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U.S. Stocks Advance as Omicron Fears Recede


What you need to know…

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) on Tuesday closed up +0.31%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) closed up +0.10%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) closed up +0.42%. 

Stock indexes on Wednesday posted moderate gains, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials climbing to 2-week highs.  An easing of pandemic concerns lifted the overall market Wednesday after Pfizer and BioNTech said that initial lab studies show the omicron Covid variant is neutralized by the third dose of their Covid vaccine. 

Wednesday’s U.S. economic data was bullish for stocks.  U.S. Oct JOLTS job openings rose +431,000 to a 3-month high of 11.033 million, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.469 million.

Today’s stock movers…

Travel and cruise stocks rallied Wednesday after Pfizer and BioNTech said initial lab studies showed that the third dose of their Covid vaccine neutralizes the omicron variant.  Norwegian Cruise Line Hold... Read more

Asian markets mixed as investors wait for U.S. inflation

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday as investors waited for U.S. inflation data that might influence the Federal Reserve's decision on when to roll back economic stimulus.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
Food waste becomes California's newest climate change target

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't have a place in California trashcans under the nation's largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that's set to take effect in January.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
Starbucks faces union test as worker votes are counted

A growing effort to unionize Starbucks stores — despite company resistance — is facing its first major test.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
DE : 361.06 (-0.08%)
SBUX : 116.25 (-0.01%)
Asian markets rise as investors wait for U.S. inflation

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday as investors waited for U.S. inflation data that might influence the Federal Reserve's decision on when to roll back economic stimulus.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
MSFT : 334.97 (+0.01%)
SCHW : 81.20 (-0.14%)
BAC : 44.16 (-1.23%)
UNH : 468.86 (+0.89%)
JPM : 160.71 (-1.14%)
NVDA : 318.26 (-1.85%)
MacKenzie Scott won't say how much she's giving 'this time'

In a titled “No Dollar Signs This Time,” billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said she won’t reveal how much she has given to charity since her last round of donations earlier this year, in an effort to reduce the attention she draws. Instead, she wrote a reflection on what philanthropy means.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
Instagram head faces senators amid anger over possible harms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Instagram on Wednesday met with deep skepticism on Capitol Hill over new measures the social media platform is adopting to protect young users.

$SPX : 4,701.21 (+0.31%)
$DOWI : 35,754.75 (+0.10%)
$IUXX : 16,394.34 (+0.42%)
FB : 330.56 (+2.40%)

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Today's New Highs & Lows

HIGHS LOWS DIFF
5-Day 2,448 318 2,130
1-Month 309 166 143
3-Month 184 79 105
6-Month 136 54 82
52-Week 100 26 74
YTD 100 30 70

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Market Momentum

NYSE AMEX NASDAQ
Issues Up 1,372 134 2,238
Issues Down 708 67 1,043
Issues Unch 66 3 116

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Asian markets rise as investors wait for U.S. inflation

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MacKenzie Scott won't say how much she's giving 'this time'

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Instagram head faces senators amid anger over possible harms

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