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Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm.

The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company was in recent years publicly traded but privately controlled. The company was led by the Bancroft family, which effectively controlled 64% of all voting stock, before being acquired by News Corporation. Read More

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US Housing Starts
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/17/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, housing starts rose by 2.8% to an annual rate of 946,000 in March, below expectations for a result near 973,000. Industrial production rose by 0.7% in March, above expectations for a gain of 0. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, TWITTER

Global miner BHP Billiton is facing a two-week work stoppage at its Illawarra Coal Appin Mine unit as some 50 supervisors demand for an 18 per cent increase in their pay.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/16/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market is continuing to add to Tuesday's gains in the early session on Wednesday, after US markets rode out a volatile session on a high note. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, QANTAS

The sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, July 31, 2013.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/16/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, the headline and core measures of consumer prices (the latter excludes food and energy) both rose 0.2% in March, above forecasts for a 0.1% gain. The New York Federal Reserve manufacturing index eased from +5.61 to +1.29 in April. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

UK retail sales
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/15/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, retail sales rose by 1.1% in March, ahead of forecasts for an increase in sales of 0. It was the biggest gain in sales since September 2012. Excluding autos, sales rose by 0.7%, ahead of forecasts for a gain of 0. Business inventories rose by 0. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES

A man is reflected in a window as he walks past the indicator boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney August 11, 2011.
Global Markets Overview – 4/14/14

By IG Markets

Sentiment is little changed from Friday's US close, when most major markets continued to lose ground. Once again focus remains on the upcoming reporting season after JP Morgan's results disappointed. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP

Women shopping at a retail supermarket in Mumbai
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/14/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, producer prices rose by 0.5% in March (forecast +0.1%) with core prices (excludes food and energy) up 0.6% (forecast +0. It was the biggest lift in prices in nine months. Consumer sentiment rose from 80.0 to a 9-month high of 82.6 in April, above forecasts centred near 81. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, WELLS FARGO, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES

U.S. Fed's Hard Line on Funding to Bring more Pain to Wall Street
Valuation Fears Drag Down World Equities, Wall Street

By Reuters

Global equity markets fell on Friday as fears on Wall Street about over-stretched stock valuations spread to Asia and Europe, pushing investors to the safety of bonds. (Apr 12)

MORE TOPICS: JPMORGAN CHASE, CRUDE OIL, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

A man takes a photo outside the Nasdaq Market site in New York's Times Square
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/11/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market closed sharply lower on Friday, following a big sell-off on US markets on fears tech stocks are overvalued. The NASDAQ closed lower by almost three per cent in the US on Thursday while the Dow Jones Index was down 267 points or 1.6 per cent. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Commuters pass by Nasdaq headquarters in New York.
Global Markets Overview – 4/11/14

By IG Markets

Another thinly traded rout in the US overnight has put most investors on notice as we approach US earnings season. (Apr 11)

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Youth unemployment UK
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/11/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new claims for unemployment insurance fell from 332,000 to 300,000 in the latest week, well below forecasts centred on a result near 320,000. Import prices rose by 0.6% in March with export prices up 0.8% - both results above expectations. And the Federal Budget was $36. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE