Despite a modest stock-market pullback and mediocre job and income gains, global manufacturing is growing at a pace not seen since early 2011.
The downside risk in terms of the Nasdaq is 21.8% by year end.
The Dow falls nearly 4.5% for the month as stocks suffer modest losses. September, historically a tough month, looms. Markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
The electric car maker has to fire on all cylinders to meet expectations of its current inflated price.
The Syrian crisis lifts New York crude to its highest level since summer 2008. Brent briefly pushes above $117.
Naturally, we don't know as much as we would like to about the situation, but here's one possible scenario.
The Nasdaq's loss is its largest in more than a year. Stocks are suffering biggest monthly losses since May 2012 on concerns about possible U.S. response to nerve-gas use in Syria.
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The coffee company's plan to make K-Cups exclusive to its new Keurig machine sounds awfully familiar to iTunes' failed plan for music files a decade ago.
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