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U.S. stocks closed lower, but mostly held the prior day's rally, as investors continued to consider the possibility of a December rate hike.
The "Halftime Report" traders give their trades for the second half.
*Allergan up after confirming buyout talks with Pfizer. *GoPro, Deutsche Bank fall after results. "What is positive about the GDP number is that it showed that consumers are strong," said Janelle Nelson, portfolio analyst at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis.
*Allergan says in buyout talks with Pfizer; shares halted. *GoPro, Deutsche Bank sink after results. Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James Financial in Florida, said the biggest surprise in the Fed's statement was the disappearance of the reference to a slowdown in the global economy.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open as investors weighed the possibility of a December rate hike, amid the release of GDP and earnings.
Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve revived expectations of an increase in interest rates in December. *The Fed's hawkish tone came as a surprise, prompting an increase in the odds of a December hike to 43 percent from the 38 percent minutes before the release of the statement, according to the CME Group's FedWatch...
U.S. stock futures were under pressure this morning, while some of the Republican presidential candidates were feeling the heat last night.
The Fed turned up the heat around a possible December rate hike, just as the government is about to release a report expected to show sluggish GDP growth.
Oct 28- California is examining new World Health Organization findings to determine whether to add red meat and foods like hot dogs, sausages and bacon to a cancer-alert list, setting the stage for a potential battle with the meat industry over warning labels. The inclusion of meat and processed meat on the list could reduce consumer demand, hurting major...
Lavazza dominates the Italian coffee market share. Can it beat Starbucks in the US by marketing itself as a premium brand?
"Fast Money" traders looked for where consumers may be spending their money, including Home Depot, Starbucks and McDonald's.
It's the busiest week for earnings with more than 150 S&P companies set to report. The options market is implying big moves for some widely held names.
Move over Pumpkin Spice Latte, there's a new Halloween treat scaring up the menu at Starbucks: the vampire-inspired Frappula Frappuccino.
The U.S. economy is strong even though third-quarter GDP will not be stellar, RBS' Michelle Girard says.
NEW YORK, Oct 26- Keurig Green Mountain Inc plans to import coffee beans into the United States through duty-free sites, an unprecedented move in the coffee industry as the single-serve company aims to cut costs amid falling sales of its pods and brewers. The plan is the latest move by the company to overhaul its coffee-buying strategy after it moved its coffee...
Jim Cramer cannot believe what a stellar week of earnings this was. Now that the bar is set so high, he warned that Apple could get hurt next week.
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
As the earnings kicks into high gear, a group of stocks could be ready to pop, if history is any guide.
Expectations are low that the Fed will provide any new policy insight next week, and focus should stay on economic reports and a flood of earnings.
SHANGHAI, Oct 23- As Yum Brands Inc looks to triple its store footprint in China and revive flagging growth there, it faces a hurdle with one of its traditional growth drivers: the country's underdeveloped franchise market. The parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell said this week it will spin off its dominant China business, where it aims to grow its restaurant count...