reports.
While all eyes have been on recent swings across the global markets, the looming threat of cyber attacks has increased. The latest target is the social-networking giant, Facebook.
Most of the pundits had expected a relief rally in stocks following a resolution to the debt ceiling crisis. That did not happen. So what gives? Why is the market behaving so poorly despite the hard-fought compromise by lawmakers?
Private sector payrolls rose at a faster pace than expected in July, but a surprising increase in layoffs helped push the number of announced jobs cuts to a 16-month high, separate reports showed.
A new wave of corporate layoffs could pick up momentum if the economy does not kick into a higher gear soon — and that has traders thinking Friday's US jobs report may be a huge disappointment.
A new wave of corporate layoffs could pick up momentum if the economy does not kick into a higher gear soon.
Thousands of layoffs were announced in just the past week, and that trend could continue if economic growth does not start to pick up speed.
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From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.