Week in Review March 24, 2017

U.S. stocks had their worst week since Donald Trump was elected as House Republicans failed to pass a health care reform bill, calling into question the rest of the president’s agenda.

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Week in Review March 17, 2017

Week in Review March 17, 2017

The Federal Reserve’s second interest rate increase in the past four months, well-telegraphed as it was, had little impact on stock and bond prices last week.

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Week in Review March 17, 2017

The Federal Reserve’s second interest rate increase in the past four months, well-telegraphed as it was, had little impact on stock and bond prices last week.

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Week in Review March 10, 2017

Stock and bond prices fell last week in anticipation of another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve this week.

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Week in Review March 3, 2017

The stock market took in stride comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday that an interest rate increase “would likely be appropriate” at the Fed’s next monetary policy meeting in mid-March.

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Week in Review February 24, 2017

A late surge in the final hour of trading on Friday lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher by less than 0.1% for the day, but good enough to make it 11 straight sessions in which the index closed at a record high, the longest such streak since Ronald Reagan was president.

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Week in Review February 17, 2017

U.S. stocks had their best week of the year last week, with all three major equity indexes closing at new all-time highs.

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