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    Stock Market Today:
    December 01, 2015
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    S&P 5002,080.410.000.00%
    Russell 20001,
    All data as of 12:00 AM Nov 30, 2015. Delayed at least 15 minutes
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    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: December 1, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz  |  12/01/2015
    Traders and investors returned to Wall Street yesterday after the Thanksgiving break with little fanfare and in a less-than-joyous mood, although no major selloff followed. Overall, the day was unexciting, with a progressively weaker tone as the day wore on, so that by the close, the major indexes were in the red, if moderately so, while weakness was spread across the board, as seen in the pullback sustained by the broader market, where not only did the small-and mid-cap indexes turn lower, but there was a greater number of losing stocks than winning issues on the day.
    Growing More High Tech: Farming with Data
    George M. Lee  |  11/30/2015
    Investors should not ignore the quiet yet important role that the agriculture industry plays within the modern economy. Although some parts of the world are still battling food scarcity and starvation, overall food availability has expanded remarkably in recent decades. As humankind looks to alleviate world hunger against the backdrop of skyrocketing population levels and global climate change, farmers will need to find ways to increase their productivity by embracing next- generation precision farming techniques.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: November 30, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson  |  11/30/2015
    The last day of November—a month that saw the major equity indexes trade in a tight band—was fittingly another nondescript affair for traders returning from the holiday weekend. For much of the session, the major averages never strayed too far from the neutral line, but there was a pickup in selling in the final hour.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: November 25, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz, Robert Mitkowski, Simon E. Shnayder  |  11/25/2015
    After declining briefly in early trading, the major U.S. stock market indexes moved into the green, remaining modestly positive, for the most part, through the close. The trading environment was somewhat choppy, as a slew of mixed, but mostly positive, economic releases took the focus. The data appeared to reaffirm expectations for a December interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, today is the last full trading day of this holiday-shortened week, with markets closing tomorrow for Thanksgiving, and winding up early on Friday.
    Market Commentaries
    New Home Sales Strengthen In October
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  11/25/2015
    Following closely on the heels of reassuring reports issued earlier this morning on weekly jobless claims (which fell further during the latest seven-day stretch), personal income (which rose nicely in October), and durable goods orders (which increased by twice the 1.5% rate expected last month), came word that new home sales had increased smartly in October.
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