Bonds Mixed, Long End Leading Higher in Light Trade – 10-Year 1.735%

U.S. Treasuries remained mixed Friday with the long bond leading a low-key push higher. Traders were looking to supply in the week ahead and the Nov. 8 elections, both of which may keep trade tethered to comparatively tight ranges while the week’s economic releases may also have a muted impact.Read More

Wal-Mart Stores, Launch Three New Services Geared to Ease E-Commerce for Chinese Customers

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and (JD) launched three new ways for consumers to shop through the two companies, the companies said Thursday. The efforts, geared toward Chinese customers, come as a part of an alliance agreed upon in June by the two companies, and will launch in the coming daysRead More

Empire State Manufacturing Hit Five-Month Low

The Empire State headline drop to a five-month low of -6.8 from -2.0 in September and -4.2 in August still allowed a slight rise in the Institute for Supply Management ISM-adjusted Empire State after an outsize September hit. That gauge rose to 46.3 from an eight-month low of 45.1 inRead More

Syngenta ADRs Edge Lower as Suitor ChemChina Said in Merger Talks With Sinochem Group

Syngenta AG (SYT) American depository shares were lower over 1% in recent pre-market trade as Reuters cited unnamed people with knowledge of the matter as saying that China National Chemicals Corp, which is seeking to take over the Swiss crop protection and seeds company, is in talks to merge withRead More

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Gains After Raising Q3, Full-Year and Long-Term Sales Guidance

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) stock rose more than 7% after the beauty products company said it expects Q3 comparable sales and earnings to be higher than its previous guidance, raised its full-year forecast and expectations for long-term revenue growth. For Q3, the company said it expects sales toRead More

Stock Indexes Decline as Lowest Average Claims in 43 Years Gives Fed Rate-Hike Ammunition

Stock indexes declined after the average number of Americans filing jobless claims fell to the lowest level in almost 43 years, giving the Federal Reserve more ammunition to raise interest rates before the end of the year. The rolling four-week average of jobless claims dropped to 249,250, the lowest sinceRead More