July 7, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher Friday buoyed by a better-than-expected jobs report. The tech and consumer discretionary sectors led the gainers while the energy and telecom sectors were the laggards. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $44.23 a barrel, down 2.8% on the day and down 3.9% for the week following another increase in the oil and gas rig counts. August gold dropped....More>>>
Over 150 years ago, Smith and Wesson designed bullet cartridges that bear the name of S&W and were manufactured and sold throughout the United States of America. Today, Smith and Wesson is one of the many companies of the new holding company, American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ:AOBC). AOBC will serve as the foundation for S&W, along with many other brands, and....More>>>
Overall, stocks did well on Monday, and the Dow climbed 90 points even as other major benchmarks posted similar or slightly larger percentage gains. Market participants seemed to be heartened by President Trump’s performance on the first overseas visit of his administration over the weekend, and most investors were content to wait for clearer gauges of whether the U.S. economy is....More>>>
A healthy economy requires a fluid labor market. Even when total employment and output are stable, the labor market is in constant motion. Jobs disappear when firms close or downsize. Other jobs appear when new firms open or old ones expand. People move freely from one job to another in search of career advancement or better fit between their work and their personal lives.