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    Stock Market Today:
    March 05, 2015
     CurrentToday's Change
    NASDAQ4,967.14-12.76-0.26%
    S&P 5002,098.53-9.25-0.44%
    DOW18,096.90-106.47-0.58%
    Russell 20001,230.73-4.03-0.33%
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    All data as of 6:02 PM Mar 04, 2015. Delayed at least 15 minutes
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    Stock Market Today: March 4, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz, Matthew E. Spencer, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson  |  03/04/2015
    The first few trading days of the month of March have seen the return of volatility to the market. Fresh off of a February where the bulls ruled the roost -- and a number of the major equity indexes set all-time highs -- we are now seeing traders take a bit of a pause. They are using the opportunity to take some profits off the table in a market where valuations are frothy. Some decent, but nonetheless uninspiring, economic data are not providing the impetus to push stocks notably higher and, with the absence of much earnings news right now, we are seeing some backtracking off of the recent highs.
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    The Federal Reserve's Beige Book Breaks No New Ground
    Harvey S. Katz  |  03/04/2015
    This afternoon, reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts were released in the form of the so-called Beige Book, in which it was noted that economic activity continued to expand across most regions of the country from early January to mid-February.
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    Non Manufacturing Activity Edges Up Slightly In February
    Harvey S. Katz  |  03/04/2015
    The critical services sector continues to acquit itself well. On point, two days after the rate of expansion in manufacturing activity eased a bit, according to data furnished by the Institute for Supply Management, that same trade group noted that the companion survey on non-manufacturing, which covers the services sector, edged upward.
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    Stock Market Today: March 3, 2015
    Harvey S. Katz, Matthew E. Spencer, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson  |  03/03/2015
    After an ever-so slight move to the upside in the first few minutes of trading, the major averages quickly reversed course, as the sellers returned and then refused to materially loosen their grip. Although the major averages were able to work their way back a bit, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off more than 150 points at its intra-day nadir, the indexes still finished the session well into the red, with declining issues holding a notable lead over advancers on both the Big Board and the NASDAQ.
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    Hormel Foods: A Short SWOT Analysis
    Justin Hellman  |  03/03/2015
    With stock valuations appearing on the full side these days, equity investors may wish to get a bit more defensive. One place to look is the food industry, which is noncyclical, relatively stable, and apt to hold up pretty well in the event of an economic slump or significant market correction. And one of the notable standouts in the space is Hormel Foods (HRL).
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