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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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The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York
Global Markets Overview – 4/24/14

By IG Markets

The equity rally we've been seeing in the US finally came to a halt on the back of mixed earnings and some disappointing economic data. The US flash manufacturing PMI and new home sales both missed estimates and contributed to dampening sentiment. (9:14 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLD, WESTPAC, FTSE, MANUFACTURING

A man monitors stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/24/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new home sales fell by 14.5% to a 384,000 annual rate in March, an 8-month low and below the market expectation for a result near 450,000. The Markit manufacturing index eased from 55.5 to 55.4 in April, below forecasts for a result near 56. (9:10 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING

The logo of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is seen on its office building in Shanghai
Global Markets Overview - 4/23/14

By IG Markets

The light Easter trading continued in Europe and the US overnight. The Easter mergers and acquisitions dance also continued as drug maker GSK traded its cancer division to Swiss competitor Novartis. (11:11 am)

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

US Housing Sector
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/23/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, existing home sales fell by just 0.2% to a 4.59 million annual rate in March, above forecasts for a result near 4.55m. The FHFA home price index rose by 0.6% in February to stand 6.9% higher than a year ago. The Richmond Federal Reserve index rose from minus 7 to +7 in April. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, EXISTING HOME SALES, CRUDE OIL

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/22/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, the national activity index eased from a revised reading of +0.53 points in February to +0.20 points in March. The leading index rose by 0.8% in March, higher than the market expectation for a gain of +0. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

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