Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 2 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points. Investors are taking a pause to assess the recent run up in US equities after the DJIA gained for a 10th straight trading session, while the S&P 500 closes in on its all-time high. Bank stocks will be in focus today, after the Federal Reserve ruled Thursday on its latest stress test. Banks immediately hiked dividends and announced share buyback programs shortly following the news yesterday. Concerns over weaker economic data, along with inflation in China have dampened investors’ appetite for riskier assets temporarily.
On the economic calendar today, March empire manufacturing data will be released before the market opens and a reading of 10 is expected, vs. 10.04 the month prior. Consumer price index for February is due out before the market opens and a 0.5%...
Ireland's Attorney General, Máire Whelan, SC, rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange in honour of Ireland's national day, St Patrick's Day.
Ireland's Attorney General, Máire Whelan, SC, rung the opening bell at NYSE Euronext Paris on Friday 15 March 2013, in honour of Ireland's national day, St Patrick's Day. In her remarks, the Attorney General congratulated NYSE Euronext on the recruitment of its 300th employee to its Belfast operation earlier this year and its contribution to Ireland's all-island economy. She also said that Ireland is well placed to be the first EU/IMF programme country in the Eurozone to make a sustained return to the sovereign bond markets on schedule this year after the successful bond sale by Ireland's National Treasury Management Agency this week . The bond sale raised 5...
André van Duin, also known as Mr Wijdbeens, sounds the gong for the ‘Buy a building brick’ campaign that KiKa (children cancer free foundation)starts on March 15.
Cancer is still the most common cause of death in children. One in four does not heal from this terrible disease. The survival rate must be increased and that is possible. By combining care and research in one a newly built children's oncology center, the Princess Máxima Center. With all the specialized care, research, education and training at the highest level under one roof, the ambition to make the survival rate to increase to 95% over time can be made true. KiKa therefore launches a national campaign to raise money for the construction of the largest children's oncology center in Europe. Bybuying a symbolic brick of five dollars you can contribute to the realization of...
Stocks rose for the tenth day in a row as investors welcomed the drop in jobless claims and viewed other positive economic news. European Union heads of state headed to Brussels to discuss the bloc’s austerity measures and rising unemployment among youth.
On the economic front, weekly jobless claims declined 10,000, according to the Labor Department, marking the third consecutive week of declines.
Producer prices increased 0.7% in February, gaining by the most in five months as gasoline prices spiked.
Consumer confidence moved closer to its pre-recession levels this week, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index. The sequester budget cuts may threaten growth, however, with low-income Americans.
The 2013 Grand Marshal, Mr. Smith is the great-grandson of the legendary Al Smith, Governor of New York, and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation and on the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He worked on Wall Street for over 25 years and is active in many community affairs. He has received numerous honors from many organizations recognizing his lifelong endeavors on both sides of the Atlantic. Click here for Al Smith's full bio.
This year's Parade will honor the work of Covenant House, the organization which for over 40 years has been caring for New York City's homeless and runaway youth. As part of the celebration, 50 formerly homeless youth, many of whom lived on the streets of New York City, will march in the parade.