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What the Bond Market Rally Says About Growth – and Stocks

With the 10-year Treasury yield at 2.5%, the bond market has rallied as far as it can before investors need to begin worrying about the economic outlook. More 

WMT — Walmart Profit Miss, Cisco Beat Draw Two Very Different Pictures

Cisco Systems and CSCO stock depend on corporate spending, not the weak consumer spending that's weighing so heavily on WMT and Walmart stock. More 

Weak Retail Sales Hurt Everything from Home Depot to Nike

Weak retail sales are weighing on consumer discretionary stocks, and that's not going away anytime soon. More 

Wall Street Says Weak Economic Growth Isn’t Just a Blip

Weak first quarter economic growth was supposed to be a weather-related blip. So why are some key indicators showing no sign a second-half recovery is in the cards? More 

March New Home Sales Tumble 14.5%

The Census Bureau said that new home sales in the U.S. fell 14.5% in March, while the median price of a new home rose 13% over last year. More 

Existing Home Sales Hit 1-1/2 Year Low

A realtor groups says that U.S. existing home sales fell during March, but still topped economists' estimates. More 

Consumer Prices Rise Marginally in February

The Department of Labor said its consumer price index rose slightly in February, following a similar small gain in January. More